We would like to invite you and your club to join us for the JESTER KING BREWERY RIDE II. Please mark your calendar for November 16th for the second JESTER KING BREWERY RIDE. This JESTER KING BREWERY RIDE is a FREE ride that originally started as fun ride between Steiner Ranch Cycling Club (www.steinerranchcycling.com) and TRG (www.theridegroup.com). We ended up inviting some other clubs to join us and what we thought was going to be 20 riders ended up being 145 riders.
The ride is 34 & 55 miles and starts and finishes at the Jester King Brewery. We will have SAG Support. The ride will begin at 8:30am and it will be an out and back from Jester King Brewery on Fitzhugh Road to Johnson City and back. There are no turns so there is no way you should get lost even if you are direction-ally challenged.
All intermediate and experienced riders are welcomed and we ask you to wear your club Jersey. We will have a really quick announcement before the ride regarding the route, safety and we will want to give an opportunity for all the clubs to shout out their club affiliation. Please spread the word about this ride to any clubs you might think would be interested in this ride.
This ride is for all cycling clubs that want to get together and ride, share some stories and share a cheer over some craft beer and wood fired oven pizza. This ride is intended for intermediate to advanced riders. So you will need to be able maintain a minimum average speed of 14-15 mph and our fastest rider came in at an average speed of 20.5 mph.
While this is NOT a race, the first 3 riders back to the Brewery will get a FREE Jester King Brewery T-Shirt and the first 60 riders back will get free wood fired oven pizza. The pizza is being sponsored by www.cyclistlaw.com Cyclist Law (The Shefman Law Group) are personal injury attorneys with a special focus on bicycle, pedestrian and motorcycle accidents. Hopefully none of us will ever have to call them.
Again, the ride is free but we are asking people to donate a few dollars towww.cyclingswami.com for supporting our ride. They will drive SAG and last ride they had three vehicles on the route supporting us.
Discounts will be provided for beers purchased at the brewery.
ROUTE, SUPPORT & DIRECTIONS
The route for the bike ride is as follows: http://goo.gl/maps/0nGRD
The ride will be about 55 miles with about 4,000 feet of climbing. If you don’t feel like riding the full 55 miles you can turn back at any point but this will disqualify you from the T-Shirt and free pizza challenge.
Cycling Swami (www.cyclingswami.com) will be providing SAG support again. For those of you that know Michael Bowker and his team, they did a phenomenal job of keeping us safe and supported during our last ride. Michael and his team will be able to provide basic mechanical support, transport and fluids if needed. If you have a special drink you want Michael to carry for you please bring it and he will throw it in one of his coolers for you.
Michael has done a great job of providing support for us and he will have SAG vehicles on the course, he will have a rest stop set up that you will be able to pull into on the way out to Johnson City and/or on the way back and there is a convenience store in Johnson City at the turnaround point.
To get directions to Jester King or learn more about the brewery please visithttp://jesterkingbrewery.com/contact/ It can be a little tricky to find so please try to get there a little early. We will have people standing outside but there are two entrances but only one of them will get you into the staging area.
Thanks to Jester King Brewery and Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza for allowing us to have our ride out there.
Thanks to Cyclist Law (www.cyclistlaw.com) for buying us pizza and fighting for cyclist rights.
Thanks to Cycling Swami (www.cyclingswami.com) for running support and keeping us safe.
Each rider is responsible for his or her own safety on our rides. Please join us at your own risk. While this ride is open to public participation, sponsors and ride organizers do NOT assume any liability for your participation. Also after the ride please drink responsibly.