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Beginner VELOWAY ride

NO RIDE LEADER YET. Looking for one to start ride.

Great place for beginners to ride in a SAFE and NO TRAFFIC place.

Length: 3.1 miles. A 1 mile loop is available by taking a paved short-cut to the right.Width: about 23 feet in most places.
It is totally free of motorized traffic.IMPORTANT NOTE: NO FOOT TRAFFIC! If your kids can't ride the Veloway without you walking along side them, they aren't ready for the Veloway. Come back when you all can be on either bikes or roller blades.
Everyone goes in a one-way clockwise direction. Helmets are highly recommended and required for kids. The trail is open from dawn to dusk. The trail can be accessed from Loop 1 Mopac, about a mile south of Slaughter Lane, or from Bowie High School on Slaughter during non-school hours.The water fountain at the Veloway is usually working. Remember to bring ample water just in case! (Keep in mind the fountain water starts to get pretty warm to drink in the summer and may get shut off during freezing periods.

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  • Michael B.

    I see temps of 28*... So NO RIDE for common sense reasons.

    December 5, 2013

  • Semeon Butters R.

    Hey I'm down for volunteering to lead the ride. Just let me know what I have to do.

    1 · November 30, 2013

    • Donald L.

      I have led quite a few beginner rides and found it quite rewarding. The purpose of a leader on those rides was to point out road hazards such as potholes, oncoming cars ("Car up!!" "Car right!!"), know the turns, traffic and intersection protocol ("Clear!!" "Stopping!!") etc. None of this applies to the veloway -- it truly is go around and around a 3.14 mile circle, slower traffic keep right and nothing more. If you want to be helpful -- which you do and I applaud you for that -- you could help with minor bike fit and mechanical issues. Examples would be obvious saddle too low, chain came off, air up tires. The veloway is free of glass and the tiny bits of wire that threadbare car tires shed so flats are unlikely unless the rider brings the bike with a pre-existing tire problem.

      1 · December 2, 2013

    • Semeon Butters R.

      All of the above sounds like an option as well. It sounds like a fun opportunity, assuming the weather stays forgiving.

      December 2, 2013

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