Looking for a fun way to end your day? Come join us on a night ride intermediate speed, mountain bike, fat bike or cross ride (Stan?).
Due to the recent snow, I've changed this whole ride to a mtn bike, fat bike and cross ride. It will be cold so we'll only be riding about 12 miles on a mix of road, and single track.
We'll ride up Storm King to Tiddlywinks to Larsen and then down on Tyler's Traverse. Same ride as some of you have done for the Hoppy hour.
As we start to ride in the dark and in colder weather we all need to take a few extra precautions and be prepared for problematic situations. Bring a phone and lets carry each others numbers. Mine is[masked]-5153. Look at a map before the ride and examine possible alternate routes that could be taken in the event of an emergency. Bring hand warmers, food, and a basic survival kit. Wear lots of layers. Wear winter/specific clothing. Error on the side of warmth with your hands and feet. If you don't have winter shoes use warm shoe covers or plastic bags on your feet. If you wear something a little light make it your coat, but bring an extra. Bring spare lights. Don't be afraid to tell people if you are uncomfortable with anything before or during the ride. Others can help you, and/or the ride does not need to continue forward if someone is suffering. Let's all be safe, for a lot of us we are just now experimenting with winter/cold weather riding. (Thanks David Baker and Gary for cold weather tips and text!)
After the ride, we can warm up at Cascade Lakes Lodge. I'll do my best to get us a gift certificate for a buck or two off our checks. As the weather can change quickly at this time of year, please be sure to check back before the ride to see if there are any changes.
Ride Rating; Upper Intermediate; Endurance Rating E2.5, Technical Rating T3.0 (to see rating descriptions, click "More" tab above and select "Files"), 12 Miles and about 600’ of climbing. About 2.0 hours total time with regroups.
**Rules of the Rides**
• Approved Cycling Helmets Required.
• To participate in a BACE Meetup activity, you must be a member of the BACE Meetup Group and be RSVP’d “Yes” for that specific activity. No “Plus 1’s”
• All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare tubes and first aid supplies necessary for the activity.
• No dogs permitted on group rides unless inclusion is specified in the activity description.
• Cycling activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Mountain Biking can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its’ members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each rider attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.