Snow and Soak night MTB ride (ride part) intermediate level

Looks like there might be some snow coming, hopefully there will be the perfect amount of snow for any type of bike, although it is quite possible there could be no snow. Exact route to be determined, possibly not until the ride starts. The idea is to ride 2 hrs or less in cold/snow/dark and sit in a hot tub:) This will be a no drop, moderately paced ride that will wait at all intersections for all riders. You will need good lights as this ride will be completely dark. This particular meetup is for the ride only. there is another meetup for the soak at Mcmenamin's afterwards. No attendance limit on the ride!

Afterwards those who signed up for the soak part  head to Mcmenamin's for a soak in the tub. Bring a towell, $5.00, and your I.D. After the soak we can have beer/food in the restaurant. Carpooling from Mcmenamin's is an option but I am going to say we meet at the trailhead at 5:15. Arrange carpooling in the comment section if you wish to do so.

As we start to ride in the dark and in colder weather I think we all need to take a few extra precautions and be prepared for problematic situations. Bring a phone and have in mind someone who you could call if needed. Someone in town that has a car. But lets also carry each others numbers a bit. Mine is[masked](david baker) 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. Err on the side of warmth with your hands and feet. If you don't have winter shoes use warm shoe covers. 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. 

*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.

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• Helmet Required. Must meet U.S. CPSC Safety Standards for Bicycle Helmets

• To participate you must be a member of the BACE Meetup and be RSVP’d Yes for this activity. Sorry, no guests.

• Only adults can participate.

• Participants must be self-sufficient with their own hydration, tools, spares, and first aid.

• Cycling activities may be impacted by changing conditions. Participants should monitor this page for cancellations or changes.

• No dogs.

BACE Liability Waiver

By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Road 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.


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  • Dirk H.

    Hi all, it has been a couple of years since I've down a night trail ride, that was fun, hope the next one is drier. How was the soak any more amorous beasties?

    November 20, 2013

  • david b.

    Thanks y'all. Dryer days coming, those trails are gonna be sweet for a while...

    November 19, 2013

  • David S.

    Uphill trails were great, flat areas had some standing water but it was all good.. Thx David for another fun night ride!!

    November 19, 2013

  • Mike S.

    Fun ride! And a lot of cleanup tomorrow.

    November 19, 2013

  • Bill Morgan and Sue M.

    David
    Its lightly raining here now, close to the trails.
    See you next time.

    November 19, 2013

  • michelle t.

    there is a big big dark cloud coming this way...not sure if I want to get soaked twice in one day.

    November 19, 2013

    • david b.

      I will be there rain or shine...

      November 19, 2013

  • Tim

    Can't get out in time :(

    November 19, 2013

  • Siobhan

    I'm going to be lame and bail from the ride. Looks a wee bit too misty out there for my liking. Have fun! Be safe.

    November 19, 2013

  • Tom H.

    Some work has come up and I need to pass. Sorry to miss you. See at the next event.

    November 19, 2013

  • david b.

    Great to see so many signed up! I rode out there tonight and there was no snow. That could change overnight, we will see. Most of the trails were perfectly moist tonight. If there is no snow we may take some trails that have a few more vistas to see if we can see the nearly full moon:)

    November 18, 2013

  • Dirk H.

    I am planning on riding though a lot is going on for me that day, if I have to cancel is there a number I could reach you at. I won't be getting email after tonight (next hour) don't get text either best way to reach me is phone (541)[masked] so if you don't get a chance to send me an email please feel free to call or if I don't hear from you and your at the trail head wondering if I going to show, please call, thanks Dirk

    November 18, 2013

    • david b.

      Dirk, it is ok for no shows at this ride as it has no RSVP limit. The main thing on a ride like this is that we know how many people we have at the start of the ride, that is easy to count. If you want to call me I am at[masked]

      November 18, 2013

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