Do you love Fat Biking? Do you love dogs? Do you love Ride Leader Neil?
If you can answer YES to at least 2 of these 3 questions then I invite you to join me for the first ever BACE Fatbikers For Fido Fundraiser Ride!
Here are the basics:
This is a fat bike ride meaning much of the terrain is not suitable for regular mountain bikes. If you don't own a fat bike then beg, borrow, or steal one. (Or rent from one of our fine local bike shops such as Hutches or Crows Feet Commons.)
This is a fundraiser to benefit the Central Oregon chapter of Fences For Fido. (FFF is a non-profit volunteer organization based in Oregon that builds fences at no cost for dogs that otherwise spend their lives hooked to a chain)
Participants are asked to donate via the FFF website https://www.fencesforfido.org/ or directly to me the day of the ride.
(All $$ goes to FFF)
The course is west of Tumalo, OR. on unmapped horse and deer trails plus rocks, sand, and water. Over the past few months I've done extensive exploration, searching for fun fat bike terrain and establishing a route that links it all together. The ride will be 12-14 miles long with some climbing here and there but nothing too extreme since my cycling fitness level at the moment is nonexistent. Pace will vary but I'll do my best to not lose anybody.
Following the ride will be a tailgate-style potluck. I'll have a turkey cooker full of soup + whatever people decide to contribute such as rolls, veggies, fruit, cookies, etc. BYOB and a chair.
The 'trailhead' has no restroom facilities other than trees and bushes.
If you have a dog that can run for 2 + hours and doesn't chase horses than okay to bring it.
We will meet at JC Penny at 9:30 then carpool/caravan to trailhead. (the fewer cars the better)
Pictured is the main feature- 1 mile of decommissioned irrigation canal! Rocky but rideable on a fat bike!
Fat Bikes- not just for snow anymore!
**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.
• 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.