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Fatbikers For Fido Fundraiser - please read before YES rsvp!

  • Apr 12, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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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 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. 

**Liability Waiver** 
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.




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  • neil

    THANK YOU everyone who either contributed to Fences For Fido or joined this event. Other than taking one wrong turn I was very happy with the ride! Fat bikes and fidos RULE!

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride - thanks Neil! Here are the stats I recorded:

    April 12, 2014

    • david b.

      Oh no, now everyone knows the secret:) including me...

      April 12, 2014

  • Pat

    Great fat bike ride. Thanks so much Neil for making it bike friendly with your efforts at cutting those trees in the canals. Definitely an area worth more exploring. Nice lunch afterwards too!

    April 12, 2014

  • Stan K.

    Schedule conflict. Sorry to miss. Made online donation.

    April 11, 2014

    • neil

      THANK YOU Stan and very sorry you'll miss the ride.

      April 11, 2014

  • Jay M

    Thanks for providing the FFF website Neil. I made my donation......

    April 11, 2014

    • neil

      THANK YOU Jay!! :)

      April 11, 2014

  • neil

    Ben is bringing bread, Mary Pat is bringing cookies. If anyone else would like to share food it would be nice to have fruit. Oranges, apples, grapes, ripe bananas, etc.

    April 11, 2014

    • Pat

      I'll bring fruit unless I can't find anything ripe at the store, then I'll bring veggies and hummus or dip

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • neil

    Ok here's some answers to the FAQ's I've been getting.
    1- "What difficulty level is this ride?" Answer: I would rate it as intermediate due to the rocky sections and extra effort required to pedal through soft fluffy dirt.
    2- "What type of pedals would be best, clipless or platform?" Answer: I would suggest platform pedals which will allow for easy dabs in rocky sections.
    3- "Why didn't you state where the trailhead is?" Answer: Part of the beauty of this area is it is 'under the radar', a locals only area. How many places around Bend can you ride in just about any season, take your dog with you off leash, and never encounter another cyclist?
    4- "Quite a few of the meetup events you have hosted have majorly sucked. How do I know this Fido thing won't suck as well?" Answer: While I won't argue that my events usually suck, I'm making an extra effort to make Fat Bikes for Fido not suck.
    5- "That Rusty Barrel guy is hot. Is he single?" Answer: Watch out he's known for burning people!

    April 7, 2014

    • Jack B.

      I'd love to do this ride but have no Fat tire bike and no way of transporting one if I had one and I'm still recovering from Achilles injuries. I will make a donation at the website. I love riding and dogs!

      2 · April 10, 2014

    • neil

      THANK YOU Jack!!!!! :)

      April 11, 2014

  • david b.

    No cars for me. Have a good one...

    April 7, 2014

  • david b.

    Oh uh, I'll need directions to the trailhead.

    April 2, 2014

    • Ron

      just follow the cars David ;)

      1 · April 5, 2014

  • david b.

    Oh man, "not suitable for mtb" TOTALLY sounds like a challenge to me. Game on...

    1 · April 2, 2014

    • neil

      scofflaws pay double

      April 4, 2014

5 went

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