The Ride: We will talk about group riding and then ride 17 miles very casually around N/NE PDX. Very social, great for folks that haven't ridden with us before. There are also stretches where you can go at your own pace. Nobody gets dropped, ever.
The Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1586472
Start Location - Ride will start and end at Good Neighbor Pizzeria. We discussed changing the start location, but let's keep it simple this week and stick with our routine. Maybe next week we will shake things up...
The grid below describes the ride difficulty. The red notes below apply to this ride.
Pace 10-12 mph
Distance 17 miles
Fitness ½ Day - this should take 2 hours
Attitude Social – nobody gets dropped, we regroup at every turn
Traffic Low w/lane mostly
Start Time – wheels rolling at 6pm – 5.45pm meet & greet – Call Rob if running late[masked]-9375. We always leave on time, but will wait a minute or 2 if you've called to say that you're that close.
Ride leader contact information – Cell is[masked] or email [masked].
Rider requirements - Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.
Always bring lights, plenty of water, snacks for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube. A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you don’t have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does (but don’t count on it).
If you are joining the group for the post-ride social, bring a lock.
Carry a credit card, cell phone and a little cash to buy refreshments.
Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well.