Beginners guide (and ride) to social, group cycling - calling all new NumBumz.

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

Hills Flat.
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.

Join or login to comment.

  • Wendy R.

    Janet; Your settings won't let me email you... the music is a the Channels Edge, Music 6 to 9, great chowder.

    March 7, 2013

    • Wendy R.

      when is that, want company? 20 minute pity party, then we eat.

      March 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi there, thank you for your pity party offer. It would be great if we hung out before I leave... Are you around Thursday this week? My email is [masked]

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much, I had a great time! Rob, do you know what our average speed was?

    March 7, 2013

    • Rob

      Glad to read you had a nice time.
      I believe we hovered between 12 and 13 mph.

      March 7, 2013

  • Wendy R.

    ...after spending the afternoon, hoping you would come to your senses and cancel, I showed up, and could have not imagined that riding in the cold, dark, and rain, would be such fun. Thanks

    2 · March 6, 2013

  • Richard G.

    Great ride - thanks all!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • JC

    Awesome pace Rob. Great ride, great group. Thanks for taking us out so successfully. We've had worse weather - who cares? We rode, safely and socially.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Rob

    Thanks to JC, Wendy, Janet and Richard for coming out and braving some of Portland's finest March weather with me!

    March 5, 2013

  • Lucia D.

    Sorry. Doesn't look good for me to make it this evening. Next time.

    March 5, 2013

  • Bill H.

    Im sorry, I can't make it. Got held up in Gresham with granddaughter. Will miss seeing you all.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting held up at work.

    March 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Sry, gotta drop out...

    March 5, 2013

  • dave

    As excited as i was, i gotta bow out...

    March 5, 2013

    • Rob

      We're gonna miss ya buddy...next week is still an option.

      March 5, 2013

  • JC

    Hey Rob - I'll sweep if that works.

    March 4, 2013

    • Rob

      That would be great, thanks JC!

      March 5, 2013

  • dave

    I'll go! I'll go!

    March 4, 2013

5 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy