Fast and Fledgling Fun a.k.a Welcome Home Jim Ride!

  • February 24, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • Sutter St. Light Rail Station

For this week only!!!! Change of venue: Lake Natomas. Sources are telling me that a major Nor Cal highschool race will be taking place at GB tomorrow. Don't want to overcrowd/want to be kind to the trail so a change of venue is in order.

To all my fellow mountain bikers:

Come join us as we master the ins and outs of the Granite Bay Lake Natomas trail. This ride is designed with the novice and more experienced rider alike. No rider will be left behind. There will always be someone around to ensure that everybody feels safe and has a good time.

Mountain biking is an exciting sport that can be enjoyed by everyone who knows how to ride. It does, however, present some additional challenges compared to the average neighborhood ride. Master these basic skills and turn those obstacles into something to look forward to. We will reserve plenty of time to tackle those hills and master those turns with confidence. Perhaps our more experienced riders can show us how to navigate through the technical spots with ease.

All abilities are welcome! We will meet at the Cavitt Junior High Sutter St. Light Rail Station parking lot at 1:00 pm and start riding 15 minutes later. Expect to be out on the trails for at about 90 minutes or longer. Depending on rider turn out, we may break up into groups mixing riders of different levels together!

Please bring a well-tuned mountain bike. Remember to bring a spare tube and plenty of hydration (water or electrolyte beverage) and a light snack if needed. HELMETS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED. Please ride at your own risk.

We will enjoy some mountain bike sodas and yummy treats after the ride. Hope to see you on the trails!

~Mitzi “Slowsky”

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  • Vida Morhain

    Hi folks,
    Some of us came upon 2 equis while on the north side of Natoma. From my perspective, those on the dirt trail quickly yielded to the adjacent paved path. However, I did not hear what the lead equi was saying as we passed by. So who heard what? Did anyone have a verbal exchange? For clarification about the trail, I'll post some additional info & maps on the discussion forum.

    Thx,
    V~

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Vida Morhain

      I am so sorry that Mitzi and the others were stopped by rangers. And sorry that no one had informed them about the trail policy, (esp me cuz I had one of those gut moments after the venue change and failed to speak up). I agree with Tom, and I choose to ride at my own risk. I posted some info on the Discussion forum for everyone's viewing pleasure. Check it out.

      February 25, 2013

    • Vida Morhain

      FYI -that segment of trail where Mario & and few of us encountered the 2 horses is called Snowberry Creek Trail (prohibited). :(

      February 25, 2013

  • Super

    Took a lil break from work to ride with my fellow MTB riders. Finished the ride with plenty of time to finish the job.....NICE! Glad your back Jim G

    February 25, 2013

  • brian

    Another fun ride! Nice change of venue!

    February 25, 2013

  • Michael Cadei

    Great time...

    February 25, 2013

  • Joel Jonas Carpio

    Good times with good peeps on my favorite local single tracks!

    February 25, 2013

  • Dee Larsen

    sorry I had to miss this. Wasn't feeling good. Welcome back Jim!

    February 24, 2013

  • Mitzi Arce

    Thanks everyone for coming out. You guys are awesome! Thanks Joel for saving the day yet again. Art's derailer thanks you! Until next time. :)

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • BW

    Great ride today. Thanks for the B-day beers Jim and Brian. Gave me the needed break and energy to ride home plus a lap around GB. See ya-all on the next one.

    2 · February 24, 2013

  • Damin

    I love mountain biking - thanks Mitzi!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Daphni Ames

    Had a great time!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Susan Lee

    Need to bail. Have a great day y'all.

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry.

    February 24, 2013

  • BW

    I will be riding down from GB starting at about 12:15 if any one wants to join for a little longer ride let me know.

    February 24, 2013

  • David

    Thanks for doing this...

    February 24, 2013

  • Joel Jonas Carpio

    I can sweep one of the groups if splitting up. CW or CCW loop?

    1 · February 23, 2013

    • Mitzi Arce

      We'll see depending on rider turnout. Thanks Joel for volunteering. :)

      February 23, 2013

    • Daphni Ames

      I vote for CCW... :-)

      February 24, 2013

  • Mitzi Arce

    Calling lady Dee! Calling lady Dee! Birthday ride!

    February 23, 2013

  • Sara

    Its Dee's Bday too, we should make it a combo ride/party :)

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • FYI: I just heard that the NorCal Highschool Cycling League will be racing at GB Sunday. 50 some schools and easily 1000's of people and 100's of riders. 1pm is when the "varsity boys" riders start. Welcome back Jim.

    February 22, 2013

    • brian

      Are we going to change locations for the ride? Looks like they are using some of the same trail.

      February 22, 2013

    • Mitzi Arce

      Thanks Mikey for the 411. :) Have changed the venue to Lake Natomas.

      February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be making this ride now. Enjoy all.

    February 23, 2013

  • Art Aragon

    +1

    February 22, 2013

  • Katie Fogarty

    I'm a maybe now.. If I'm back in town in time I'll be there! Welcome home Jim!!!!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Bobby (McLovin)

    Beer week starts this weekend. I'm just saying...

    February 19, 2013

  • Vida Morhain

    Hey all! Jim Guyette is back from his work related assignment in Ireland and tour thru Europe. He's ready to get back in the saddle again so let's make this a special "Welcome back/Fledgling ride." We could bring snacks to share after the ride to hit up Roundtable afterwards and let Jim regale our group about how much he missed us! LoL.

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Where did "Mountian Bike Sodas" come from? That just makes our drinking group sound like we have a biking problem.

    4 · February 19, 2013

  • Vida Morhain

    Be there "or" Be Square!

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Jim Guyette

    I'm back!

    4 · February 19, 2013

  • Mitzi Arce

    I second Vida's idea! This sounds like fun. Jim can lead the more experienced and I will lead the Fledglings. Teamwork! Repeat all abilities are welcome! Oh and got to get more nourishment! ;)

    February 19, 2013

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