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Monday Evening Cherokee/Seneca CoEd Beginners Ride

Skill Level: BEGINNER - We will break into two groups.  The front group - 6 mph MAX average, including stops.  The leader will use a GPS to ensure the pace does not exceed 6 mph. If you want to ride at a Moderate pace (6+ mph average) then Darin is offering that option as a separate event.

If someone falls behind the front group they are welcome to wait until the rear group comes and then join them.

No one will be left behind in the rear group.  After Hogan's Fountain people in rear group will have the option to ride the road back or continue on the trail as far as they want to go.

Start Time: We plan to roll out of the parking at 5:45pm sharp.  I want to respect the time of everyone who shows up early so if you aren't ready to hit the trail at 5:45 please plan on pedaling fast to catch up ;-)

Rear group - no one will be left behind.  We usually average between 3.5 and 4.5 mph.

Distance: 3-12 miles, you can ride the road back anytime you get tired.

IMPORTANT.  BEFORE YOU COME -Print the map called " Cherokee Seneca Trail Map with outs listed-" .  Its also located under the "More" tab then "Files".  You will see the "More" tab at the top of the page.

We will also include a sweeper as far as Hogan's Fountain so no one will get lost or left behind. I'll hang back to help as needed as we go through different kinds of obstacles. This ride does include roots, rocks, and significant hills and there are hills so you need to have some aerobic conditioning.

Wear shoes with good treads

Wear biking gloves to protect your hands if you fall

Protective eye wear recommended. There are many branches that cross the trail 
For a list of other items to carry with you see the file in this discussion... click  HERE

Keep in mind:
1. Out of respect for others, please make sure you tires are aired up and your bike is ready to roll when you arrive.
2. Helmet required.
3. Bring water.

4.Don't forget to bring ID and your insurance card in case of an emergency.

Finding Us - Meet at the parking lot near the Seneca basketball courts.  This is located about 600 feet west of the tennis courts which are inside the walking track.

Those who are not KyMBA members are very welcome to join us but will be required to sign a liability waiver and a sign-in sheet.  Anyone under 18 will need the signature of their parent or guardian to ride.

KyMBA members will only be required to sign the sign-in sheet.

Please check trail status  HERE to see if the trail is dry enough before coming out.

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  • Ed A.

    Another great Monday ride. I started out a little down about the trails, but with this group we could ride just about any where and have a good time. Special thanks to Tony for hosting, and to Steve for loaning out his bikes. Jonathan and I look forward to next time.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congrats to both John and Dawn for setting new PR's for distance. Impressive.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride everyone. We got about 21 miles in. Too bad the trails were too wet to ride all the way but at least we got a few miles in there. I enjoyed the road ride too, especially the big hill!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • John S.

    Great meetup. Pushed myself (Ed gave me a push a few times too) and really had a great time. I really like going out with this group and look forward to next week (I need time to recover) =)

    2 · April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great job, John!! You really pushed it. You are getting faster and stronger every week.

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • Craig M.

    Awesome as usual! You're all a great bunch of people. Thank you everyone.

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Running late but will be there I'll catch up if need be.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If the trails are too wet we will ride the roads (on our mountain bikes) around Seneca and Cherokee. Either way is fun. There's probably a 50/50 chance the trails will be dried out enough.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops I have to work now. Hopefully next week I can join you!

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work and weather permitting, I'll be there!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a co-host who has a GPS and who is willing to lead the FRONT group at a 6 mph or less pace, including stops. Please let me know if you are willing to help. Thanks!

    I changed the description to read as follows:

    "Skill Level: BEGINNER - We will break into two groups. The front group - 6 mph MAX average, including stops. The leader will use a GPS to ensure the pace does not exceed 6 mph. Anyone who rides ahead of the front group ride leader will not be allowed to attend future beginner events.

    If someone falls behind the front group they are welcome to wait until the rear group comes and then join them.

    No one will be left behind in the rear group. After Hogan's Fountain people in rear group will have the option to ride the road back or continue on the trail as far as they want to go."

    April 24, 2013

    • Mike W.

      I'll lead the front group.

      April 24, 2013

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