Fairland Ride

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Bring lights! Second loop may be dark by the end of the ride. Bring something bright enough for you to see, 1000lm or so will do. If you want to get a proper light and cheap click Here.

For directions: We will be parked behind The Gardens Ice House, look for a pepper white mini cooper. The map will show the wrong place, but as soon as you get into the driveway, the ice house will be on your left.

Please comment on what time you will be attending when you RSVP

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! (there is one section of busted-up concrete, but it's not rocks, and it's only 10-15 feet long). Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails.

Video of Fairland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=H2ViweM-R_Q

First loop (About 5 Miles) Moderate/Fast:

This pace will try to not stop often, only to let the last rider catch up or mechanicals. This pace is for those that are intermediate riders wishing to push themselves a bit further the average pace of that category. Normally I average 9mph on this loop. So you've been warned!

2nd Loop will be beginner friendly and as much as 8-9 miles total, depending on group, pace will be Casual/Moderate (but it depends on how many beginners we have attending):

This pace of for regular riders who consider themselves slower than the intermediate category. At times the pace will be a bit faster than casual rides. We wait up at intersections to let all riders catch up. True beginners (Newbies) may find this pace a bit faster than a casual ride. We're really patient people, at least most of us. Please keep in mind that this loop is to encourage beginners to join us, patience is needed from the faster riders, if you wish for a fast competitive pace, this is not the ride for you.

2nd loop shooting for wheels rolling at 6:30pm.

Group splitting is very likely if we have 15+ riders joining us. Riders with leading rides knowledge are welcomed to help me out leading or sweeping.

What to bring:

Lights! Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops.

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  • Kem C.

    Great ride guys, 'twas fun!

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • Jasper

    Stuck at work. Maybe next time :(

    April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, actually I think we are out. :(

    April 2, 2014

    • Josh S.

      Well you tell him I said to rest up for the patapsco ride hope he feels better.

      3 · April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too. I'll tell him if he doesn't see this

      3 · April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I be there early for the 1st loop. I understand I won't be able to keep up and will be dropped. I promise not to cry.

    2 · April 2, 2014

    • Kem C.

      That's the spirit! Lol

      3 · April 2, 2014

    • Josh S.

      Leah you and I can tag along lol no worries

      2 · April 2, 2014

  • Kem C.

    Just a friendly reminder, first loop is not intended for beginners. If you are a beginner I'd suggest the 2nd loop at 6:30

    1 · April 2, 2014

    • Kem C.

      You qualify for the first loop, most of the time I have no idea what I'm doing either LOL :P

      2 · April 2, 2014

    • Josh S.

      Me either I just go with the flow

      April 2, 2014

  • Chris

    I'll probably start riding at 4/4:30 and meet you guys at 5:30. If I'm not there start without me and I'll try to catch up

    April 2, 2014

    • Chris

      If you can be there at 4:30 that works for me. Don't expect too much from me though, I ran yesterday and haven't been riding a whole lot lately

      April 2, 2014

    • Thomas

      OK 4:30

      April 2, 2014

  • AJ

    Rear brakes successfully bled last night, so I'll be there to bed the pads in and stretch the legs before this weekend's torturefest.

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Thomas

    Just be sure Kem - When does the 1st loop start?

    April 2, 2014

  • Kem C.

    My sources tell me that Fairland is rideable, see you guys there!

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Josh S.

    Kem what's the latest you will get on the trail? I would think I can get up there I time if I leave here suitland by 445 but worried I'll hit traffic

    April 1, 2014

    • Kem C.

      Not sure, maybe I'll go take a look tomorrow during my lunch break. What happened to the Rosaryville ride?

      April 1, 2014

    • Josh S.

      Gotcha oh nothing I'll still more likely ride Rosaryville

      April 1, 2014

  • Craig P.

    I want to ride, but I'm fighting a cold right now. I'll be a last minute yes/no.

    April 1, 2014

  • Kem C.

    This ride is canceled, I will reschedule to Wednesday since it might rain Thursday.

    March 31, 2014

    • Thomas

      I will aim for Wednesday - hopefully. If I am not on time I willf ind you most likely like last time. See you

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Kem C.

    I forgot to mention, update your RSVP to "no" if you can't make it

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Craig P.

    How are the conditions?

    March 31, 2014

    • Chris

      I was out there just before the rains came in, there were still some troublesome wet spots.... I can only imagine how wet it is now after 3 days of pouring rain. I would suggest bumping the ride to Thurs.

      March 31, 2014

    • Faith

      So thinking it's a pretty safe bet that this ride is off. Guess there's no need to bring my bike to work tomorrow, huh?

      March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully both loops.

    March 31, 2014

  • AJ

    Backing out as the brake bleed kit won't be in until tomorrow evening or Wednesday. I could ride with ONLY the front brakes, but I'd rather have a fully functioning bike instead.

    Hopefully I can get out Wednesday or Thursday, weather permitting.

    March 31, 2014

  • Josh S.

    I think I might be able to make one of theses one day I thinking I could make it afterwork

    2 · March 25, 2014

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