Fairland Tuesday Ride

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We are now parking on the Greencastle Rd. side.

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. Colder temperatures will cause numbing of toes and fingers, shoe covers (booties) are advisable, and layers of clothing.

For directions: We will be parked by the bathrooms and basketball courts. When driving up the main park driveway, make a left at the stop sign.

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

Video of Fairland:

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

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.

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 is 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 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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  • Herbert, I am the B.

    On my way from the other end of the ICC

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Faith

    Most excellent.

    May 14, 2014

  • Kevin W.

    Sorry guys, I am out for today, Work got in the way. I will try to catch you next time.

    May 13, 2014

    • Kem C.

      Sucks, next time!

      May 13, 2014

  • Kem C.

    Nice riding with you all, I had fun. I also enjoyed the pizza after, maybe next week we can repeat it and have more peeps join in! :)

    May 13, 2014

  • Kevin

    Btw...Thanks again, as always, for hosting these rides! Good times and new friends... :-)

    1 · May 13, 2014

    • Kem C.

      No problem man, keep at it!

      1 · May 13, 2014

  • Kevin

    Kem...made it back to the parking lot...all good. My GPS said 1.7 miles for me...with those hills I feel like it's the equivalent of Schaefer's 6 mile white loop...Oooof. anyway...I'll be back multiple times to beat it!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • Herbert, I am the B.

    Never mind I got backed up. Enjoy this beautiful day.

    2 · May 13, 2014

  • Herbert, I am the B.

    It's not fair I got called in to work on an emergency as kem pulled up beside me on Saturday 100 yards from the trailhead at schaeffer

    May 13, 2014

  • Kem C.

    Jut a reminder guys, we're not meeting by the Ice Rink anymore, go to the Greencastle side!

    May 13, 2014

  • Rob1035

    Shooting for the first loop at least...

    May 12, 2014

  • Kevin

    I'll try to keep up with the 2nd Loop...ooofah.

    1 · May 8, 2014

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