We're going to go at a fairly SLOW (<~10mph) pace along the Fern Hill Loop route (~20 miles) and stop at 3 vineyards along the way. The vineyards we'll be stopping at are Plum Hill, Montinore Estate, and Sake One.
Route Link: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2299572
Additional Route Link from original source: http://www.oregonswashingtoncounty.com/Explore-Our-Outdoors/Hiking-Biking/Biking-Washington-County
Who will like this ride: SLOW (<10mph) riders who have not done much riding this past winter. A social, "enjoy the scenery and the wine" pace.
Meet and Greet: 10:30 Sunday morning at the Fern Hill Wetlands parking lot.
Wheels Spinning Promptly @ 10:45 - Please do NOT show up at the last minute and make everyone else wait!
Ride Leader: Liz[masked] [masked]
TRAFFIC: This ride is on roads without bike lanes.
RIDE TYPE: Fun and Social, a comfortable pace so we can visit with the others and enjoy the scenery. Wait at all turns. This is not a training ride or a race. No one will be dropped. If you would like to ride ahead, please take a look at the map so that you can regroup with us at each of the vineyards
BRING: Water and enough snacks for about 2.5 hours. Spare tube (the RIGHT SIZE please) and a pump that fits your tube.
WEATHER: Has been all over the place lately. I will cancel if it's brutally cold, or sideways rain, but will ride in intermittent showers and at least 40 degrees. I will post a notice by 7:45 AM that morning if the weather is too bad to ride.
POST RIDE GET TOGETHER? Whatever the group decides. I'll look into what lunch places are around there.
REQUIRED: Helmets are Mandatory - this is a requirement, not a request.
Obey all traffic laws. Remember, you are representing the bike community, so represent us well.
Please have your bike in good working order. If your bike is not in adequate working order we may ask you to sit out the ride.