WHO would enjoy this ride? Strong novices and intermediate riders who are comfortable with 25 miles and can maintain 13-15 mph in the flats. I love this route. I do it several times a year because it's just such a pleasant ride and a perfect route for socializing on two wheels.
What kind of ride is it? This is a social ride. We're here to have fun on our bikes without racing or competing in any way. Nobody will be dropped, but please make sure this is a ride you can do before signing up. 25 miles is just a nice stretch of the legs for intermediate riders, but for a real beginner, it can be challenging.
WHEN does it happen? Sunday, Jan 6 @ 9:30 a.m. Wheels roll at 10:00 sharp and don't be late or you will find us gone!
WHERE does it start and end?: We begin and end at the Cornelius Pass Roadhouse. Here is the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/796636
DISTANCE, TERRAIN and DIFFICULTY RATING: I rate this ride B/1. This is as flat as a ride gets without being a quarter mile track.
POST-RIDE REFRESHMENTS: Those who want to stick around for lunch after the ride are welcome to join us.
RIDE LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Kerry Montgomery 5zero3-26zero-zero941
WHAT TO WEAR: Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. I advise against cotton since it doesn’t wick moisture, it’s hot and it chafes. Spandex and synthetics like polyester are great.
WHAT TO BRING: Always bring plenty of water, snacks for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube that FITS, a pump or, at a minimum, a threaded CO2 cartridge. Sunscreen, a credit card and cash to buy refreshments and to reimburse a good Samaritan who might have to provide you with anything like a tube ($5) or a CO2 cartridge ($3).
Note: For our new members: There is never any need to RSVP "Not Attending". Just RSVP if you are going to ride. We assume you're not riding if we don't hear from you.
Mandatory for all riders.
Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well.
All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube on all rides. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help!
Ride Difficulty Scale:
A: 12 mph or under
B: 13-15 mph
C: 15-17 mph
D: 17-20 mph
E: Who does E?
1: Basically flat, few rollers and no hills
2: A combination of flats and gentle rollers
3: Gentle rollers with 1 or 2 short hills
4: Moderate, rolling, short, steep hills or moderate climbs
5: Difficult terrain, longer, steeper hills and climbs
6: Mountainous, frequent steep hills and longer climbs