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Thursday Night ride on the Greenbelt

This is a fun ride that winds around Tempe Town Lake up the greenbelt in south Scottsdale and back. Most of it is off road (but paved sidewalk) and is about 15 miles roundtrip. Our pace varies with our ridership; I would consider it moderate for an active person. We normally finish in about an hour so I'm guessing 12-15mph. We do stop and regroup periodically so you won't be left behind.  Road or mountain bikes work.

If you're not familiar with the area, you might want to arrive a little early to find parking; more info below. Since we have bikes, parking a block or two away shouldn't be an issue for us, right? I normally park in a large lot on the NW corner of W 5th St and S Ash Ave... just west of the RR tracks; free after 6pm (except special event nights) . Another cool thing is the location is very near light rail stop at 3rd and Mill so you can take the light rail from anywhere along the route.

Tempe recently installed a lot of new meters that accept credit cards and pay by phone. These new meters are now active until 10pm and you can recognize them by flashing red or green lights (indicating expired/non-expired). The old style manual meters aren't monitored after 6pm. More info on parking in Tempe

Map of area parking

Although it may be light at the start of the ride, it's best to bring a headlight and tail light for visibility as the sun goes down. Although the greenbelt is lit pretty well, if you are unfamiliar with the route a light may help you.

Please try and be at the location a few minutes early so that you have time to unload your bike and be ready to ride at departure time - we'll wait 5 minutes for those that RSVP yes. Call if you're going to be later and we'll figure the best course of action. Jim -[masked]

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  • Ed B.

    A fun ride! Go Batman!

    November 1, 2013

  • Marla

    Had a great time as always with fun people! Loved the wings and capes!

    November 1, 2013

  • Jim

    Thanks everyone! Nice ride, great weather, great people and CRAZY Tempe folks in costumes made for good people watching. Batman approves.

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Colleen The F.

    Well that was fun it's not every night you can dress up , crash parties and hang out with awesome bikers :)

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Don R.

    Excellent ride, thanks

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Jason (.

    Not going to be able to make it in time. Have fun!!

    October 31, 2013

  • Aj B.

    I'll ware mine....

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Junko

    am up for costume.. :)

    1 · October 31, 2013

  • Colleen The F.

    It would be ever so cool if you would wear at least part of your costumes ....... just sayin'

    October 31, 2013

  • Junko

    Monica and I will be there

    October 30, 2013

  • Colleen The F.

    Hmmmmmmm .....Halloween ....may have to break out my broom ....or wings.... or something fun ...... for this ride :)

    October 24, 2013

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