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"Ride Like A Girl" Beginners head East to Boring! (10mi with option for extra 8)

Springwater Corridor to Gresham and Boring - 9:00am start!

About the Ride: Another flat and beautiful bike path, The Springwater Corridor, is now paved all the way to Boring. We will start at the East Gresham Park and ride 4-5 miles to Boring (the very end of the trail). At the point we reach gravel, we will turn around and head back for a total of 8-10 miles. You will then have the option to head home or to continue west on the trail to Powell Butte. This optional out-and-back adds another 8 miles. Click here for a great map of the entire trail!

Meeting Point: Look for us in the parking lot of East Gresham Park. From Powell, turn South onto Main street. The road dead-ends at the trail and a nice sized parking area. Map here

The Route: For the nitty gritty route details click here 

Lesson: Janet will give us a lesson: "Cycling Fashion - Oh, What to Wear?"

Required:

  • Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement for all NW Butts on Bikes rides. This is one of the basic (and simple) ways we protect ourselves from injury. Please don't forget your helmet!
  • Bring a right-size spare tube. If you get a flat, we can probably help, but you need to supply the tube!
  • Your bike must be in in good working order. If you're not sure, stop by a local bike shop and ask a mechanic to look it over for safety and basic ridability. Western Bikeworks on NW 17th and NW Lovejoy is one of many friendly shops that are happy to do this. Anything more technical than a flat and you may need to walk the route or call someone for help. Let's do our best to avoid those scenarios by having your bike in good shape!
  • Cell phone Never go on a ride without one!
  • No ear buds please

Strongly recommended:

  • riding/cycling gloves helps keep a good grip in spite of perspiration; protects your hands from blistering, and protects your skin in the unlikely event of a fall.
  • sun/riding glasses (protection yourself from the sun and little flying bugs that can wreck your vision in an instant!)
  • Water: Available at the trailhead - just remember to bring your bottle.

Restrooms: There are two parks at the trailhead. I'm sure one of them has restrooms.

 

Pace and Terrain:This is a beginner ride with an easy pace of 10-14 mph. This is a comfortable riding speed for new cyclists and beginners. It is mostly flat on paved bike trails and extra wide sidewalks. Using the scale below, I would rate as B1. For more information, contact Carolyn at [masked].

Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides 

Flatland Windless Cruising Pace

·         A 12 & Under

·         B 13-14 MPH

·         C 15-16 MPH

·         D 17-18 MPH

·         E 19-20 MPH

·         F 21-23 MPH

Terrain/Climbing Rating

·         1 = Flat

·         2 = Flat/Rolling

·         3 = Rolling

·         4 = Rolling / Hilly

·         5 = Hilly

·         6 = Hilly Mountainous

·         7= Mountainous

Weather Policy: This ride will only cancel for heavy rain. Light showers are no big deal, especially for such a short ride. Consider wearing a light wind breaker type jacket if showers are in the forecast. (I can't tell you how many times that days with showers in the forecast turned out to be dry and beautiful.)

Ride Leaders: Carolyn [masked]

Ride Like A Girl is a subgroup of Northwest Butts on Bikes Meetup group. It is a beginner cycling group for women who want to improve their cycling and bike safety skills. For more information contact [masked]

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  • chris

    What a great ride, with a really fun group. Thanks again Carolyn.

    July 16, 2013

  • Sheri B.

    A great ride! so beautiful -- thank you Carolyn and everyone!!

    July 12, 2013

  • linda g.

    Excellent ride!

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Ellen

    Sorry I missed this one; will you be repeating it?

    July 12, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      I think we will be on Springwater again so beautiful and fun. Hope u can join us next time.

      July 12, 2013

  • Carolyn J.

    It's a beautiful morning here in Gresham. Perfect day for exploring the Springwater!

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I find that I will be required to work unexpectedly.

    July 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The last 2 miles to Boring are actually still gravely path.

    June 20, 2013

    • Carolyn J.

      Yes we will turn around at the point we get to gravel

      June 21, 2013

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