UPDATE - EARLY START OPTION!
The bike path under the Tilikum Bridge has just opened and I want to check it out! For anyone that is also interested, meet me at 9:00 AM on the east side of the Steele Bridge (bike path). We will ride 5 miles along the east bank to Sellwood Park where we will meet everyone else at 9:30 for the planned ride (below).
Sellwood Park to Cartlandia via Sellwood, Eastmoreland, and the Springwater Trail - plus lunch! (14 miles)
About the Ride: Starting from Sellwood Park we will work our way through Sellwood and Eastmoreland and the Springwater Trail. It will be a combination of roadways, bike lanes, and bike trails so we can practice our new "biking on the road" skills introduced on the 6/30 bike ride. And yes, we'll review the basics on this ride too. For our break we'll stop for lunch at Portland's iconic "Cartlandia" selecting from 30-ish food carts (or you can pack your pwn).
The Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5181191
Lesson: Review of road biking basics (attend the 6/30 ride for a full lesson on road biking 101).
• Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is one of the basic ways we protect ourselves from injury.
• 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 rideability. Help us avoid those unexpected breakdowns since we do not have mechanical support on our rides.
• Cell phone : In case you have bike trouble and need someone to pick you up.
• No ear buds or listening devices. For safety reasons, please leave your music at home or in the car. We need all riders to be fully alert; wearing ear buds can be a distraction and increases the risk for the group.
• Cycling gloves helps you keep a good grip in spite of perspiration; protects your hands from blistering, and protects your skin in the unlikely event of a fall.
• Sunglasses will protect you from the sun and little flying bugs that can wreck your vision in an instant!
• Water: Remember to fill and bring your water bottle.
Restrooms: Available at Grand Central Bakery
Pace and Terrain: This is a beginner ride with an easy pace of 11-14 mph. This is a comfortable riding speed for new cyclists and beginners. It is mostly flat on both paved bike trails and roads. Using the scale below, I would rate as A/B-2.
For more information, contact Carolyn at [masked] or[masked]-3534.
Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides : B2
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] Sweeper: Sheri B. Trudy H.
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]