This ride is for intermediate riders.
Let’s ride 46 miles in the country from Forest Grove to Verboort to eat the most amazing sausages, sauerkraut, and pie....yumm!
We will ride the longest portion before Verboort, where we will rest and eat and eat and eat and then ride back a short distance to the Grand Lodge.
WHEN Saturday Nov. 3rd 10:00 am. Wheels rolling 10:15. We will meet at Mcmenamins Grand Lodge East parking lot. Please don’t be late we may leave without you.
DISTANCE, TERRAIN and RIDE DIFFICULTY RATING (see **below): I rate this ride intermediate, there are a couple climbs 2500 feet total , 46 miles.
POST-RIDE REFRESHMENTS: Mcmenamins Grand Lodge...we will have eaten but a beverage and comraderie....
RIDE LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: E mail me on meetup if you have any questions.
WHAT TO WEAR: Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. I advise against wearing cotton since it doesn’t wick moisture 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. A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you don’t have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does. Sunscreen, Carry a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments and to reimburse anyone who might have to provide you with anything like a tube or a CO2 cartridge.
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 For Road Rides
A: 12 mph or under
B: 13-15 mph
C: 15-17 mph
D: 17-20 mph
E: 20 mph +
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 terrain, frequent steep hills & long climbs