The Thursday Night Ride

Better to buy a light and ride than to curse the darkness and get fat! Thus the Thursday Night Ride. This is an intermediate level ride, and a great opportunity to improve technique and conditioning. I figure that if you're nuts enough to come for a bike ride in the dark you might be motivated enough to want to become a better rider.

This is a great route, almost all bike path or low traffic streets.  It's basically my "get 'er done" ride, 13 miles out and back, 1400 feet of climbing. It can get get longer and harder by doing some climbing in the cemetery, or doing the 3.5 mile Fairmount loop multiple times. Make it easier by skipping the climb to the top of Council Crest. There are also hill repeat opportunities for the crazies.


There are no restroom facilities at the starting point.

This is an all-weather ride, only freezing weather will cancel it.

This ride will repeat until we 'spring forward', at which time it will  move out to Helvetia.


Ride leader: Paul Johnston [masked][masked]

 Date and Time of Ride: Thursdays at 4:00 pm

 Meeting Point: Cornelius Pass Fred Meyer, then Helvetia Tavern.


The Route:

Route Stats:  The basic loop is 13 Miles with 1400 feet of climbing,

Pace and terrain rating. TBA

Type of ride: This is an intermediate level training ride. We will regroup at hilltops and major turns. If you are concerned about your ability to keep up, feel free to give it a shot, but be a good sport and be prepared to make your own way back if the pace is too much.

 Weather Cancellation Policy. Only extreme weather will cancel this ride. ****************************************************

Mandatory for all riders.

Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road.  Represent us well!

Have their ride in good working order and bring a flat kit & the right size 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 help if we can!


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



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  • MamaQuail(D.Smith)

    Great to ride bike outside again, but hills kicked my butt! Must get back in riding shape!

    January 11, 2013

  • Francis

    Great group to ride with

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • MamaQuail(D.Smith)

    I'm so lost! :(

    January 10, 2013

  • Eric J W.


    I have your light and I will bring it with me fully charged.


    January 10, 2013

  • Paul B.

    Mother-in-law passed away yesterday. May not make it.

    January 9, 2013

    • Diana

      Hugz. Let me know if you need anything.

      January 9, 2013

  • Diana

    I'll be there if it's cold ... but will keep an eye out for cancellation ... let's say 30 mins before? :) Meaning, @5:30 it's a go or no go.

    Of course, if we get there and have news, I'll deal with that too ... better safe than sorry. :)

    January 8, 2013

  • Paul J.

    Gonna be cold, y'all. Possible snow, even. Freezing weather will cancel.

    January 8, 2013

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