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Group Ride Number 500 - Arastradero Easy Ride

  • Nov 3, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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Lets Ride!

South Bay Mountain Bike Group ride number 500, let's celebrate.

Our first group ride was here at Arastradero in September 2009.

Look how fast this group has grown, over 1150 members, in just over three years. Five Hundred mountain bike rides is an awesome milestone to reach. These events have all been mountain bike rides which many of you have participated in, I would like to see as many of you join me for the ride as possible. We will plan to head out for lunch after the ride and share some great stories about all the fun we have had.

This will be at an easy, slower pace... for everyone to get out to ride. It will be about 5-7 miles, 1.5 - 2 hours. Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, meet in the parking lot by the information sign. Arrive early as the parking lot does fill up. You can also park on the side of the road, watch for the no parking signs. Hope everyone will join me for a fun ride. Bring water and be sure your bike is ready to ride.

All riders must be members of Meetup.com & South Bay Mountain Bike Group.

Tires roll at 1:14 PM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present. Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to leave without you, but will.

Ride Details: Difficulty as noted in my Mtn Biking guide book is: "Easy to moderate, with smooth wide trails for beginners and a few short single-tracks. On my scale of 1-5, 1 being easy - I will say this may be a 1-2. This is a great place for a good workout.

*Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.*

Rain will cancel, I will post a weather update by 9 AM.

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  • Terry L.

    Arastradero is not a very easy ride but definitely is a great place to train myself with lots of different trails for grouping to different teams.

    November 7, 2012

  • Ray G

    AWESOME DAY!!! This was way too much fun. We had a full group to start and at the finish with some leaving early and a few playing catch up on the trails. With over 500 group rides now under our belts, let's do another 500. You all need to thank your ride leaders as I could not do it without them. Let's Ride!

    November 6, 2012

  • John

    Great group to ride with.

    November 4, 2012

  • Michelle

    Great ride!! The best way to celebrate ride #500 is to share it with all our good friends, and welcome new folks and show them how fun it can be to ride with our group. We rose above another group's petty efforts to spoil our fun, and practiced our usual (read: excellent) courtesy to other users of the park. Thanks Ray for the time and effort you put into this group. I've seen firsthand what it takes to plan, schedule, and lead so many first class rides, and manage a membership of 1100+, and I know how much our group appreciates you. Thanks to all for coming out to ride with us! What a blast!

    November 3, 2012

  • sherry

    Good first time ride for me, it was a bit challenging coz it was my first time but it was fun.

    November 3, 2012

  • Ken W.

    Fun

    November 3, 2012

  • Ray G

    Let's Ride Today! We will have an awesome time today with some of the best mountain bike people I could be with. This will be a ride to remember, #500 is a day for you all to enjoy, I could not have done this without you all. Thank you.

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can i still come even if i am on the wait list?

      November 3, 2012

    • Ray G

      Alex, no. There seems to be a park group limit. Next time.

      November 3, 2012

  • Ray G

    Just a reminder about parking, the lot is small and fills fast. Please plan to arrive early and you may want to park at the Page Mill Rd/280 park & ride lot. It is only a short ride to the Arastradero lot.

    November 2, 2012

    • Michelle

      The Betterride 3 day skills camp will be taking place there as well. Last year we did a morning clinic at Gunn High School, then Arastradero for the afternoon practice ride.

      November 2, 2012

  • Ray G

    An optional gathering at the Alpine for food & rehydration will follow the ride. All are welcome!

    November 2, 2012

  • Ray G

    Looks like the rain will be gone by Friday with lots of sun and in the 70's for the weekend. The trails should be just right. Let's Ride!

    October 31, 2012

    • Ken W.

      Cool, looking forward on riding with you guys. Will be my first!

      October 31, 2012

  • Ray G

    I think we will start out with four groups based on your skill level and meet up at the small bowl. This should be a nice ride for everyone to enjoy at your own pace and regroup at the top. Let's Ride!

    October 31, 2012

  • Michelle

    This one's going to be a blast! So glad so many people are coming out to ride and represent our group!

    1 · October 31, 2012

  • Ray G

    Great start to the RSVP list. It will be an awesome day to enjoy some great stories about the early rides.

    1 · October 10, 2012

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