I started this club To give mountain Bikers a place to meet and ride off road in a noncompetitive atmosphere. I set up this site to allow members to post rides themselves, to meet with other Stone Age members, to all ride together. Their are a few required rules to posting rides on this site, as the founder and organizer, I set these guidelines to keep people safe and informed, as well as to make sure the rides follow the basic philosophies that the club was originally set up to promote. As Organizer, I reserve the right to cancel any ride that has been posted, if I feel it is not safe or follow the basic philosophies of the club. In order to post rides, First you have to have been on a ride already with me. If you have never been on one of our rides, you simply will not be able to post a ride of your own. You need to have the noncompetitive philosophy and just be riding for the fun of it, whether fast or slow. When posting a ride, in addition to your own info, the description of the ride should contain length of ride in time and difficulty level in a 1 - 10 format where 10 is the most difficult. If info is not known about the area or trails, the ride should be announced as an "exploration" ride and everyone who shows up must be ready for whatever comes along. As a rule, It is important to remember that all riders are responsible for there own well being. Stone Age MTB and Meetup.com is in no way responsible for the safety of you or your equipment. Although we ride as a group, everyone is an individual and is 100% responsible for themselves. As a group someone will always be there to help and advise, but be prepared with what ever you think you might need to bring on the rides. All our rides require the basics. A helmet, water and a functioning mountain bike, that means brakes that stop and gears that shift. A hybrid bike or other types of bikes would not be advised as your safety and the safety of other members would be compromised. There will always be someone with tools and supplies to help out if needed, but it is important to show up with a bicycle that has been checked out and functional. The meetup spot is not the time to check your bike to see if its ok. Although our group is not going to be scheduling many novice rides any longer, There will be instead a series of "Bike Rodeos" that myself and other members will be doing to help new comers get acquainted with Mountain biking in a safe fun way. There will be a few rodeos throughout the year. The name Stone Age Mountain Bikers was chosen because the club is geared towards men and women over 40. This is not a rule, only a guideline. Young riders and racers already have enough ways to meet and ride together. We need a place as well. When I started Mountain Biking in 1984, after a pathetic stint road racing. I wish I had someone who was willing to take there time and knowledge to teach me basic techniques and to help and encourage me. I learned training for and racing NORBA races and riding all the original trails on rigid bikes. Become a Stone Age Mountain Biker, get started riding with people who ride like you.