The Tour de Cure Group Ride series continues with an event ride hosted by the Salem Bicycle Club. The Monster Cookie is their signature event, and is the traditional start of the regional bicycle season. The ride is a 60 mile "metric century". However, riders can turn back at the first/third rest stop and complete "half a Cookie". This is a road ride, almost entirely flat.
The Salem Bicycle Club runs this event, and we are their guests, supporting a common cause of health through cycling. Riders are responsible for their own registration to this event. Use this meetup page to coordinate with ride partners.
Half-Cookie (30mi) riders - If you'd like familiar company, TDC Group riders can coordinate a group sendoff on this meetup. Wear your Tour de Cure gear, and promote our July ride! Suggest gathering at the Capitol Steps (Court St, across from the registration tables) about 8:15am (full 60-milers). Given the rain forecast, the second group will likely get together about 8:30-8:45. But don't get soaked just to wait for folks - follow the masses. Start may be delayed, depending on how crowded the registration lines are.
More information, including maps and online registration ($25 before April 18th), is on the Salem Bicycle club website: http://www.salembicycleclub.org/content.plx?page=majrides )
Full 60 mile bike map: http://www.salembicycleclub.org/filemanager/maps/99100.pdf
See an additional introductory note from Kent on what distance should I chose?:
This is NOT an event sponsored or supported by the American Diabetes Association or the Tour de Cure Group Ride Volunteers. Please observe the liability and waiver requirements of the event organizers.