I cannot make any of the 5, 6 or 6:30pm weeknight rides so we need to make a 7pm ride also. Let's do it!
The plan: Pick a trail or two and ride. And to link up as many possible trails below it for fun while still being able to get to work the next morning. Read (or participate) in the comments for more info on which trails will be featured that night. (We are generally trying to avoid riding the same thing multiple weeks in a row, when possible.)
The CLIMB pace will be: Normal-Fast. There will be time to put on armour & have a snack at the top. But not enough time to walk your bike up.
The DOWN pace will be: Normal. But rest stops will be spaced out, so bring some stamina. Faster rides can go ahead but realize if they go too far ahead they will have left the social activity and might as well ride alone.
Bring a riding light (or two). And it is recommended that you have ridden the area once (or twice) before doing it in the dark. It's getting cold so bring enough clothes to stay warm in case there is a mechanical delay.
Weather: Will try and proceed rain or shine (until skiing gets good). But if it's terrible out we'll pull the plug.
Waiver and Your Assumption of Risk:
All organizer(s) are volunteers who do not accept responsibility for rider safety and health state before, during and at anytime after this event.
Your Assumption Of Risk
By agreeing to participate in this ride you acknowledge that mountain biking is considered a high risk activity and injuries are a common and can be an ordinary occurrence of the sport. These risks include and are not limited to equipment failures, weather conditions, collisions with natural and man-made objects, including, but not limited to exposed rock, trees, snow, ice, earth stumps and man made obstacles on or adjacent to the mountain bike terrain, collisions with other cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc; becoming lost or separated from the group; failure to ride safely or within your own ability, and you accept these risks and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage and the loss resulting therefrom due to any cause and without limitation. In the event of injury or loss, you and/or next of kin waive all future claims against the organizer(s).
The organizer(s) shall reserve the right to turn away any participant who shows up without an RVSP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this ride. A helmet, water. Other required items are appropriate clothing, armour, food and a trail side repair kit.