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Fairland Thursday

  • May 2, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Please comment on what time you will be attending when you RSVP

Use the link below as a TOOL to match your skill level and fitness. The Levels are rated 1-5. 
http://sacredrides.com/skill-and-fitness-ratings

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! (there is one section of busted-up concrete, but it's not rocks, and it's only 10-15 feet long). Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx5hOtuaISA

Intermediate Pace loop (Skill Level 4 / Fitness level between 3/4 (5 miles or so)

We will wait up at intersections, but most likely will start rolling when the last rider catches up.

2nd Loop Beginner Friendly (Skill level between 2-3 / Fitness level 2 (about 7 miles or so)

A bit of a fast pace (will make stops at intersections if needed and short breaks).

Beginners, 2nd loop shooting for wheels rolling at 6.

Please keep in mind that this loop is to encourage beginners to join us, patience is needed from the faster riders, if you wish for a fast competitive pace, this is not the ride for you.

For directions: Google doesn't show the park well. The address above will not get you exactly where we are meeting. If you look at the map as a sat image, you'll see the main driveway, which doesn't show up in map view, Make a left at the end of the driveway, the parking lot is right there.

What to bring:

Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops.

Note: Please read the document "Meetup Ride Waiver" (found under menu: More > Files > Meetup Ride Waiver) before attending this event. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, and by attending this ride, you acknowledge and have read, agree to and fully understand the aforementioned waiver.

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  • Craig B.

    Great ride with everyone and it is good to see some new faces.

    May 3, 2013

  • Garrett W.

    Great ride today!

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hurt my ankle on a hike. Hopefully next time.

    May 2, 2013

    • Kem C.

      sucks man, hope you'll be ok by Saturday!

      May 2, 2013

  • Kem C.

    May 2, 2013

  • Christian

    Can't make it today. Have fun!

    May 2, 2013

  • kyle s.

    I'll be there at 5

    May 2, 2013

  • Ruby

    Shooting for 5

    May 1, 2013

  • Laura

    Normally Thursday could work for me.

    May 1, 2013

  • Ian

    damn work!

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there for a 6pm ride.

    April 30, 2013

  • Craig B.

    I should be there at 5pm and 6pm

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sweet! Time change means I'm in. Think I'll plod along on my single-speed this time.

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      PS - 5PM

      April 30, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Due to weather conditions, and for the best interest of the trails, I will reschedule this ride to Thursday. Sorry for any inconvenience.

    April 30, 2013

    • Ian

      Good move. Thanks.

      April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just ran the first loop of it (on my feet, not my bike) and it's soaked. Lots of deer out, though. Hopefully it'll be dry by Thursday evening.

      April 30, 2013

  • Taina

    Can't make Thursdays, already have another weekly commitment. Hopefully next Tuesday works out better.

    1 · April 30, 2013

  • Kem Chavez changed the date and time from Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM to Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    April 30, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Seems to be that it's going to remain wet for the day =(, what do you guys think? Cancel?

    April 30, 2013

    • Ruby

      I'm with Kem. There should be at least a day of dry before riding. I rode last week after days of sunny, breezy weather and there were still areas of mud. Let's keep these trails stellar!

      April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I have a work-related event to attend.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello bike lovers! I just joined the group. I'd love to join you, but don't have transportation. Does anyone have space in their vehicle for me? I live on 16th and U in DC, but can come to you!

    April 29, 2013

    • Christian

      Hi Katharina, I Live on Swann and 14th what's nearly neighbourhood. Do you plan to ride by 5 or 6?

      April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You guys are great! Actually as it turns out, I'm not going to be able to come this time because of work. I look forward to next time, and thank you for offering!

      April 29, 2013

  • Anand

    Sorry I think I'm going to skip this ride. A couple of rainy days in a row is probably going to make the trail quite slushy.

    April 29, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Fairland flushes quickly, and it was mostly drizzle today, and tomorrow is mostly cloudy weather.

      April 29, 2013

  • Tony B.

    I will be there for 5pm

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Alan N.

    Gonna try for 5...

    April 29, 2013

  • Alan N.

    +1

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yippe!!!

    2 · April 29, 2013

  • Jorge

    Have fun ! long work hours this week

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm officially hooked! See everyone at 6pm.

    April 28, 2013

  • kyle s.

    I'll be there at 5pm, if anyone wants to do a few quick loops before the 6pm ride.

    April 25, 2013

  • Karla M.

    Kem, I only can do 6pm. would that be ok?

    April 25, 2013

    • Kem C.

      yeah that's the only one I will be doing.

      April 25, 2013

  • Ian

    I think I can make it at 5, if anyone wants to do a faster half-loop

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • Kem C.

    There's no one to lead at 5PM, so there will only be 6PM ride for now

    April 24, 2013

  • Garrett W.

    6er

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kennedy Center gig that night...sorry!

    April 23, 2013

  • Kem Chavez changed the time from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    April 23, 2013

  • Kem C.

    I won't be able to do the first loop, but if anyone is interested in leading, let me know. I'll be there at 6PM.

    April 22, 2013

  • Taina

    I'll be there at 6pm

    April 16, 2013

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