Ride Leaders: Brian & Kem
Numbers: (seven-o-tree...tree-too-tree...for-for-o-fife) & [masked]FOUR)
Please call or post here if you suddenly can't make it or are running a few minutes late. Since we're expecting a pretty good-sized group, try to be ready to ride on time (good idea to get there 15 minutes early). If you've never been here, it's a good idea to get here even earlier so you're not late and stressed out. We will try to accommodate everyone, but will leave the lot promptly 15 minutes after the listed time.
Beginner/casual Ride - 9-Miles (No-Drop Ride)
What do we mean by "Beginner/casual"?
This will be a casual pace, suitable to newbies. It's really a nice pace to enjoy Rosaryville, since it's so beautiful.
This will be a no-drop ride. That means that riders are at no risk of being left behind. We will leave no one. Rosaryville is basically a big loop with almost no serious potential to get lost.
Rosaryville is an excellent trail of about 9 miles or so. It consists of a lot of tight, twisty single track with some short steep hills. There are beautiful overlooks, awesome flora and fauna, large open fields. The trails offer something for all levels, but tend toward moderate speed single track, with moderate climbs, and most of the trail is under the cool canopy of mature hardwoods. Trails are not crowded, but keep a close eye out for the occasional equestrian rider or hiker. Skills not needed, fitness is.
Kem's video of this awesome trail:
Directions: We are meeting in the lot where the restrooms are. Pulling into the park you'll see one parking lot, but keep going, you'll eventually come to a fork, turn right at the fork, which will lead to another lot. That's where we'll be, look for a pepper white mini, a blue Volkswagen Golf, or a black Mazda Miata.
A few bits of advice for true beginners:
We will NOT be riding on pavement! It's all DIRT, gravel, sand, etc. Again...we will not be riding on paved trails!
Dress appropriately (No sandals, wear a helmet, dress for the weather, etc)...it IS mountain biking, after all!
What to bring:
Helmet (no helmet, no ride)
Mountain Bike (Hybrid bikes are usually sketchy on trails)
Snack (salty will help avoid cramps)
Multi-Tool (although you can borrow one)
A word on etiquette:
It's an issue that's come up recently, so give this a read:
Volunteers: Volunteers are always appreciated! We are always looking for Ride Leaders in the more experienced riders willing to help out our beginner cadre learn the trails and gain some single-track skills!
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.