BEGINNER/CASUAL Ride - Rosaryville

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"?

http://www.more-mtb.org/rides

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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUxGWSEDTMQ


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)

Water

Snack (salty will help avoid cramps)

Multi-Tool (although you can borrow one)

Patch Kit

Extra Tube


A word on etiquette: 

It's an issue that's come up recently, so give this a read:

http://bouldermountainbike.org/content/trail-etiquette


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.

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  • Victor B.

    I finally finished my edit!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2flmJH0q-k

    2 · August 29, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Nice job!

      1 · August 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, and synced with the music very well! Dig it!

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's my epic multi-cam video - Hope you like it! You'll probably see yourself in it...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msO7Ronojos

    3 · August 27, 2013

    • Victor B.

      Very nice shots Brian. Thanks!

      August 28, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Yeah good job, nice multi can view, you may now take the gadgetsman title lol

      August 28, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Here's my video, it's really long Lol, but so much fun times :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hcdU2mJpaFA

    2 · August 26, 2013

    • Kem C.

      watch in "original" quality for best quality

      August 26, 2013

    • Victor B.

      Nice job as usual!

      August 26, 2013

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the photos, Kem!

    1 · August 25, 2013

    • Kem C.

      No problem

      August 26, 2013

  • Paul V.

    It was a great ride! Thanks to the organizers, great job guys! It was great to meet everyone and we are looking forward to see you all again.

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to see so many new and familiar faces on the trails! I had a great time. I'm sorry for the confusion in the directions, and I'll take some action next time to get it perfect. Thanks for being patient and sticking it out so we could all have a great time!

    Watch this space in the coming days for some videos from some of us.

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • Ansu

      Thank you so much for the fun outing :D

      August 24, 2013

  • Victor B.

    Great ride! Fast trail! I ran out of legs 2 miles from the end of the second loop. Longest ride for me so far, 17 miles.

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Great job man!

      August 24, 2013

  • Ansu

    SUPER! Great time on those never ending roller coasters. Thanks for setting this up so beginners can enjoy as well.

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You did good Ansu!

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • Ansu

      Merci beaucoup!

      August 24, 2013

  • Jose T.

    Awesome!!!!!! here is the GPS average speed was 11mph for both loops, the 2nd was faster than the 1st, LOL

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/364369633

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Jorge R.

    As always great ride and fun! Excellent company and thanks to the leaders. Now ... It's time for a good shower and a cold beer!! Salud!

    2 · August 24, 2013

  • Lisa

    Many thanks to the leader and sweeper!

    2 · August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You did a great job!

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Ansu

    I'm at Mount Airy where Gps brought me to:-(

    August 24, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Yep, that's right

      1 · August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I'll do that next time. Didn't anticipate.

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • Jorge

    Crutches on a trail is wrong!! He deserved it.

    August 23, 2013

    • Jorge

      watch the more video

      August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What more video? I must have missed something.

      August 24, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Fantastic time, I had lots of fun, you guys were awesome :D... Feel free to tag yourselves in the photos.

    August 24, 2013

  • Alex

    Great ride! Just want to say thanks to everyone for waiting on the lost one

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the invite I had a real good time meeting everyone and riding together

    1 · August 24, 2013

  • Alex

    OK. I'm lost. GPS took me to mansion

    August 24, 2013

  • Aaron

    I'm on the way got stuck in traffic might be a few minutes late.

    August 24, 2013

  • Lisa

    Anyone have a pedal wrench I could borrow for a few minutes before the ride?

    August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have one, too. You'll probably be covered.

      August 24, 2013

    • Lisa

      Thanks!!

      August 24, 2013

  • fred

    Still thinking of driving to Bryce. The bike park is really tempting despite the long ride to get there. 5 trails, beginner to dbl black diamond and a quad lift to get you back to the top B-)

    August 23, 2013

  • Carrie

    I'm gonna be at the Kegs and Corks Festival that day. On the plus side, it looks like the weather will be perfect for both activities :)

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    80% sure I can make just need to get have someone watch my son.

    August 21, 2013

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