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Fairlandpalooza - Food, Folks, & Fun!

  • Sep 21, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Fairland Park (Montgomery side)

Fairlandpalooza is an adventure waiting to happen! It will highlight the great community we have with the DC Mountain-Biking Meetup! Be ready for food, folks, and fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt-3NTv9izs

Here's the tentative schedule, which, as always, is subject to change:

9:00 - Beginning Skills Clinic - Explore the basics. Don't be shy!

10:30 - Rides - Multiple groups. There's a ride for you!

Casual - For the riders that want a casual, low-stress environment.
Moderate - For the precocious and ambitious.
Moderate/Fast - For the speed demons. (officially cancelled)

12:00 - Basic Maintainance – Covering changing tires & tubes, cables, and so on.

1:00 - Food Time! We'll need help with this. Please consider bringing something from the list, or of your own creation. When you RSVP, please comment on what you're bringing to avoid duplication of effort. Unless it's cookies. Then duplicate. A lot. Or cupcakes.

FOOD:

brats (Athena & co.)
chicken (Daniel Kim - Fried chicken)
weeners (kem-16 along with buns, Travis)
burgers (Ed will bring a few)
corn on the cob (?)
chips (Kem - tortilla chips)
salad (Paul & Suzy)
condiments (Kem-Mayo, Nikki)
cookies & snacks (Cookies - Leah)

DRINKS (A FEW IDEAS):
soda pop (Ed-a few, Kem 24)
water (Molly)
cold ones (?)
warm ones (?)
Sports drinks (molly)
juice (Jose)
Cups (?)

OTHERS:
ice (Kem - 1 Bag)
coals (Kem)
cooler (Kem)
plates (Nikki)
napkins (Nikki)
cups (If you're bringing juice or bottle soda)

We will need volunteer help with the clinics, the rides, and the food (supplying and cooking). Please post or email if you want to volunteer!

Ride Leaders: Brian & Kem

Numbers: (seven-o-tree...tree-too-tree...for-for-o-fife) & (240+421+=425FOUR)

Please call me or post here if you suddenly can't make it or are running a few minutes late. 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.

This will be a beginner-friendly ride (no-drop) with mostly smooth, packed-dirt trails. There are a few small climbs. We're really patient with pace, etc, so you won't feel lots of pressure. BUT, realistically evaluate your fitness, and if you feel like you can ride for a few hours without too much trouble, you're good to go. If you have questions about this point, post below.

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!

Bring water and a little food (even if you don't think you'll need it).

Evaluate your fitness level before you sign up, because even beginner-level mountain biking is a good workout, and you'll need to be able to ride for at least 9 miles over undulating terrain. Prepare for at least 1.5 hours of on-the-bike time.

Directions: When you get to the park, go to the end with the bathrooms, playground, and basketball courts. That's where we'll meet.

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

Finally, a word on etiquette. It's an issue that's come up recently, so give this a read:

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

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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  • Chris

    Finally have a chance to make my first meet up ride, is there anything needed that someone else is not bringing? Otherwise I will get some snacks

    September 21, 2013

    • Hunter

      Hit me up I need a trail ride buddy/guide. [masked]

      October 19, 2013

  • Victor B.

    Took me a while but here is the edit for this awesome ride. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4N8fTbX0PU

    September 27, 2013

  • Paul V.

    Awesome time as usual!!! Thank you all for making this happen. We enjoyed the company, the ride and the delicious food.
    Now, need to start training for the MOCCO event!

    September 23, 2013

  • Ed R.

    Enjoyed the day. Thanks to everyone.

    September 23, 2013

    • Ansu

      hi Ed, ran into Mary in DC near U Street just yesterday. Both had trouble recognizing the other in regular clothes lol! Thanks for the Salad!

      September 23, 2013

  • Ansu

    Learned a lot in the skills clinic, rode the trails better, ate scrumptious food, and then got my bike diagnosed and doctored at the maintenance clinic. Um...what more could there be in life. Was a great day with great organization by the fearless Brian and Kem!!! Thanks to all for making it such a fun time.

    2 · September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great photos, folks! Ansu, great photos and captions! Dedication!

      1 · September 22, 2013

    • Johna

      Yes! Ansu pls I do need ride. Need more Saturide. I am only available weekends. I wish i could teleport one of the weekdays ride.:)

      1 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride the other day. Got in a good workout then went straight to food coma at the BBQ! It was good riding with the group again and meeting new people.

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • Jose T.

    Next time ya go out to fairland be on the look out for a Crank Brothers silver spoke, Thanks.

    September 22, 2013

  • Hunter

    Had great time with you all. It was good to finally be able to make it out to ride. Learned a lot of new skills and techniques to practice. Looking forward to the next ride. Must say I enjoyed the Great food!

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • Nikki L.

    Great way to spend the day, trail riding and munching on good food. Thank you Kem, Brian, and Leah for organizing the festivities.

    2 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a really fun day today. It made up for the fact that I had to go out for a late gig that involved standing and playing on stage for 5 hours. Hanging with you guys was way more fun and balanced out the day. Thanks for having such good attitudes and providing a fun and stress-free environment. Oh yeah, the food was pretty sweet, too. Guacamole with egg in it? HUH?

    3 · September 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was so much fun! Thanks to Kem and Brian for organizing. Thanks Jose for tips on corners. Thanks to everyone who brought food. It was a really great time. :) We should definitely do it again. :)

    6 · September 21, 2013

    • Johna

      Yupsolutely do it again!

      1 · September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yupsolutely...I LOVE IT!

      September 22, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Great ride, great picnic! So many people to thank for all the food you guys brought! Thanks everyone for making this a great turnout!

    4 · September 21, 2013

    • Ansu

      You and Brian are awesome organizers. Thanks to you for putting on such a fun, cool ride and event.

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Victor B.

    We had a fantastic time, both riding and the cookout. Thanks to everyone for the food and Kem and Brian for organizing and Jose for the tips. Great trails, good food and awesome people!

    2 · September 21, 2013

  • Jose T.

    Awesome meetup, great ride, outstanding riders, and the food was supreme thanks to Chef Kem and all others who brought their goodies. Attached is my Gps

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/379127948

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    have a wonderful Sabbath morning ride! God bless!

    3 · September 20, 2013

    • Din V.

      That sound good .if you can come pick me up ! I'm in :-)

      September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rodrigo, yes, i know what it means, its Exodus 20:8-11, its no secret ;D

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Ksenia

    On our way. Will be there for the ride only

    September 21, 2013

  • Nikki L.

    Just picked up three packs of hot dogs and buns.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Alex

    Anything still needed for the cookout?

    September 21, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Chicken lol

      September 21, 2013

    • Alex

      Got it

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Anyone who can't bring anything, no sweat, you guys can still join us.

    September 21, 2013

  • Jose T.

    Brian, I could do a fast group if a few decide. I will bring water, soda, juice, ice, and a cooler. Who knows what else once I get to the store in the AM.

    September 20, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Dude, we told you coal, but you got stuff we already have lol, which is fine. We may not have a lot of burgers. I got a bag of coal, maybe its enough?

      September 20, 2013

    • Jose T.

      no body told me s***, lol, ok i'll get a bag

      September 21, 2013

  • Daniel K.

    Something unexpected came up. Need to pull out. Have fun!

    September 21, 2013

  • Peter A

    I'm out. Doc says no ride. Have fun ya'll.

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bummer. I can't ride, either. I'm just going for the hang, and the food...and the repair clinic stuff. Hope you feel better, Peter. If you change your mind, please come out!

      September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you feel better soon, Peter!

      September 20, 2013

  • Jose T.

    how many miles? between 21-24

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hahaha thats what the lady at the pg parks office said when i called =))

      September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      just be there early (730am) with all your stuff sattered all around one of the pavilions lol =))

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One more thing...Since we don't have enough organizers riding (Peter and I can't ride), the "Speed-Demon" ride is off, unless an informal group wants to make it happen. Other groups are still on!

    September 20, 2013

    • Victor B.

      Hope you guys get better soon. Peter is this because of your crash at Patapsco? Brian, did you hurt your back riding?

      September 20, 2013

    • Peter A

      Yes. No big deal, just need to take it easy. I could probably ride but I want to be in good shape for epic in 3 weeks. Yikes!

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Ansu

    Sorry for the late response. I'm bringing appetizers: chianti and sopraseta salami, manchego and iberico cheese, and crackers. Just to get warmed up while the hot dogs are cooking. Also a chocozilla pie for desert.

    2 · September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fancy ;)

      September 20, 2013

  • fred

    Have to back out last minute. Maybe next week????

    September 20, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Sure, if you bring all the food Lol

      September 20, 2013

  • Kem C.

    I bought one bag of coal, hopefully enough to cook whatever everyone brings, and 24 can sodas. I have the cooler, and one big bag of ice.

    September 20, 2013

  • Molly W.

    Looks like we still need drinks. I'll bring some sports drinks and water.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we still need some stuff. Check above to see what we need. Thanks for everyone who will be contributing!

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bring your umbrellas, folks, since it may rain. It'll still be fun, as long as we don't get zapped. Also, a little update. I wrecked my back the other day, so I won't actually be riding, but I'll be there all day doing other stuff. I'll try to get the food list updated here in a little bit.

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring dogs if we need more.

    September 20, 2013

  • Ed R.

    I will pick up some burgers and a few cans of soda.

    Ed

    September 20, 2013

  • Kem C.

    If anyone is still deciding on what to bring, no one has mentioned anything about drinks, I'll buy a few canned sodas. Also no burgers?

    September 20, 2013

  • Paul V.

    Suzy and I are thinking quinoa salad... Suzy's signature dish. Let us know if we need anything else.

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Jose T.

    What else do you guys need, please revise the list. I got 2 coolers if more are needed.

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think charcoal and grilling equipment might be needed. We have some tongs.

      September 19, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Yes charcoal would be perfect!

      September 19, 2013

  • David S.

    Wish I could make it. Stepson has a baseball game. I hope we can do another long Ptap ride soon!

    September 19, 2013

  • Athena T.

    We're bringing brats.

    September 19, 2013

  • Daniel K.

    Can't join you for the morning ride but I'll stop by with my wife and dog at 1pm for the food! We'll bring fried chicken & dessert. We'll be hiking after the picnic to burn it off.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • Victor B.

    This sounds like FUN! Is the Food part family friendly? Can I bring my wife and 2 daughters?

    September 17, 2013

    • Kem C.

      That's the name!!

      September 18, 2013

    • Peter A

      ROFLMAO!!! Too bad I got a helmet last night and it's grey. Maybe I'll paint it green!

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • fred

    Hey Boys and Girls,

    This has nothing to do with the upcoming, awesome party, but it is entertaining; at least I think so....

    It involves some of the trails around the James River Parks system, which a bunch of us went on. The riders are fantastic!! http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Short-Film-A-River-City-Rip-2013.html

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Kem C.

    I'm bringing guacamole salvadoreño and tortilla chips. I'll fill the cooler with one bag of ice, if someone can bring more ice that'd be great. Also bringing about a dozen hot dogs and buns.

    3 · September 18, 2013

  • Edwin

    Sat weather is calling for rain. If rain does not develop then I'll be glad to volunteer for any help needed.

    September 18, 2013

    • Kem C.

      But in the pm...

      September 18, 2013

  • Victor B.

    We (me +3) are bringing empanadas colombianas (Colombian Empanadas)

    3 · September 17, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Stuff like hot dogs, burgers, buns, can be brought by 2 or 3 people, depending on how many total people we are hosting. You guys can bring something not mentioned on the menu, like PUPUSAS :D!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Mark D.

    Most of my Saturdays for the next 5-6 weeks are already planned out. Hopefully I'll be able to make a similar ride if you have one on a Sunday. I'll be thinking of you guys/gals as I'm sipping on some wine this Saturday at the Maryland Wine Festival.

    September 17, 2013

  • Nikki L.

    Hello :) I can bring plates and napkins, hot dogs, buns, and some condiments.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kem's bringing a cooler and mayo.

    September 17, 2013

    • Kem C.

      I was about to comment lol

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We also have a small cooler we can bring.

      September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cookies

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did not mean to say this three times. I really love cookies but don't worry I'll share. :)

      1 · September 17, 2013

  • Rodrigo S.

    Guys I'd love to go but can't make it on Saturday, but if you change for Sunday I'm in!

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cookies

    September 17, 2013

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