Ghosts, goblins and ghouls...Boo! Pre-Halloween Ride at Rosaryville

*****We changed the date to accommodate the MOCO.  Sorry for the inconvenience!!******

Join us for a hauntingly good time at Rosaryville. Wear a costume and decorate your bike!

Your costume should not interfere with your bike riding at all and you must wear a helmet. Other than that-anything goes!

Please call me [(fife-se'en-won)too-for-fife-fife-six-too-oh] if you suddenly can't make it or are running a few minutes late. If you've never been to Rosaryville before try to give yourself a few extra minutes as it is a little tricky to find the lot the first time.

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 blue Volkswagen Golf

Pace- **Beginner/casual Ride - 9-Miles (No-Drop Ride) This will be a casual pace, suitable to newbies. This will be a no-drop ride. That means that riders are at no risk of being left behind. Rosaryville is basically a big loop with almost no serious potential to get lost.

**If there are some who want to fly on their broomsticks through the woods we can certainly break up into two groups and have a faster pace group as well.

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. The trails offer something for all levels, but tend toward moderate speed single track, with moderate climbs. Skills not needed, fitness is.

Kem's video of this awesome trail:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUxGWSEDTMQ

A few bits of advice for true beginners:

We will NOT be riding on pavement! It's all DIRT, gravel, sand, etc.

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

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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  • Travis

    Sorry it took soooooo long to post.. busy, busy.... Video from Halloween ride:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNWzkjL3qbA&feature=youtu.be

    3 · November 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      If I didn't know better, I would've thought that flowy garment was a skirt. Nice video.

      November 4, 2013

    • Travis

      That was my cape :)

      November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone one who came out and wore costumes! I had a lot of fun. Great people and company. Sorry to the people who got lost. I'll try to get better directions for next time. Hope it doesn't discourage you from coming out again. Thanks everyone again!

    3 · October 27, 2013

    • Victor B.

      This one I did not want to miss but the Halloween party the night before went on until too late. I even had my costume ready ...

      October 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well Victor, you could always wear your costume to the MORE trail work say or just any old Tuesday night ride. I heard Faith was considering dressing in costume all the time. ;-) ^_^

      October 29, 2013

  • Monica M.

    This was Awesome, thanks Leah for organizing and thanks to all for a great ride. ET phone home!

    3 · October 27, 2013

    • Ansu

      loved it! :D

      October 27, 2013

    • Janet

      hope ET made it home :)

      1 · October 28, 2013

  • Lisa

    Great ride. Thanks Chris, Chris, Dan and Laird for the push!

    2 · October 28, 2013

    • Chris

      Definitely a great ride!

      October 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh and Rosmary's baby's name: Adrian

    3 · October 27, 2013

    • Lisa

      Haha! Thanks I was just about to look that up. You saved me some research. :)

      1 · October 28, 2013

  • Ray G.

    Outstanding, a great group of riders!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Faith

    Does anyone have a gps link for the ride today?

    October 27, 2013

  • Nikki L.

    I really enjoyed riding with everyone today. Thank you Leah and Brian for hosting. Looking forward to the next ride already.

    4 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good times, this was a great spot for my first trail ride. Awesome group.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Jorge R.

    Great ride and company! Thanks Leah for organizing. Will post pics tonight after Skins game!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Ben

    Ok, my gps sucks and took me to the wrong place.

    October 27, 2013

    • Anna

      Mine too! I have no idea where the parking lot is - just a bunch of horse trailers.

      October 27, 2013

    • Ben

      Take 301 n to Marlton Ave. I think that's the entrance .

      October 27, 2013

  • Anna

    Not going to make it after all.

    October 27, 2013

  • Ben

    I'm running a touch late, but still coming. Were you planning to roll promptly at eleven?

    October 27, 2013

  • Anna

    I am running a few minutes late as well - shouldn't be more than 5-10 late.

    October 27, 2013

  • Kathy

    Miagrane issues :(

    October 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you feel better!

      October 27, 2013

  • fred

    Had planned to attend, but Patapsco hills and an unplanned mud bath have changed my plans. I am sure the mud pictures are forthcoming courtesy of Kem and Pete.

    October 26, 2013

  • Travis

    For everyone coming from Arlington area, the Marine Corp Marathon is tomorrow morning so alot of streets in the area will be closed. Remember to plan accordingly when heading out in the morning...

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Sorry guys, I'm gonna have to bail, I am out of town for work.

    October 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    I am inclined to go if this splits up into a intermediate paced group as well. Or, if a faster paced group wants to do a second loop in the reverse direction after the casual ride has finished, I'm up for that too.

    October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can't guarantee a faster paced group but there are many people at this point so splitting will be a viable option.

      October 24, 2013

    • Daniel Y.

      I will most likely be staying for a second lap after the casual ride.

      1 · October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sunday is gonna be chilly! High of 58. Make sure you wear something warm with your costume!

    2 · October 23, 2013

  • Jim

    This should be a fun one! I have to hit the big, once a year ski swap in upper NW in the morning, so I hope I make it over in time...

    October 21, 2013

  • fred

    Glad that the date was changed. My pet spiders are looking forward to riding, and I DON'T want to disappoint them.

    October 15, 2013

  • Johna

    oh no! I have an event on this particular date. :( enjoy all. more photos!

    October 13, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Now the Moco Epic is on the same day as this :S

    October 10, 2013

    • Nikki L.

      Guess we have to ride in costume during the epic :)

      October 10, 2013

    • Peter A

      Well, since the epic is now on my birthday, I guess I could put a party hat on my helmet :)

      3 · October 10, 2013

  • Victor B.

    Oh man! I have to skip this one! I really love Halloween and was looking forward to this ride but I have another event that day that I can't skip ... I hope there is another Halloween ride the following weekend ... maybe ride the Seneca Ridge Trail down to Black Rock Road (Blair Witch anyone?). That trail is also close to Coffin Rock another location of that film. Good luck and have fun!

    October 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I like that idea victor! I think the following weekend there is a bike festival that Julie posted. We can probably figure something out though. I'm game for making a scary bike movie!

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • Carrie

    I'm so excited for this ride!! I'm putting the finishing touches on my costume...

    2 · October 8, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I can dress as a biker that crashed into a tree.... it'll be easy

    October 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was thinking of being a biker with a mechanical.

      October 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mike, stick some leaves in helmet and a few twigs. That should complete the look!

      October 1, 2013

  • Johna

    costume is a must?
    hihihi

    September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Johna! Yes! Wear a costume! Even if you just have funky glasses or put something on your bike. It's going to be fun! Maybe we'll even have a prize for the best costume!

      October 1, 2013

  • Peter A

    Why is this ride not announced yet? (as of[masked]

    September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Because I didn't know what I was doing but now I do! So there...

      1 · September 30, 2013

    • Peter A

      LOL!

      1 · October 1, 2013

  • Dave C.

    i was going to dress up as a mountain biker!

    September 30, 2013

    • fred

      Sorry. I am wearing that costume and will try to fool people into thinking that I can ride. B-)

      1 · September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wear a bowtie with your mountain bike getup. You'll be a "preppy" mountain biker. :)

      1 · September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nope! It's for everyone! Come on out guys!

    September 25, 2013

  • Jorge R.

    cool! so since is a Halloween ride, should we take a break by the "voodoo" doll around mile 3 and make some scary stories? ;-)

    2 · September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol! Yes, I was thinking the same thing! I have a few other areas I thought of staging a few "scenes".

      September 25, 2013

    • Ansu

      Frreeeaky!

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Jorge R.

    Hello Ladies! Is this a girls only ride? ... Just curious

    September 24, 2013

  • Nikki L.

    Awesome!

    1 · September 24, 2013

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