Ladies ride Patapsco-Beginner Friendly

(Ladies only-there is a 2nd ride right after this one that is for everyone!) This is an introductory ride to Patapsco. We will take a beginner's pace with more technical terrain.

• Ride Leader: Leah (fife-sevin-won)too-for-fife-fife-seex-too-oh
Please CALL if you are going to be late. I most likely won't be checking the meetup page right before the ride. I can wait up to 15 minutes but would prefer to start on time. If you've never been to Rockburn branch give yoursef a little extra time to find the place. The address should bring you directly to the park.

• Directions (Once in the park) Drive past the bathrooms and fields to the circle. Park before the circle. Look for a blue volkswagen. If there is no parking near the circle head up to the skills park and meet at the circle.

• PACE: (The MORE-MTB website description of our pace)Beginner/Casual:This is a very casual pace and completely beginner friendly. Someone who has little to no experience on a mountain bike should be able to stay with the group. Casual rides generally have many stops to allow everyone to rest as needed and to regroup. This is the pace often used for kids and beginner rides. The goal is to keep the group together and encourage / assist our new riders as needed. NO DROP RIDE.

• Description: We will start at the Rockburn branch trail and ride over to Morning choice in Patapsco. From there we will descend into a fun romp through some more challenging trails. For beginners or those who are shying away from riding in Patapsco- this is a good introductory ride.

Please keep in mind the terrain is a little more challenging. So bring a good attitude and patience. IF you are not a beginner rider but want to support our beginner rider ladies please come on out but understand this is not a fast paced ride.

****Stay for the second ride right after at 11:30, "Patapsco Lite"- A little more challenging, more logs and more miles but beginner friendly atmosphere! This ride is for everyone!*****

What to bring:
Dress in layers- It will probably be a little chilly in the morning.
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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who came out! It was a beautiful day! I hope to see you all the next ladies ride! And I hope to see more ladies in general!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • renee klein c.

    I have to bail as well. My rear derailleur is still a mess from MoCo Epic and is useless. Note to self: Nix career as bike mechanic.
    Really really bummed. See you for the next ride...

    November 3, 2013

  • Cindy

    Have to back out... injured hip from running today. Hope I can ride and meet you all soon at another ladies ride.

    November 2, 2013

  • Janet

    Sorry am going to have to cancel .. I'm beat and need a chill day ... Next time !

    November 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Totally understand but we'll miss you! Catch you next time.

      November 2, 2013

  • Ansu

    I got tickets to an election event (VA governor's race) on Sunday so I won't make it :-(

    November 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry to hear that Ansu. I hope you have fun! We'll miss you out on the trails.

      1 · November 1, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hoping to have my new bike before the ride. If not I'll be on my really old mountain bike. Hope I can still hang. :/

    October 30, 2013

    • Cindy

      Yup the brakes work. :)

      October 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well, then you'll be great!

      1 · October 30, 2013

  • lisa

    So as of now...I am a yes, and can't wait...might be oot...but hoping not! Time to get off the road bike!

    October 29, 2013

  • Ansu

    Yeah!!!!!

    October 29, 2013

  • Jose T.

    I like the MORE pace

    October 28, 2013

  • Ksenia

    Looking forward to it! Thanks Leah!!

    October 28, 2013

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