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25 Hours on the ARBT

Let's meet at 11:30a.m. at the Tom's bench, close to the rest room at William Pond to take pictures and be ready to roll out at 12p.m. 


This event is posted on behalf of Heidi Knipping, who will organize the long endurance fun event for us.  Here is the link from last year, organized by Greg and supported by Erin.    http://www.meetup.com/hammerinwheels/events/87695832/

Here is the invitation: 

It's actually 25 hours but by the clock, 24. You got an invitation because you cycle. This is a semi self supported ride...please bring your food/drink to the start and we will have coolers to put stuff in and a support driver to deliver it to us along the way. This is not a race, just an endurance ride to see if we can manage riding from noon to noon during daylight savings. Any questions, please contact me. This will follow right on the heels of the Sacramento Bike Hikers Annual Soup Ride. Even if you don't want to ride the entire time...come join those of us attempting this and keep us company!

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  • Kate G.

    I had a great time. Good people and good conversations. Thank you Heidi for setting this up, and Dean for all your help. This was a good test to see how much more rehab my knee needs (sadly it's a lot, but I'm working hard to get it back to where it was). I appreciate all the encouragement. Thanks for hanging with me for a while Griff and Rachel.

    November 6, 2013

  • Tawny Y.

    Awesome-sauce! Good friends (both old and newly-met), good food, great support. Thanks to all who made this fun crazy adventure happen. Special thanks to Heidi (for making it happen), to Dean and Olivia (for being our SAG crew extraordinaire), and Greg for coming out late at night to pull us and give extra support and encouragement (and for being the nutjob who started it all). Congratulations to Julie and Matthew; they are amazing.!

    November 4, 2013

  • Julie N.

    Great ride with great support! Thank you, Heidi, Dean, their daughter and Greg for your excellent support and encouragement. The foods were delicious and hot, which gave me much energy to keep going. Greg who was sick came out to ride with us after mid-night and also supported us at rest stops. Heidi, you were so amazing! She finished her ride after mid-night; but still came out to support us with her delicious breakfast. Thank you, Tawny to lend me her brand new leg warmers, which kept me warm at the chilly night. Thank you, Phoebe to ride and pull me in the morning and help me to reach my goal of 250miles in a very windy morning. Thank you, Matt to ride with me during the chilly night and early morning. We saw so many dears closely and lovely bunnies. One little cute bunny almost hit Matt's wheel; but we managed not to have an accent. I also appreciate other riders who came out to ride with us and made the ride enjoyable. It was NOT boring to ride ARBT because of you. :)

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Matthew

    Heidi, Julie and everyone was fantastic and much appreciated

    November 3, 2013

  • Phoebe

    It was great meeting all of you, and you were great company! :) I did exactly what I planned to do, which was to ride with the group from the start until shortly after dark yesterday (101 miles total after riding around the neighborhood for a few minutes to get up to 100), then return in the morning today to offer rolling support and pull any remaining riders (52 miles). Matthew had to start and end his ride earlier to go to work and still do the full 25 hours, which would have left Julie by herself. I met them both shortly before Matthew left for work, and I pulled Julie for the rest of her ride. The wind today wasn't as horrible as I thought it was going to be, luckily. Kudos to those of you who attempted and/or finished the full ride, as it's not something I would want to do for 25 hours straight!

    1 · November 3, 2013

  • Greg W.

    Another fun and ambitious year. Congrats to Julie and Matt for going the distance and to Tawny and Heidi for sticking it out til way past Midnight!!

    3 · November 3, 2013

  • Griff

    I'll be there at noon for a while with Rachel, but won't be doing the whole thing this year. :-(

    November 2, 2013

  • Michael

    I want to join your ride but work until 3:00. How will I find you?

    November 1, 2013

    • Julie N.

      I think we will start from WB to Discovery Park first and then to Beals Point. You may find us either at WB, DP, or BP. I will wear my green Tour De Cure kit.

      November 1, 2013

    • Greg W.

      Last year we were riding about 15-18 mph. So at 3:00 probably nearing Beal's.

      November 2, 2013

  • Kate G.

    Where will we be parking?

    November 1, 2013

    • Julie N.

      I will ride to the starting point and not really sure the best place to park. The WB park will be closed at night and you can not park overnight. Last year, Erin supported us with her car just outside the park during the night. I think it could be a good place to park. Any suggestion?

      November 1, 2013

    • Greg W.

      William Pond or Ambassador Drive have always seemed the best spots to me. Both are relatively close to the trail and have few parking restrictions.

      November 2, 2013

  • Fong C.

    Good luck to all of you.

    November 1, 2013

  • Phoebe

    I will ride with you guys for part of the time. I highly doubt it will be all night, especially since I am not a doubles rider (despite Matthew's efforts to get me to try one ;))

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Rachel

    I'll start at noon, and will ride for however long I can. Have the Apple Hill run on Sunday am, so I will not be riding all night :)

    1 · November 1, 2013

  • Greg W.

    I'll be at the start, the finish and middle of the night to keep ya'll going through the darkest parts. Plus support in between.

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Julie N.

      Thanks Greg! The night parts are harder. But we will see all different things.

      October 31, 2013

  • Matthew

    I'm going to start sometime between 8am and 9am on Saturday so if anyone wants to join me, I'll be out there;))

    October 31, 2013

  • patrick m.

    Wow; ambitious and interesting idea! My record distance/time is 105 and 6 hours, so no way I can do the entire 25 hours, but would love to participate and provide encouragement for you stronger/crazier folks. : )

    So, will it be noon to noon, or 9am-9am? I'm thinking I would join for the first and final 3-4 hours.

    October 31, 2013

    • Julie N.

      Hi Patric, we will start at noon. Would you like to ride during the night with us? It will be fun and see different things at night, sunrise and sunset.

      October 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Noon to noon, sorry wasn't able to get on here before now.

      October 31, 2013

  • Julie N.

    It might be too late - I was wondering if we could do 8 to 8, 9 to 9, or 10a.m. to 10a.m. It might be better to start earlier in the day since I was so tired after 9a.m. the next day. Just a thought.... Will we have a group lunch after the ride?

    October 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The ride leader does not want us tagging onto her ride. So I plan on sticking to noon to avoid stepping in her toes.

      October 31, 2013

    • Julie N.

      Got it, let's start at 12p.m.

      October 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Julie!

    For anyone interested...I thought this sounded like 'fun' when some of you did it last year. So, since I didn't see it out there, Julie posted it for me.

    I will be at William Pond early Saturday with the Bike Hikers and then heading out at noon.

    Any pace is fine, I figure we can regroup periodically throughout the ride and food will most likely be at one of several places, Discovery Park, William Pond Park, Negro Bar or Folsom Lake. Of course if there are any issues along the trail that we can't handle...my husband will come help us out.

    Oh, and he will be the one with the vehicle/cooler/hot water for soup, etc. He can't ride at the moment and frankly he isn't crazy enough to do something like this anyway. He will also be able to keep your gear bags in the car for layers and lights...just be sure you have it self contained so nothing falls out and gets lost under a seat!

    See you there!

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Major B.

      I'm so sorry I won't be able to ride this year as I'm leaving town today. I'd recommend a cooler with some goodies at the Rainbow Bridge area. Enjoy!

      October 31, 2013

  • Matthew

    I'm supposed to be at work in downtown Sac at 10am on Sunday so I'll have to cut the ride a bit short but I'll get the night-time riding in. I wanted to do this last year so I hope to enjoy talking with a few of you while riding:))

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Joanne L.

    okay I certainly can't ride for 24 hours but I would like to ride for parts of it. I have a cyclocross race in the morning and should be able to make it out to William Pond before 1pm is my guess... then will head for Discovery and then do the loop.

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Julie N.

      It would be nice if you could ride with us at night. It will be different riding the whole night. You will see lots of things at trail. :)

      1 · October 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It will be nice to see you Joanne!

      1 · October 29, 2013

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