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Happy Hour Ride!!

Did anyone else see it's going to be almost 90 Thursday?!?! Let's get out and enjoy the first summer like day. As always, there is an after party in the parking lot. Bring beer and food to share while you catch up with old friends and make some new ones.

Everyone is welcome, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. This is an unsupported ride, which means that you should have experience on a mountain bike. You should be prepared to fix your bike, find your way back to the parking lot, and ride solo if it comes to that. This ride will not have a dedicated "sweeper." If you're worried about riding alone, think about bringing a friend or posting a note on the site before the ride.

2. If you don't know the trail, you should carry a map or directions.

3. A helmet is required, and we strongly encourage you to bring a cell phone and water.

4. You should have a bike tool, pump and spare tubes — and of course know how to use them

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  • Casey

    Awesome time!

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Elizabeth G.

    Thanks for a good time everyone!!! Hope to ride with you all again soon.

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • TaniaP

    Thanks to the two guys who helped me up after a slow motion can't-clip-out fall a quarter mile from the parking lot!

    1 · May 8, 2014

  • Brayan G

    Would like to be there but I'm Fixing my bikeEnjoy.

    May 8, 2014

  • roel

    sorry can't make it today..have fun everyone.

    May 8, 2014

  • Tony

    Road bike to work so I'll be riding past on skinny tires.

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Laurie J.

      Will you be joining us for some refreshments?

      May 8, 2014

  • Laurie J.

    Hey MTBer's, due to not having enough group leaders we are going to be breaking up into only 2 groups this week. We will do our best to keep everyone with the group, but both groups are going to be doing the entire loop. If you are dropped please make sure you can get back to the parking lot and we will regroup there with beer and hotdogs. Make sure you get some numbers and if you are lost we will find you. This is intended to be a fun casual ride for everyone. Looking forward to enjoying this beautiful weather with everyone!!

    May 8, 2014

    • JT

      If you lose the group, try not to leave the park and it is hard to get lost - there are trail map signs in the park and you will run into walkers and bikers. By that I mean don't ever cross a public road and you will never leave Lake Fairfax. There is a road in the park we cross but it is obviously not a public road, it is the hill to the soccer fields.

      May 8, 2014

    • Steven R.

      Also, (unlike Fountainhead) the trails are not one-way. Therefore, you can always backtrack along the route you used on the way in.

      May 8, 2014

  • richard

    Guys,the grill is too old and rusty.If anybody has one or willing to bring one that will be great!

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Laurie J.

      Mark is bringing his. Thanks!

      1 · May 8, 2014

    • Mark

      I'm on it. Its not huge...so might be slow at first.

      2 · May 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where can I find a map of these trails?

    May 5, 2014

  • Laurie J.

    Several people asked for a map. This link is the best I can find. If anyone knows of a better map please post. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/trails/

    May 8, 2014

  • Nate

    I can only play on Tuesdays during the week:(

    May 6, 2014

  • Marnie

    Coming with my road bike. I know, I know, but about three more weeks before I'm allowed on the dirt...

    1 · May 5, 2014

    • Steven R.

      Also, come with your (soon to be mine) Gears and Beers jersey. ;-)

      May 5, 2014

    • Laurie J.

      Just happy you're coming out. Thanks for prompting me to post.

      May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    And will this be like the last time which was divided by levels?

    May 5, 2014

    • Laurie J.

      If it's as big of a group as last time we'll do our best to split it up. We'll make sure you don't get lost though.

      May 5, 2014

  • Mark

    I cleaned the grill this weekend. I will bring it.

    3 · May 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry cant make it. My sis graduation is this weekend, so I am going home on thursday evening to make her 8 am Friday graduation.

    May 5, 2014

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