REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
DATE: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
CHECK IN: Check in @ the House of Sweden (2900 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007), right along the Georgetown Waterfront
7:45am Registration/Check in opens
8:30am 59-mile Vasa ride begins
9:00am 31-mile Halv Vasa ride begins
9:30am 15-mile Kort Vasa ride begins
10:30am - 1:00pm Blueberry soup served at the House of Sweden
Things to know:
Refund policy: There are absolutely no refunds, exchanges OR transfers for this event. In the event of inclement weather (like ice, snow, earthquake..) your registration fee will not be refunded.
The ride is open to WABA Members only. (WABA has had so much demand for their rides, so they have decided to make the rides another members only benefit.) If you’re not a member yet, you can join at the special ‘ride discount’ price of $25 for a one-year WABA membership when you sign up for the Vasa Ride. Note: you have to provide your WABA membership number when you register.
No roads will be shut down for the ride. You should be comfortable bicycling with fast moving traffic. There will be a good number of hill climbs. And you should bring tools to fix a flat.
Ride with a group. Bring friends, or even better, make new friends. With multiple routes, the Vasa ride can be your kick off to the spring training season; it can be silly; it can be challenging; and it can be a family friendly ride.
Remember to bring some cash just in case you need to take a bus or taxi back home. This ride is unsupported.
Obey all traffic laws and stay alert and aware on the ride.
Since the ride is rain or shine, don't forget to bring appropriate gear for rain, wind, and cold, depending on the weather.
WABA says helmets are required. If you don't have a helmet when you show up, we are sorry but they won't be able to let you ride.
Ride Level Chart
A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.
Introductory Level: If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).
Beginner Level: If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).
Medium Level: If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)
Advanced Level: If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and/or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.
The Fine Print
An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf).
Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.
Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.