We will be meeting up for Tuesdays FreshBikes 16 Mile Ride. It's a very popular ride with up to the hundreds of riders. They have a police escort to clear the roads, so you will not be riding with traffic for start of the ride. Stay within the police escort if you can. Obey traffic rules once you're out of their protection.
The ride is meant to be a workout. Appropriate attire is cycling clothing with cycling shoes. It is strongly recommended to bring a road bike, with clips or clips-less shoes. Bring an extra change of casual clothes for the late dinner and happy hour.
While your organizers do everything they can to make our rides beginner-friendly. This ride is not a beginner ride, as you will be riding on the roads with traffic. Again, I also strongly suggest all members have clips for their pedals or clip less cycling shoes. If cost is an issue on cycling shoes, please contact me, I know a owner of a LBS and will help you out. That being said, the ride is no drop and you will be riding with me and the group. Fitness levels will vary so pick your poison and stick with it. We will keep the ride safe as much as we can with a sweeper and cue sheet with route directions. Everyone with a Garmin, please download the route and have it ready.
Route with Garmin download
Ride from last week record by Ryan
Meetup Location and Time:
The rides starts at 6:30pm, so lets meetup at 6:00pm at Mosaic Park on the side road near the play equipment. If you can not find parking on the side roads near Freshbikes, parking is available at Ballston Common Mall When the riders start lining up please move to the end of the pack. I don't control when the ride starts, so please arrive early if you can. You can recognize me by my SCOTT cycling jersey. There will be lot of other riders, please find me and introduce yourself. The ride leaves from Mosaic Park just behind the shop.
We will use the Glympse app to temporary share our location before we start. Please download and install it before the meetup start time and then join our Glympse group. While everyone is concerned on privacy issues when sharing your location, the app takes care these issues by automatic turning off after the time you set. Seriously it's OK to use it.
After the Ride:
We will head to Continental Pool Lounge in Rosslyn. We will be drinking, dinning and playing games most of the night.Tuesday is Lady night at Continental with half price salads, and wine. Plus ladies can play pool, shuffleboard, skee ball and WII for free all night! Happy hour is untill 8pm, and prices on the food are reasonable. $5 for a dinner salad.
Continental is accessible by bike being near Mt Vernon Trail. It is also walking distance from the Rosslyn metro and has public parking garage next door.
It will be getting dark when we leave Continental. Please bring your bike light. I recommend the 1000+ lumens CREE $20 bike lights.
New rule Gentlemen's Agreement for dinner and happy hour. All ladies drinks are free via Gentlemen splitting their bill. Men can opt-out by declining to be a Gentleman. I will start a tap, just put your drinks on it.