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Beginner Level: Bike Ride on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Simsbury
The address for a GPS (over a year old) is 62 Mall Way, in Simsbury. Arrive 15 minutes early and have your bike checked out. We'll check your tire pressure, seat adjustment and brakes. Join us for an easy Saturday morning 1.5 hour ride on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail in Simsbury. This ride is intended for the novice rider. The ride will be conducted at a very slow easy pace. Feel free to turn around if you feel you need to at anytime. We will proceed north on the greenway, experiencing scenic vistas looking over the Granbrook Park bridge before turning back. This will be a leisurely ride; no one gets left behind. We'll see you there! Casual 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 including not knowing how to shift your gears. Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace. This is equivalent to riding about 1.5 hours. Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a leisurely pace (10+ mph) This is equivalent to riding 3 hours at a steady pace with several breaks. Please click on the link below for tips on group riding: http://www.meetup.com/Casual-Bikers/pages/Tips_on_Group_Riding/

Iron Horse Blvd. Parking Lot

62 Jim Gallagher Way · Simsbury, CT

What we're about

Welcome! Scenic, casual, safe bike rides for fun and recreation all over the Farmington Valley, Hartford and shoreline area.

See great neighborhoods, view beautiful New England scenery and make new friends. We have a blast on every single bike ride! So if you feel it is more than just the bike ride that matters, then this group is for you.

Casual Bikers is one of the most active cycling groups in the world according to Meetup. Our group Organizers have had the honor of being one of the top 100 Organizers out of 230,000 Meetups worldwide.

This group is for cyclists who are least 18 years of age, looking for fun, fellowship and fitness. It's not about cool gear or speed - this is all about getting out there and getting some exercise while enjoying yourself and the company of others.

Most of our rides will be on paved bicycle-friendly roads while some rides will be on paved or hard packed stone dust/gravel trails.

Helmets help prevent head injuries. Please wear one on every bike ride.

Head and tail lights are required on all rides ending after sundown. Reflective gear is strongly recommended. Ride organizers will do their best to find and lead safe rides. Each rider must keep their own bike and gear in proper condition, follow all traffic laws and follow safe riding practices.

Clothing suggestions- You don't need to dress in the latest cycling gear to attend. This will still be a casual affair but padded pants and shorts, faster drying breathable shirts and biking gloves are recommended. Rides continue into colder months so use layers of clothing that can be adjusted as necessary.

Type of bicycle- The majority of our riders use hybrid bicycles. These work best at our pace of 10 mph and ride better on stone dust trails and off road. Your local bike shop is the best place to purchase one.

Casual Bikers welcomes your feedback and questions. Message Board Etiquette- Please note that messages containing the following will not be allowed: ~Content that is inappropriate for a public forum such ads, spam, or references to products, offers, or websites and off topic information. ~Email addresses and other forms of contact information.

Check out our Christmas bike ride through Forest Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMTL-CYrd0I... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMTL-CYrd0I&feature=youtu.be)

Please Note: Casual Bikers is not liable for any injuries that may occur while attending our events. By RSVPing to attend our events, you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility of your person and belongings as well as any guests you may bring, waiving any right to hold the group and its members responsible as pertained by"Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

There are various types of rides scheduled throughout the entire year structured for riders of all abilities, plus night rides both on and off road.
So become a Casual Biker and come out and ride!

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