Past Meetup

Bike Ride Through Historic Longmeadow & Annual Christmas Lights in Forest Park

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Saint Mary's Catholic Church

519 Longmeadow St. · Longmeadow , MA

How to find us

Park across the street from the front of the church

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Details

A Casual Bikers favorite since 2012

Medium Level Ride:
Please have your bike in ready-to- ride condition. Tires should be pumped to maximum pressure written on the sidewall to help prevent getting a flat tire and be sure to bring a spare tire tube in case you do have a a flat.

We'll be riding at a Medium Level Pace of (10 mph) with stops to take breaks and regroup.

We will ride an 18-20 mile loop which will take us through beautiful historic neighborhoods in Longmeadow, MA. We will be able to view over 100 houses which date back before 1900. Many of these homes in the historic district are set back giving the flavor of an authentic New England Center. We'll also see stately mansions that border the southeastern part of Forest Park. During the ride, we'll ride through Forest Park where you'll see 450 Christmas Light Displays. Admission is free and we will be departing the park before vehicles are admitted at 5:00 PM.

The ride is mostly flat and on quiet roads with the exception of Forest Park which has a few short hills.

Bike lights needed.

The ride will probably conclude by 5:30 PM.

We can have dinner and get more acquainted after the ride at Buona Vita 284 North Maple St. Enfield, CT 06082
Here's the menu: http://www.buonavitaenfield.com/menu.html

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We'll see you there!

Please click on the link below for tips on group riding:
http://www.meetup.com/Casual-Bikers/pages/Tips_on_Group_Riding/

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.