No, this isn't the start of a Country Joe and the Fish song. It's FOTM! Fantastic wings, even better rings, and the best stout on the planet. And if that's not enough, they even have deep fried twinkies. I'm sure this is what the pros eat.
Pace: @12-14 mph on the flats (and most of this route will be flat)
Start Time: 09:30 AM sharp
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30690029 . This is a 21 mile fairly flat route. The main climb is on NE 33rd out of the Columbia River floodplain. While much of this route is on dedicated bike paths a significant portion is on arterials such as NE 33rd Ave. with significant auto and commercial truck traffic as well close in residential streets. Please review the route closely and if you are not comfortable riding in these conditions you should skip this ride. Please print a map/routesheet or download to your favorite GPS enabled device.
Weather Cancellation Policy: The point of this ride is to enjoy a lovely Portland summer morning. On the other hand, a little rain can be beautiful. So we'll cancel only in the event of significant atmospheric nastiness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HADu8c7SegI . (Wendy, where are you?) I'll post by 6pm on the Monday evening before the ride.
Required Gear: HELMETS must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. Also, this is a NIGHT ride. At a minimum, you'll need a legally sufficient front and rear light. Beyond that, the brighter the better in the form of a good front and rear light as well as reflective clothing.
Recommended Gear: Always bring plenty of water, on for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube. A tool kit and small pump is good, but if you don’t have one there is usually someone on a group ride who does. Please check to see if someone has what you might need if you don't and be prepared to ride a bus or call a cab. (Not that we'll leave you by the road broken down, because that's not us). Carry a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments or buy that bus ticket....
Mandatory for all riders: Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well. If you haven't read it lately please read the Oregon Bicyclist Manual (http://goo.gl/Q8FNe3)
All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube. If there is an issue with proper working or lack of equipment you may be asked to sit the ride out. Please ask for help if you are ill equipped prior to the ride. We will try to help!
All riders must be able to change a flat should they have one or have a way to get picked up (AAA, Tri-Met ticket, a friend…). There is often, but not always someone on the ride who knows how to help you change your tire, so plan accordingly.
Note: Your RSVP signifies that you agree to the following. Organizers, event hosts and other participants will not be held responsible for any individual at any event. Each rider rides at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.
Final Note: RSVP’s cannot include a +1 or Guest. If you choose to bring a friend or family member, they themselves must sign up as a member of Go the Distance.
E-bikes OK (If you've practiced and can ride in a group) E-cigs not OK. E(ar) buds also not OK.