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Cycle Fitters Road and Mountain Biking Group

Welcome to the Cycle Fitters Road and Mountain Bike Meetup. We are a member-financed group of enthusiastic cyclists riding road, cyclocross, gravel, fixed gear, mountain, and most all other types of bicycles in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, including Northwest New Jersey. Being member-financed, donations are welcomed.

We ride for fun, fitness, and camaraderie. We ride roads, trails, bike paths, gravel roads, and tow paths. We have day and night rides. We have overnight and multi-day bike packing rides. We ride year round - we don’t stop because the weather gets cold.

We meet at the noted locations. Most of our rides are of the no-drop variety, but the more spirited rides may elect not to wait for stragglers. The ride leaders will post what type of ride and expected pace in the Meetup.

***HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDES!***

***No helmet, no ride, no exceptions.***

***Note that cycling can be dangerous. You ride at your own risk.***

Upcoming events (4+)

Escape summer heat-bike/kayak by Lake Michigan! Bike 2,3,4,5 or 6 of the days.

#### Door County - Lake Michigan - Wisconsin 6 day Fun Bike Rides

Escape the heat, be cool in summer!

How about doing a 6 day bike and kayak adventure, now before you run away ...Only two hotels for the 6-day span! So only 2 mandatory biking days (when we switch hotels day 3 and 6). Want to kayak or swim one day? No problem! A shopping day? No problem! Avid cyclist wanting the maximum mileage— 250 or more miles during the 6 days? No problem!

DOOR COUNTY~ Come visit Wisconsin's and Chicago's vacation spot, a biker's and kayaker's paradise, where you may ride as much or as little as you please.

June 28th to July 3rd

$1395.
• 5 nights of hotels
• Breathtaking Lake Michigan
• Two kayak paddles
• Two group dinners (Fish Boil + ?)
• 3 Happy Hours at the hotel (wine, beer, soda, snacks, etc.)
• RideWithGPS maps and "Cue" sheets
• SAG vehicle driven by experienced tour owners (for ride support)
• Luggage transport between hotels
All activities are subject to local-state-federal COVID health guidelines at time of ride.

This is a kayak and bike adventure to Door County Wisconsin. It is considered the Cape Cod of the mid-west.

See Door County Kayaking photos.

See Door County Biking Photos.

I have 6 people who want to bike for sure and kayak some too. 2 from Michigan, 2 form Florida, 2 from Wisconsin. Hope to have 12 total.

with 5 nights of hotels $1395 double occupancy.
You could bike up to 6 days and I will include two kayak paddles such as. https://www.kayakdoorcounty.com/tours/cave/ experience the mysterious caves and marvel at the limestone bluffs on crystal clear Lake Michigan.

Here are 1 of 2 of the ones I would include
https://www.kayakdoorcounty.com/ephraim/eagle-harbor-kayak-tour/

Learn more about the biking options at: https://funbiketrips.com/lake-michigan

Others price this trip at $3,000! We can do it more affordably for a smaller group of 12 to 24--for $1,395 double occupancy.

Great weather: Late June averages: 76° high / 60° low.

See Itinerary at https://funbiketrips.com/lake-michigan

Registration Form and Waiver

Do you want information as we add additional biking or kayaking multiple day events?

Sign up below to get first offerings.

• Fun Biking Trips Newsletters: https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/s/websitesignupform40681930231007

• Fun Kayaking Tours: https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/s/websitesignupform0106202220617pm
• (Double opt in, check your email and or spam right away to confirm. Some email serves put opt in as spam.)

• Other Fun Bike Trips: https://funbiketrips.com/more-trips

Finally, please also RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/funbiketrips/events/284078151/
to see other attendees, all questions, answers, comments etc.

Mixed Terrain Ride

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This will be a weekly ride to go along with Salsa's Adventure By Bike concept. We believe a sense of adventure makes life better. The bicycle can be so much more than just a bike; it's a path to new places, new people, and amazing experiences.

Mixed terrain bicycle riding combines bicycle travel with a mountaineering flair. Dirt trails, gravel and paved roads are combined as needed for an efficient route through sometimes difficult terrain. Natural obstacles are often not avoided, instead they are incorporated into the ride which may require some hike a bike sections. For mixed terrain riding the goal is finding efficient travel over every surface traveled. Sometimes this means combining hiking or climbing with biking.

Mixed terrain riding is best done on an off-road adventure bike like Salsa's Fargo. Although any mountain bike (preferably with 29 inch tires due to some long stretches of pavement) or cyclocross bicycle will work fine.

Due to time constraints, we ask that you be able to ride at a 12-14 mph pace on the road before taking on this type of ride.

As a reminder: You must wear a helmet. You are responsible for you and your safety on this ride. Bring plenty to drink,some snacks, tools and supplies to at least repair a flat and a cell phone would be advisable. No one gets dropped.

Headlights and steady red tail lights are required.

Cycle Fitter Organizational Meeting (the future is ours)

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The purpose of the meeting is to discuss what we would like to see from Cycle Fitters? What's working? What can we change? How can we better support and organize rides, events, etc.

All are welcome- ZOOM time limit of 40 minutes.

John Gilmore is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Future of Cycle Fitters
Time: Jun 29,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72639062319?pwd=zwNA0sMdfmNe0OBuQUS8vTlzCFmq4y.1
Meeting ID:[masked]
Passcode: B6R08e

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CF - Adventure Cycling, updated route weekly! (TBD)

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Carefully selected, scenic and safe back roads. The weekly route is in the link below. Feel free to bring a snack as we will be stopping at a few spots along the way. This will be a ROAD C+, B- Pace ride with an 12-15 MPH average - No one will be dropped.

ROAD C+, B- Pace: Moderate pace, flat to hilly terrain, 2-3 stops, no one gets dropped, 12-15 MPH average, 35-45 miles in length, approximately 3 hours ride time.

Rain, snow, ice and/or other poor weather conditions cancels the ride.

Past events (5,433)

Char's Kick-Ass Milford Ride

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