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First Annual Unofficial Slow Ride Race

  • Oct 6, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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This will be an unofficial slow ride race where the last person to the line wins. If you're fast you lose. If you snooze you win. This is strictly an experiment so remember to take part in that spirit.

The rules are simple.

No touching the ground.
Once you have both feet on the pedals you must not take them off again until you've reached the end of the course.
Absolutely no track stands. If you can perform a track stand you’re probably with the wrong group.
You must keep moving at all times, stopping is not permitted.
Bikes must travel forward.
No weaving or leaving your lane. No bunny hops or wheelies.
Two wheeled bikes only no unicycles, trikes or four wheelers. Recumbents ok but must be two wheels.
No touching other riders
All decisions by the Grand Marshal are final.
Any rules I think of between now and then.

Rain cancels the event.

Cornelia Fort Airpark is at 2641 Airpark Drive and is part of the Shelby Bottoms Greenway. You can get there by biking the Greenway to the Shadow Lane trail. There is parking at the site and you can find it by driving Rosebank Avenue from Riverside Drive and then turning on Colbert Drive or Airpark Drive. Just search for Cornelia Fort Airpark in Google Maps.

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  • James S.

    Sorry I missed it. Could make it more interesting... Add lanes.... Can't go out of your lane. If come to complete stop -2 seconds added. Absolutely no dabs! Feet must stay on pedals. Winners of each heat must drink a full beer or shot of whiskey before competing in next heat(?!):)-need to come up with trophy ideas

    That looked like lots of fun!!

    October 7, 2013

    • Carey R.

      It was fun and just a little wacky. I nominate you to organize the next one. Drawing lanes will take a lot of chalk! You can buy the beer and the trophies. :-)

      October 7, 2013

    • Jeff

      We were thinking a jug of molasses to the winner!

      October 7, 2013

  • Carey R.

    http://youtu.be/QyHARPZbEl0

    Video of the "race"

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • James S.

      Wow!!! I couldn't watch the whole thing... It took too long! My ADD kicked in...

      October 7, 2013

    • jenny

      What a riot. Next we'll have to bring in a cheering crowd.

      October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a blast! Let's do it again sometime.

    October 7, 2013

  • Donna "Rocksee" C.

    So much FUN!

    October 7, 2013

  • Jeff

    Great social event. Fun even in the rain!

    October 6, 2013

  • Terri O.

    If we all back out, the rain will go away and it'll be a beautiful afternoon -- Murphy's Law or something like it.

    October 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      The last one that backs out, wins!

      October 6, 2013

  • Paige

    I'm out due to weather

    October 6, 2013

  • Jeff

    If I'm the last one to cancel out, do I win?

    October 6, 2013

  • A Keith S

    I'm backing out looks too much like rain

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Humm.. Kinda damp outside for me. I'm "slowly" backing out of attending the race.

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Canceling my reservation due to forecast.

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing a friend.

    October 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Canceling due to forecast.

      October 6, 2013

  • James S.

    Group start or individual?

    October 3, 2013

    • Carey R.

      I thought we would try heats of 4 or 5. Slow meets slow in the finale for the big enchilada.

      October 4, 2013

    • James S.

      As many will fit across runway!

      October 5, 2013

  • Art V.

    how long is the ride...miles, laps, ? Just read below...25 to 50 yards...are you joking? If I come Id like to at least feel like a took a ride.

    October 5, 2013

  • A Keith S

    dahhhh just read Rain cancels event

    October 4, 2013

  • A Keith S

    Weather man is calling for 80% chance of rain . Will you have race in rain or will you reschedule in case of rain.

    October 4, 2013

  • charlotte c

    How long of a ride is this?

    October 1, 2013

    • Carey R.

      It will be a short course. I'm not sure how long but maybe a 25 to 50 yards?

      October 1, 2013

  • Richard E.

    I will give my slot up because of a change in plans with family. I think this a great idea and wish everybody luck and s great time.

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What are track stands?

    October 1, 2013

    • Carey R.

      A track stand is when you sit on the bike (with feet on the pedals) and remain stationary.

      October 1, 2013

  • Paige

    This is awesome! I cannot imagine what this will look like. Don't know if I am brave enough to try the slow ride, but I may have to come watch

    September 30, 2013

  • Thierry

    That's a brilliant idea for a race.

    September 30, 2013

  • Donna "Rocksee" C.

    I'd love to give this a shot on my mountain bike. I do have to be in Cent Park by 3:45 and it may be a time squeeze.

    September 30, 2013

  • David J.

    Free beer at finish line would help someone win if it were first come first serve.

    September 30, 2013

  • Terri O.

    Sounds like great fun!

    September 30, 2013

  • Robert J.

    Oh No! It's during nap time! I would have ace'd this, I'm incredibly slow! I'm so upset, I might have to lie down for a bit right now in fact.

    1 · September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was in until you ruled out track stands.

    September 26, 2013

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