• Ride the ATT

    Durham Bulls Athletic Park

    Join Alex to ride the entire paved section of the ATT, from DBAP to New Hope Church Road Trail Head Park and back. The park has bathrooms and picnic tables for us to take a short rest break. We will all be good neighbors with the walkers, runners, pets, and other folks who will share the trail. Most of the ride is flat, with one short but steep hill near South Point. The total length of the ride is about 32 miles. After the ride we will gather for lunch at Moe's. There is lots of parking available with a gravel lot across the street from the ballpark and a parking deck. Route at http://tinyurl.com/ATTpaved

  • Monday Evening RTP Ride (note 5:45 p.m. start time!)

    Parking lot behind Serena and Randy's

    Same route, different weekday, new 5:45 p.m. start time to accommodate the earlier sunset. As most of you probably know, there have been two Thursday evening rides -- this one in RTP and one led by Kat Adcock in west Raleigh. As most of you probably also know, the ride that started at Woodcroft Shopping Center every Monday evening is no more, because Dawn Bardon and Jim van Welzen recently moved away. So we're moving the RTP ride to Mondays to smooth things out for everyone. This route cuts through corners of Wake, Durham, and Chatham Counties, RTP, and some residential neighborhoods, and even has a short quasi-rural stretch. Click here for the route in Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/MezThursday2 . Here's the cue sheet in Excel: https://chrisbagley.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/cue-sheet-thursday-with-little.xlsx . And here it is as a PDF: https://chrisbagley.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/cue-sheet-thursday-with-little.pdf . We'll aim to have two or three pace groups, depending on attendance--one in the 14-15 range, one around 16.5, and one at 18+. There will be a designated sweep so that no one gets left on the course. It is important, however, that you be able to hold a 13 mph average over moderately hilly terrain. Obey all traffic laws. While the ride leaders aren't going to police absolute full stops, as the law requires, we can't have riders rolling through stop signs or red lights at more than 1 mph. If drivers see us doing this, it makes cyclists look bad and gives drivers an excuse to take risks with our lives. Do not contribute to this dynamic. After the ride, we'll head over to Randy's, Mez, Chipotle, or wherever we can get consensus.

  • Tuesday Raleigh Brewing Ride - Final Tuesday Night Ride for 2019

    Raleigh Brewing Company

    What we'll do: We will be meeting in the Raleigh Brewing Parking Lot. Please be ready to roll at 5:45 PM. This ride goes through the city of Raleigh, the NCMA grounds, past Umstead Park, through the PNC arena, NC State and Meredith campuses, and some Raleigh neighborhoods. There is some traffic, stop signs and stop lights to deal with in certain spots. There are some large hills to climb. There are 3 Ride Lengths for 4 Pace Groups: 13 - 14 MPH Average Pace - 15-Mile Route http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1072085678/ 15 - 16 MPH Average Pace - 18-Mile Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30243573 16 - 17 MPH Average Pace - 18-Mile Route https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30243573 18 MPH + Average Pace - 24-Mile Route : https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27163644 !!!PLEASE NOTE THIS IS SUBJECT TO CONSTRUCTION CHANGES!!! Please be able to maintain 13-mph average so the ride sweep doesn't leave you. This is a no-drop ride, meaning that the group or a designated "ride sweep" will stop at intersections to assist anyone who needs direction or is having mechanical or physical difficulties. Riders leave the parking lot at 5:45 PM. It is a mixture of country road, city street, neighborhood street, and greenway. We leave the Raleigh Brewing parking lot at 6 PM and this ride should take about 1 hour and fifteen minutes. Join us after the ride at Raleigh Brewing (http://www.raleighbrewing.com) for pints, socializing and food trucks! 10% of all Raleigh Brewing Taproom sales on Tuesdays goes to Team On Draft's Bike MS Fundraising! Ride Leader Phone Number: Chris C. -[masked] • What to bring A bicycle helmet, water, spare tube, patch kit and pump for your bike are required. Glasses are recommended for eye protection. There is a waiver that applies to the ride. • Important to know Print and sign the waiver here (once per year applies to all TOD rides): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AW-B2yoKg0Npc6lfHO0D5Qq4RBl5dlBt

  • Thursday Bottle Revolution

    Bottle Revolution

    What we'll do : Ride our Bikes We will be meeting in the Back Right Parking Lot of Bottle Revolution. Please be ready to roll out at at 6 PM. This ride goes through the city of Raleigh, past Umstead Park, through the RBC center, NC State and some Raleigh neighborhoods. There is some traffic, stop signs and stop lights to deal with in certain spots. 15 - 17 MPH Average Pace - 18 Mile Route, Ride with GPS link to be added https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29646645 18 MPH + Average Pace - 22 Mile Route, Ride with GPS Link to be added https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29646786 You MUST be able to maintain 15 mph average so the group doesn't leave you. This is a no-drop ride, meaning that the group will stop at intersections to assist anyone who needs direction or is having mechanical or physical difficulties. Riders leave the parking lot at 6 PM. Join us after the ride at Bottle Revolution for libations. http://bottlerev.com Ride Leader Phone Numbers: Kat Adcock -[masked] • What to bring A bicycle helmet, water, spare tube, patch kit and pump for your bike are required. Glasses are recommended for eye protection. There is a waiver that applies to the ride. • Important to know !!!!ABSOLUTELY NO HEADPHONES/EAR BUDS NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! Print and sign the waiver here (once per year applies to all TOD rides): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AW-B2yoKg0Npc6lfHO0D5Qq4RBl5dlBt

  • Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood (Clemmons, NC)

    Tanglewood Park

    Bike MS: New Bern was blown out, so some Drafters are transferring their registrations to Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood in Clemmons, NC. (https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/NCTBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=30222) To transfer your New Bern registration, either call[masked] or email [masked] and request a transfer. Your registration will transfer over to this other event, if you meet the requirements for Bike MS: New Bern. Use the message board for this Meetup event to coordinate. Let's all wear our 2019 Team on Draft jerseys on Saturday.

  • Monday Evening RTP Ride (note 5:45 p.m. start time!)

    Parking lot behind Serena and Randy's

    Last RTP weeknight ride of the year! We'll start at 5:45 p.m. to accommodate the waning daylight. As you probably know by now, this route wends through corners of Wake, Durham, and Chatham Counties, RTP, some residential neighborhoods, and a short quasi-rural stretch. Click here for the route in Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/MezThursday2 . Here's the cue sheet in Excel: https://chrisbagley.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/cue-sheet-thursday-with-little.xlsx . And here it is as a PDF: https://chrisbagley.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/cue-sheet-thursday-with-little.pdf . We'll aim to have two or three pace groups, depending on attendance--one in the 14-15 range, one around 16.5, and one at 18+. There will be a designated sweep so that no one gets left on the course. It is important, however, that you be able to hold a 13 mph average over moderately hilly terrain. Obey all traffic laws. While the ride leaders aren't going to police absolute full stops, as the law requires, we can't have riders rolling through stop signs or red lights at more than 1 mph. If drivers see us doing this, it makes cyclists look bad and gives drivers an excuse to take risks with our lives. Do not contribute to this dynamic. After the ride, we'll head over to Randy's, Mez, Chipotle, or wherever we can get consensus.

  • Thursday Bottle Revolution

    Bottle Revolution

    What we'll do : Ride our Bikes We will be meeting in the Back Right Parking Lot of Bottle Revolution. Please be ready to roll out at at 6 PM. This ride goes through the city of Raleigh, past Umstead Park, through the RBC center, NC State and some Raleigh neighborhoods. There is some traffic, stop signs and stop lights to deal with in certain spots. 15 - 17 MPH Average Pace - 18 Mile Route, Ride with GPS link to be added https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29646645 18 MPH + Average Pace - 22 Mile Route, Ride with GPS Link to be added https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29646786 You MUST be able to maintain 15 mph average so the group doesn't leave you. This is a no-drop ride, meaning that the group will stop at intersections to assist anyone who needs direction or is having mechanical or physical difficulties. Riders leave the parking lot at 6 PM. Join us after the ride at Bottle Revolution for libations. http://bottlerev.com Ride Leader Phone Numbers: Kat Adcock -[masked] • What to bring A bicycle helmet, water, spare tube, patch kit and pump for your bike are required. Glasses are recommended for eye protection. There is a waiver that applies to the ride. • Important to know !!!!ABSOLUTELY NO HEADPHONES/EAR BUDS NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! Print and sign the waiver here (once per year applies to all TOD rides): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AW-B2yoKg0Npc6lfHO0D5Qq4RBl5dlBt

  • Pedaling and Picnic-ing

    Riverside High School

    This is a 35-mile ride from north Durham to ride to Hillsborough and back, mostly on peaceful country roads. The terrain is moderately hilly: about 1,400 total feet of climbing. The route is at http://tinyurl.com/StMaryLoop2. You can print a cue sheet from https://files.meetup.com/1809565/Cue%20sheet%2C%20StMaryLoop2.xlsx. I anticipate one pace group with an average pace of[masked] mph, quite possibly with an additional group that's slower. I envision this being sort of in the spirit of a Sunday drive from the 1950s. Faster folks are welcome too. We'll count on you to scout out the traffic situation up ahead and send us text alerts. Note that a church meets at RHS on Sunday mornings. Please save the spaces closer to the sanctuary for the churchgoers. I don't know exactly where that is or where will be best for us, so just find a spot that's out of the way. There will be plenty of parking for everyone. A few of us will roll around the parking lot to round up the riders. If in doubt, call me at[masked]. Afterward, we'll head down to Picnic, on Cole Mill Road at the intersection of Rose of Sharon Road. Picnic has delicious hipster home-cooking and a good beer selection.

  • Thursday Bottle Revolution

    Bottle Revolution

    What we'll do : Ride our Bikes We will be meeting in the Back Right Parking Lot of Bottle Revolution. Please be ready to roll out at at 6 PM. This ride goes through the city of Raleigh, past Umstead Park, through the RBC center, NC State and some Raleigh neighborhoods. There is some traffic, stop signs and stop lights to deal with in certain spots. 15 - 17 MPH Average Pace - 18 Mile Route, Ride with GPS link to be added https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29646645 18 MPH + Average Pace - 22 Mile Route, Ride with GPS Link to be added https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29646786 You MUST be able to maintain 15 mph average so the group doesn't leave you. This is a no-drop ride, meaning that the group will stop at intersections to assist anyone who needs direction or is having mechanical or physical difficulties. Riders leave the parking lot at 6 PM. Join us after the ride at Bottle Revolution for libations. http://bottlerev.com Ride Leader Phone Numbers: Kat Adcock -[masked] • What to bring A bicycle helmet, water, spare tube, patch kit and pump for your bike are required. Glasses are recommended for eye protection. There is a waiver that applies to the ride. • Important to know !!!!ABSOLUTELY NO HEADPHONES/EAR BUDS NO EXCEPTIONS!!!! Print and sign the waiver here (once per year applies to all TOD rides): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1AW-B2yoKg0Npc6lfHO0D5Qq4RBl5dlBt

  • Clean up On Draft's section of Fayetteville Road

    Newhope Church

    Have you participated in one of On Draft's quarterly cleanup of Fayetteville Road? If not, then this is a great time to get started, because you will be under by the benevolent but iron-fisted guidance of Pete Doorn, who is joining Bagley as a co-organizer. BE CAREFUL USING GPS TO NAVIGATE TO THE SITE. This is on Fayetteville **ROAD** If you go to 7619 Fayetteville **Street**, the address that MeetUp assigned to the church, then you will end up a few miles north of I-40. In fact, the church is south of I-40 and Southpoint. If you have trouble finding the group, call Bagley at[masked] or Pete at[masked]. Wear boots or crappy tennis shoes if it has rained in the last few days, because the ground can get pretty mushy/swampy. Pete or Bagley will bring a bag of semi-disposable gloves from DOT; feel free to use a pair of those or bring your own set of work gloves. After we finish, we can go grab a beer and/or lunch at Town Hall Burgers and Beer or someplace else.