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First Annual Tour of North Raleigh!

  • Nov 3, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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This is a SOCIAL/NO DROP ride (53 miles with a 38 mile option) with two planned major rest stops with food and fun for Real Drafters! This ride will feature riding through some of Raleigh's finer and gorgeous neighborhoods with absolutely no hills to climb. (Maybe - some of the prior sentence is not true) Additionally, the route will wander North of I 540 after lunch at either Rudino's Rooftop on Strickland or Leesville Tap room (depending on the temperature). Some of the northern reaches of this scenic bike route will mimic the popular "five-O" route (I did not partake of that particular ride or food [both bragged on by many]). Then as the route heads south for its final legs it passes through the nice wide roads around Northridge Country Club and ultimately ends where it begins at the parking lot just north of Sparians in North Hills! Then we will secure and lock our bikes to our autos as we finish the day at the new and classy sports bar, the Yard House. Doesn't this all sound Great! And yes - please don't share this tidbit with Chris Bagley; the ride will leave the parking lot at 10:15 but we will tell Chris we are leaving at 10! (that way he will be there on time and not Left Behind! - remember - Don't tell Chris!)

As always bring your helmet and a tail light and maybe even a head lamp. Also remember to bring plenty of fluids and a spare tire and some way to air it up, Andy. Hope we have a great crew. This will be fun.

Oh Yeah - here is a link to the route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/149074205/

One more thing: If the weather does not cooperate, we will attempt to do this same ride on Sunday the 4th at the same time!

I have added a second route pretty much straight back to the starting point after lunch. This option shortens the second part of the ride by 14 miles. Unfortunately much of this route is exactly the route we used prior to lunch but it avoids the busiest traffic areas. The link to the shorter route is: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/149746995/. If any of you are interested in this option, you could stay longer at lunch come back to the Yard House and have a head start on "after ride" festivities! Please let me know by commenting if you desire this shorter option and I will provide cue sheets for you to help return to the beginning.

 


Ron A - "professional bike tour guide of N Raleigh"

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  • Jeff W.

    Great group. Thanks for the ride and entertainment....

    November 4, 2012

  • Tim

    A big thanks to Ron for hosting the ride. Looking forward to the next one!

    November 3, 2012

  • Shellie

    I ducked out and rode home :) mmm, hot coffee! Gonna head up to Yard House around 3:30ish hope to bump into you guys!

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great riding with everyone. Must head back to Chapel Hill. Have a beer for me.

      November 3, 2012

    • Dana R

      Had to leave as well. Enjoyed the day and company. See y'all soon

      November 3, 2012

  • Steve Y.

    Found your cars but looks like I missed you all. Have fun. See you on the next rude

    November 3, 2012

  • Steve Y.

    I couldn't find it

    November 3, 2012

  • Ann M

    Are u on the way?

    November 3, 2012

  • Steve Y.

    I'm running late can you wait a few mins

    November 3, 2012

  • Steve Y.

    Can someone help me out with directions I landed at a YMCA on park ave

    November 3, 2012

  • Ann M

    Ron says meet at first citizens lot

    November 3, 2012

  • Michael G

    Wait for me!
    I'm on my way...

    November 3, 2012

  • Ann M

    First citizens center parking lot

    November 3, 2012

    • Mark B.

      Some of us are at spariams now

      November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Go past Dartmouth to next road & turn east thwn into lot. Ann is by 6 forks /Dartmouth in front lot. VW w bike rack.

    November 3, 2012

  • Ann M

    Can turn on Lassiter across from north hills entrance

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the deck.. not in.. silver dodge 1500 right by dartmouth road now.

    November 3, 2012

  • Mark B.

    Parking deck?

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im at lot just north original. Plenty of space here:-)

    November 3, 2012

  • Mark B.

    I'm in the dirt lot by school activity bus. Where we meeting?

    November 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots blocked for run.. meet where??

    November 3, 2012

    • Mark B.

      I'm here and can't get in. Where are we meting ?

      November 3, 2012

  • Carol

    I'll take a cue sheet for the shorter option, please.

    November 2, 2012

  • Ann G

    I wish that I could but that is a football Saturday. Enjoy.

    October 29, 2012

  • Ron

    Hey Julie, Glad to see you are going to be there!

    October 29, 2012

  • Shellie

    Sounds fun. Not sure I'm up for that distance right now, though!

    October 26, 2012

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