For new members: There is no need to RSVP "Not Attending". Only RSVP if you are going on the ride. We assume you're not riding if we don't hear from you.
Rain Policy: There is a chance of rain in the forecast. If it is coming down too hard ahead of the ride, I will cancel. If it is only overcast or raining lightly, I will stick with the plan, but feel free to bail if you are nervous about the forecast.
WHO should ride: Experienced novices and up-and-coming intermediates who are comfortable with the distance and hills. Due to the mixed-use nature of the trail (pedestrians, cyclists, and the occasional horse), this will be a relatively slow-paced ride (11-13 mph moving average).
WHAT will we be doing: 42 miles out and back along the scenic Banks-Vernonia trail. This is a social ride where nobody will get dropped and we'll wait for everyone at the turns. But, please make sure you are up for the distance and the climb. We will take a break in Vernonia and folks can choose to get something to eat at the Blue House Cafe.
WHEN does it all go down: Sunday, June 23, @ 9:00. Wheels roll at 9:30 sharp. We honor the prompt, so please don't be late and make everyone wait - we probably won't.
WHERE will we be doing it: We will be leaving from the parking lot at the Banks Trailhead.
Here is the route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2717888
DISTANCE, TERRAIN and RIDE DIFFICULTY RATING(see **below) A/B 3 - There is a modest amount hill climbing involved, and the overall length of the route should be taken into account. Our cafe stop in Vernonia, however, will give folks a chance to recover.
POST-RIDE REFRESHMENTS: Nothing planned - we will get a chance to get something to eat in Vernonia.
RIDE LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION:
Roger Hurwitz 9seven1 67eight one428
WHAT TO WEAR: Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. I advise against wearing cotton since it doesn’t wick moisture and it chafes. Spandex and synthetics like polyester are great.
WHAT TO BRING: Always bring plenty of water, snacks for energy, a flat repair kit, including a spare tube that FITS, a pump or, at a minimum, a threaded CO2 cartridge. Sunscreen, a credit card and a little cash to buy refreshments and to reimburse a good Samaritan who might have to provide you with anything like a tube ($5) or a CO2 cartridge ($3).
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.
All riders must have their rides in good working order and must bring a flat kit & spare tube on all rides. 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!
** Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides
Pace Rating Terrain
A 12 mph or under 1 = Flat
B 13-14 mph 2 = Flat / Rolling
C 15-16 mph 3 = Rolling
D 17-18 mph 4 = Rolling / Hilly
E 19-20 mph 5 = Hilly
F 21-22 mph 6 = Hilly/Mountainous
G 23+ mph 7= Mountainous