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Thursday Night ride on the Greenbelt

This is a fun ride that winds around Tempe Town Lake up the greenbelt in south Scottsdale and back. Most of it is off road (but paved sidewalk) and is about 15 miles roundtrip. Our pace varies with our ridership; I would consider it moderate for an active person. We normally finish in about an hour so I'm guessing 12-15mph. We do stop and regroup periodically so you won't be left behind.  Road or mountain bikes work.

If you're not familiar with the area, you might want to arrive a little early to find parking; more info below. Since we have bikes, parking a block or two away shouldn't be an issue for us, right? I normally park in a large lot on the NW corner of W 5th St and S Ash Ave... just west of the RR tracks; free after 6pm (except special event nights) . Another cool thing is the location is very near light rail stop at 3rd and Mill so you can take the light rail from anywhere along the route.

Tempe recently installed a lot of new meters that accept credit cards and pay by phone. These new meters are now active until 10pm and you can recognize them by flashing red or green lights (indicating expired/non-expired). The old style manual meters aren't monitored after 6pm. More info on parking in Tempe

Map of area parking

Although it may be light at the start of the ride, it's best to bring a headlight and tail light for visibility as the sun goes down. Although the greenbelt is lit pretty well, if you are unfamiliar with the route a light may help you.

Please try and be at the location a few minutes early so that you have time to unload your bike and be ready to ride at departure time - we'll wait 5 minutes for those that RSVP yes. Call if you're going to be later and we'll figure the best course of action. Jim -[masked]

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  • mike

    All good...even the parking spot was good !!

    1 · February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for a most enjoyable evening!

    4 · February 6, 2014

    • Colleen The F.

      It was great meeting you Dipak , hope to see you again soon .

      February 7, 2014

  • Colleen The F.

    Awesome group of people last night ..... and a nice ride even if it was a bit chilly :)

    February 7, 2014

  • Jim

    Fun times! Chilly at the start and traffic was a little crazy but the rest of the ride was a great time! Thanks everyone!

    3 · February 7, 2014

  • Damon A.

    Great ride! Thanks to everyone for making it a great night!

    2 · February 6, 2014

  • Zack B.

    If I get off work in time I'd love to go

    February 6, 2014

  • Junko

    As much as I want to attend, I want to watch Olympic opening ceremony. I decided to bike earlier and watch that instead this time.

    February 5, 2014

  • mike

    Bike...beer...repeat.

    2 · February 5, 2014

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