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Soaking up the Sun @ Sauvie Island - Guys welcome! (12 or 30-miles)
This amazing October sun is calling and Sauvie Island seems to be the perfect spot to meet it, feel it and let it warm up our insides. Grab your bike (and a girlfriend) and join Diana and me on one of our favorite biking spots (and you just might get a story from our early biking days). Bring your spouse/partner if you like (add +1 when you RSVP). The ride is for everyone who wants to ride, fast, slow, whatever your pace. The single loop around the island is a flat 12 miles. For those feeling a bit more ambitious, let's add the 10-mile out and back along Sauvie Island Road following water to the end of the road and back. No sweeper (unless someone volunteers), so we will ride together awhile and then break into like-paced groups to finish up, or you can just ride the pace you like. P-L-E-A-S-E, RSVP if you're coming AND un-RSVP if you change your mind. WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Whoever likes to bike in the sunshine! Road bikes and hybrids recommended. RIDE DIFFICULTY: As easy or difficult as you want it to be. Choose your distance (12 or 30 miles, or somewhere in between). • Pace: After a 15 minute warmup at an easy pace, we will be rolling about 14-17 MPH. We can modify based on the group or just break into like paces. • Terrain: pancake flat (very light rollers on the 30 mile route) SWEEPER: No planned sweeper, will regroup as needed. RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes (at the Market beside the parking lot) RIDE LEADER: Carolyn Jen[masked] REQUIRED: Helmet, flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. All riders need to sign a waiver. REMINDER: Bring water, snacks, ID, cell phone. WEATHER: Check back for updates on the day of the ride. Changes will be posted no later than 2 hours before the start.

east end of Sauvie Island bridge public parking

NW Sauvie Island Bridge · Portland, OR

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Ride Like A Girl exists to help women discover the joy of bicycling. Whether she wants to bike for leisure, fitness or to chase a big, hairy, audacious goal, we are the friendly, skill-building, cycling community to support her. Join for FREE! In celebration of our 5th birthday, we removed the $25 annual membership fee. (We are trying out a contribution-membership model though Oct. 5th) Bike this summer on us!

Click here (http://www.Meetup.com/RLAGcycling/events/calendar) to view our calendar and RSVP to your first activity.

Membership benefits:

We offer both free and pay-for services, bike rides, training camps and clinics as well as occasional social events. Members benefits include:

* 20% in-store and online purchases at Western Bikeworks (some exclusions apply).

* 50% off bike fitting at Western Bikeworks

* Free women-only group bike rides (hosted by trained ride leaders )

About pay-for services: We occasionally ask a fee to help us compensate cycling coaches, instructors and other cycling, health and wellness experts who offer specialized training and learning opportunities. Payment instructions are included in the specific event description so there are no surprises.

More About Us: We invite women of various bicycling abilities to come into a community of girlfriends where we strive to:

• Create a women-friendly, supportive cycling community for beginners, intermediates and "RLAG graduates" to practice their skills and enjoy biking with girlfriends. We encourage you to ride just for fun or to further develop and strengthen your skills.

• Offer true-beginners a training path to riding skillfully, safely and confidently. First-timers and "Nervous Nellies" are especially welcome. Check out the "Just Coffee" info sessions usually scheduled in March.

• Help experienced and beginner cyclists improve their skills to promote good bike handling, safe riding and self-sufficiency through demonstrations, on-ride lessons and training clinics.

• Give more experienced cyclists a place to give back by sharing what they have learned, leading bike rides or simply coming alongside junior cyclists to encourage and support them.

Follow us by clicking on these links: Facebook (public) page (http://www.Facebook.com/RideLikeAGirlCycling), Facebook (private) group (http://www.Facebook.com/groups/507884155989024), RLAG Blog (http://www.RideLikeAGirl-Cycling.com), Twitter (http://www.Twitter.com/RideLikeAGirlOR), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ridelikeagirlcycling/).

We are delighted you found us and look forward to meeting you.

Carolyn Jen
Founder & Girlfriend in Charge
ridelikeapdxgirl@gmail.com
503-913-3534

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