• ADVENTURE RIDE: Scio Covered Bridge Loop-32 miles/opt xtra 12 miles

    Covered Bridge Coffee House

    DESCRIPTION: A beautiful ride in Linn County, riding on rural roads & over the creeks on the covered bridges. We will ride thru Gilkey Bridge, Hoffman Bridge, Larwood Bridge, Shimanek Bridge and if we want to ride 8 extra miles we'll go thru Hanna Bridge. This ride is for intermediate/experienced riders with experience on rural roads with no shoulder and traffic. We'll keep a moderate plus pace. This is a 32 mile route, but we have the option at Shimanek Bridge to ride to Hanna Bridge to make it a total of 5 bridges/44 miles. ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29860944 EXTRA BRIDGE ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29876312 RIDE DIFFICULTY: We will be riding on two lane rural roads & stretches on narrow rural highways with truck/auto traffic. • Pace: Moderate plus (12-18 MPH). We'll keep it moving, stopping at the bridges. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS IF YOU ARE A DRIVER & HOW MANY BIKES YOU CAN CARRY OR IF YOU ARE A PASSENGER. We will try to workout carpools to keep everyone happy & safe! CARPOOL INFO: We will meet at the New Seasons parking lot in Tualatin (off the 1-5). 7703 SW Nyberg St. Meet at 8:45am, to load bikes. If you're a passenger, please pay $10.00 to your driver. START AT SCIO: We will gather at the Covered Bridge Coffee House, 38765 N. Main St in Scio. Planning to get there and start riding by 10:30am SWEEPER: No sweeper, we will regroup at turns, as needed RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes RIDE LEADERS: Louise & Emily BRING: Money for: CARPOOL ($10.00), & cafe stop before heading back • Bring water • Snacks (Do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone 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. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is below freezing, in snow, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. Many leaders DO ride in gray/drizzly/light rain, but this can vary by leader. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. Changes will be posted IN COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.

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  • CAMP: Coastal Delight for Beginners!

    Pelican Pub & Brewery

    $99.00
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  • RLAG Friends Rides - Mondays, casual & social rides - approx 25-35 mi.

    Sellwood Riverfront Parking Lot

    DESCRIPTION: These are casual, social rides. We will gather each week at the same time and place. This spring we will ride on the Trolley Trail with various return routes and added loops. Depends on how we all feel that day. If appropriate we can divide the group in two, by distance or speed, since we have two leaders. The routes are basically flat, with some long railroad grades, ups and downs. Toward summer we will add more hills for fun and variety. Come join us! I hope this time and location will fit your schedule. Arrive early so you will be ready to ride on time; rides leave at the posted time. WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Beginners and Bike path lovers are welcome. Social, we will never be in a hurry. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Bike Paths, bike lanes and occasional low traffic city streets. • Pace: Relaxed (8-11 MPH) working toward Social (12-14 MPH) • Terrain: Flat+some hills SWEEPER: Doni will sweep, so no one left behind. We will stop on request by any rider. We will not do a lengthy stop before the end. There are coffee shops and food carts and lots of places to eat in Sellwood after the ride. RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes, Poorly maintained porta-potty at the start and a regular clean bathroom in Milwaukie along the way. RIDE LEADER: JoAnn (reach me via Meetup or by email at [masked] 1 hour before or after the ride. BRING: *a positive attitude. • Bring water • snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone 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. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is too cold, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. We DO ride in gray/drizzly/light rain. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. On iffy weather days a message will be sent by 8 a.m. to confirm ride. Messages will not be sent or read within the hour before the ride.

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  • EVENT: Reach the Beach (Guys welcome too!) 25, 53, 72 or 101 miles

    There is a route for EVERYONE in this event. Even if you are a newer bicyclist, please join us. It's a fun event and you'll love it! OFFICIAL RTB WEBSITE - 1. RSVP in This meetup to get the discount code (to save 50% off the registration fee)! 2. REGISTER with the official event website, being sure to "Join the Ride Like A Girl - Oregon" - http://action.lung.org/goto/thebeach 3. Enter the discount code 4. Remember, there is a minimum $150 fundraising required 5. Post ride party in Pacific City, Carolyn hosting. RSVP to get details, to be shared before the event. This is not a RLAG-hosted ride but a biking event open to the public. We are posting the event on our calendar to provide a means for women to express their interest in attending (RSVP) and connect with other RLAG members who are riding. Use the comments section below to arrange carpools, meeting times, questions, and share what distance you plan to do, etc. RLAG ride leaders: Carolyn, Suzie, Louise, Monica, Mary and Linda will be hosting various ride distances. Reach the Beach is one of the best organized and well-supported bike events around. We strive to excel in our fundraising efforts in support of all the women and friends we know who are suffering from lung disease. Join the RLAG Reach the Beach Facebook group to connect with other riders online, keep current on related RLAG activities and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1400261376899321/ All routes and related information here: https://action.lung.org/site/TR/Cycle/ALAMP_Mountain_Pacific?sid=9854&type=fr_informational&pg=informational&fr_id=17664

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  • Just Keep Pedaling, Sauvie Island! (25-30 miles w/ options)

    Sauvie Island Bridge

    If you've been training for Reach the Beach (RTB), this is a final spin to keep our legs warm for the upcoming event on Saturday, May 18th. If you're not participating in RTB, you're welcome to join us. The week of a big event it's good to rest. This doesn't mean skipping exercise, but keeping it light and avoiding anything that would require significant recovery time. So let's have an easy spin. Target will be 20-30 miles, flat. The route will be shared in the Comments section (below) once it's finalized. Route: Sauvie Island main route that I'll lead will be 25-30 miles, but there will be an option for 12 or 20 if you want to cut it short. Something for everyone. WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Anyone who would like to join us. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Rural, no shoulder • Pace: 13-17 MPH • Terrain: Primarily flat SWEEPER: No sweeper, regroup at turns RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes RIDE LEADER: Carolyn Jen BRING: • Bring water • snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone • • 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. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is below freezing, in snow, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. Many leaders DO ride in gray/drizzly/light rain, but this can vary by leader. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. Changes will be posted IN COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.

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  • TRAINING: Reach the Beach Beginner's Series (6-weeks)

    This is a six-week BEGINNER's training series to help you prepare for the easiest route (25 miles) on May 18th Reach the Beach biking event. If you haven't been on your bike in a while, perfect. If you need to gain confidence or become more comfortable with traffic, this is for you. If you don't have any group riding experience, come learn with us. Our focus is safety and building confidence and biking skills. Our ride distances will be short, increasing gradually over six weeks. The pace will be easy - no speedsters, please! Each week will include a focused learning topic and a practice bike ride to apply the new skills. Learn essential skills, including: pre-ride safety check, tips for better balance and control, how to minimize the risk of falling, how to use gears to make your ride easier, develop good group ride etiquette, how to ride visibly, predictably and alertly. Every ride will be supported by a coach and a sweeper; no one is left behind! WHO IS THIS SERIES FOR? Designed for women who want a friendly, supportive learning environment to prepare for the 25-mile bike ride on Reach the Beach. No road biking experience necessary; however, you must be available to start either April 11 or 18 and participate in four of the six weekly sessions. LOCATION: Bethany Starbucks, 4720 NW Bethany Blvd., Portland SCHEDULE & ATTENDANCE: - We will meet weekly on Thursday evenings 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (may go later as daylight extends later into the evening). - You must be available to start either 4/11 or 4/18 and attend a minimum of FOUR of the SIX sessions. - STARTS Thursday, April 11 (recommended) and repeats every Thursday for five weeks. - Week six (final session) we meet Monday, May 13th - April 18 Last day to register - April 19th Registration CLOSES - 6:00 PM is the start time - please arrive early so you are ready to ride by 6:00 PM. COST: - Try before you buy - Your first session is free and you are not obligated to purchase if you find it's not what you're looking for. - $125 for entire weekly series, payable by 4/18 (or 4/25 if you start 4/18). - This is a flat rate, whether you start 4/11 or 4/18. REQUIRED: - Front and rear lights on your bike - Helmet - Water bottle mounted to your bike - Snack for the ride - Carry ID and cell phone - Flat repair kit (you don't need to know how to fix a flat but prepare by carrying the supplies and we'll do our best to help you) - Your bike must be in good working order - CHECKED by a certified bike mechanic. BEFORE YOU ATTEND, have your bike inspected for safe operation (bike shops do not charge for this) - All participants must sign a waiver - No ear buds STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: - Road bike (best), Hybrid bike (next best) or mountain bike with ROAD tires. Heavy, cruiser-style bikes or bikes with big, knobby tires are NOT recommended. - Glasses (protect your eyes) - Cycling gloves (so you have a good grip and to protect your hands) - Padded bike shorts (recommended by 3rd week to reduce risk of skin chaffing and discomfort) - Remember - RLAG members receive 20% off at Western Bikeworks in NW Portland. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Initially Bike Paths and increase to include Residential and Rural Roads • Pace - This will be an easy-paced series, starting 10-12 MPH and working towards 12-14 MPH. • Terrain: Flat: Basically flat, no steep hills. SWEEPER: Yes! No one left behind. RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes COACHES: Carolyn Jen[masked] and Linda Godfrey (sweeper) Carolyn Jen is the Founder and Girlfriend in Charge of Ride Like A Girl Cycling and a League Certified Instructor (League of American Bicyclists). Working with new cyclists since 2013 she has helped many women overcome common barriers to cycling, improve riding skills and confidence and achieve goals they never thought possible. WEATHER: We will cancel/reschedule for heavy rain, wind or very cold temperatures. Changes will be posted IN COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.

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  • Just Keep Pedaling, Westside! (20-30 miles)

    Longbottom Coffee & Tea

    If you've been training for Reach the Beach (RTB), this is a final spin to keep our legs warm for the upcoming event on Saturday, May 18th. If you're not participating in RTB, you're welcome to join us. The week of a big event it's good to rest. This doesn't mean skipping exercise, but keeping it light and avoiding anything that would require significant recovery time. So let's have an easy spin. Target will be 20-30 miles, flat. The route will be shared in the Comments section (below) once it's finalized.For our working girlfriends, we will have an evening spin on Wed. May 15th. WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Anyone who would like to join us. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Rural and a wee bit of urban • Pace: 13-17 MPH • Terrain: Primarily flat (with Blooming Fern option for whoever wants a HILL) SWEEPER: No sweeper, regroup at turns RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes RIDE LEADER: Carolyn Jen BRING: • Bring water • snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone • • 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. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is below freezing, in snow, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. Many leaders DO ride in gray/drizzly/light rain, but this can vary by leader. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. Changes will be posted IN COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.

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  • RLAG Friends Rides - Mondays, casual & social rides - approx 25-35 mi.

    Sellwood Riverfront Parking Lot

    DESCRIPTION: These are casual, social rides. We will gather each week at the same time and place. This spring we will ride on the Trolley Trail with various return routes and added loops. Depends on how we all feel that day. If appropriate we can divide the group in two, by distance or speed, since we have two leaders. The routes are basically flat, with some long railroad grades, ups and downs. Toward summer we will add more hills for fun and variety. Come join us! I hope this time and location will fit your schedule. Arrive early so you will be ready to ride on time; rides leave at the posted time. WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR? Beginners and Bike path lovers are welcome. Social, we will never be in a hurry. RIDE DIFFICULTY: • Roadways: Bike Paths, bike lanes and occasional low traffic city streets. • Pace: Relaxed (8-11 MPH) working toward Social (12-14 MPH) • Terrain: Flat+some hills SWEEPER: Doni will sweep, so no one left behind. We will stop on request by any rider. We will not do a lengthy stop before the end. There are coffee shops and food carts and lots of places to eat in Sellwood after the ride. RESTROOMS AT THE START: Yes, Poorly maintained porta-potty at the start and a regular clean bathroom in Milwaukie along the way. RIDE LEADER: JoAnn (reach me via Meetup or by email at [masked] 1 hour before or after the ride. BRING: *a positive attitude. • Bring water • snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride) • ID • cell phone 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. WEATHER: Generally, we don't ride when temp is too cold, heavy rain, high wind or very stormy conditions. We DO ride in gray/drizzly/light rain. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. On iffy weather days a message will be sent by 8 a.m. to confirm ride. Messages will not be sent or read within the hour before the ride.

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