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The Thursday Night Ride

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This is the Spring/edition and there is no night involved. A varying route with enough climbing to keep things interesting. There might be a run or two out Saltzman way, definitely will be going down to the rose Garden and laps of Fairmount with breaks at the top of Council Crest are usually involved. Not as hardcore as the Tuesday Hill Slayer.

This ride is for riders who can sustain speeds of at least 17 mph on flat ground. There is some climbing, too, but popular demand could change that. If you're not sure, just ask me!

There are no restroom facilities at the starting point.


Ride leader: Paul Johnston 503-310-2336

Date and Time of Ride: Thursdays at 6:00 pm

Meeting Point: Foot of the Hwy 26 bike path..


The Route: Changes weekly

Route Stats: TBD

Pace and terrain rating. Fast-ish, 17+ mph on the flats, some climbing.

Type of ride: This is an intermediate level training ride. We will regroup at hilltops and major turns. If you are concerned about your ability to keep up, feel free to give it a shot, but be a good sport and be prepared to make your own way back if the pace is too much.

Weather Cancellation Policy. Only extreme weather will cancel this ride. ****************************************************

Mandatory for all riders.

Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request. Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Represent us well!

Have their ride in good working order and bring a flat kit & the right size 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 help if we can!


Ride Difficulty Scale For Road Rides

Flatland Windless Cruising Pace

A 12 & Under

B 13-14 MPH

C 15-16 MPH

D 17-18 MPH

E 19-20 MPH

F 21-23 MPH

Terrain/Climbing Rating

1 = Flat

2 = Flat/Rolling

3 = Rolling

4 = Rolling / Hilly

5 = Hilly

6 = Hilly Mountainous

7= Mountainous