What we're about
This is a local Co-ed biking group ages 21 and up that likes to ride their bikes in a group setting. This is a non competitive group that is created to build social networks of bike riders. The idea is to get people out and form a "Trail Riding Community" statewide.
This is a social group, which means we put social and fun first. Anyone looking to race or brag about their bike might not fit in too well here. We have a variety of rides of every kind and skill level. Spokes N' Jokes is a judgement free zone. Whether your bike is expensive or found in a dumpster, everyone is welcome here at Spokes N' Jokes. This group is laid back with the goal of exploring new trails, meeting new friends and trying new places to eat.
We feature road, metroparks and off road rides that includes all times of day and night. Each event will have a detailed description of what the ride is about so it gives each member a chance to choose an event that fits exactly what they are looking for.
Spokes N' Jokes is a casual cycling group. While it is not a "speed group" it is not a beginner group either. Usually speeds are between 9 to 12 mph. The group was founded with the no rider left behind motto and I stand by it. Each event organizer understands this as well.
If you are a total newbie, no problem. I recommend joining " Curt's Happy Trail Bicycle Group " before coming aboard. They are geared for the beginner.We work hand in hand with our friends in the Curt's Happy Trail Meetup Group to ensure every new rider is taken care of. Here is their link... http://www.meetup.com/Happy-Trail-Bicycle-G... (http://www.meetup.com/Happy-Trail-Bicycle-Group/).
Some People Have the Need for Speed. Look for rides designated as Yolo, to get that competitive juice flowing! Speeds are in the 15 mph range.
Spokes N' Jokes is open to people who want discuss sports, politics, careers, and complain about their spouses. Bikers who are compared to Lance Armstrong, Greg Lamond, or anyone attempting "X-Games" stunts are NOT going to enjoy this leisure activity especially for these rides.
On our casual rides, there is a no "Lancing Policy." That means this ride is not a full throttle Olympic time trial. Faster Riders must choose an appropriate ride suited for them.
So if you feel like getting in shape, have a good sense of humor and want to meet new friends, welcome aboard!
Spokes N' Jokes is not liable for any injuries that may occur while attending our events. By RSVPing yes to attend any event or showing up to participate, you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility of yourself as well as guests you may bring, waiving any right to hold the group and its members responsible. There are many pictures posted of many different events. Please let me know if you do not want to be photographed.