What we're about
Welcome to Stone Age Mountain Bikers.
Originally started to give mountain bikers, over forty, somewhere to ride in a noncompetetive atmosphere. It has grown over the past few years to include riders of all ages and skill levels. The basic philosophy has not changed, group rides where everyone sticks together, no one gets left behind. We post rides of all difficulty levels from beginner to advanced. The ride descriptions help guide members to the ride that's best for them. As a club it is equally as important for our members to get there challenging rides in as well as rides that help beginners get started or advance and get better. Stone Age is set up as s forum, as long as you have been on a ride with us and share our philosophies, you can post your own rides. As the organizer, I reserve the right to cancel any ride posted if I feel it is not "Stone Age" See below what the criteria is .
Being Stone Age has become more or an attitude than a club to belong to. Basic philosophies include...
-Everyone rides what they ride. As long as the brakes brake and the gears shift and the tires have air, your good. Keep in mind Mountain Bikes are needed. Hybrid or road bikes usually end up being pushed or getting someone hurt.
-be a trail steward. Don't ride on muddy trails. Clear the trails of trash and fallen trees when possible. Help other riders you find, in need.
- Encourage instead of insult. We all had to start somewhere.
- Respect other trail users. Give them the right of way, always give a friendly greeting, you not only represent Stone Age, but you represent all mountain Bikers in this area.
Lastly, to be considerate to the other members you will be riding with, show up at the Meetup site ready to go. The Meetup spot is not the place to start maintaining, repairing, cleaning your bike. Their will always be members to help out if you don't know how to do something on your bike, but making a habit of this, is not great. Bring what you need for the ride. You NEED to bring a bike, helmet, water and anything you might need to make you self sufficient. Keep in mind, you are responsible for your own safety and equipment. Mountain Biking is an inherently dangerous activity. Thus the use of helmets and pads. Stone Age MTB and Meetup.com are not responsible for you or your equipment. All your decisions and actions are totally your own responsibility. Act and decide what to ride, or not ride, accordingly. We will always give you realistic assessments of the trails and your abilities, if you need help figuring it out. We will try not to let you get in over your head when possible.
Hope to see you on the trails. Barry