Past Meetup

Back In The Saddle 2 (BITS) Session 1 of 6 (C/D,8,1)

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Morris K. Udall Park

7290 E. Tanque Verde · Tucson, AZ

How to find us

In the North Parking Lot Along Tanque Verde

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Details

In response to a number of requests, Back In The Saddle (BITS) is a 6-week series of rides designed for riders who have not ridden in a long time or who are concerned about riding in a group, or on the roads, or managing common bike issues during a ride, for example, a flat tire.

All BITS rides in this 6-week series start on the East side of Tucson at the Udall Park. BITS dates in this series are:

January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Each session is designed to familiarize you with the basics of riding your bike safely on both Tucson’s Multi-use Paths (The Loop) and on residential, secondary roads, and roads with bike lanes. The distance of the rides will progress from 8 miles week one, to 33 miles week six. No rider will be left behind. The route for this ride can be found HERE (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/11764058).

The routes are basically flat or with some minor hills (GABA’s rating of 1-2 on a scale of 1-5).

Each session is designed to familiarize you with the basics of riding your bike safely on both Tucson’s Multi-use Paths (The Loop) and on residential, secondary roads, and roads with bike lanes.

This session will be mostly about:

• Bike fit

• Helmet fit

• Tire pressure

• Pre-ride bike check

• Introduction to Share The Road Guide

• Loop Map/City Bike Map

• What to carry on your bike

• Skill Practice Starting/stopping

• Scan behind you before making a lane change or passing a pedestrian or other rider