Anyone is welcome to attend this ride, but the goal is to get some mid-week exercise in a location that is convenient to those of us who live or work in the Fairfax Corner/Reston area.
Meet time is 5:30 and we will be rolling promptly at 5:45PM. If you arrive late there is good chance you will not be able to go on the ride so please be prompt. If necessary, I will make a decision on rain cancelation the day of.
This is a Beginner(+) ride because the distance is just over 20 Miles, there is ONE challenging hills and we will be keeping about a 12 mph pace. If you have not already been out riding so far this season, this probably is not the ride for you. The route includes a ride mostly on the Fairfax County Parkway trail that parallels Fairfax County Parkway and we will ride to Reston Town Center and back. Be sure to perform a basic check of your bicycle before coming to the meetup. This includes at a minimum checking your tire pressure and ensuring your shifters and brakes are in good working order.
The Meeting Spot
11950 Grand Commons Ave.
* In the back in the parking lot
Ride Level Chart
A note about our ride levels. We try to accommodate all levels of cyclists with different types of rides. We just ask that you come to the ride that suits your current riding ability the best.
Introductory Level : If you haven't ridden a bike in a number of years (or are uncertain of your abilities on a bicycle).
Beginner Level : If you can easily ride your bike for 10 miles (distance) with some minor hills at a comfortable pace (10+ to 12+ mph).
Medium Level : If you can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace (13 to 15+ mph)
Advanced Level : If you can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.
The Fine Print
An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6.2 " found HERE (http://www.meetup.com/terms/) ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ) and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found HERE (http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf) ( http://files.meetup.com/1557670/NOVA-CBG_WAIVER.pdf ).
Remember that helmets are required to participate in all NOVA-CBG rides. NO Helmet, NO ride, NO exceptions. All riders ride at their own risk and with the understanding that cycling is an inherently dangerous activity. When coming to the meetup you do so voluntarily and are ready and able to participate in the ride as described under the conditions of the day.
Be on time for the "pre-ride" preparation. This is when we check to make sure you have all the required equipment and the last chance for you to make sure your bike is ready for the ride. We will also talk through the route for the day and review basic safety instruction for group riding as well as other important topics. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation, you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, so please be on time as there will be NO exceptions. Please also keep in mind the group's cancellation policy when you RSVP.