[RSVPs OPEN] Medium(-) Level: Loop the Lakes (11 mile) & RAtR @ Austin Grill

This is a past event

13 people went

Every week on Monday until August 18, 2019

South Run Rec Center

7550 Reservation Dr · Springfield, VA

How to find us

Drive all the way to the very end and park directly in front of the South Run Field House.

Location image of event venue

Details

* Original 11 Mile Loop the Lakes (LtL)
* Get In, Get Out, be done early enough to hit some great restaurant for the ride after the Ride (RAtR)
* It's cooler in the shade so come on out!!!

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The Ride: Summary
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* NAME: Loop the Lakes
* BIKE STYLE: Hybrid or Mountain (NO SKINNY TIRES or ROAD BIKES)
* START: South Run Rec Center
* GPS TO START: https://goo.gl/maps/tac8sEttpFm
* PARKING INFO: https://goo.gl/pz8LWb
Drive all the way to the very end and park directly in front of the South Run Field House.
* ARRIVAL: 6:00pm
* THE SPEECH: 6:15pm
* ROLLING: 6:30pm
* LEVEL: Medium(-) skill, entry level mountain biking.
* DISTANCE: 11 miles.
* PACE: 10+ mph
* TERRAIN: dirt & paved trails
* ROUTE: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28697863
* ADDITIONAL INFO:
(1) Hills
(2) Gravel
(3) Roots

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The Ride : Detail
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For your riding pleasure, NoVA CBG presents Loop the Lakes.

Come on out and try a Medium(-) skill level but an entry level mountain biking ride.

Please note, this is not your normal CBG ride. If you are unsure of your riding ability in general, then this in NOT the ride for you.

However, if you are a solid beginner(+) cyclist and you can handle some hills and gravelly situations you will have to "up your game" a little but please come on out and give this ride a try!! It's really something different and fun!!

1) This ride loops around the mostly paved but hilly Lake Mercer (clockwise) but halfway through at the Dam we take a group picture and then...

2) We finish going around Lake Mercer (with some fun hills) and when done we...

3) Head over to Burke Lake to do a loop there (also clockwise and gravelly) and then...

4) Finish it all up back to where it started.

A hybrid or mountain bike is required (NO SKINNY TIRES / ROAD BIKES).

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The Meeting Spot:
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South Run Rec Center
7550 Reservation Dr
Springfield, VA 22153
* GPS TO START: https://goo.gl/maps/tac8sEttpFm
* PARKING INFO: https://goo.gl/pz8LWb

Drive all the way to the very end and park directly in front of the South Run Field House.

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The Ride after the Ride:
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TBD

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Ride Level Chart
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NoVA CBG tries to accommodate all levels of cyclists by offering 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 : You can easily ride your bike for 10 miles with some minor hills at a comfortable pace of 10+ to 12+ mph.

* Medium Level : You can do 20 miles pretty easily at a moderate pace of 13 to 15+ mph.

* Advanced Level : You can do 20++ miles easily at a 15+ pace and / or handle various challenges as rain, night riding, or other odd cycling situations.

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The Fine Print:
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An RSVP of 'YES' is your digital signature and means you have read and understood MEETUP.com's "Terms of Service : Section 6. Release " found at https://www.meetup.com/terms/ and NOVA-CBG's "Assumption of Risk Agreement" found @ https://www.meetup.com/novacbg/pages/1942951/NOVA-CBG_Waiver/.

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. If you do not attend the pre-ride preparation you will not be allowed to participate on the ride, there will be NO exceptions

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