McDowell Regional Park has some of the best trails in the valley with fast, flowy trails that will provide a great work out, get you out pedaling and having a blast with other riders!
This event is for beginners and experienced riders.
While the newer riders are learning awesome mountain biking skills in the Skills Clinic followed by a ride, there will be a separate ride for the experienced riders. We’ll all come back to the parking lot together at the same time and hang out while we cool down.
ANOTHER COOL THING . . . we will be riding with Velofix, a mobile mountain bike repair team who will be checking out bikes after the ride - for FREE!
Pre-Ride Meeting: 9:00 a.m. (all participants) PLEASE BE PROMPT
Skills Clinic and Experienced Ride start: 9:00 a.m.
BEGINNER SKILLS CLINIC
(This clinic will have limited spaces so rsvp soon to reserve your spot!)
This is a great opportunity to learn about the basics of mountain biking where you will learn how critical bike balance is for safe riding, the importance of body and bike separation, proper braking technique and how to shift efficiently.
Instructor Scott Givens, a Level 2 IMBA certified instructor and Pedal With Warriors Board Member, will help you gain confidence as you learn these basic skills.
Participants should have experience in the basic operation of a bicycle to participate.
If you have your own bike, great! If not, we have a resource for bike rental at a discounted price. When you RSVP, please answer the question that refers to bike rental. You will also need the following gear:
· helmet (mandatory)
· sunglasses (eye protection)
· hydration pack with at least 70 ounces of water (mandatory)
Your mountain bike should have front suspension and tires that are rated for dirt trails. Because desert riding includes cactus thorns, it is recommended that your tubes (if you don’t have tubeless tires) be Slime tubes which contain a sealant to prevent a flat tire. Any bike shop has these tubes for around $6.00.
(This means you should have been on 6-10 mountain bike rides of at least 1.5 hours duration.)
Trails: To Be Determined
Ride Length: 15-18 miles
Ride Duration: 2 hours
Trail Terrain: Compacted soil, a few sandy washes and a few rocky sections.
Rides are “no one left behind”. If you have a mechanical problem or are riding at a pace that is comfortable for you, but maybe slower than others - we always wait and re-group. It is during these re-grouping times where we have time to talk about gear, riding experiences or whatever!
All riders need to be equipped with:
· A bike in good condition with tires suitable for riding on dirt trails.
· Helmets and hydration are mandatory. You will need at least 70 ounces of water.
· Make sure you have bars or snacks for refueling. Protein bars, fresh fruit or fig bars are excellent to bring along.
BRING YOUR BEVERAGE AND SNACKS FOR AFTER RIDE HANG OUT
WAIVER, RELEASE, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I/we hereby waive, release and discharge the Meetup group PEDAL WITH WARRIORS and its officers, ride leaders, volunteers, employees, organizers, sponsors, members, and ride participants from any and all claims for personal injury, property damage ,or death resulting from my/our participation in any PEDAL WITH WARRIORS event.
I/we acknowledge that mountain biking is a high-risk sport. I/we realize there are certain dangers inherent in the sport of mountain biking, and I/we assume these risks with the full understanding that injuries may result from my/our participation in any event.
I intend this release to discharge the above-named from any and all liability arising from or connected in any way with my/our participation in any event, even though that liability may result from the negligence or carelessness of the above named.
I/we certify that my/our bicycle is suitable for safe use in all events, that I/we are in good physical condition, and that I/we are able to complete the event. I/we agree to wear a bicycle helmet properly adjusted and fastened and approved by SNELL or ANSI.
I/we have read this waiver and release and fully understand its terms and agree that it shall be binding on my/our heirs and assigns. I/we consent to emergency care at my own expense if injured or ill.
Clicking Yes on the RSVP is my signature on this waiver.