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Our Ride Coordinator, Audrey Murray, can help you map out rides and/or suggest routes of your preferred length and level of difficulty. You can contact her at [email protected].
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Easy Rider ROAD RIDE: Short Route to South Twin Lake and back
June 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Organizer: Laury Riley
This ride is for women who want to ride for 20 miles at an average pace of 10-12 mph. Please do not sign up if you are a stronger rider or if you cannot ride for 20 miles at this pace. Also we will be riding on a busy road with car traffic. If you are not comfortable with this, please do not sign up.
We will meet in Sun River and then you will follow me in your cars for 14 miles to our starting point on South Century Drive. We will then ride to the South Twin Lake where we will take a break. Take your shoes off and wade or swim in the lake. The restaurant is not open on Tuesday but you can buy a beverage or a snack in the store. We will hang out there for 20-30 minutes, then ride back to our cars.
It takes about 30 minutes to drive to Sun River from Bend, depending on where you start from. We will depart from the Sun River Country Store parking lot in the Village, promptly at 9am. Arrive in plenty of time to find me in the parking lot, use the restroom, etc. If you don’t know your way around Sun River, contact me for specific directions. It will be warm so we will get an early start.
The route is about 10.5 miles ONE WAY and it is an out-and-back ride. It is slightly uphill on the way to the lake, and slightly downhill on the way back. There is a bike lane for part of the route and there will be some heavy traffic at times. Helmets are required. Wear bright colors and RIDE SINGLE FILE. A mirror and a flashing tail light would be very helpful.
Wear clothes that can get wet and dry quickly (or a bathing suit) if you want to take a swim. Bring money if you want to buy anything.
Here is the RWGPS info for the ride:
This ride is limited to 6 riders, including myself. Please wear a mask for our pre-ride meeting and stay 6 feet apart then and at our rest stops.
You MUST sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to fill out the “Complete Your RSVP” form with your cell number and Emergency Contact info, then press the arrow to submit. Please sign up and/or cancel in a timely manner so that someone else can take your spot.
*****Bella rides are “no-drop” rides and no one will be left behind. In consideration of others, we ask that you choose a ride that is close to your skill level based on the description of the ride.
If you choose to leave the group by going significantly faster, or taking a different route, you have an obligation to let the leader know. When you leave the group, you are on your own.
No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current paid Bella member to attend.