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Super Easy MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE: Shevlin Park + Tree Farm
July 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Organizer: Laury Riley
After last time’s challenging ride, I am offering a really easy ride this week! This route has hardly any rocks, so if you are looking to work on your rock skills, this is NOT the ride for you. This is a route that almost anybody can ride. There are a couple of hills that we can climb or walk, at your own pace.
I am offering this ride TWICE in one day. If you do not get in the first group, wait a bit for the announcement of the second group. If you are on the wait list for the first group, you will NOT be automatically put in the second group. The 2 groups are completely separate and Meetup cannot connect them.
We will meet in Shevlin Park, near the restrooms. (Turn LEFT into Shevlin Park, not right into the Aspen Hall area.) We will have a pre-ride meeting promptly at 8:30 am. Please arrive in plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready. Wear a mask at this meeting and keep 6 feet away from others, at the meeting and at our rest stops.
We will walk/climb up to the LEFT and ride on dirt trails into the Tree Farm neighborhood, on a paved trail for a while, then on dirt trails back to our starting point. This route is mostly in full sunlight with little shade, so we will do it first. The distance is about 5.4 miles. Here is the RWGPS info:
Then we will ride on the paved road in the park for 2 miles to the end. We will climb a short hill up to the RIGHT and come back on the fun, swoopy trail. This route is mostly in the shade so we will do it last. Here is the RWGPS info for that segment:
The total distance will be about 10 miles.
Helmets are required. You can ride this route on a mountain bike or a hybrid/gravel bike. It’s a good idea to wear bright colors and bring a whistle in case of any problems. Bring water and a snack, just in case. Wear layers that can be shed as it warms up.
You must sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to answer the questions with your cell number, plus your emergency contact name and cell number.
The group size is limited to 6 people, myself included.
Rain cancels the ride. Check Meetup by 7:30am on the morning of the ride for any updates.
*****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 given 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.