We meet at 6:00 pm, leave at 6:15 pm
We ride bikes.
Up here in the Bike Loft, we seem to get asked about group rides frequently. Perhaps its because group rides are a bike shop staple, or perhaps its because this area looks to us as a hub of the bicycling community, and that community is thirsty for things to do. Why doesn’t really matter. What matters is giving the people what they want. Unfortunately Beemuns isn’t able to sponsor a group ride at this time, BUT we don’t need no stinkin’ sponors, because one is happening anyways!
Starting a group ride has been on my mind for a while, and when I moved back to the area, I realized it would be a perfect time to gather all the different kinds of riders we see everyday at Beemuns, take them outside of Beemuns, and help them ride together. We already have a common interest, hint: its bikes, and I already know you love riding bikes, so why shouldn’t we ride bikes together?
Okay so everyone likes riding bikes, that’s great. Let’s ride bikes. Maybe its that simple. But we all ride bikes in different ways, how can we get along? If we solve that we’ll be sure to pass it up the food chain to the powers that be, because getting along seems to be a worldwide problem, but we’re going to try our best. I wanted to start a ride that appeals to a broad spectrum of people. A ride that rides in different places, and scoops up different kinds of riders, and a ride that holds its arms open in welcome to everyone.
We’re in the process of building that ride, and you can help. Last week was our first ride, a no drops get together and meet each other kind of ride. Everyone that came had a lot of fun, and we hope to see more of you this week. Last week we rode a 10.7 mile road loop that is relatively flat. This week we’re riding 12 road miles from the Beemuns parking lot to Beaver Loop and back, and there will be some hills. Last week was a no drops ride, this week we will split up into groups, and regroup at points. Don’t let the sound of that scare you, it should be a low intensity affair.
We post the details of the ride to the Bike Loft Facebook when they are confirmed, but if you don’t compulsively check our page and would like to be emailed instead, there is a group ride sign up at the bottom of this post. I hope to see you Tuesday.