The longer ride down is TBD depending if anyone else will go. The main 40 mile loop will most likely have someone on it who will know the route and what to do. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Event Details:
START: 8am arrival time with 8:10am roll-out
LOCATION: Fountain Library Parking Lot
ROUTE: Strava Route - HFD Breakfast Loop - 40 miles with 1,500 feet climb
FOCUS: Group will ride together out of town and try to stay together as much as possible. Some rolling hill make this tricky on the first leg. 14+ mph overall average but some sections might dabble into 16-18+ mph. Faster riders can ride ahead to the regroup or double back to add miles.
REGROUP: Regroups will occur at each change of direction - northeast corner, southeast corner (with breakfast) and southwest corner
SAFETY: Traffic is very light and for the most part the road is in good condition.
LEADER CONTACT: OPEN (but usually someone who is there will know)
Start, Route & Ride
Meet in the Fountain Library parking lot at 8am and be ready to get wheels rolling no later than 8:10am (we've got to make breakfast before they close at 10am).
The route is 40 miles with around 1,500 feet of elevation gain. You can view the route online for more details. It will be a no-drop ride with a full regroup at food. Typical pace is 14+ (often times in the 16-18 mph range) with options for faster riders to go ahead and could double back.
Optional Ride down and back (currently TBD)
START & LOCATION: 6:50am from America the Beautiful (meet at the fountain). Typically Adam is the ride leader for this but is unsure if he can make it. If you do chose to go long, meet at 6:50 am and roll south at 7:00am with anyone who shows.
ROUTE: This is our general route minus the first 5 miles and last 5 miles that I took to my house - Down to Fountain + Squirrel Creek + Back to Town.
FOCUS, SAFETY & REGROUP: The down and back parts of this ride will be a faster pace than the loop and on busier roads than the main route. Riders need to be prepared for a much bigger day both physically with training and preparation with hydration/food/mechanical fixes. We will make sure that no one is left behind without a plan, but the group needs to maintain about an 18 mph average in order to make it to the start of the main route on time. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Hydration & Fuel
In the event that the fire department is not doing breakfast, make sure to be prepared with enough food and water in case. But they most likely will be open. Around the halfway point the group will stop at the Hanover Fire Station to eat. It's a cash or credit (update they can take a card now) breakfast with many breakfast items made to order. Would estimate around 5 dollars would set you up plus it's nice to drop a good tip since it's a fundraiser.
Typically the group will finish before noon back at the library. Please RSVP if you'll be attending so those going will know who to look for.
Non-Members Welcome with a Waiver
This event is open to all club members and non-members as well. If you are a non-member you must complete a digital waiver ahead of the event. That waiver can be found at this link, doesn't cost any money and can be done with a guest account: https://www.bikereg.com/48974