This is a casually paced group ride in intermediate and sometimes advanced terrain.
While casually paced, decent fitness and experience is necessary to have fun on this ride.
Expect leaves covering the trail bed, hidden rocks, damp rock gardens, roots, logs, and stream crossings on this ride.
We will periodically stop to regroup, usually at intersections. We expect to ride for 2 hours covering approximately 10 miles.
RSVP: Please register on the Forum Calendar Entry!
Log in and RSVP the ride event you want to attend. Indicate if you can lead, sweep, and/or if you have a current first aid certification. Without these participants, under MORE’s agreement with the park, the ride cannot happen. A leader or sweeper with a current first aid cert also meets the agreement.
If your plans change, please update your RSVP.
TRAIL CONDITIONS: - Discussion thread is here.
Night riding in the fall with leaves, damp roots and rocks requires extra care and patience.
Please ride within your abilities considering the trail and visibility conditions.
Rain or muddy trails will be cause for ride cancellation to prevent trail damage.
WHAT TO BRING:
Helmets are required without exception.
Your bike should be in good working condition and ready to ride.
Clear lens riding or safety glasses are highly recommended.
Good quality, bright lights are a must with a long battery life, preferably up to 3 hours. Two lights are recommended, one for the handlebars, and one for the helmet.
Basic tools, a spare tube, and a patch kit.
A mobile phone if you have one.
Appropriate clothing. Layers are recommended during cooler temps.
Plenty of water and an energy snack.
A fun and patient attitude.