This ride is friendly to beginners as well as seasoned cyclists looking for a ride with a balance of social and fitness. We will ride out on the Old Plank Trail, in either direction as determined by the ride leader or group, then return. Come out and enjoy the fun times and shenanigans with this group of characters.
Departure Time: 6:00 pm SHARP
End Time: SUNSET
Start Location: Pep Boys parking lot 21610 S. Cicero, Matteson, IL
Time Duration: 60 - 120 Minutes - Varies as daylight gets longer or shorter
Average Speed: We typically have enough riders to split into different groups to accommodate for a variety of abilities.
Absolutely a NO DROP ride - no one rides alone.
Ride leaders are -Brenda Dixion (773) firstname.lastname@example.org; Jason Ward (708) email@example.com; Mike Wiggins (708) firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that at least 1 but possibly not all of the ride leaders may be present.)
Bring lights and dress accordingly.
**NOTE** As long as one other rider shows up this ride will continue to stay on the calendar or till 10/30.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES! http://majortaylorchicago.com/riderules/
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below are a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddlebag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube, tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they are not rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc.).
Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but are not absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
Be on Time: MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!
As always... check the MTC3 Listserv on the day of the ride for any updates on weather, etc. To join the listserv, sign up for our Yahoogroup!