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Tuesday
Jul102018

Wednesday gravel ride update

To clarify a post from two weeks ago, the Wednesday night intermediate gravel road ride will be moving to the Brandon Twp Public Library starting this week, July 11. The Wednesday night social ride, led by Scott, will remain in Clarkston. Due to the closing of the parking lot at the Clarkston Independence Elementary school, "social" riders will meet at the Clarkston Family Farm just to the east of the school, near the intersection of Hubbard Road and M-15. 

The Wednesday night social ride is geared (sorry) for entry-level riders or riders who wish to ride at a more comfortable "conversational" pace. The intermediate ride averages a slightly faster pace of maybe 14 mph. Both are no-drop rides and everyone is welcome to attend, although membership in the Flying Rhino Cycling Club is encouraged. Helmets are required for both rides and headlights and taillights are recommended at all times and required at the beginning and end of the riding season. 

The location move of the intermediate ride is experimental at this point. Certainly there is no intent to exclude anyone - it's being done simply to try out some new routes over lightly traveled beautiful country roads. Many of our familiar routes will still be utilized, just skewed a bit to the north. At the end of the season we'll consider the success of the new start location, the routes available, and the impact on the regular attendees, and make a decision from there. 

Please continue to support both the Wednesday night intermediate and social gravel road rides!

Tom