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Bike Ride - Wakefield MA Area
Date/Time: Sunday 4/12/2015 10:30:00 AM
Contact: Michael Schuttenberg
|BICYCLING - EASE INTO SPRING RIDE - Wakefield, MA - 4/12, 10:30am|
Michael writes: Sunday's weather forecast is too good to pass over offering another very easy option for those who can make it outside to play a little and finally celebrate spring. This is an opportunity to shake a little rust out of your legs to start the season.
If the weather cooperates according to current forecast, I'll be doing my season opener bike ride---for experienced people just getting started riding this year as well as those new to riding with groups (sorry, but it does not include people who do not know how to ride a bicycle; and if you've already got a few hundred miles or more on your bike this season, or like to go at certain minimum average speeds without breaks [or without brakes!], this might not be for you)--on SUNDAY, 12 APRIL, meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Wakefield Lower Common near the gazebo by the lake, Wakefield, MA.
This particular ride is neither a race nor even a fitness ride, just a social gathering on wheels to loosen up the legs and make sure the bike is in good shape, which will proceed for 2-3 hours or so around some easy, peaceful roads north of Boston, going at the pace of the slowest rider along a route chosen by the leader. For that reason, no maps, cue sheets, or arrows are provided for this ride. We will have a lunch stop in North Reading, so bring your own or be prepared to buy--there's a deli with outdoor picnic tables and a large selection of homemade soups.
To optimize leisurely outdoor enjoyment on this ride, it will be postponed if FORECAST high temperatures are much below 50 F, or in case of rain or snow.
Cool/cold early morning temps will not cancel if it's certain to warm up during the midday and afternoon and be free of precipitation. If you have questions about your bike, safe group riding, or need minor adjustments, show up 45 minutes earlier than the meeting time, but do not expect major repairs or parts to be available. Strongly recommended riding equipment for all riders: helmet, gloves, brightly colored clothing, spare inner tube and pump.
Meet: Wakefield Common, reached by taking exit 40 (Rte. 129 toward Wakefield) off Rte. 128/I95, at the end of the lake near the church.
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