Tuesday Night Rides - Appaloosa Acres @ STEVEN'S BICYCLES, Fresno [16 October]

Tuesday Night Rides - Appaloosa Acres


6
16
October
18:00 - 20:00

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STEVEN'S BICYCLES
1365 N Willow in Clovis, And 4045 W Figarden in Fresno, Fresno, California 93619, 93722
Join the fun! This is a great way to get in some miles after work.
Our destinations and mileage will vary, usually with a loop so you can go at your favorite distance and speed. We ride at a social B/C pace (from about 13 -18 mph, and often have a faster and slower group). We'll alternate routes between Appaloosa Acres, Pumpkin Valley, Hospital Hill, and Friant Shell, usually 15 — 20 miles. Lights required. Clear glasses recommended for trip back.
This is a good ride to start with if you're just getting into cycling, or coming back after a break.

Ride With GPS:
Appaloosa Acres: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27349664
Pumpkin Valley: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27513970
Hospital Hill: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27574011
Friant: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22602169

Check our Facebook page or call for information and cancellations. Ride will cancel at temps of 100 or higher.

Save time on ride day: Sign our waiver ahead of time, one time and you're good to go for all of our rides and events:
http://stevensbicycles.com/articles/agreement-waiver-release-of-liability-pg1088.htm
Minors: http://stevensbicycles.com/about/agreement-waiver-release-of-liability-minors-pg1091.htm

BEFORE YOU RIDE
Don’t forget to bring your helmet, snacks and plenty of water, two bottles is best for the longer rides.
Flat kit required — sealer or other flat protection is recommended, so we can all keep rolling :)

Make sure your bike is working properly before you arrive. If you'd like, the mechanics at Steven's can do a free safety check so your bike is ready to roll.

Everyone should always carry medical and other contact information with them when they ride – The Road ID bracelet is a great idea, here’s a link: http://roadid.com

SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Group ride and safety tips

You will be sharing the road with cars so it is important to follow the rules of the road and some basic riding etiquette so we can all be safe.

Remember to always ride safely! Treat cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists with respect and hopefully they’ll do the same for us, too. It's always nice to say thank you if drivers yield the right of way.

ALWAYS make sure a driver sees you before crossing in front.

1. Stay inside of the white line and out of the car lane, and be especially cautious on blind corners and hill crests. Ride to the right side of the road, in the same direction as traffic.
2. Each person is responsible to check traffic and make sure road intersections, stop signs, etc. are clear for themselves, even if someone calls “clear."
3. Only ride single-file, unless you know it is safe to ride double for sure. Never ride more than two across.
4. Signal to others. Yell “slowing” or “stopping” before you brake. Provide hand signals and/or yell to signal hazards such as gravel, debris, other riders, cars, pedestrians, turns. Warn others of your intentions. If you need to stop or pull over indicate or shout your intentions and do it slowly.
5. Use the brakes sparingly. Feather the levers lightly instead of clutching at them. Most crashes are caused by someone braking sharply and the rider behind touching wheels with them. If you are getting too close to the rider immediately in front of you, try soft pedaling instead of braking to adjust the gap. If you need to brake, do it carefully and gently tap on the rear brake.
5. Give yourself enough room between riders to maneuver and avoid hazards, and be cautious of inexperienced riders. A major cause of group crashes is riders who slow abruptly, or stand suddenly climbing hills. To avoid this danger, let the gap open a bit on hills or ride a foot to either side.
6. Protect your front wheel. If your rear wheel is struck a fall is unlikely because it has nothing to do with steering the bike. However, if your front wheel is contacted it will often be twisted off line faster than you can react. You’ll almost certainly go down. Help prevent this by never overlapping someone’s rear wheel.
7. Call «on your left» when passing another rider or pedestrians (or use a bell when riding on the trails).
8. Check parked cars to make sure doors won’t be opening into your path and allow plenty of room to get around them.
9. Warn others and move all the way off of the road if you need to stop. Find a safe place and be aware of traffic if you need to change a flat.
10. If you ride ahead of the group, you are responsible for yourself. Please advise the group/group leader if you are leaving the group for any reason.

Go to these sites for more cycling safety information:
http://exchange.aaa.com/safety/bicycle-safety/riding-skills-tips/
http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl37.htm
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