NEW MEMBER RIDES & MIXER

NEW MEMBER RIDES & MIXER

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017

   

 An all-paces ride for new members (and others) followed by burgers and brew in Long Valley. Rides start at Long Valley Middle School. Most start at 9:30 (the off-road ride starts at 10, and the Casual pace ride starts at 10:15). Added Bonus: Bike Skills Clinic (agenda/see below) by our very own Andrew Stroukoff.   

   

   

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Bike Riding 101

 

Come learn essential bicycling skills in a FREE five-week series sponsored by the Morris Area Freewheelers. Come to one, two, or all five sessions.

 

The first FREE (roughly 75 min.) session will start at 9:00 am, prior to the New Members Casual Pace ride on Sunday, July 23rd at the Long Valley Middle School parking lot. All other FREE sessions will be from 6:30 to 8:00pm on Thursday (location/s to be determined) evenings July 27th through August 17th.

 

Did I mention that the series is FREE!!

Space is limited so signup upon receipt of your invite via EventBrite. Also, check your "inbox"!!

Sessions may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please check the Ride Schedule.

There will not be any make-up dates.


 

*****HELMETS and BIKES ARE REQUIRED******

 

Items to be covered throughout the series are:

 

Equipment

-Helmet - proper fit

-Tires - importance of proper inflation to avoid pinch flats

-Brakes - easy to check

Riding Skills

-Braking

-Shifting

-Turning

-Signaling

-Drinking from water bottle

-Looking over your shoulder

-Reading a cue sheet

Group Riding

-Signaling your intentions

-Following distance

-Importance of no overlap

-Singling up

Maintenance

-Changing a tube

-Lubing a chain