Boston Bike Builder Bash Mixed Terrain Ride
- Location: Ride Headquarters in Sherborn, MA
- Ride Type: Mixed Terrain Ride, two groups
- Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, Ride starts at 4:30pm
- Distance: ~14 Miles
- Price: Free
Details: This is a fun, social mixed terrain ride starting at Ride Headquarters in Sherborn. This is a special ride being offered on the day of the Boston Bike Builder Bash. Ride your bike with us, then come to the party! Arrive at Ride Headquarters at 4pm to fill water bottles, air up your tires, and get ready for the ride. The ride departs at 4:30pm. There are two groups that we're offering and we will have a ride leader for each group to point the way. The groups will be "moderate"--good for riders who average 17-18mph on the road, and are confident on mixed terrain and "fun"--riders who ride 15-16mph on road and have some mixed terrain riding experience.
RSVP: Please RSVP, so we know to expect you.
Route: The route will be shared with participants at Ride Headquarters prior to the ride. Come early to get it downloaded on your Garmin, if you'd like it.
Estimated time: ~1.5 hours
Ride Notes: You are welcome to leave a bag of clothes to change into at Ride HQ for after the ride.
Last Minute Information: Watch Ride Headquarters' Twitter feed for last-minute updates, weather cancellations, or other changes.
Contact Information: Email firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 413-461-7433
Riding Rules, What to Bring, How Our Rides are Different: All riders are required to read and are expected to abide by These Rules.
Waiver: RHQ requires a signed waiver before your first ride. Please fill it out online prior to your first ride.
Proper Bike for this ride:
- 32c knobby tires minimum. Wider tires are nice, too. Tire choice depends on your riding skill set.
- Clipless pedals and shoes. These are important elements of bike control. If you ride with platform pedals you’re likely to be over your head in some of the more technical parts of the ride.
- A bike that’s in safe working order. We don’t stop for preventable mechanical issues.
- Higher tire pressure than you’d ride on a cyclocross ride. We recommend about 80% to 90% of maximum rated tire pressure, for two reasons:
First, we want to minimize flats on the ride; waiting for someone to change flats is not why we ride. We typically see zero flats on our ride. One of the primary reasons for this is due to higher than average tire pressure.
Second, on average, about 30% of the ride is on pavement; having slightly higher pressure makes the road sections go by faster.