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Moderately brisk social ride
June 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
We will be exploring a variety of scenic routes, from 30 to 40 miles, mostly to the west during the busy summer months, but also along the coast when it’s less heavily trafficked. We will always include a lunch stop, either during or at the end of the ride, hence the “social” aspect of this ride. In the winter we may substitute other activities, such as cross-country skiing. We stay together for the most part, but if we have a big group we will spread out a bit, allowing cars to pass easily. We will follow the leader for the day and use human arrows and a sweep while being careful not to drop anyone. On a rural ride of average hilliness, the pace is 15 to 17 mph on the flats, but slows considerably on the hills, so we wind up with a rolling average of about 13 mph. In fairness to the group, WE REQUIRE THAT PROSPECTIVE RIDERS BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THIS PACE. If you feel the need for speed, this isn’t your ride. Please check the calendar at www.seacoastbikes.org for any cancellations. Rain cancels as well.