We will have an
opening meeting at the beginning of all events.
Attendance at the opening meeting is mandatory because
we will introduce
our staff members and review many of our event logistics
and policies and procedures, especially the ones
that affect safety considerations. We won't
go through every single policy and procedure but
rather highlight the most important points and clarify
any questions you might have.
On single day rides, the opening meeting will be held shortly
before the route opens. You should arrive at the opening
meeting with your baggage loaded
vehicles and ready to depart on your bike immediately
after it is complete. Generally, the route will officially
with a group departure after the opening meeting is complete.
On multi-day rides, we
will also allow our participants to introduce themselves
and their individual riding
paces so you
can get an idea of who to ride with based on your
own riding pace.
Flat Tire Changing Clinic
On multi-days events we will also hold an optional flat tire changing clinic
immediately following the opening meeting. Remember, we generally will not
fix a flat tire for you except in extreme circumstances and expect you to
attend this clinic if you do not know how or are unsure about fixing a flat
tire in any way. You may also attend this clinic if you are simply interested
in learning how to change a flat tire better.
If you plan on attending the flat tire changing
clinic, make sure to bring your bike, tire levers,
frame pump, floor pump, and extra tubes with you
to the opening meeting.
If you attended the flat tire changing clinic and
get a flat tire on the road and still do not know
how to fix it, you will get your hands dirty as we
teach you how to do it yourself yet again.