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“Bike the Lights!” Holiday Ride to PIR
November 29 at 5:30 pm$15
Terrain: Fairly Flat
Elevation: just I-5 Bridge
Ride Type: Group
Cancellation Guidelines: The usual: ice / snow / wind / heavy rain
We gather at Bike Clark County Bike Shop and ride over the bridge together to PIR for the annual car-free night ride around the Christmas lights. No walkers, skaters, strollers, vehicles. Just us bikes and trikes!
Bring $: Entrance fee is $15. Bring cash, exact amount to speed entry.
PIR website: http://winterwonderlandportland.com/special-events/
How to prepare for a night ride
Lights – Required: Front – white light. Rear – red light or reflector.
Your lights should help you see the road and be seen by other road users.
Test Ride I – Try out your lights on a short night ride. Can you see? Do they fall off?
Clothing – It’s always colder in the dark. Wear more that you think you’ll need. It’s a slow ride so you won’t warm up despite all those lights you’re going to decorate your bike with.
Wind protection can be a real butt saver. Consider hand and toe warmers, hat, buff and gloves, thermal everything, wind-block/rain coat.
Reflective stripes are groovy.
Test Ride II – Try out your clothing choices at a slow pace at night.
Are you stiff and stuffed like the little brother in A Christmas Story?
Bike Decor –Jim usually wins Best Bike, but maybe he’ll slack off this year. Knock yourself out just in case.
Test Ride III –Try out your decorated bike before the real ride.
Can you still pedal despite that fake Santa you hot-glued to your fender?
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and be ready to depart at 5:30 pm.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policyand be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended.
Please make sure to print a ride cue sheet or download to your device. Maps are not provided.
Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.
Remember – we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner.Ride safely and have fun!