Speed River Bicycle gravel rides have commenced!
The first ride was on May 8th w/ Taylor leading the way. Here is a quick write up of how it went ...
For the inaugural SRB gravel ride on Sunday May 8 we had a group of 5 bright eyed and bushy tailed riders ready to take on the beautiful sunny morning ride that lay ahead. We were blessed with a calm, warm, and dry start to the ride, which had been rare so far this season. The route took us to the Kissing Bridge trail head on Silvercreek Parkway where we set out for a multi surface ride that featured mostly rail trail and gravel secondary roads, that bring you right up to nature, and are mostly free of the stress of motor vehicles.
Along the way we crossed a couple remote, condemned bridges, we passed a castle, crossed the Kissing Bridge covered bridge and passed by a few Mennonite churches. Riding at a comfortable pace that accommodated the variety of riders on hand, everyone was all smiles, sharing stories, loving bikes, and just plain old having fun. We all left looking forward the next ride on June 5th.
Here is a link to the terrain that was covered ...
Who are these rides for?
These rides are for the more experienced cyclist who owns a gravel/rail trail/trail capable road bike with shoes, pedals and helmet. Typically that means a road bike that can handle at least 32c tires, a cyclocross bike or one of the new fangled gravel bikes.
The ride will meet at Speed River Bicycle at 8:30am for waivers to be signed and will plan to roll out at 8:40am promptly. Each ride will bring a different route to explore and enjoy!
Please RSVP with Taylor via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask!