FRIDAY RIDERS: Mill Creek Parks and Neighborhoods
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Please note: During COVID-19 restrictions, all Free Group Rides are limited in the number of allowed participants. Registration for the ride (using the red “Register Now” button above) is REQUIRED to participate. If you decide not to ride, please click the red "Cancel My Registration" button above so that an additional spot will be made available to another.
Face coverings (for mouth and nose) are required when the group makes extended stops. Face coverings are recommended for the duration of the ride. Please bring personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and tissues for use at rest stops.
We will observe current social distancing guidelines when off the bike, and strive to maintain at least 10-12ft separation between riders when on the bike.
Let's meet at Martha Lake Airport Park at 9:45 for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 10:00AM.
Mill Creek beyond cul-de-sacs! We'll primarily be on streets, some quieter than others, but most of the time either with formal bike lanes or pretty good shoulders on the busier sections. From our starting point at Martha Lake Airport Park, we'll go to McCollum Park, then up Dumas Road into Mill Creek, past Jackson High School and into the land of subdivisions. We'll make our way past wetlands to Tambark Creek Park, then head over to Willis-Tucker Park, passing more subdivisions as well as older semi-rural neighborhoods. We'll stop there to enjoy our sack lunches or snacks in a socially distant way.
There is one fierce hill, and we'll stop at the top to breathe and congratulate ourselves for making it up, either riding or walking.
Bring a sack lunch/snacks; water, and a spare tube and tools for flat fixing.
We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together. We'll also limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).
Portapotty is available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at mile 7. We’ll also stop for lunch/snacks at Willis Tucker Park at mile 11.
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.
Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.
We hope you can join us!
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