Saturday, January 5, 2013

7th Annual Metric Century Ride

Elegant hunk 'o lugged steel on Ediz Hook (one of the popular stops on the ride)

Details and route are identical to last year (see older posts, below).  The date of the 2018 ride is
Saturday, May 5,  2018
with Sunday May 6 the rainout/alternate date.  No registration fee, no support, no swag, just some folks out for a nice long ride, at a fairly leisurely pace.

We plan on assembling at the Downtown Hotel lot at 9-9:30am, and launch at 9:31am.  Last year we finished the ride in about 6:00, with a stop for ice cream at Granny's Cafe and a some exploring around Camp Hayden State Park.  This year we hope to have a proper picnic at Camp Hayden, about 2/3 of the way through the ride, if the weather is nice.  Anybody who would like to drive a pot-luck picnic lunch out there for us riders is encouraged to step up and volunteer.  Call Tim at the Downtown Hotel (link below).

Casual beer and snacks reception at the hotel after the ride, around 4pm probably?

Who's Invited?   Anyone who thinks riding 100km over various multiple use paths (MUPs), city streets, country lanes, dirt roads and highways is a good way to spend a day.   The hills in the early part of the ride are a grind, but we make up for it by taking it easy on the rest of the ride.  This is not a race-pace ride.  We stop a lot for snacks and photos in opportune spots.

If you want to let us know you're coming, it's helpful for us to plan on how much food and drink to order for the post-ride nosh.  Leave a comment below or call Tim at the hotel link below.

Coming from out of town?  Check for a full listing of available area lodgings.  The ride will start from the lot of The Downtown Hotel which is offering $5 discount for riders on May 4, 5, & 6 or two nights for the price of one, any room.   Regular room rates start at $45/night (Cheap!).

Hope to see you there.