Who can Ride?
Any community-minded cyclist with the physical condition to complete the event. Because we need to keep the group together, no children under age 12 can ride. If your child is 12 or older and would like to participate, please call the shop at 585-546-4030 for additional information.
How fast is this ride?
12 to 14 miles per hour average.
What is the preferred bike to ride?
A mountain bike with slick tires or a hybrid would be great, but any bike will do. Road bikes are fine too!
Is there a “rain date”?
No, we will ride on May 31st regardless of the weather.
Are Helmets needed?
Helmets MUST be worn by ALL riders on the ride.
Who is the ride leader?
The event will be lead by Scott Page (on his bicycle!).
Please have your bike tuned up and be ready to go the distance.
Style of ride
The concept is that everyone has a number and we will frequently stop the group and everyone calls off their number – this way we will not lose anyone and no one gets left behind.
There will be a person riding “sweep” in this event, so if you have an issue they will help. Everyone follows the leader with riders no wider than two bikes (do NOT take up the whole road by riding 3, 4 and 5 riders abreast). If you’ve ever been part of the TNUA (Tuesday Night Urban Assault) which has
been going on in the City of Rochester since 1999, this event will be similar in style.
All traffic laws apply, traffic lights and control devises will be obeyed and only two riders abreast. You will not be left behind and the group will wait for you – so don’t worry!
Are the Roads Closed to Traffic
No! This event is one big group ride (not like Critical Mass) – roads are NOT closed.
Route Rest Stops
Three scheduled rest stops (approximately one every hour).
Rest Stop Goodies
Energy bars, fruit, bagels, water and a sport drink.
Two bike mechanics will help support with tools/supplies in their bike trailer.
Smart options = a fun ride