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JOYride to Shillapoo Wildlife Area 5:30pm (VAN)
| Distance: 9 mi
|| Terrain: Minor
|| Elevation Gain: 199'
|| Pace: 8-12mph
Ride Type: Group! No rider left behind.
|Out to the end of La Frambois Road pavement
Bike Clark County back parking lot - NOT Ben's Bottle Shop
We'll ride a friendly pace out to the Shillapoo Wildlife Area and our route includes
friendly neighborhood streets
some of the Port of Vancouver's pathways
opportunity to discuss and practice how to safely cross railroad tracks
The new waterfront area - ooh and ahh!
You can see our route at the ROUTE LINK
Ride Leader: Jan Verrinder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-607-3271
What do I need to bring?
Bring your bike in good working order (Air up YOUR TIRES!) and your helmet. You might also consider bringing a bottle of water and some way to carry it as you ride and a small snack. If you have front / rear lights for your bike, great. We recommend them for safety, but lights aren’t a deal-breaker. Helmets ARE required for all VBC rides.
Is there a fee? Is membership in the club required?
No. All VBC rides are free with the exception of the Ride Around Clark County. You do not have to be a club member and there is no requirement that you plan to join the club.
Where do we ride?
Riding a bike on the road can be scary and it can be hard to get started on your own. On Joyrides we attempt to take the fear out of the experience by supporting the group with an experienced ride leader, providing good routes and tips, and promising to never leave a rider behind. By riding with coaches and others new to cycling, we hope to help each rider identify their goals and reach them, whether you’re starting your triathlete career or riding to the grocery store or want to ride with a group on club rides.
Between 5:15PM and 5:30PM we'll introduce ourselves and review bike safety and the rules of the road. We will outline the route for the evening and do a quick check on the bikes.
Wheels roll at 5:30PM. During and after the ride we will discuss various cycling topics including safety, gear, riding skills, bike maintenance, and nutrition. Bring questions.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the ride to sign up and be a part of the announcements and safety briefing.
Riders are expected to have read the club's Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with club Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions or concerns to the ride leader or our club Road Captain.
Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), Road IDs, cell phones, tool kit including a tube that fits your tire, mirrors, and pump are recommended. Check your bike and gear before you come to make sure it's in good working order. Seriously.
Remember - we want to be awesome representatives of the cycling community in Clark County and spread a love and respect for our great sport by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!
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Monday, June 3, 2019, 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM
Bike Clark County (Main Street Shop)
1604 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Road Cycling 101 suitable, short/slow/flat
is not Required