Hutch's Bicycles Ladies Only Road Ride
820 NE 3rd Street
Bend, OR 97701
RSVP via email to: Eastside@HutchsBicycles.com
Arrive by 9:15 am – Rolling at 9:30 am
Two Groups: Intermediate Riders (A Group) and Novice Riders (B Group)
Ride Type: Conversational pace with some hills and flats.
Distance: Varies by group – 15 miles to 40 miles (approximate)
We aim to be back to Hutch’s Bicycles by 1:00pm for longer route rides and 11:00am for the new rider group, depending on the distance of the route. There is no guarantee about return time as these are no-drop rides, and the group will stop to fix-flats, take bathroom breaks and regroup at major turns (as needed).
RIDE GROUP INFORMATION
Novice Riders – Those Who Want To Learn The Basics or Ride Casually
This ride will be customized based on the riders who show up. There are several routes that will accommodate all beginner rider abilities. This is not a Hammerfest ride. These rides are inclusive and fun for those just starting out riding on the roads, learning to use clipless pedals, etc. Our pace will be adjusted to our group, anywhere from a 10 to 14 mph pace. We will adjust our total miles based on the group’s ability level.
Plan for ride routes between 30-40 miles. The pace generally hovers in the 14-18mph range — faster than a recreational cruise, but almost always a conversational pace. Pace slows for climbs and windy conditions. Be prepared for hilly and flat riding.
What to bring:
Bring cycling helmet (required), clothing layers appropriate for the weather, front and rear red blinking safety lights, spare tube, flat repair tools and lever CO2 cartridge or air pump, 2 bottles with water/energy drink, and snacks.