Let's get out REAL EASY this Saturday and see if the air, brakes, and chains still work. Very casual, happy to see everyone out, low stress, low speed, low pain ride along the Cal Sag
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Departure Time: 9:00 am SHARP
End Time: about 11:30 am
Ride Leader: eD Dixon email@example.com
Start Location: Lake Katherine Nature Center and Botanic Gardens, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
Distance/Time Duration: 15-20 miles If the group feels like going a few more miles we will but probably not...
Average Speed: 12-14 max
Drop/No Drop: No Drop
Route and Description of the ride: A short cruise along beautiful LakeKatherine on the Cal-Sag trail.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).