REC – Recreational ride, pace averaging 12-14 mph.
ADV – Advanced ride, pace averaging 16-18 mph.
TBD – Pace determined by participants at start of ride.
Note: Coordinators may adjust the ride to match the weather and participants wants. Riders are responsible for knowing the route and being safe.
Helmets are required.
Rides are open to adults age 18 and up.
Ride Cancellations – check Facebook
Ride cancellations or changes will be posted on Facebook at least 60 minutes before the ride. Riders not on Facebook should RSVP with ride coordinator at least 24 hours before the ride if they want to be notified of any changes.
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2020
UPDATE JUNE 16: Official Chain Gang group rides remain suspended due to COVID-19
until further notice
Although official Chain Gang activities have been put on hold due to concerns about COVID-19, some individuals have asked to post rides they plan to do on their own that would be open to all.
Personal rides would follow these protocols:
- Stay home if you exhibit any symptoms of illness.
- Keep a minimum of 20’ between you and other cyclists when moving (i.e. 3 to 4 bike lengths), and a
minimum of 6’ when stopped. Leave places where you cannot maintain the 20’ and 6’ separation
distances outlined above.
By joining any of these personal events, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. And you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the individual ride leader or any Chain Gang Bicycle and Adventure volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
PERSONAL RIDES WITH TOM - now through October 2020
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays starting at 9 a.m. at the old Sears store parking lot in Birchwood Mall.
The rides will be 30-45 miles at an ADV pace. Slower riders are welcome but Tom will ride at the ADV pace. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other months, impromptu bike rides, hikes, cross-country ski outings, kayak paddles, and more may be posted and announced as weather and interest allow.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: People engaging in Chain Gang activities do so at their own risk.
PARTICIPANTS UNDERSTAND THAT BICYCLING IS AN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY AND DEATH. PARTICIPANTS RECOGNIZE THAT CHAIN GANG ACTIVITIES MAY TAKE PLACE ON PUBLIC ROADS OPEN TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC AND CONTAINING OTHER HAZARDS TO BICYCLISTS. PARTICIPANTS TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR OBEYING ALL TRAFFIC REGULATIONS AND PERSONAL SAFETY WHILE RIDING. PARTICIPANTS ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT CHAIN GANG PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING THEMSELVES, OFTEN ENGAGE IN OTHER OUTDOOR ADVENTURES SUCH AS KAYAKING AND HIKING. PARTICIPANTS RELEASE AND WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST THE CHAIN GANG, ITS PARTICIPANTS AND/OR COORDINATORS, FOR ALL DAMAGES INCURRED AT OR ASSOCIATED WITH ANY CHAIN GANG ACTIVITY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR HEIRS, THEIR EXECUTORS AND THEIR ASSIGNS.