Join us for our favorite ride Sunday, November 26th! We started this monthly ride when we first opened the Fresno shop in 2010. We wanted to bring everyone together for a fun, low-key, friendly bike ride and we are still going strong 7 years later! We love the laughter, we love the conversation, we love the connections, we love the encouragement, we love the first-timers, we love the families out riding together, and of course, we love the waffles. ;)
This ride is 16 miles total (8 to Blossom Trail Cafe, 8 back) and open to all levels! It's a great ride for beginners, and one of us always rides in the very back so nobody is left behind.
Come out and ride with your neighbors, make new friends and see why we love this ride so much! We know it's the holiday weekend, and what better way to spend some time together than a family bike ride, with the Sunnyside family! :)
Ride meets at 9:00 am. All riders must sign an annual waiver and check in. Please arrive early enough for the pre-ride safety talk at 9:10 and be ready to roll promptly at 9:15!
Please note: The ongoing Kings River Pipeline construction on Belmont means we may need to take an alternate route at the last minute. We will post the route as soon as we get an updated road closure list from the city! Thanks for understanding! :)
Location: Sunnyside Bicycles Fresno
(6105 E. Kings Canyon Rd. at the corner of Kings Canyon and Fowler)
Please read and respect the following group ride rules. As we always say, riding in a group is different than riding alone. Having everyone on the same page will help keep us all safe out there. Thank you for your cooperation!
Group Ride Rules
*Helmets are mandatory on all our rides. (If you're inviting someone on the ride, please make sure they bring a helmet, too!)
*No earphones allowed. It's important that we can hear each other out there.
*All riders must carry a Flat Repair Kit with them: spare tube, inflator or pump, lever
*Carry some form of ID in case of emergency.
*Bring water and food sufficient for the ride distance and pace.
*Please make sure your bike is in proper working order before you arrive! Ride leaders aren’t expected to be bike mechanics. :)
*Calling “Clear!” is prohibited. All riders are responsible for verifying that it’s clear.
*Arrive early and be prepared to leave on time.
*Stop at all stop signs. Do not overlap wheels. Communicate hazards to other riders.
*Each riders assumes his or her own risks on all rides.
*Those who ride ahead of the group are on their own ride.
*Always notify the ride leader when leaving the ride.
Additional Rules of the Road from the League of American Bicyclists (http://bikeleague.org/content/rules-road-0)
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.
What does the A-B-C-D mean?
A: Typically 10-12 mph. Social, beginner-friendly pace. No drop; nobody gets left behind.
B: Typically 13-15 mph. Fitness, steady pace. Regroups often; group may split up but will regroup often or have a sweeper.
C: Typically 16-18 mph. Fast, fit pace. Regroups only occasionally. Riders should be self-sufficient.
D: Typically 18-20+ mph. Strong, fast pace. Experienced in pacelines, no obligation to wait.