It is warming up in AZ. Please join us for a series of relaxed, twice weekly bicycle rides exploring Sun Lakes’ network of roads and perhaps some neighboring ones. The rides are ongoing with a large contingent of eager cyclists. These hour and a half to two hour tours launch from the flagpole at the Cottonwood Clubhouse every Monday and Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., returning by 3:30 p.m. The program is conducted under the auspices of the Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club and is free of charge but, to control group size and make certain no one’s left behind, registration is necessary by 5:00 p.m. of the day prior to the ride. Groups are limited to a maximum of 16 riders. As the weather gets hot, we may reschedule or rides to an early morning time. Contact the ride leaders at 978-808-0900 or email [email protected] if you are in doubt of the start time.
The “Soft Spoke’N” rides are designed to cover approx. 12-15 miles of essentially traffic-free miles and afford the leaders plenty of time to answer questions about bikes, offer cycling tips, and demonstrate safe riding skills. The Friday rides are a bit faster (13–14 mph) and further, around 20 miles.
Helmets are required for these rides, fancy bikes are not. Hybrid, comfort bikes, or mountain bikes are recommended but, road bikes are perfectly acceptable.
To register send an email to [email protected] or call 978-808-0900.
Leaders Bob and Lee Evans, Sun Lakes residents, have over 60 years cycling experience between them. For the past 15 years they’ve conducted programs similar to the above in the Boston suburbs and in winter 2012 initiated a similar program in Sun Lakes. Both were Certified Cycling Instructors, retired racers, ex-bicycle commuters and former off-road crazies who now confine their riding to civilized surfaces. Email Lee at [email protected] if you have questions.