Get Up ‘n Go – Pedal Power: See Sun Lakes area by bike

Lee Evans

Please join us for a series of relaxed, twice weekly bicycle rides exploring Sun Lake’s network of roads and perhaps some neighboring ones. These hour and a half to two hour tours launch from the flag pole at the Cottonwood Clubhouse every Tuesday and Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., returning by 3:30 p.m. unless we’re having too much fun to stop. As the weather warms up we may switch to a morning time. If in doubt, contact Lee. 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 sixteen riders.

Tuesday is “Soft Spoke’N” day, designed to cover approx. 10-15 miles of essentially traffic-free road and afford the leaders plenty of time to answer questions about bikes, offer cycling tips, and demonstrate safe riding skills. The plan for Friday’s “Out Spoke’N” rides is more demanding; these will go about 15-25 miles and work on becoming comfortable “sharing the road” with motor vehicles.

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 sixty years cycling experience between them. For the past sixteen years they’ve conducted programs similar to the above in the Boston suburbs and for the past five years 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. Check out their website, for a glimpse of what their rides were like. Email Lee at [email protected] if you have questions.