Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Tuesday Shorts & Tshirt Social Ride

Join us every Tuesday evening (May through August) for a social bicycle ride through quiet Gastonia neighborhoods and the Avon Creek Greenway.

This ride is intended to be slow, social, and fun! Leave your carbon race bike and kit at home and put a few slow, easy miles on your hybrid, cruiser, vintage steel bike, etc., with the family.

We will gather on the sidewalk in front of of Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop at 6:10pm and start riding around 6:15. There is plenty of parking on main street. Additional parking is available behind the shop.

Ride Expectations and  Guidelines
  • Helmets are required.
  • Observe and obey all traffic laws.
  • Lights are highly recommended. Please run them on solid mode (blinking is annoying in a group ride!)
  • Be polite to those around you.
  • Have fun!
  • Be sure to ring your bell when passing other pedestrians, cyclists, etc!
  • Smile!
  • Yield to pedestrians. 
  • Slow down and give plenty of room when passing pedestrians on the greenway. 
  • Ring your bell!
  • Please wear casual attire - this is not a race!
  • Be alert, be predictable, watch for traffic, and stay to the right.
  • Meet someone new. Learn their name. Ask questions. Look around.
  • Have fun!
  • When's the last time you (or someone else) performed a safety check on your bike?
Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather, the ride may be cancelled for safety reasons. We will post cancellation info on our Facebook and Twitter pages between 5:00pm and 5:30pm. You may also call the shop at 877-574-0656 for the latest information. 

The Route

Brantley SmithAbout Me
Hello, I am Brantley Smith and have been riding road and mountain bikes since the mid 90's. I previously worked here at Ride-A-Bike from mid-97 to mid-2000 doing repairs and other duties around the shop. I attended Wester Carolina University and graduated in 2004 with a computer information systems degree. Add my to your circles.