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Ride Pleasant Streets - 1st Saturday Short Edition

6:00PM, Saturday April 6th - Add to Calendar
Community Happens Here, 6238 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213, USA
Join us on Saturday, Apr. 6 @ 2:00 PM as we explore Quiet neighborhood streets, a Calm street design on Blue Ash Road, and a few "secret" bike/ped-only paths that make our journey Connected. During our ride we will visit a diverse collection of schools, parks, and retail... all accessible by bike! This is a beginner-friendly route that takes advantage of the bike lane on Montgomery Road and quiet neighborhood streets. Newer riders will also enjoy the mild terrain—no big climbs and one of our gentlest routes yet! To help us with planning and quick check-ins, please PRE-REGISTER HERE 🙌 You can also register on-site if preferred. The ride is FREE! The few moments it takes to register enables Queen City Bike to reach you and your important people if needed, and also provide you with $10K of supplemental medical insurance for extra peace of mind. ———— Route preview: RPS_057 - Sat Short - Quiet, Calm & Connected As an added bonus of Queen City Bike’s sponsorship of this event, you can navigate this route for free on the Ride with GPS app at any time—both during the event and after! ———— Departure Time: 2:00pm - Please plan to arrive early so we can all leave in a punctual fashion - We will meet in front of Community Happens Here - Ride leaders will be there by 1:45pm to answer any questions Distance: 11.5 miles Difficulty: - Mid-level Beginners and above - All riders should be comfortable with basic bike-handling and traffic skills - Route is not suitable for young children, but may be a good match for proficient teenagers (per discretion of parents) - We will regroup as needed throughout the ride Terrain: - Predominantly flat to rolling Climbs (steeper than +4% grade): - Climbs: There are no major climbs on this route. The steepest uphill section is about a 3.2% grade. Descents (steeper than neg 4% grade): - There are no major descents on this route. Traffic stress: - ~90% of this ride will be on low-traffic streets Higher-stress areas: - The busiest area will be riding between Pleasant Ridge and Silverton on Montgomery Road. Except for ~3 blocks, all of this stretch will be in the bike lane. - There will be a couple street crossings and turns that will require good attention and communication within the group. These are important and normal bike riding skills to develop! - We will be there to share traffic tips and help you feel comfortable Post-ride: - Let’s gather at Nine Giant after the ride! - We should be done with the ride by about 4:00pm. ———— Safety Notes: - Helmets required - Bike must be in good working condition. Please contact me if you have any questions! Weather Notes: - In the event of adverse weather, I will post an update on the day of the ride—at or before 1pm - Updates will be shared on the Facebook event page, and also via the Ride Pleasant Streets Google Group - No message means the ride is still on! Parking: - Community Happens Here asks that if at all possible, we do NOT use their parking lot during our events. - Abundant FREE parking is located at the Pleasant Ridge Community Parking Lot, behind the Walgreens at 6204 Montgomery Road. This is ONE block from Community Happens Here. ———— Queen City Bike is grateful to Pleasant Streets and Community Happens Here for helping to make this bike event possible.