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Ride Pleasant Streets - Saturday Short Edition

7:00PM, Saturday December 3rd - Add to Calendar
Community Happens Here, 6238 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213, USA
Join us on Saturday, Dec. 3 @ 2:00 PM as we explore Quiet neighborhood streets, a new area of traffic Calm in Deer Park, and some bike-only paths that will make our journey Connected. 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! PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE (25 riders max) after reading the event details. ———— Route preview: RPS_025 - 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 2:45pm to answer any questions! Distance: 10.1 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) Terrain: - Predominantly flat to rolling Climbs: - Climbs: There are no major climbs on this route. The steepest uphill section is about a 3.2% grade. Descents: - 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. In other words, normal bike riding skills! - We will be there to share traffic tips and help you feel comfortable Post-ride: - Given the turn to cold weather, our outdoor post-ride gatherings will be on hold for a while. - Let’s talk amongst ourselves during the ride, however, and see if there is interest in warming up afterward at a local eatery! - Whatever the spontaneous plan, please know that additional family members/friends are always welcome to join in for the après-bike relaxation! - 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! - If you have not been vaccinated for COVID-19, please plan to wear a mask during the ride Weather Notes: - In the event of adverse weather, I will post an update on the day of the ride—at or before noon - 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. - There is, however, PLENTY of free parking located one block from Community Happens Here at the Pleasant Ridge Community Parking Lot (behind the Walgreens at 6204 Montgomery Road). From your parking location there, simply cross Woodmont Ave and go past the Sunoco gas station—and you will be at Community Happens Here. ———— Queen City Bike is grateful to Pleasant Streets and Community Happens Here for helping to make this bike event possible.