Join us on Sunday, Mar. 26 @ 3:00 PM as we revel in the beauty of Wyoming in spring! Along the way we’ll enjoy incredible hilltop views over Reading, the deep lock channel of the historic Ohio to Erie Canal, part of the Wyoming Hike/Bike Trail, a couple semi-secret connectors, the bike lanes on Montgomery and Langdon Farm Roads, and many, many peaceful neighborhood streets. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER HERE (25 riders max) after reading the event details. Note: Pre-registration helps us with safe and smooth ride management, so please do this if you can. However, don’t avoid coming just because your schedule was uncertain. You can register on-site if you need to—just be extra sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early. ———— Route preview: RPS_032 - Sun Long - Wyoming in Spring 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: 3:00pm - 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: 20.1 miles Difficulty: - Advanced Beginner and above - All riders should be comfortable with basic bike-handling and traffic skills - We will regroup as needed throughout the ride Terrain: This route is mostly rolling, but does include one steep descent. Climbs (steeper than +4% grade): - Langdon Farm Road in the final legs of the ride (~0.2 mi; max ~5.5% grade). Descents (steeper than neg 4% grade): - Keith Drive (~0.2 mi; max neg ~8.5% grade) Traffic stress: - ~85% of this ride will be on low-traffic streets and multi-use paths 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. - The second busiest area will be riding through the center of Pleasant Ridge (on Montgomery) as we finish the ride. The multiple traffic lights, the lower traffic volume on Sunday afternoons, and our presence as a group will all help to reduce the stress in this section. - We will have ONE block on Ridge Road as we bridge over the Cross County Highway. The traffic lights in this section keep traffic speeds down. We will turn right after the bridge for a low-stress exit. - We will be there to share traffic tips and help you feel comfortable Post-ride: - Spontaneous post-ride plans are welcome! - We should be done with the ride by about 5:30pm. ———— 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 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. - 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.