Weekly Wrap Up

Did you see the weather forecast? We might get our first few snowflakes on Wednesday, or maybe we will not, this is the Midwest, after all.
We thought about shooting a video to show how to dress for winter rides, but then we found this video from Let’s Go Ride A Bike, and Dottie explained it all.

To sum it up:
– Stick with wool (cotton stays wet and you will get cold)
– Layer up
– Dress up right before you go outside, and take off extra layers as you warm up or go back inside
– take off wet clothes and let them dry before you put them back on
– If you decide to ride this winter, you should probably join our Winter Ride Challenge.
– You do not need to buy special cycling clothes for winter, but there is some really good equipment available. As always, your local bike shop is your friend.

It is suppose to lighten back up at the end of the week, though. Perfect, because Saturday you have a chance to do something for body and mind at the Bike The Arts, a ten mile guided bike tour through Kettering, starting at 10am at the Rosewood Art Center. The organizer asks that you wear a helmet.

And then it is almost time for the Dia de los Muertos Parade.
If you need a mask to wear, let us know. We have 5 unpainted masks to hand out. They are free, just contact us as courteousmassdayton@yahoo.com, first come first serve.
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That is all for today. Let us know if you have questions, ideas, or events that we should post here.

Ever Wonder What Happens on Our Rides?

If you have never been to a Courteous Mass ride and are not sure if it is something for you, the only way you can find out is by coming to a ride, ha! We promise we will not leave you behind, we never leave people behind, unless they insist, and even then we are reluctant.

If you are still not sure we recommend this video from DATV. Dan Suffoletto mounted a GoPro to his handlebars and came along for the ride. Thank you, Dan!

By the way, we had six new riders on the first ride, one on the second ride, so chances are you won’t be the only newbie, but if you are we take good care of you. One of the new riders said, “It was amazing, I was worried that I wouldn’t know anybody, but it didn’t matter. I asked a question to the ride leader and everybody chimed in with tips and advice.” See, that’s what we are all about, getting people more comfortable riding in the streets.

The next ride is September 6th, the first one starts at 5:30pm, the second at 7:00pm, from the Dragons’ Stadium. Stay tuned for the route and other announcements here, on Facebook, and in Telephone Weekly.