December Ride – Let It Glow

Visibility is everything, especially in winter months. Let’s deck out our bikes with lights, but not just your regular bike lights. Bring what you can find to light up your bike:
– glow bracelets
– bike glow
– portable holiday lights
– spoke, valve, and rim lights
Let your creativity flow.
Ryan Cappo, who is shooting a video about cycling in the Miami Valley (you might have seen the call for cyclists on our Facebook page before), will be there to capture the whole thing. Make it count 😀 Of course you are welcome either way, even if you don’t have a chance to go crazy.
One ride only, during winter, we leave at 5:30pm. If you are running late and want us to wait for you, feel free to call or text 937-212 9150
Freezing temperatures won’t stop us, but black ice will.
And here is the route.
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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.

February 1, 2013 Ride

We will be riding at 5:30 pm from Dragons Stadium. Since we cancelled last months ride we will use that route. We will be touring St. Anne’s Hill and Huffman District. It’s going to be really chilly out so dress warm. I found this wonderful article on how to stay warm in cold weather while biking. I hope to see you guys there this Friday!