Okay gang, its ride day! There is still time to get by a party store and get your Santa suit if you have not already. I got mine yesterday at iParty for only $15. Let’s get to at least 100 of us dressed as the big man.
If you have not already, please read the Current Ride page for info on where to park and other pointers.
A few VERY important things:
1) It gets dark early this time of year, BE SURE you have head and tail lights on your bicycle. They are only about $10 at WalMart. This is not only for your safety, its the LAW!
2) Since most or all of our riding will be after sundown and we are expecting a large group, its important that you ride together as a tight pack. If you see space between you and the person ahead of you, catch up! I lead the ride at a very slow pace, in my lowest gear, smoking a cigarette, and usually pulling a trailer. We aren’t riding fast, you should have no problem staying together. Again, this is to keep ALL of us safe.
3) I will make announcements as we get on our bikes before leaving each stop. Please, quiet down for one minute and pay attention. Michele will be riding the mid pack, and assisting with intersections. When we approach a crossing, catch up to the people ahead of you so you dont miss the light. If we do get cut off, OBEY Michele’s instructions, she will be leading the second pack until you catch up.
We are out to make friends and have fun, but we want it to be a GROUP activity, and we dont want to see anyone get hurt. Please work with us to make this, our EIGHTEENTH ride, another amazing night.
Can’t wait to see our Santa brigade tonight. Be sure you come say Hi, we have tons of shirts and other swag to pass out.
See you all later,