The 14th Annual Marmots' Meander will replace our Social ride this month and go on a bit later than noon so everyone has time to try out the fat bikes, Bike-Skis, studded snow tires, and various sliding devices we'll be taking out to our neighborhood sledding hill.
On January 30th, we'll meet at OCBC after 11am; the ride leaves around 12pm. Lunch* will be back at OCBC from 1pm to 3pm. This event is free (donations appreciated!), but please register here so we can plan for food and ride route leaders.
For a change this year we'll ride through Ohio City to the Edgewater Park sledding hill; stay for sledding and ski-biking. On the way back we'll be stopping at HEDGE Gallery at 78th Street Studios as part of FANDOM 216. The route is about 7 mi. total**.
Helmets are required (loaners available), and mountain bikes (or those new fat bikes!) are recommended (a limited number are available for rent, or for loan to members who clean and tune them up afterwards). Bring any sleds, skis or snowboards you can carry (some loaners will be provided, and transported). Try out the newest Ski-Bike -- a ski that straps onto any bike's front tire. Studded snow tires from OCBC's library are also available to try out. Bike-washing equipment and shop stands for drying and re-lubing will be available after the ride.
If there is snow (or just wet, salty roads) and you don’t want to crud up your nice bike, you can also reserve a rental bike – ready to accept a bike-ski, if you are feeling adventurous -- just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is no snow we'll just ride on, following the Lakefront Bikeway west.
Snow or no snow: you can still join the fun at the co-op after 1pm for chili, camaraderie, and maybe even a bike-ski test ride, snow permitting.
*Hot Cider and Cocoa will be provided at the sledding hill; lunch is vegan Chili with meat and dairy on the side. Potluck side dishes and your own beverages are welcome!
** Some members will be carrying tools along, but this is an unsupported ride. Bring a lock if your bike will be unattended.
This event is free and open to all, but of course donations are always appreciated to pay for food and heat, and to help fund our year-round bicycle education work. Please register on our events registration page.
See pictures from last year's ride here!
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