Wear a helmet. Ride at your own risk. Obey the rules of the road. Bring a pump, tube and tools. Be courteous towards your fellow riders and the public.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

2013 River Ride World Championship!

Saturday November 30th.

There can be only one.

After much discussion and reflecting on the "natural" turnout of the River Ride it has been determined that this years "Official" River Ride World Championships shall be the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  According to some, this has been the tradition - and we will be able to include the River Riders who are out of town for school and such. 
Thanksgiving next year is on November 28th, so the Championship will be Saturday,November 30th.

Mark your calenders and start training.

Women and Men's World GHETO World Championship Jerseys

Q. I want to participate, what do I do?
A. Show up at the start a few minutes early to hear the route and get told not to cross the center line, run red lights or do stupid things that can injure yourself, other riders or break the law.

Q. What is the "center line?"
A. It is the long yellow line down the center of the road. In the United States we ride on the RIGHT SIDE of it. If you ride on the left side of it you endanger other riders, cars passing, cars coming forward and yourself. If you do cross it, simply "U" turn and ride the direction of the lane you are in and disappear into the sunset.

Q. What if I come up to a traffic signal and it is red and there is a group ahead of me, or I am in a group off of the front of the pack?

A. You come to a complete stop, put your foot down and wait for it to turn green before proceeding.

Q. How do I get the win?

A. By not crossing the center line, obeying traffic lights, riding in a safe manner and crossing the only sprint on San Juan 1st.

Q. What do I get if I win one of the other sprints on the route?
A. You get to look silly because on this ride there is only one sprint, the one on San Juan.

Q. What is the route?
Warm up:
Start in the Alley behind 2419 K street. Head west and make a right on 24th st. Left on C st. Right on bike trail between 19th and 20th street. Exit bike trail on Northgate Blvd - head North. Left on Garden Hwy. Pace picks up after the I80 over pass.
Fast part:
Continue Garden Hwy. Right Elverta. Right Metro Air Parkway. Right W Elkhorn Blvd. Left Power Line. Right Bayou. Right Airport Blvd. Right and loop around Crossfield. Left N Bayou. Left Garden Hwy. Left Power Line. Right Bayou. Bayou becomes El Centro Rd. Right Del Paso Rd. Left Power Line. Left Garden Hwy. Left on San Juan Rd.
On San Juan.

Q. How long is it?
A. ~45 miles from the shop.  Give or take 5.

What: River Ride World Championship

When: Leaves at 10am

Where: 2419 K st Behind City Bicycle Works (in alley)

Why: For a shot at immortality

How: By crossing the finish line 1st in a SAFE manner