This ride is conducted under the Cape Fear Cyclists COVID ride rules, please review prior to the ride and follow them..
Each rider should sign the liability waiver at the start and provide an emergency contact number.
We currently use the SLACK app to provide up-to-the-minute ride changes and weather info. CLICK HERE to get started. https://capefearcyclists.slack.com
Monitor the CFC Slack channel “Saturday-am-ride-schedule” before the ride for last minute info or cancelation. (If the forecast includes temps below 38 F, wind chill down to 32 or rain or wet roads.) Ride leader will cancel via Slack at least one hour prior if conditions are bad.
This will be the Club’s first Adopt-a-Highway” pick-up since the Pandemic resulted in a pause for the safety of our members. Because the conditions have improved, we are able to resume these quarterly pick-ups. As always gloves will be provided for all participants. If you have a “Grab-it” or similar reaching tool please bring it. During the pick-up we ask that “social distance” be observed. Wearing of a mask is left to the preference of each individual” We will not have the normal shared refreshments after the pick-up and before the ride, but we will increase the number of prizes for the folks that find the “yellow bottles”.
We will meet at River Road Park (about 1/2 mile south of the intersection of River Road and Sanders Road) and pick-up for about one hour. All materials (collection bags, gloves, safety jackets, etc) will be supplied. Following the pick-up there will be a bicycle ride to Carolina Beach and, for those that are so inclined, to the Fort Fisher Ferry and return to River Road Park.This is a 31 mile ride, starting from River Rd. Park
There will usually be three pace groups. The “Fast” or A Group riding at an average pace of 18+mph, the “Strong” or B Group riding at an average pace of 16-17mph, and the “Moderate” or C Group riding at an average pace of 14-15mph. (When the ride allows there will be a “Leisurely” or D Group riding at a sub 14mph average pace over a shorter distance with a no drop policy. This will be noted in the ride announcement header.)
You are responsible for printing your own copy of the map for this ride. Do not expect the ride leader to provide any at the start of the ride. If you do not have facilities to accomplish this then email a request to the ride leader to possibly make one for you.
Everyone needs to plan on arriving 15 minutes before the ride is scheduled to ROLL OUT.
If the temperature at the start time is below 32 degrees or there is a steady rain, the ride is canceled
First-time guest riders are welcome. If you enjoy the experience, we encourage you to Join Us or pick up a membership form at a local bike shop! Your membership not only supports the club and cycling advocacy but also extends insurance coverage to you on club rides and entitles you to discounts at local bike shops.
Please take a moment to review the CFC Ride Policies, if you are not already familiar with them.