Our first no-drop ride was such a success we are doing it again: this Sunday, June 4 starting at 2 p.m. from the parking lot behind the fire hall on Long Avenue in Hamburg, traveling some of the southtowns loveliest roads, and offering routes for a wide range of riders. In the NFBC, we ride "at an athletic pace," but that's different for everyone on two wheels.
The no-drop ride is designed specially for newer riders and riders who are new to the club. It's a good way for everyone to get acquainted and have a friendly group ride. We will have club members leading each of three rides -- 37, 28, and 17 miles -- and others serving as "sweepers," making sure no one gets left behind. Try to arrive at the ride start 30 minutes before we roll so you can get signed in, get your bike set up, and get our groups organized.
The ride is scheduled for 2 p.m. so that we might get together for dinner afterward at one of the nearby restaurants in Hamburg -- Butera's Craft Beer and Pizza, The Coyote Cafe for Mexican, The Grange Community Kitchen and others. Bring a change of clothes unless you really like to eat in your bike gear.
We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help lead the ride, leading or sweeping. If you are willing to help, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to Alisa Mertens, who is organizing the no-drop rides.