- Can I come ride PMTNR? Do I need to register? Pay?
Of course you can come ride. Everyone is welcome to ride with us. No need to register or pay. Just show up.
- Any other requirements?
Lights – front and rear, a helmet and a road worthy bike and a positive attitude. No Debbie Downers, please.
- I want to ride but don’t have a light? Helmet? Can I borrow one?
Yes, but let me know a day ahead of time so I can remember to bring it. Bring $5 as a deposit. You’ll get your money back when I get the borrowed light or helmet back.
- What does “road worthy” mean?
Have you ridden your bike recently? Have you pumped up the tires within the last week? Have you checked your chain? Do your brakes work? Ride around the block a few times and make sure everything is ok.
- What bike should I bring? Road? Mountain Bike?
Any bike that works if fine. You’ll see all kinds of bikes.
- Do you think I’ll make it?
If you’re unsure, go ride 10 miles and see how you feel. Since we stop at 10 miles for a short break this is the most pedaling you’ll be doing. The return is generally about 5 miles. If you’re still unsure, bring $2 and put your bike on the bus. Or look at the route and plan to peel off early.
- When will I get home?
The ride usually tries to return to the start by 10:30. We usually get to the stop at the 10 mile mark around 9:30. We allow time for a drink and restroom break then return. Sometimes this is delayed if we have mechanical issues along the way, if we have a large group, etc. Look at the route before the ride and plan accordingly. If you need to leave early, bring a friend so y’all can make sure you both get home.
- Why do you leave at 8 pm?
Most people have a hard enough time getting to the start by 8. By the time most people get home, let the dog out, and get their bike, it’s about 8.
- The forecast looks iffy. Will you still ride?
YES! We NEVER cancel the ride. If it’s Tuesday at 8 pm, we’re riding.
- When did you start the ride?
- Where do I get a Bike Benefits sticker?
At area participating businesses. You can look at the Bike Benefits website and look for the sticker icon. Or just ask me, I always have some.
- How much is a Bike Benefits (helmet) sticker?
- Does it expire?
- Where do I see all the Bike Benefit offers?
On the pocket list. Print one off once a month since they change as we add businesses.
- Do you have a car?
Yes, I have a car. I just don’t like driving as much as I enjoy riding my bike.