Thursday, September 23, 2010

Last Chance for Bacon Ride in 2010

Bacon Ride anyone?

This Sunday, September 26, is the last day that the Platte River State Park restaurant will be open for visitors. That means that it's the last chance for a Bacon Ride until next season.

Who? Anyone who wants to ride 74 miles of mixed bike paths, street and gravel for an all-you-can eat breakfast. Bring $10 for the buffet and a tip.

When and where? Meet at 6:30am Sunday at the Wohlner's in Aksarben Village. We should be back in Omaha by 1pm.

How? See the following maps and cue sheets for the routes:
The pace will be relaxed, and we'll try not to leave anyone behind. However, know your route and have a contingency to get home, just in case. Be prepared to fix a flat. Bring nutrition and hydration in case the ride goes long. It may be cool in the morning and warm in the afternoon.

Despite the Bacon Ride name, there are many options for vegetarians. :)

Thanks to MOD for the original Bikely map, on which this route is based.


Chris G. said...

I'm in.

Scott Redd said...

I'm going to meet Pell at Midtown Crossing at 6am. Anyone else riding from midtown can join up with us there.

Sean said...

I'll be heading down from apartment by Oakview if anyone wants to meet up, but I will see you guys down there for sure.

Scott Redd said...

It rained quite a bit during the day Saturday. After the rain stopped, I drove some of the gravel roads to check them out on a bike.

I found them damp and a little tacky, but probably passable. Fenders might not be a bad idea. Mount 'em if you got 'em.

Unfortunately, it looks like it's raining a bit tonight.

I'll research a paved option should the gravel be too wet tomorrow.

So far it's Scott, Pell, Chris and Sean. Ananth might show, as well. Anyone else?

Scott Redd said...

The ride was fun, and the weather was awesome. Check out the photos here.

Let's get some Fall gravel rides going.