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@BikeRiderCPA’s Abnormal Ride Series:“No Christmas Lights Guaranteed” Christmas Lights Ride 6PM(VAN)








250 ft

Ride Type:


Cancellation Guidelines:

Steady Rain / Frequent Showers / Damp Roads with Temps Falling Towards Freezing / Snow / Ice / Lightening / Wind > 25 mph Cancels



About the abnormal ride series -

I have been told that I am an abnormal rider. I can live with that, and this series will celebrate that. This series will be rides that are atypical of our normal club rides. The rides may be very scenic and/or long and/or hilly and/or out of the area. Or they may just be silly fun. You be the judge.


About this abnormal ride -

Come out for a neighborhood night ride. We might see some Christmas lights, though I will not guarantee it! 


If you feel like it, decorate yourself and your bike with Christmas lights and decorations, doodahs, and blinkies.  Also feel free to feed candies, cookies, and other goodies to your ride leaders 

It will be a group ride and the pace will be 12-14 mph.  Wear adequate clothes to stay warm.  While we don't guarantee seeing lights, we do guarantee that you will NOT warm up.  Jan is your expert on overdressing if you need advice.


I have tried to stay on lower traffic residential roads, though we twice cross both Mill Plain Blvd and 162nd Ave, at signals.  In addition there will be crossings of other smaller arterial roads.  Jan V will be co-leading the ride and will ride sweep for the group.


FRONT AND BACK LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED.  Be aware that it can be harder to see potholes, pavement cracks, etc. 


Weather cancellation – I will cancel the ride for steady rain or frequent showers.  I will also cancel if roads are damp and the temperatures are rapidly falling towards freezing. If I cancel will try to send an email to the buddies list about two hours prior to the ride.  If the ride on December 15 is cancelled I will try on the alternate date of December 18.


Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up and be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policyand be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended. Please make sure to print a ride cue sheet, if you need one. Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace of the group they choose. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start. We want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner.Ride safely and have fun!

Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00 PM
New Seasons Market (164th)
2100 SE 164th Ave
Vancouver, WA  98683

Dennis Hatton
Registration is not Required