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Team Decaf Tuesday Ride
April 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hello Riders..and welcome to Team Decaf’s 2023 biking season. Our GRAND DEPART will be tomorrow, Tuesday, April 4.
For Tuesday's ride, let's go with a route that typically starts the season,
Go Directly to Jail - 16.7 miles - 552 feet. See below for more details.
For those of you who use RidewithGPS, you will find this route by searching for it by name or at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42408820
The Cue sheet is at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42408820/cue_sheet.
Looks like perfect early-season weather. Front and rear lights are recommended.
Sunset will be 7:47PM. Bill leads.
ATTENTION: Our early season rides always present a challenge, given the post-winter road conditions including pot holes, build-up of road debris, etc. And this GRAND DEPART may present even more challenges. Traffic calming measures such as curb extensions, narrowed roads, speed humps, and traffic circles have been installed to encourage safer, more responsible driving. These efforts intend to make biking safer, but do require more diligence on the part of riders, especially in group rides. Familiarize yourself with these safety measures at https://bikepgh.org/2020/12/03/12-pieces-of-bike-infrastructure-you-can-use-around-pittsburgh/. And I’m sure you’ve also encountered the mass of utility work that frequently blocks streets, especially in the East End. And even when the repairs are finished, sometimes street surfaces are left in ‘less than perfect’ condition…like the two patches of Penn Avenue near Aldi in Garfield. Bottom line: Be more vigilant as you ride this season. Let’s have a safe, accident-free 2023.
Please be sure to sign in at https://forms.gle/TVfJUMVoaXLNswHGA at any time up
to the start of the ride. Try to sign up as soon as you know you will be attending to
avoid delays at the start. NOTE: YOU MUST SIGN IN FOR EACH WEEK’S RIDE.
HERE ARE THE RIDE DETAILS:
Team Decaf rides every Tuesday from April until the first Tuesday in October. The ride starts and finishes at Tazza D’oro Cafe, 1125 N. Highland, Highland Park, 15206. We leave at 6:15pm sharp. Plan to arrive around 6:00pm for sign-in and pre-ride details.
Ride speed is medium-to-fast paced. We usually break in to several groups, based on riders’ skill/speed levels. Ride distance is typically 15 to 30 miles based on the amount of available daylight. Less experienced and slower riders are encouraged to join the group and will be accommodated. Ride leaders for the faster group and new routes are always welcome.
If it’s wet or raining, the ride is cancelled. There is no formal notification for cancellation. Free to all.
HELMETS AND WAIVER SIGN-IN REQUIRED.
COMPLETE THE ON-LINE SIGN-IN AND WAIVER HERE: https://forms.gle/TVfJUMVoaXLNswHGA
Open to riders 18 years and older. Front and rear lights recommended.
The Team Decaf ride is an activity of the Western Pennsylvania Bicycle Club (http://wpwbikeclub.org/). Follow Team Decaf at https://www.tumblr.com/blog/teamdecaf and https://bikepgh.org/events/events-calendar/.
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