Monday, August 21, 2017

The Hartford Durty Beer Ride Series

                                                            Hartford Durty Beer Rides

Like riding bicycles off paved streets? On paved streets? On bike paths? On gravel and dirt? Like beer? Like supporting local businesses and craftmanship? The Durty Beer Ride series is calling you!

We leave paved streets behind as much as possible and seek out dirt, gravel, bikepaths, trees, rivers, streams and locally brewed beer! The Durty Beer Rides are a fun mix and an alternative to super fast, spandex oriented road rides and crazy technical mountain biking. We will usually begin/end in Hartford proper.

Sunday 9/10/17     Durty Beer Ride 24. Thomas Hooker Brewery. Boomfield!

Sunday 9/24/17   Durty Beer Ride 34. Still Hill Brewery. Rocky Hill.

Saturday 9/30/17 Dirty Beer Ride 60. Brewery Legitmus. New Hartford.

hint: The numbers are the approximate number of miles!

Rides will average 20-40 miles at 12-15mph on all kinds of mixed terrain. This is not a slowroll nor is it a Cat 1 race! It's somewhere awesomely in-between! All riders are riding their own ride and are solely responsible for their own safety and decisions.

Some parts of rides will be far from easy access to civilization, so please bring basic breakdown sundries and be self-responsible. Expect the likely possibility of urban traffic, suburban traffic, mud, dust, brush, downed trees, itchy plants, rain, sun, glass, thorns, unstable gravel, small gravel, large gravel, skeeters, ticks and/or  rabid deer. /seriously

All bicycles and riders who are appropriately equipped and skilled for the ride are super welcomed, but please respect the basic requests and come correct! We are all friendly people and would be happy to loan you a tube or pump if needed; but please don't need one!

We're sure to have an assortment of bicycles and riders on singlespeeds, geared bikes, cyclocross bikes and mountain bikes. Please carefully read the event description for each ride as they will vary considerably. Most rides would be best done on a 'cross bike with 700x35's; though mountain bikes and other bikes could be just fine depending on the rider.

This is not a slowride, nor a spandex ride, but an adventure on two wheels in mixed terrain! 

Please check out Mon Day Night Rides Key West for an idea of the spirit of this new ride in Hartford that we hope to do bi-monthly on Sundays. (and sometimes Saturdays).

Since we'll be a ways out there sometimes; please be fully self-responsible and please bring:
-helmet/spare tube/basic tools
-bicycle lock and moneys for food/drink
-water! hydrate or die!!!
-a sense of adventure
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