Planning ride, Spring Time Massachusetts

Discussion in 'Races, Events & Group Rides' started by V 35, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I have a great location, plenty of parking, Industrial Parks,
    closed on weekend, " good booking ! " Nice back roads,
    easy, or not so easy, hills , places to eat. All within a few
    miles of my location.

    I've never done anything like this, but am willing to give it a try,
    Any advice appreciated ;

    Donations / Fixed Price / Free ?

    Permits, Porta Potty , Paperwork
    Any other meaningful expense ?

    Town ... Tell them, or not ?

    I'd consider having a couple local shops , and myself,
    have a how to do it / repair clinic to help new riders
    and ' yet to be's ' build a safe, fun, bike.

  2. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    Sounds good, Im in Ma as well....hopefully my bike will be done, where are you located
  3. V 35

    V 35 Member

    Auburn / Worcester line . Easy access from RT 290 RT 20 RT 12
  4. james65

    james65 Member

    I hope to be there! Not to keen on notifying the town! However I register my bike so shouldn't have any problems either way.
  5. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    When were you thinking about doing this?

  6. V 35

    V 35 Member

    I'm starting to agree, best not to let town know. Recent early spring means good riding weather. I'm going to read posts on organizing, that's a weak area for me. May talk to local shop
    next week, for more ideas.
  7. shawnshank

    shawnshank Member

    Do you have a lot of people interested? If not or if this is just the begining stage of the process....I wouldn't do anything other than plan a route, set a time and a place to meet and see how many people respond / commit to attending. You could always pick a restaurnat somewhere on the route where people can stop and get something to eat and even have that local shop you spoke about as a stop on the route if that is possible. After your first group ride you'll have a better idea for the kind of turnout you can expect at the next ride and go from there.