I won’t go into all the details on this post, so there is more information about the ride on the Three Speed Ride page. Check it out for more information. Questions? Leave a comment here or there, or email me at urbanadventureleague (at) gmail (dot) com
Hello friends! This one’s been a few months in the making, as I talked about it first here (if you were paying attention.) Me and Todd B. have been working on the details, and now it is time for me to announce:
THREE SPEED RIDE
A Celebration of Planetary Gearing
Saturday March 26, 2011
Coe Circle (Joan of Arc)
NE Glisan St at Cesar Chavez Blvd (NE 39th Ave)
This ride celebrates the humble internally geared three speed bicycle. Once the ultimate in human-powered transportation, the three speed bicycle has been sidelined by first the road bike/10-speed and then the mountain bike. The three speed has been either disparaged or just forgotten about during the past 40 years.
But there’s nothing wrong with a three speed bicycle!
The ride will ramble through the neighborhoods on the east side of the Willamette. The pace will be easy and casual, and will encompass about 10 to 15 miles. Don’t worry, you can do it on a three-speed!
There will be plenty of stops. At one stop we’ll have tea (or warm beverage of your choice) and snacks (maybe crumpets?) This will be picnic-style in a park, you are responsible for food and drink. You can bring the beverage in either a thermos or brew the tea in the park.