Saturday, Mar. 23 – 9:30 A.M. – Beginner-Friendly Gravel Ride – East Hickman High School, 7700 Hwy. 7, Lyles, TN 37098 – Quite a few HBC members have expressed an interest in off-road riding, so the club intends to offer more opportunities of that type. So on Saturday, Johnny Crow will lead a casual-paced super-beginner-friendly gravel ride. The entire route is 24 miles with several opportunities for cut-offs. There will be five very shallow water crossings and Johnny will try to be at each to coach any first-timers through. There will also be rolling hills. The entire route will be on public roads. Please respect property owners by staying on the road at all times. Chuck Dunn has graciously agreed to be the official sweeper.
If you are interested in gravel riding, any hybrid, mountain, or cross bike will work. Johnny has available a medium-sized, indestructible 9-speed loaner bike if anyone is on the bubble. Recommended minimum tire width is 35 mm or 1.5 inches.