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Night riding at Beatty
10/07/15 at 11:53am
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As many of you know I have been in discussions with Parks and Rec over reinstating our permission to night ride the park. Technically it has always been against the rules as the trails are posted closed at sunset. We flew under the radar for a long time but as riding at night became more popular it became an issue with parks and they asked that we stop.

After several discussions  we have come to an agreement  (which involves safety procedures and letting them know  when we are out there, as well a hard stop departure time from the park) and night riding at Beatty will be allowed by exception for our organized Wednesday night ride!

Please note that this is the ONLY sactioned night ride at the park and that we were granted special permission from the superintendant. Any rides that take place outside of this one threaten the future of nightriding at the park. DONT DO IT!!
  
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Re: Night riding at Beatty
Reply #1 - 10/07/15 at 12:26pm
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Re: Night riding at Beatty
Reply #2 - 10/07/15 at 2:00pm
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Night Riding at Beatty 4 Life!!!  as long as its on Wednesdays at 6:00pm

My Wednesday rides now have much more elevation gain but I do miss the "social pace" Beatty night rides... 
  
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Re: Night riding at Beatty
Reply #3 - 10/07/15 at 4:02pm
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Nice job David!  Wink
  
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Re: Night riding at Beatty
Reply #4 - 10/07/15 at 6:34pm
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David, 
So does that mean we can night ride on Wed without contacting anyone? If so, when is the hard stop?
If not, then when will Wed nights start? 
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Reply #5 - 10/07/15 at 7:05pm
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Night riding is only supposed to be done on Wednesday nights and as a part of our organized group. I haven't decided when the rides will start probably not this Wednesday (trail is closed due to standing water anyway). I am out of town next Wednesday. Probably going to shoot for the following week. Rides will likely start at 6 o'clock. We agreed to be off the trail by 9 o'clock.
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Reply #6 - 10/07/15 at 7:56pm
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Thank you David for your hard work. And thank you Parks and Rec for allowing us to continue the Night Ride. I'm smiling right now.

I'f anyone wants to hang around after you all finish a lap or two, I know a couple of people including myself that are going to start a lap or two at 7:20

Looking forward to more fun filled Fall/Winter Wednesday Night Rides.

  
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Reply #7 - 10/10/15 at 6:22pm
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Can we start riding this Wednesday?  Anyone up for it?  I probably can't get there until a little after 6.
  
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Reply #8 - 10/10/15 at 7:06pm
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The ride will begin this wed. To be clear. Wed night is  not free-for-all night riding. At beatty. You need to join the group. Thoughts right now are to begin with a 6pm half lap, do a 6:30 full lap, do the raffle, and a 7:30 lap with the guys from ultimate. Wrap up at 8:30 to be out of the park as we committed by 9pm.
  
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Re: Night riding at Beatty
Reply #9 - 10/15/15 at 11:03am
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Does the kiosk at FJB have a " Night riding not allowed" or "Night rides on Wednesday evenings, see TTB.com for details" statement?

Might be worth it if it does not as most people riding trails do not come to this site and may be unaware of the rules.   

Congrats David on getting this going again.

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Reply #10 - 10/15/15 at 12:06pm
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Good point Robert. I know there is something posted at the park about trails closing at dusk but something more specific may be in order. We had a great first ride last night with nine folks out and Keith won a set of crank Brothers pedals courtesy of ultimate bikes! See you guys next week!!
  
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Reply #11 - 10/15/15 at 4:52pm
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Thanks to David for keeping the trails in order and hosting the event and Ultimate Bicycle for sponsoring it. It's beyond awesome that they host a raffle for us and will good product! 
Thanks! 
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Reply #12 - 11/10/15 at 11:03pm
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Are the Wednesday nights at Beatty still going on?  I know tomorrow may be a crap shoot due to everything being waterlogged.  I'm giving serious consideration to giving the night riding thing a shot and since Beatty is one of my regular places I'd certainly be more comfortable there than at say the WWC.
  
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Reply #13 - 11/11/15 at 12:40am
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Yes, but not this week. Trail will probably not be open until Thurs/fri
  
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Reply #14 - 11/11/15 at 12:42am
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Great!  Hopefully I can join in next week.  We'll see how you guys do dragging my moderately slow butt around 😊
  
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Reply #15 - 11/14/15 at 9:33pm
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We rode the trails here for the first time today . They are nice ,we rode them so we knew were to go during the Wensday evening ride . The question I have is where do we park. During our ride there seems to be many parking lots and places to enter the trails. See you guys Wensday evening .
  
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Reply #16 - 11/14/15 at 11:30pm
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Wed ride leaves from the tennis court lots.
  
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Reply #17 - 11/15/15 at 1:58am
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cool see you guys then
  
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Reply #18 - 11/17/15 at 1:59pm
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Do we know when the first lap is taking off tomorrow?
  
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Reply #19 - 11/17/15 at 5:23pm
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First Lap usually starts at 6:30, I would watch the Wednesday Night Ride Post on the Night Riding forum...
  
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