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Steven's Bicycles Figarden Loop
4045 W Figarden Dr, Fresno, California 93722
Join Tina on an easy ride through the neighborhoods near the Fresno shop to the food trucks at Gazebo Gardens.
Leaves from Steven’s Fresno shop at Figarden and Brawley, about 13 miles round trip. Great music, food and desserts out there. We’ll relax a while before heading back to the shop.
Lights mandatory for the ride back! Lock recommended
This will be a regular ride on the last Friday of each month.
Check our Facebook page for cancellations. Extreme heat (100 degrees or over) will cancel the ride.
Bring $ for the food trucks, your helmet, sunglasses, water and survival kit (bag with a spare tube, tire levers and a pump and/or CO2 inflator). We have the package available at either store at a discounted rate. If you need it, we can help you change your flat.
**WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ADDING SEALER TO YOUR TUBES TO AVOID GETTING A FLAT :)** That way we can all keep rolling :)
Flat resistant tires are also a great idea!
Make sure your bike is working properly before you arrive for the ride! If you'd like, the mechanics at Steven's can do a free safety check so your bike is ready to roll (just bring your bike in some time before the ride!).
Everyone should always carry medical and other contact information with them when they ride – The Road ID bracelet is a great idea and comes in a lot of different styles. Here’s a link for that: http://roadid.com/?referrer=33286
. We have samples and a brochure with a code for free shipping at both Steven’s locations.
SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Group ride and safety tips
You will be sharing the road with cars so it is important to follow the rules of the road and some basic riding etiquette so we can all be safe.
Remember to always ride safely! Treat cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists with respect and hopefully they’ll do the same for us, too. It's always nice to say thank you if drivers yield the right of way.
ALWAYS make sure a driver sees you before crossing in front.
1. Stay inside of the white line and out of the car lane, and be especially cautious on blind corners and hill crests. Ride to the right side of the road, in the same direction as traffic.
2. Each person is responsible to check traffic and make sure road intersections, stop signs, etc. are clear for themselves, even if someone calls “clear."
3. Only ride single-file, unless you know it is safe to ride double for sure. Never ride more than two across.
4. Signal to others. Provide hand signals and/or yell to signal hazards such as gravel, debris, other riders, cars, pedestrians, turns. Warn others of your intentions. Yell “slowing” or “stopping” before you brake.
5. Use the brakes sparingly. Feather the levers lightly instead of clutching at them. Most crashes are caused by someone braking sharply and the rider behind touching wheels with them. If you are getting too close to the rider immediately in front of you, try soft pedaling instead of braking to adjust the gap. If you need to brake, do it carefully and gently tap on the rear brake.
5. Give yourself enough room between riders to maneuver and avoid hazards, and be cautious of inexperienced riders. A major cause of group crashes is riders who slow abruptly.
6. Protect your front wheel. If your rear wheel is struck a fall is unlikely because it has nothing to do with steering the bike. However, if your front wheel is contacted it will often be twisted off line faster than you can react. You’ll almost certainly go down. Help prevent this by never overlapping someone’s rear wheel.
7. Call «on your left» when passing another rider or pedestrians (or use a bell when riding on the trails).
8. Check parked cars to make sure doors won’t be opening into your path and allow plenty of room to get around them.
9. Warn others and move all the way off of the road if you need to stop. Find a safe place and be aware of traffic if you need to change a flat.
10. If you ride ahead of the group, you are responsible for yourself. Please advise the group/group leader if you are leaving the group for any reason.
More cycling safety information: