NW Fatbikers Annual Ocean Shores Group Ride/Meet
This years annual Ocean Shores Fat Bike Weekend will be September 21st & 22nd. Anyone w/ a fat bike is welcome!
For the Main ride on Saturday we'll meet on the beach directly in front of the Shiloh Inn (Main beach access) at 10:00am.
Sunday's ride is TBD as per the group on Sat.
Wide range of motels & etc. at Ocean Shores and Ocean City State Park is only 1.5 miles to the North w/ beach access. Folks staying at the state park can meet us on the beach easily w/o driving.
Evening rides, beach fires and general fat bike comradery as per the weather and the group.
Last year we re-grouped at Bennett's Fish Shack for food and beer (it was a blast!).
Feel free to PM me if you want or just show up. Many of us have already made reservations and will be there rain or shine.
Video "bump"... here's last year's Sat. ride (music may not play on mobile devices)...
Here's the video from this years meet. Thanks to everyone who showed up and made this happen! Good Fat Times! Can't wait 'till next year!!
I don't have a fat bike but I love the videos, waiting for this years RR.
Let's eat Ted
Let's eat, Ted
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Here you go nwbikur:
14 riders total at one point. A few had to leave early and a couple arrived late and found us on the beach. Forecast was for much worse weather... Mother Nature gave us a break at just the right time.
A few of us rode 5 miles to the meet spot and also an extra 5 mile "commute" to finish. So, some of us rode approx. 25 miles of beach and some rode approx. 15. We naturally spread out after a while and only about half rode all the way to the turn around point (the Copalis River). That's one of the cool things about a beach ride, everyone rides at they're own pace and doe's they're own thing.
Because there were so many new riders this time, we kept it simple and rode the same route as last year- North to the Copalis River and back to Ocean Shores. Everyone who stayed in town re-grouped at the Fish Shack for food and beverage after and then enjoyed a beach fire after that.
Sand, even the softer unpacked sand, was firmer and faster than last year. Last year we were at the end of a long dry spell and the sand was loose & soft real deep down. Had two run the tires at minimum pressures to keep 'em rolling. Rain & wind before the ride firmed things up this year. Allot like snow conditions... never know what your going to get.
We're talking about route options for next year. Maybe ride the beach North of Copalis to Moclips.
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