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MTC3 Does the Udder Century 2017
Sun, June 4, 2017, 7:00 AM – 4:45 PM CDT
EVENTBRITE TICKETS ARE NO SUBSTITUTE FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT. ALL CYCLISTS MUST REGISTER AND PAY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE UDDER CENTURY!!!
Come Join Us For An Udderly Good Time!
Pedal (and steer…) along flat to rolling rural routes of 32, 50, 62, 75, or 100 miles through the dairy lands of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
Take breaks along the way at our strategically placed rest stops to refuel, refresh, and chow down on bagels, fruit, cookies, and energy drinks.
This is a supported ride that one must register to ride. People who'd like more information, or who would like to register may do so at the event website.
Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 am (The club will meet at this time, and take a picture.)
Pace: Cyclists will ride at their own paces. The group will not be expected to stay together. There will be hundreds of people participating. There will be plenty of people with whom you can ride.
Start Location: McHenry County College, 8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois
Distance: Options of as short as 32 up to 100 miles
MTC3 Ride Contact Person: TBD
Please wear your Major Taylor Chicago kits!!!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).
Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
Be on Time: MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!