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Old 11-06-12, 04:08 PM
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Recumbent Activities?

Now that we have recumbent bicycles, we have started looking for recumbent events/rallies and havenít found many. We have found only 2 on the east coast: RBR hosts one in PA and the Mid West one in WI.

Is there a list of events someplace? Maybe we need an events sticky within the Recumbent Forum.
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Check bentrideronine.com. There's also one in August in Washington. Bachetta also has a ride in Florida, as well as RANS in Kansas.
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Have never ridden in a recumbent-specific event.
Our local bike club has an associated tandem club - if there were more recumbentistas around here maybe there would be a 'bent sub-club.
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Maybe in Loovul all three of us can get together someday.

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We could start a club; dress alike and hang out together.
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We could start a club; dress alike and hang out together.
Heck no! I'm going to cut the soles off my shoes, go climb up a tree, and learn how to play the flute.
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Heck no! I'm going to cut the soles off my shoes, go climb up a tree, and learn how to play the flute.
And I'll take up archery once again!
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If you're willing to move to a more frigid part of the country, this group meets weekly and holds an annual Rally....https://home.roadrunner.com/~rare/
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Heck no! I'm going to cut the soles off my shoes, go climb up a tree, and learn how to play the flute.
Gee, Mom, isn't that bridge built yet?
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Our local bike club has an associated tandem club.
That would be a HOOT.
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My club has a sub-club for the bents. No bent-specific activities, though -- just as bents are allowed in all club events, so too are uprights . Even though there are over 100 bents in the club, only the T-Th rides that I do ever have other bents on them. I guess all the other ones do different rides!

It's not 'bent-specific, but DALMAC that I do every year has a fairly high percentage of 'bents on the 5-day routes. With ~400 cyclists on each route, the roads are never crowded but you can almost always find someone to ride with.
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How about one in the Smokey Mountains at Townsend, TN? That should be close enough to North Carolina for you.

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The only recumbent activity I've done so far is meeting recumbent riders for the Tour due Bronx. It was a blast. So make sure you guys aren't missing out good general bike activities looking for recumbent ones.

Cheers, Charles
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The only recumbent activity I've done so far is meeting recumbent riders for the Tour due Bronx. It was a blast. So make sure you guys aren't missing out good general bike activities looking for recumbent ones.

Cheers, Charles
True dat. A lot of these 'bent groups tend to organize their gatherings around existing rides. Something about forming a pack to go hunting.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
That would be a HOOT.
Hoosiers Out on Tandems.........Hoot! Hoot!
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Originally Posted by Dchiefransom View Post
Check bentrideronine.com. There's also one in August in Washington. Bachetta also has a ride in Florida, as well as RANS in Kansas.
Well, Oregon-Washington coast: https://www.recumbentretreat.org/ (The web page isn't updated yet, but we've had our first meetings to organize next year's hootenanny.)
Our annual races have also turned into a recumbent get-together: https://www.ohpv.org/HPC/index.html .

Since the OP is in Nawth Carolina, I wonder if the WHIRL group might have better contacts: https://www.recumbents.com/whirl/ . (I also wonder if WHIRL is still active.)
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