NEW RIDERS NETWORK Fellowship and ride event

What are you doing on the 4th Saturday of the month at around, oh... 8:00 AM or so?  Riding with us we hope!

What this meetup is about:  This meetup is designed to be for both fellowship and fun.  (Which loosely translates to 'meeting up with friends to eat and ride' in motorcycle lingo.)  This meetup is designed primarily to help welcome new riders into the motorcycling community.  Having said that, we need some seasoned riders to help! 

- if you're 'new' to motorcycling - this meetup is for you.
- if you are returning to motorcycling after a break - this meetup is for you.
- if you have:  a.) dropped it, b.) wrecked it, and are now ready to c.) just enjoy riding it - this meetup is for you.

As you can probably start to tell, the keyword 'community' used above goes along well with others like passion, proficiency and philanthropy.
One of the beauties of two-wheeled hobbies is that each of us has been a 'new' rider. It's part of the rite of passage of motorcycle riding.  Whether you are just starting to ride or coming back to it after a break, that 'newness' is something to get excited about.

- Remember when you first started riding?  (Hmmm, now what...)
- Remember all those questions you had?  (Do you know how to...? How do I...? Yeah, all those questions.)
- Remember riding alone when you were new?  (Solo riding sometimes sucks. Can I get a witness?)

We believe we have the privilege and opportunity to do something about all that, and properly welcome new riders into the motorcycling community.  The goal is simple: to use the power of community and networking in order to encourage and enhance the new rider's learning experience.  Let's do our part to take some of the dread and uncertainty out of being a "newbie" by coming alongside new riders to mentor and assist them while they learn.

Rides for this meetup will be tailored to the audience at hand.  That means if we have new riders joining us breaking in their permits we will stick to the side roads.  There's plenty to see (signs, traffic signals and mind-reading what the cagers are going to do in front of you) and do (throttle, brakes, clutch, shifting and maybe even an occasional festive finger) without getting on a freeway.  This meetup and riding pace will be deliberately leisurely.  If you are looking for long distance rides or a spirited riding pace with wild canyon carving and power wheelies... sorry, wrong meetup.

Interested????  You bought it to ride it, so let's get after it!!!

     On Your Mark... As in mark your calendar for the 4th Saturday of each month, between about 8 AM and Noon-ish?
     Get Set... Bring money for food and show up with a full tank of gas.
     Go!!!... Go to the meetup spot:

     Sunshine Cafe
     2227 Railroad Ave
     Pittsburg, CA 94565

     (In case of rain on our scheduled fellowship and ride date, we will still gather for fellowship but postpone the ride.)

>>> Don't live near Pittsburg, but like this concept?  Attend the meetup and let's see if we can plan something in your neck of the woods. <<<

IMPORTANT REMINDERS, PLEASE READ:  it is each riders individual and personal responsibility to: a) ensure that their motorcycle is properly registered and insured in the state of California, and safe to operate on the roadways; b) be attired with properly fitting protective riding gear to include at a minimum a helmet, leather gloves and boots that cover the ankle; and c) be mentally and physically prepared to properly and safely operate their motorcycle.  Riders who are ill or not feeling 100% well are strongly encouraged to stay home and get well first and join us next month.  We respectfully encourage and support clean and sober riding.