NIGHT RIDES: Marshall Mesa / Doudy Draw Trails

Date Wednesday, Nov. 7
Ride Location Marshall Mesa
Ride Meeting Spot
The main "Marshall Mesa" lot at Marshall Rd & 93.
Ride Plan
High Plains + Doudy Draw + Springbrook Loop
Ride Leader Stan
Ability Level Intermediate/Advanced (Trail Rating: T:3, A:5, C:6)
Start Time 6:00 pm (be there at 5:45 pm to allow ample prep time)
Dinner and Drinks Southern Sun, Murphy's, or Old Chicago, Superior...TBD
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1st Night Ride of the season....Wohoo!

Ride Description...

Night Rides are coed, no-drop rides for riders of intermediate to advanced abilities. Most rides will be about 1 1/2 to 2 hours long, to be followed by dinner & drinks at a local brew pub.

Night Ridin' Basics

ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE A FULLY CHARGED SUPER-BRIGHT NIGHT LIGHT ADEQUATE FOR TRAIL USE. Sorry to sound like a snob, but descent night lights cost from about $100 to $400. If you have anything that costs less, it's probably not adequate for trail use. (Please also bring a small hiking headlamp so you can safely hike out should your MTB light fail.)
If you've never done a night ride, this would be a great place to start. However, please make sure before this ride that your light will stay bright for ~ 2 hours, and that it's adequately mounted to either your handlebars or helmet. Helmet mounted is better than handlebar mounted.
Cold weather, small groups, and super dark conditions require that you be self sufficient. Bring your own emergency gear, and as always, be prepared for minor mechanical problems like a flat tire or broken chain. Don't rely on others for an inner tube or pump.
Please RSVP for this event so we have a good headcount for the number of riders!

What if it looks like it'll rain?

  1. Check this site as late as 4:00 on the day of the ride. It will be updated with the ride status.
  2. If you sign up for the ride, you will be notified by email if it's cancelled.

Important Info about the Rides:

  1. All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike. Riders should also carry the usual basics: spare tube(s), a pump, tire levers, a chain tool, and basic Allen wrenches.
  2. For Night Rides, all riders must have a fully charged night light that is suitable for trail use. We will turn away riders who do not have adequate lights. Also bring a backup light (hiking headlamp) so you can safely hike out should your MTB headlamp stop working.
  3. All riders ride at their own risk; group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.
  4. Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please bring a signed waiver with you or be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.
  5. This ride launches at 6:00 pm so be at the trail head by 5:45 pm, dressed and ready to roll by 6:00 pm.
  6. If the weather is iffy, make sure to check the website after 4:00 pm on the day of the ride for updated info.
  7. For planning purposes please sign up (see below if you're signed in) for this event ahead of time. This is not mandatory, but helps us with planning. You need to be registered as a website user and as a member of the WeNR Group.
If you have any trouble figuring any of this out, drop us an email at
2012/11/07 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm