I. How to get the starting spot details?
- The top-secret starting spot and tasty midway stop are provided only to CycleNuts with their RSVP on Meetup.
- To RSVP 'going,' click on the large 'check mark' at the top of the event listing and a window will appear revealing the secret starting spot and tasty midway stop details.
- That will happen every time you click on that large 'check mark'.
- To change your RSVP to 'not going', simply click the large 'x mark' at the top of the event listing.
- Not a member yet? Don't have a Meetup profile? This is where the joining process begins: Join
II. How do I pay the annual membership dues renewal?
- Log in to Meetup - www.Meetup.com (Meetup is a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events for people with similar interests.)
- The 'Your groups' page will open.
- Click on CycleNuts.
- CycleNuts' page will open, with the CycleNuts logo at top. Directly below the logo will be a message box stating "You are in a 30 day trial period" or "4 trial days left" or something to that effect.
- Click on that message box and a page or a drop-down menu will open with instructions on how to pay your annual dues.
III. How do I change or add profile pictures on Meetup?
- The easiest method is to use the 'full' version of Meet-up. Or, in other words, the laptop or PC version, which can also be found on a phone device by skipping the Meetup app and typing www.meetup.com on your phone's search engine. Both the android app and iOS (Apple) app for Meet-up lack all the features needed to change pictures, with iOS being the worst.
- Here is a good write up on the matter from a social group in Boston. https://www.meetup.com/Amazing-Social-In-Boston/pages/16236062/How_To_Add_or_Change_Your_Profile_Photo/
IV. I have a ticket and reservation through Eventbrite, but I do not know where the starting spot is?
- This is IMPORTANT!
- Tours are limited to 50 attendees.
- You MUST redeem your ticket for a spot on the tour by logging into Meetup and clicking the large 'check mark' at the top of the event page that you are interested in attending.
- This is the ONLY way to hold your place on the tour and receive the starting spot and refreshment stop details.
- Not a CycleNut yet? This is where the process begins - JOIN
V. Is the route posted?
- Normally, the actual route is not posted because CycleNuts tour together as a group.
- But upon request, the route can be sent via private message or email.
- However, if you are just asking where the secret starting location is, that information is always view-able for those who RSVP simply by clicking, or re-clicking, the large 'check mark' at the top of the tour post. (See question I)
VI. What is Meetup and why do I need to create a Meetup profile?
Everybody that attends a CycleNuts tour or event is:
Everybody that attends a CycleNuts tour or event is:
- Required to be a member of Cyclenuts - an annual, a day, or a free trial member
- Registered through Meetup (a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events).
- Required to have an RSVP for the tour or event (CycleNuts tours are limited to 50 attendees).
- Either an annual member, a day member, or a trial member. The joining process begins here: JOIN
VII. Why is it so complicated to sign up and figure out where the tours start?
- Several different formats are used to promote CycleNuts tours and events. Getting all of them to work together is akin to herding cats.
- The bottom line: Meetup (a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events) is CycleNuts' primary organizational format to where all of the other promotional formats (Facebook, Twitter, Eventbrite, Craigslist, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr and www.CycleNuts.link) lead to.
- Meetup is where you become a registered CycleNuts member, renew annual dues, RSVP and receive tour details, such as starting spot and refreshment stop locations.
- Register here to join CycleNuts: JOIN
- Already have a Meetup profile or wish to join CycleNuts directly through Meetup? Click here: Meetup
VIII. How do I create a Meetup account and register for a CycleNuts 30 day free trial membership?
- Go to https://www.meetup.com/CycleNuts/
- Follow the prompts to create a Meetup profile (unless you already have one) and then
- Request to join CycleNuts (either by using Meetup's Search box or simply going to https://www.meetup.com/CycleNuts/ again).
- After your approval, your 30 day free trial membership will begin.
- Then you can sign up for tours that you are interested in by clicking the large RSVP check mark at the top of the tour's page. Don't worry if you make a mistake or change your mind about attending because you can always click the large RSVP x mark for 'not going'.
- When you click the large RSVP check mark, both the secret starting spot and tasty stop details are then revealed to you. And that will repeat every time you click the RSVP button, just in case you need to remind yourself.
- That's it! Looking forward to seeing you on tour!
IX. Can anyone come to your bike events...Is there a fee to participate...what about guests?
- CycleNuts has an indemnity waiver that must be filled out online by each participant.
- Each participant must be a member of CycleNuts - either a member for a day, a trial member, or an annual member.
- CycleNuts tours are free for all three types of CycleNuts - annual, day, and trial.
- The annual membership is $20; day membership is $8; and the free trial runs for 30 days.
- The top-secret tour details are provided only to members with their RSVP.
- This is where the joining process begins: Join
X. My free Eventbrite ticket disappeared?
- IMPORTANT! CycleNuts tours are limited to 50 attendees, with reservations held through the Meetup platform.
- Please RSVP at the provided Meetup link on your free Eventbrite ticket within 3 days to hold your spot on a tour.
- Free tickets are deleted after 3 days - used or unused.
- The secret starting location is revealed with your RSVP.
XI. What should I wear?
- Wear whatever you want! (please - civil laws regarding public appearance ought to be observed)
- Keep in mind, CycleNuts is not a racing group promoting speed and (ugh) sweat.
- If you are comfortable with skin tight racing attire (Spandex, Lycra and helmet) it is totally acceptable.
- If you are comfortable riding Dutch (regular clothing and bare headed) it is totally acceptable.
- Said someone, "You wear what you are!" Be a CycleNut - Get the Stuf here.
XII. Can I bring a minor child?
XIII. How do I contribute pictures to a tour I attended?
- As always, if you would like to contribute pictures to any of CycleNuts' tours, simply post them to the Meetup page of the tour and they will be blended in with the album.
IV. How do I know if I will be able to keep up with the group - is there a minimum pace I should be aware of?
- If you are new or renewed to cycling - or you have a new or not-so-new cycle - you may want to either try one of CycleNuts' shorter distance tours such as a JellyRoll, a Sunday Social, or a SOL (Short One-way Loop) or
- on your own - prior to a tour - ride a measured distance of 10 miles at a pace comfortable to you. If you can cover that distance within an hour without exhausting your resources, then you are ready to roll at a minimum at any of the above mentioned tours.
- With CycleNuts, it is more about the ability to maintain an average pace under 11 MPH for the distance of the tour (with frequent stops to look at stuff and refresh) than it is to get to the next point-of-interest or tasty stop along the way as quickly as possible.
- Most CycleNuts tours average between 8 to 10 MPH, which means at some point the group may be zipping along at 15 MPH (the speed limit on trails) with a nice tail-wind and gravity assistance (downhill). At other points the group may be crawling along at 6 MPH into the wind going uphill.
- Post-tour details are always posted, which state the Average speed, Distance, Saddle time, Total tour time, and Maximum speed to give attendees an idea of what they accomplished and (if so inclined to be concerned about such things) how they are improving.