With the change in season and warmer days upon us, Haligonians are finding themselves struck by spring fever.
Kirk Furlotte is one of them. The lead organizer of RHOMBUS, or Rainbow Halifax Off-Road Mountain Bike Users Society, is gearing up for another season of cycling.
"RHOMBUS is really a core group of friends at this point, but we are always welcoming of newcomers," Furlotte says. "Our usual format is that we meet up, go over the plan for the day, ride our selected course (usually with a water break at the mid-way point) and then head to a local café for conversation and coffee (or whatever it is you drink)."
"After our first year, RHOMBUS has a better idea of what worked and what didn't," Furlotte says. "We will again be doing Saturday-morning rides but have given up the mid-week ride due to low turnout. Many of these decisions will be made after our first ride, of course. We want riders to have a say but also want to keep it manageable. Our first few rides will probably be shorter, falling into the 'spring training' concept."
Furlotte and RHOMBUS have some new ideas for 2012, including a rotating schedule of varying types and lengths of rides. The first ride of the season is happening on Saturday, April 21, meeting at Sullivan's Pond in Dartmouth at 9:30am. For more information, check out the Facebook Event page.