Vasa Domingos

Domingos is a family-friendly, weekly mountain bike group ride on several regional trails where we ride bikes on dirt, meet new friends, get fit, explore the woods, build confidence, and have fun – loads of fun. 

We ride every Sunday

Meet at 11:45 and rolling out at noon.

FALL 2020 SCHEDULE & TRAIL HEAD

  • Sept. 20 – Domingos goes to Glacial
  • Sept. 27 – Domingos goes to Westwoods & Lake Dubonnet
  • Oct. 3 – Take a Girl Mountain Biking Day at the Vasa Singletrack
  • Oct. 4 – Domingos goes to the Commons
  • Oct. 11 – Domingos goes to Palmer
  • Oct. 18 – Domingos goes to Maplehurst

EVERYONE WELCOME

From preschoolers on balance bikes to high school seniors on 29’ers, all ages and abilities are welcome.

This ride is not guided but rather an open ride for families and friends. We 100% support kids who know their way and have the necessary skills to ride alone without an adult, but we ask parents to ride with their child if they aren’t there yet.

GO THE DISTANCE THAT’S RIGHT

How far you and how fast you go is totally up to you. Go big or short. It doesn’t matter; whatever challenge your crew is ready to embrace. The critical thing, get out there.

THIS RIDE IS FREE

Norte is calling these rides into being. We help organize and empower, you do the rest. 

As we aren’t monitoring participation, we ask that families continue to practice responsible riding and avoid large groups of more than ten riders together. This awareness will ensure everyone has fun and stays safe and healthy. 

COVID-19 RESPONSE ON THE TRAILS

COVID-19 RESPONSE ON THE TRAILS

We urge the riders to continue to follow precautions when out riding with others outside of your COVID-19 bubble. If we keep doing these things, we will be doing our part to keep everyone happy, healthy, and strong. For reference, here is our COVID-19 precaution sheet we use for Mountain Bike Team. The basics:

  • Physical Distancing – Riders from different families must maintain a distance of six feet. Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association recommends further when riding hard on the trail as droplet spread increases. 
  • Masks – Face coverings are not required when riding. However, they are a crucial part of stopping the spread when gathering with others, even outdoors.
  • Monitoring – By now, we’re all getting used to a body check before going to school, camp, practices, or into a new place. The trails are the same. You may use Norte’s seven-second health screen before Vasa Domingos.
  • Healthy Habits – In line with USA Cycling and Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association guidelines, we ask riders to follow strict hygiene measures. No sharing. No spitting. No gross “snot-rockets.” If a rider needs to sneeze or cough, covering up with a handkerchief or releasing it into the arm is the rule. We also ask that all participants wash their hands with soap and water before practicing and carrying their hand sanitizer.

 

Norte’s COVID-19 Task Force will continue to stay abreast of the latest requirements and guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns related to our pandemic response, please contact Gary at gary@elgruponorte.org.