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UPDATE: First Ever Game Informer Community Bike Ride This July 30th

UPDATE: Looks like we are going to have some great weather, but I wanted to remind everyone while we have two groups going, 27 miles is no joke and takes a certain level of training and fitness (not a ton, but we don't want people dying or hurting themselves). So remember this event is all about having fun, being safe, and hanging out while we ride our bikes. Remember, be here at 8:45 AM for sign-up and emergency numbers because we leave no later than 9:15 AM.

ORIGINAL STORY: A number of the Game Informer team started bike riding in the last year, so I figured it was time to put together a GI Ride and invite our community along. The Tour De GI is simple, we will meet up here at the office on July 30th at 9 AM (see address below), travel the 27 mile loop listed in the MapMyRide link, and all who make it through will be treated to a tour of GI headquarters upon our return. Then for any that are interested in hanging around after, we will go get a Cuzzy burger after for lunch (on your own dime).

Important Info:

We will have two groups if there are enough people, a chill group lead by Dan Ryckert and Ben Hansen that will hit the route at about 10 to 13 mph pace. I'll lead a second group for those that want to hit the loop a little harder (this is for those that clip-in,use drop bars, and wear silly looking clothing) if enough are interested in going 17 mph to 20 mph.

The route would allow for a break at Calhoun or Harriet for beverages if needed.

All adults who can be responsible for themselves are welcome, as there will be a sign-up sheet the morning of the ride so we can get emergency numbers, etc. This isn't a GI sponsored event or anything, just bikers who want to ride and are inviting others to ride with us. If the weather is bad that morning, please check back here or my twitter account for updates on time changes, but we will do everything in our power to get the ride on the 30th. Please show up at 8:45 so we have time to chat and hang out before as we will leave no later than 9:15.

I'm really looking forward to this, and I'm hoping it will be a good time had by all.


The Course:


The Address:

724 N. 1st St.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Time:

8:45 AM, July 30, 2011 (We leave no later than 9:15)

What our building looks like:

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  • If my bike were in working condition, I'd be there. I really don't feel like recreating the bicycle South Park episode.  

  • If i lived remotely close I would be.
  • Staff
    Right now, Dan, Ben and I are the only GI editors who are signed up just in case you are wondering. Hopefully others will join us.
  • I hope the heat wave goes away by then. I biked on Sunday...and...it was really hot.

  • If only I didn't have to go to this stupid wedding.

  • I'd go, but I can't ride a bike... darn. This stupid heat... thing better go away. I don't want to read about any of the GI staff passing out... Well, maybe I do. Or not. Ho hum.

  • I was so excited to drive up from IA for this, but I'm running a seven mile race in Davenport, IA that morning. Any other weekend in the next month would've worked, too. Bummer. :P I'll definitely make the next one. Hope everyone has a great time!
  • If only I wasn't in such bad shape...and the heat...and I don't have a bike...

  • I'll be with you guys in spirit.

  • This is the one time I have ever been disappointed about living in Texas! >.<

  • I wish I lived close enough to do this.

  • Staff
    We should mention that Minneapolis has rental bikes littered across the city, there is a rack of 10 or so bikes right by our office. So be sure to come on down even if you don't own a bike.
  • Yo Andy, would you mind showing off all your fancy gear for us? Please?!
  • Killer! I have the day off actually, so I'll be there. Now I just gotta decide which bike to ride...

  • Staff

    Why oh why did I sell my La-Langster  D:

  • Yes! I was hoping this would really happen.

    July 30th...I leave town for a week on the 31st, but that shouldn't be a problem if I pack on the 29th.

    I'm 16, so I'd have to bring my dad. Assuming he doesn't have anything planned that day (and he already said he'd be up for it, without knowing the date) you will see us there! Already looking forward to seeing the offices of my dream job. :)

  • hey andy can I ride a skateboard instead? I was never taught how to ride a bike... :(
  • I was so excited when I first read this, then realized it's in Minnesota. Bring it to Cali someday! :D
  • ***. Thinking about bringing it to New Jersey? I promise you that you will not be attacked by Snooki. 70% sure.
  • Well that sounds really fun the most i have done is around 48 but it took me a little longer then that. But i live on the east coast so bummer :(

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