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Old 09-04-22, 10:58 AM
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Anyone Remember or Still Doing Pie Rides???

Been here long enough to remember all the discussions around riding for pie.

Anyone else?


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Never heard of it, but it sounds tasty. That post has a defunct link to the rules (and the Wayback Machine doesn't seem to have it either). Can you post the rules to this thread from memory?
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There are people that don't do pie rides?!?
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Originally Posted by smontanaro View Post
Never heard of it, but it sounds tasty. That post has a defunct link to the rules (and the Wayback Machine doesn't seem to have it either). Can you post the rules to this thread from memory?

Best I remember anything goes......just need to ride your bike and eat some pie along the way! I'm thinking banana pudding might just be a good substitute if no pie is available???
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
Best I remember anything goes......just need to ride your bike and eat some pie along the way! I'm thinking banana pudding might just be a good substitute if no pie is available???
Weren't you also supposed to post a picture of the pie?!?
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Weren't you also supposed to post a picture of the pie?!?
The rules were ride at least 15 miles eat a blueberry pie if possible or some other pie somewhere along the ride and post a picture of the pie.
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Yes, you were supposed to post a picture of the pie. Bike Forums was a lot more fun back then, before some overly serious people got the moderators to shut down all the fun and chase people away..
https://www.bikeforums.net/13239597-post2.html

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Have to eat the whole pie?
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Have to eat the whole pie?
That would definitely get you more likes!!
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I must be so old I can’t remember anything of the sort.

We do have a local, Run for the Pies. The first three finishers in each age group win one.
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Sounds sort of like coffeeneuring, which is way cool, but with pie. Could be fun.
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A few of us from in the Philly area did cheesesteak rides bitd....
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
Sounds sort of like coffeeneuring, which is way cool, but with pie. Could be fun.
Can you actually have pie without coffee?
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Originally Posted by jtaylor2 View Post
Yes, you were supposed to post a picture of the pie. Bike Forums was a lot more fun back then, before some overly serious people got the moderators to shut down all the fun and chase people away..
https://www.bikeforums.net/13239597-post2.html

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bigger (I think), more diverse, and better - except for those who wanted their own little, copacetic social group.
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I pie rode my way across Iowa six times, so far. Great way to fuel a week long ride. Church ladies pies can be incredible.

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Our club still does them on occasion. We also do a ride to a small town about 15 miles away to a candy factory.
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Cascade Bicycle Club is the biggest cycling group, by far, in Washington state.

Here is a link to their free group rides. There are many regular rides (many with interesting acronym names) and several with a scheduled stop. But no pie rides.

Ride series | Cascade Bicycle Club

Pie doesn't (in most places) seem to be a Seattle biggie. Exceptions must abound. Shari's restaurants, bakeries are quite abundant but not a bike ride pie stop destination location. Some of the larger PYO berry farms have locations suitable for small group cycling stops. Puget Sounders - please prove me wrong. Especially in the Issaquah,Newcastle, Renton area. I better check the XXX 50's soda shop menu. Fresh apple pie season should be upon us.

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There's a guy, Glen, from New York who regularly organizes pie rides. I don't have his link handy.
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My rides aren't short enough to just have pie. LOL.
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Yes, of course!
Offering #1 is from the annual Circleville, Ohio Pumpkin Show. (They get upset if you call it the Festival). Competition for largest pumpkin and fried everything. About 40 flat miles round trip.


Example #2 is from the G&R Tavern in Waldo, Ohio. Famous for their giant fried bologna sandwiches. Do not, I repeat...do not eat one of those mid ride. Hard lesson learnt. Instead, go for the pie! One piece is big enough for 3, but of course we each had our own. Worth every single calorie. It's the kind of place where you get there at 10am and the locals are already pounding down Bud Lites.

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Haven't done an "official" pie ride since Irma's closed some years back. This is not to suggest that I no longer eat pie.
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Haven't done an "official" pie ride since Irma's closed some years back. This is not to suggest that I no longer eat pie.
I can recall you mentioning Irma’s!
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My riding group used to do pie rides. There's a café which makes its own very good pies and which closes at 4:00. It's at the bottom of a pass climb. The idea was to ride over the pass, have lunch at a town on the other side, then return in time to order and eat pie, so sort of a two-pass time trial with an outside limit. It's about 70 miles and 6000'. Unfortunately, the café quit letting us use their parking lot, and there being nowhere else to park, the pie part of the ride came to an end. We continued doing the ride, using another start point, until recently when traffic over that pass became just too much for our nerves. People keep moving to Washington.
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I hope to have free time on my hands tomorrow and I think I'll try to find a place to get pie on a ride. If I fail at that, I damn sure know where I can get a beer.
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A major pie-producing spot in the mountains east of Los Angeles, Oak Glen, got wiped out by heavy rainfall and subsequent mudflows this past week. Not sure if they can get the place cleaned up and operational before pie season in October (its an apple-growing region). Anyone from the San Diego area have any information on the town of Julian and their apple & pie status this years?
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