Travis had been on the rides years ago, so this was his first ride in a long while. Kristin and I both were new to the experience.
The Bluffton ride is known for the partaking of spirits along the way, there is a number of stops that are made to and from- I believe there was 5 or so? However, know that you are not at all obligated to stop! If you are cold, continue on and the group may catch up with you.
You don't even have to start out with the group! You can leave and head to Bluffton at whatever time works best for you.
On the way back? Travis, Kristin, and I opted out of making the stops so we could get back home on time. Potentially I would suggest if you would like to avoid additional ruckus and hyjinks- the ride back would be the one to just go straight to your destination. Use your imagination- we stop to hang out at a small little bar in Bluffton- Randy's Bluffton Store. Of course there will be consumption of beer, burgers, and cheesecurds!
It was really a fun experience and I encourage those who have never been on the ride to consider going next year.
Of course, weather might not be the best- so one would have to dress appropriately and secure a fatbike for rent. (If necessary)
It's really a ride that you can turn into what you want it to be! Drinking is not a requirement and you will find others in the same boat.
Join the ride later or even beat us there! Either way, you will be sure to have a fun time!