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If you have found yourself on this page you are probably looking for one of two things.

You want to go on a ride. See the April Calendar

You would like to lead a ride.

This year’s ride coordinator is Susan McCloud. If you would like to lead a ride contact Susan at SJH...@GMAIL.COM

Group rides are a great way to meet people. But here are some things you should know before you lead a ride.

  1. Generally it’s a good idea to plan ahead. IF you wait until the day before or even the week before you want to lead your ride it probably won't make the schedule. The ride calendar gets published with the newsletter. Feel free to make an announcement on the club Facebook page if time is short.

  2. Know your speed. To help aid people in choosing and leading a ride we have developed a complex system of categorizing speed. It works like this

    Easy under 10mph
    S: Social10-12 mph
    M: Moderate 12-16 mph
    B: Brisk 16-20 mph
    St: Strenuous 20+ mph

    Pay attention to these symbols on the ride calendars. We all enjoy riding together but most of us do not consider a 26mph average speed to be a social ride even if it includes a cup of coffee and a brief conversation outside a sani-can 60 miles from home.
  3. Make a map with your cell phone number on it in case people get separated. Most of us know where we are going but it will enhance the expierence of someone new to the club.
  4. We encourage non members to ride with us. We are out here to make friends. Everyone sighns the release and wears a helmet. NO HELMET NO GROUP RIDE
  5. Rides do not have to be particulary long or challenging. A group ride is about riding with a group and making new freinds. (After they are your friends and trust your judgement feel free to put the screws to them)
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