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Wednesday Gravel Rides
-Every Wednesday (May 1st - October 30th) meet at SBB
-Meet at 5:45pm. Roll out at 6:00pm
-3 Groups A, B, and C
-All groups roll out of town together.
-Once out of town groups separate @1min intervals
-Ride ends at Field Day Brewing (optional)
C Group (Beginner/Casual) - No Drop Ride w/ sweeper - “Beginner and Youth Ride” -Ride distance ~16 miles (uses parts of A/B route but shorter loop) -Pace 10mph average. Conversational pace. The sweeper will ride as slow as necessary. -Ride leader will control the pace at the front of the group -Sweeper will ride with the slowest rider and be mechanical support. But it’s still a good idea for everyone to have a phone in case someone needs to call for a ride. - Everyone needs a helmet, front light, rear light, extra tube, and phone -Ride will stop 2 times to regroup. Stop will be at halfway point and/or at top of difficult climbs, scenic overlooks, points of interest etc. -Youth riders younger than 17 MUST be accompanied by a parent or designated adult ride partner - Option to end at Field Day Brewing - Pick this ride if: You are a new cyclist, youth cyclist on a MTB bike, a beginning-of-the-season cyclist looking to get in better shape, or an experienced cyclist wanting to support new riders.
B Group (Intermediate/Tempo) -Drop Ride w/ sweeper if available -Ride distance 27-33 miles (same route as A Group) -Pace 15mph average +/-.5mph -Ride leader will control the pace at the front of the group -Sweeper if available but no promises. Plan as if there is no sweeper. Dropped riders can attempt to locate C Group if dropped -B riders should be on the lookout for dropped A riders. If dropped A Group riders start to ride faster than B Group, B riders should not follow A riders. -Ride will potentially stop to help riders with mechanicals, but no promises. All riders should have a phone in case someone needs to call for a ride. - Everyone needs a helmet, front light, rear light, extra tube, air pump, multitool, and phone -End at Field Day Brewing around 8PM-8:30PM unless noted otherwise - Pick this ride if: You are comfortable riding in a group, you’re fairly fit, and you want to get a workout while hanging out with a fun group.
A Group (Advanced/Threshold) -Drop Ride no sweeper -Ride distance 27-33 miles -Pace 17.5mph average +/- 1mph -Ride leader will control the pace at the front of the group -B Group will act as a sweeper for any dropped A riders. A Group riders that join the B Group are expected to ride at B Group pace. Do not ride faster than B group Pace if connecting with B Group -Ride will potentially stop or slow down 1-2 times to regroup, but no promises -Ride will potentially stop to help riders with mechanicals, but no promises. All riders should have a phone in case someone needs to call for a ride. - Everyone needs a helmet, front light, rear light, extra tube, air pump, multitool, and phone -End at Field Day Brewing around 8PM +/- 15min unless noted otherwise - Pick this ride if: You are very fit, experienced with high-speed riding in a group, and enjoy training hard with a competitive group.
Rules and info applicable to all groups: -Riders are responsible for themselves. All riders should have a phone number and contact to call in case they need to be picked up. Their contact should know the route ahead of time and be prepared to pick up their rider. -Riders should have a gravel bike or mountain bike with minimum 32mm wide tires. 32mm is the minimum but 35mm or larger is ideal. Some rides will be designated as road rides, in which road bikes with smaller tires are acceptable. -Riders are all responsible for their own mechanical support. Riders should be prepared with all necessary items and knowledge to fix their own bike in the event of a flat tire, broken chain, broken derailleur, etc. All riders should have a tool kit containing at minimum a proper bicycle multi tool, tire levers, tubes, co2 cartridges and/or frame pump, and tubeless tire plugs. -All riders are required to wear a helmet, and have their bike equipped with a functioning front and rear taillight -All riders are expected to follow the designated ride leader’s pace and instructions. No rider should ride faster than the ride leader or ride in an aggressive manner. Any riders that find themselves “off the front” of the group on accident, should be aware of the situation and slow down accordingly to let the rider leader and group catch up. -Ride leaders may occasionally ride faster than the designated Group Pace, but they will always be aware of the group and make sure to slow down to let the group catch on. Ride leaders may also accelerate briefly to catch riders that have gone off the front and bring them back. Ride leaders should make clear to the group that this is their intention and that they do not plan on dropping the group. -Advertised Group Ride Pace is the ideal average speed that the ride will finish at. Due to wind and topography the average speed may at times be slower or faster than the advertised average pace, but by the time the ride finishes the ride should be close to the advertised average pace. -Ride leaders should have a GPS computer with the ability to track average speed. They should have a “lap speed” option to track their average speed. After the neutral rollout through town, the ride leader will hit the lap button to track an accurate average speed for the entirety of the group ride. Riders are encouraged to track their average speed for the ride as well.
Saturday Morning Rides
-Occasional Saturdays Year Round
-Meet between 7am and 9am
-Ride duration 2 - 4hrs
-1 Group, Drop Ride Pace is 15-17mph
-Usually Gravel, or Fat Bike Rides during Winter
-Ride Starts & Ends at SBB
-Rides are announced the week of the ride via Strava Club