Bike Rides & Clinics
***All group rides and clinics have been temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. We can't wait to ride with you all again!
*Please check morning of ride for weather-related ride cancellations.
Please read and respect our group ride rules, as this ride is hosted at no cost, but with mandatory requirements. :)
Group Ride Rules
*Helmets are mandatory on all our rides. (If you’re inviting someone on the ride, please make sure they bring a helmet, too!)
*No earphones allowed. We need to be able to communicate with each other in a group situation! Thanks for understanding!
*Riders should always carry a Flat Repair Kit with them: spare tube, inflator or pump, lever
*Carry some form of ID in case of emergency.
*Bring water and food sufficient for the ride distance and pace.
*Please make sure your bike is in proper working order before you arrive! Ride leaders aren’t expected to be bike mechanics. :)
*Calling “Clear!” is prohibited. All riders are responsible for verifying that it’s clear.
*Stop at all stop signs. Do not overlap wheels. Communicate hazards to other riders.
*Each riders assumes his or her own risks on all rides.
*Those who ride ahead of the group are on their own ride.
*Always notify the ride leader when leaving the ride.
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***Text BIKE to 313131 to get last-minute ride update and special discount texts!
What does the A-B-C-D mean?
A: Typically 10-12mph. Social, beginner-friendly pace. No drop; nobody gets left behind.
B: Typically 13-15mph. Fitness, steady pace. Group may split up but will regroup often or have a sweeper.
C: Typically 16-18mph. Fast, fit pace. Regroups only occasionally; riders should be self-sufficient.
D: Typically 18-20+mph. Strong, fast pace. Experienced in pacelines, no obligation to wait.
Additional Rules of the Road from the League of American Bicyclists (http://bikeleague.org/
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and duties as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires have sufficient air, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet