NEW RIDING FORMAT

From: Peter Femino
Sent on: Saturday, April 27, 2013 7:28 PM

In order to keep the group growing with new riders, help the intermediate riders get stronger and challenge the advanced riders I have decided to go with what most cycling groups use as a guideline for group rides.  My hopes are that this will attract more riders of all levels and and allow everyone to ride in groups that challenge them.  If you have any questions please contact me.

 

NEW GROUP RIDE FORMAT:

Our concept is to design a single route that can accommodate all riders within the group. Since each ride will have different levels of cyclists in them as the ride begins the groups will start to separate into 3 levels.  All the rides that I host have directions that can be printed out in case you get separated from the group.

LEVEL 1: THE LATTE GROUP

This group is for cyclist that are just beginning or want to ride at a relaxed pace. Avg. Pace 10-12 mph.

LEVEL 2: THE CAPPUCCINO GROUP

This group is for cyclist that are intermediate riders that want to continue to get stronger as a cyclist and challenge themselves on the various terrain on our rides. Avg. Pace 12-15 mph.

LEVEL 3: THE ESPRESSO GROUP

This group is for the cyclist that want to participate or just join in on the training for THE PAIN in the MASS TOUR in September. This group will be following a per-determined training schedule to prepare each rider for 2 days of climbing in the Berkshires and to the top of Mt. Greylock.  The goals for this group are to work on pace-line cycling, climbing, and build up endurance. Avg. Pace 18-20 mph.

HOW TO RSVP FOR A RIDE:

When you RSVP to join a group ride please add in what level rider you are so people of similar riding speeds will know they have others to ride with. Also let us know if you have the ride on your phone or gps.

 

HELPFUL HINTS:

- ALWAYS BRING YOUR PHONE!!!!

- DOWNLOAD MAPMYRIDE AND UPLOAD THE ROUTE IN CASE YOU GET SEPARATED.  http://www.mapmyride.com

- RIDE IN GROUPS OF AT LEAST 2-3 RIDERS

- IF YOU START TO FALL OFF THE PACE, YELL "DROPPING" TO MAKE THE RIDERS AHEAD OF YOU AWARE.

 

 

Looking forward to riding with you all

Peter Femino

Organizer

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