Gilbert Shop Ride!



A Beginner to intermediate ride through the East Valley 

Help newer road riders learn road riding etiquette and safety tips.

Help folks who want to get stronger, improve fitness and prepare for longer distances.

Lessen group ride intimidation and get cycling tips from more experienced riders.

Improve confidence with clipless pedals, learning to drink while riding and steadiness.

Rides start and end at the Gilbert shop on the NE corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe.

ALL without the worry of being dropped or unable to manage a flat.

This ride will be at a pace of 15 mph with distances between 28 and 40 miles, with pre-determined hydration/rest stops along the route.  Routes vary with no hills to more challenging with fun rolling hills – check the comments below for the upcoming route. Ride may split in to A and B groups depending on the groups abilities.  The A group pace is above 16 mph and the B group is at 15mph, using hydration/rest stops as re-group points.

Riders should:Be sure to eat a light breakfast; suggestion: toast/peanut butter or oatmeal.Bring a road bike – you MUST wear a helmet to participate in this ride.If it is still dark when we take off you must have headlight and taillight as required by law.Bring plenty of water - we suggest 2 water bottles or a hydration pack.Bring a spare inner tube – stop by the store if you need a road side tool kit or lights.Wear comfortable clothing.Be prepared for two-three hours of riding.Arrive 15 minutes early and be sure to pump up tires.Obey traffic laws – you are responsible for your own safety.

Questions? post a question below.  We hope to see you there!


Don’t forget to take one of our FREE "So you just got a bike"  101 clinics - check the calendar

By RSVP'ing to this event.. you are agreeing to the following waiver.

While bicycling is an outstanding recreational sport, it also involves risk and even dangers. Some of these dangers are limited to: traveling on or crossing heavily traveled roads, steep descents, potholes, accidents, unexpected moves of another rider, physical exertion, fatigue, flat tires, and motorists. Ride terrain, pace and distance may vary from the written or verbal description. In addition to the above, mountain bike rides may involve steep descents on heavily rutted roads, trails, as well as rock and log hopping. Cactus, snakes or other wildlife may also prove to be a danger in AZ.

I acknowledge that RMAL, llc (DBA Global Bikes) encourages the wearing of helmets and other safety gear and agree to hold Global Bikes and the ride leaders harmless for any injury resulting from my failure to wear a helmet or other safety gear.

The undersigned acknowledges that the risks recited above, as well as numerous other dangers are inherent in recreational bicycling and the undersigned agrees to assume all risks associated with participation in club/shop activities. The undersigned further agrees to save and hold harmless RMAL, llc (DBA Global Bikes),  its’ employees, ride leader, coordinators, members, and other riders from any and all liability for any injury or damage resulting from, or in any way connected with, participation group/shop/club activities.

I warrant that I am competent to ride safely and that my bicycle and equipment are in safe working condition. I agree to obey all traffic laws and to practice safety and courtesy when cycling. I hereby consent to and permit any emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness.

In the case of children under the age of 18, I hereby agree to the terms of the above waiver on behalf of my child (children I agree that Global Bikes, its officers, activity organizers, employees, ride leaders and other members have no obligation to provide instruction to, or supervision of my children.

I give RMAL, LLC (DBA Global Bikes), its employees, agents and assigns, unlimited permission to use, publish and re-publish in any form of media, reproductions of my likeness, (photographs or video) with or without identification of me by name. I agree to not demand payment or any other compensation and agree to hold the above parties harmless of all liability arising from such use.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER. I AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY IT.




 

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  • Mike D.

    Wow, a nice big group today.My mind was willing,body -not. sorry I couldn't hold pace.Well theres always next week.

    1 · December 30, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Always enjoy riding with this group. Thanks David T for hosting. Today was my first ride with the A-group. 50 miles? 20mph? Yes, I am nuts. But it was fun. Thanks to everyone who helped pull the paceline. Thank you Doug, Jeff, Jason, and Peter for pushing the pace. Good experience!

    December 29, 2013

  • Dave L.

    Another great ride. Lot of new faces, friendly people . RWB, nice to meet you.

    December 29, 2013

    • Jeff W

      I missed you on the long route....I could have used some help - group took off at 25 and I couldn't hang! Some really strong riders! See you next week.

      December 29, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Solid ride as usual.

    December 29, 2013

  • Raymond

    Cool ride. Thx Dave.

    December 29, 2013

    • Bits F.

      Good to see you today man!

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Mike T

    great fast ride today

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Bits F.

      Good to see you again mike. Don't skip on next Sunday ride

      December 29, 2013

  • Jeff W

    December 29, 2013

    • Bits F.

      Good push today Jeff. See you next Sunday

      December 29, 2013

  • Bits F.

    Thanks to everyone for a fun ride . Peter I am of next Sunday time for a 50 m

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Terri

    Great group, great peeps. Thanks!
    Thanks Steve for the pulls! Jeff too!

    December 29, 2013

  • david t.

    Thank you all for coming out and riding with us. If I do not see you before then, Happy New Years!

    4 · December 29, 2013

    • roland

      Happy New Year to you also and thanks for leading the ride

      December 29, 2013

    • Eirma J.

      Thanks for another great ride Dave. Happy New Years to you too!

      December 29, 2013

  • gayle

    Fun ride today and always good to meet new people. Thanks Dave!

    December 29, 2013

  • Connie

    Sorry I will be missing the ride. I aleady wrestled once with my gatorskin this morning and I pinched the tube, ugh! It is not in the cards this morning.... I will practise for my 10K instead. See you next week.

    December 29, 2013

    • david t.

      No worries Connie! Hope you have a great New Years, and look forward to seeing you on the road.

      December 29, 2013

  • Sonja

    Are you going to have an A and B group still ?

    December 28, 2013

    • Peter

      Sonja, yes there will be an A and B group. The A group will be riding at an 18-23 mph and the B group will be at 15-17 mph.

      December 28, 2013

    • Sonja

      Thank you Peter !

      December 28, 2013

  • Mike T

    Hope everyone had a great holiday. We can go to Val Vista and add a few miles would be fun. But my question is Dave are you gonna let us sleep in again, start the ride at 8:30. I saw a low of 36* for Sunday morning.

    3 · December 27, 2013

    • david t.

      I have never been all the way down Val Vista, but I enjoy an adventure! I figured if anyone wanted extra miles, you can travel Riggs to Maricopa Hwy. You do not have to tell me twice! Let's start this ride at 830! Hope everyone is alright with that.

      2 · December 28, 2013

    • Eirma J.

      More miles is great!! See ya'll tomorrow!

      December 28, 2013

  • david t.

    Higley to Riggs looks like the best bet. Road seems a little bit smoother. We add on a few miles to a short ride. I am open to feedback of any sort. Thanks

    2 · December 28, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Hope my carbon fiber can hold up to the rough road and cold ...

    December 27, 2013

  • Jeff W

    Dave, I think Bits told me that there is construction on Lindsay and might be closed....may want to check that and head down to Val Vista or Higley.

    December 26, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      Lindsay looks bad south of Queen Creek.

      December 26, 2013

    • david t.

      Thanks fellas! Maybe we can go down Gilbert rd. There will be enough of us to take a lane in the road if need be.

      December 27, 2013

  • Mike D.

    Steel bike country! See you all sunday. 8:30 start time ?

    December 25, 2013

  • david t.

    Merry Christmas everybody! Here is the route for Sunday. Let me know if you have any questions, or comments. Thank you


    http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/337404029

    2 · December 23, 2013

    • Doug J.

      Merry Christmas to you too DT!

      December 23, 2013

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