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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 15-17 mph with distances between 28 and 45miles, 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, B, and C group depending on the groups abilities.  The A group pace is above 20 mph ,the B group is  at a 17+mph pace, if need be, we will also have a  C group  at a 15+ mph pace,  using hydration/rest stops as re-group points. If there are only a few C group riders, the n the C group will be merged with the B group.

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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  • Ken W

    Great work out!

    April 27, 2014

  • david t.

    Thank you everyone for coming out ! Will be in Reno next week, but I am already looking forward to the week after that.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Jim b.

    See what happens when the "B"est group doesn't stick together.KAOS!!!Dave Lig take control next week please

    April 27, 2014

  • Jim b.

    Brutal.thanks to Pete for pulling us most of the way.wind in every direction.almost forgot how much fun usery is.anybody see Dave Thomas come back to the shop????

    April 27, 2014

  • Dave L.

    So, was that a head wind on our way back? Tried checking the Garmain and it didn't know. Another fine ride with great people.

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • Ross

    Fun!

    April 27, 2014

  • Branden N.

    Congrats to anyone that had new PRs today and climbing Usery! I am continually impressed with what cycling can allow a person to accomplish!

    April 27, 2014

  • Mike D.

    GREAT RIDE. David L you are the man great finishing lead. See you all next week.

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • Jim L.

    First ride with this group and it was great. Friendly people, great weather, Dave did a great job leading...what's not to like?? Thanks, Global, I'll be joining you regularly.

    2 · April 27, 2014

  • Mike D.

    Temp looks great . Better save some leg for the wind on the way home ,but we've seen worse!

    1 · April 26, 2014

  • Jim b.

    In unity there is strength !!

    April 25, 2014

  • Jim b.

    Together we can achieve more

    1 · April 25, 2014

  • Jim b.

    Killer ride!! B group help each other hang tuff

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Mike T

    A few of us are doing the abc desert Classic Saturday[masked] mile options go to azbikeclub.com

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Eirma J.

    Looking foward to this ride!!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Dave L.

    Alright, Usery. You know how much I love climbing.

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Mike D.

    Bring spare tubes , air up the tires , and turn into the wind.

    2 · April 21, 2014

    • david t.

      Hope the wind dies down a bit. Either way, will not feel it til we are out of Usery.

      1 · April 21, 2014

  • david t.

    Here is the route for Sunday. This is considered one of our longer and tougher routes for this group. If you are just starting out on your road bike journey, this could be a real test for you.
    As always, if you have any questions, or comments, I can be reached at the Gilbert shop, or in the Interweb. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/397576134

    4 · April 21, 2014

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