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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 17-20 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 18+mph pace, if need be, we will also have a  C group  at a 17+ mph pace,  using hydration/rest stops as re-group points. If there are only a few C group riders, 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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  • Jim b.

    Great idea DT.split up the B group.fast peeps for a b group.we were a steady 20 mph for half the ride.

    June 17, 2014

  • Ron S.

    Great ride I got in no man land just before the stop, that will teach me to think I'm (A) group rider :). Ther were alot of good riders, and the speed was nice.

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • david t.

    I think for next week , we are going to have a B group, and a B+ group.

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • david t.

      And of coarse an A group.

      June 16, 2014

  • Jim b.

    B group way fast

    June 16, 2014

  • Deb

    Crazy awesome ride today! So much for a "B" group... B's turned into As real fast!

    1 · June 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am staying home. I have things to do around the house and today's ride zonked me so much I didn't accomplish anything.

    1 · June 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So, I have had a fever and chills yesterday and today. Good news I was not beat down by yesterday's ride. Bad news is I still feel bad. Better by next week...

      1 · June 15, 2014

  • Andy G.

    Great group of people, would like it a bit slower the first mile just to warm things up but as always had a great time hanging with the B group. Happy Fathers Day

    1 · June 15, 2014

    • Paul M.

      Happy Father's Day to all u dads

      June 15, 2014

  • Jim b.

    Glad to see forest doing speed work going out on brown towards supt mountain.kick ass on the return down baseline.thx to the awesome "b" group again.eirma is correct seems to go faster every week.crown royal for my Father's Day.see you all next week.

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Jim b.

    BRUTAL

    1 · June 15, 2014

  • Eirma J.

    Another great ride as always! Seems like the "B" group is getting much faster and I'm enjoying seeing everyone improving so much. Way to go! and of course thanks to both Dave's for all of this.. like how they challenge us! And Happy Father's day to all of you who are Dad's enjoy your day!

    5 · June 15, 2014

  • david t.

    40+ riders again! No major issues, everyone made it back, kick ass group. Thanks everyone, see you all next week.

    6 · June 15, 2014

  • Dave L.

    Great ride today. That route can challenge you with all the inclines and provide so much fun on the return run. See you all next week. Gotta go and enjoy one of my fathers day gift. Cheers.

    4 · June 15, 2014

  • Paul M.

    Even through I wasn't feeling it when we started it turned out to be AWSOME

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • kinnon b.

    I enjoy the sunday rides...will be back

    2 · June 15, 2014

  • Dave L.

    Brian, it's good to see you signed up for the ride. Assuming all is well .

    2 · June 13, 2014

    • david t.

      Stay hydrated, and keep your electrolytes up Mr. Brian. The heat can put some extra stress on us.

      2 · June 13, 2014

    • Kelly S.

      well you'll have one medic on the ride

      June 14, 2014

  • Andy G.

    Will be bring 2 more riders tomorrow

    June 14, 2014

    • Dave L.

      The more the merrier.

      June 14, 2014

  • Jim b.

    Forest we never get a tailwind !

    June 14, 2014

    • Dave L.

      Yea I know. That message was typed after a few drinks.

      June 14, 2014

  • Dave L.

    I think I remember this route. Goldfield, not Greenfield and when we turn on Goldfield there will be a strong tailwind. Right? See you there.

    2 · June 10, 2014

    • david t.

      That is hilarious! We will keep that as an inside joke ! Too funny, thanks Dave!

      June 10, 2014

  • Jim b.

    Be there.

    1 · June 10, 2014

  • david t.

    Here is the route for Sunday. As always, I am available to your concerns, and questions. I can be reached at the Gilbert shop, or in the world wide web. http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/342101825

    1 · June 10, 2014

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