This is a group fitness ride turned into a game.
In each set of the game (interval), one of the slower riders rides as fast as possible for a short distance (3-5 minutes) while each of the others gives a head start timed so that we all finish the interval distance together. If the faster riders pass, they didn't give enough head start.
Our intervals are about 80% to 90% of max effort followed by a soft pedal until everyone regroups for 5 minutes or so and then we go again. It's FUN! & we all need intervals midweek for rapid improvement.
The Ride: We do two loops that total about 20 miles of flat riding leaving from the Boone’s Ferry Marina parking lot (restroom available). We start w/ a 5 mile warm up.
Directions: Take the i-5 exit just south of the Boone Bridge in Wilsonville (#282 from the south & 282-B from the north) and go east one half mile to the roadside parking area directly across from Charbonneau. Look for people with bikes. Arrive a few minutes early if you can. Wheels rolling at 6:00 pm
After ride nourishment at the Wilsonville RAM Pub or Wanker's Corner Saloon & Cafe. The group decides after the ride.
Who will enjoy this ride: A ride for intermediates who ride on the upper end of intermediate level. We are trying to improve, but not at the cost of making it a grind workout ride.
Pace: This game is designed to accommodate anyone who can pedal the flats at at least 13 - 14. Remember, you get a head start during the interval stretch.
Traffic: We are on very low traffic rural roads.
Start Time: Wheels rolling a 6:00 pm.
RIDE LEADER CONTACT INFORMATION: Steve Pre Ride (503)[masked] or [masked]
During the ride or when in transit (503)[masked] the cell is not on except on ride day.
Bring: Appropriate fluids for about 1.5 hours. The whole route is rural. Please bring a tube and a way to inflate it. Make sure your bike is in good mechanical condition to start the ride.
Mandatory for all riders. Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. This is a requirement and not a request.
Obey traffic laws and remember you’re a representative of the greater cycling community and should conduct yourself that way on the road. Please represent us well.