Announcing a new meeting for The Seattle Bicycling Meetup Group!
What: Cascade Training Series
When: Sunday, March 30, 9:45 AM
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Meeting Description: Wish you could join your friends who ride long distances?
Looking for friends who like riding long distances at your speed?
Want to comfortably ride a century?
Do you want to ride faster and more efficiently?
Then the 8th Annual Cascade Training Series is for you! This free weekly multi-paced training series is designed to prepare you physically for STP, RSVP, or RAW or your own personal riding goals. The program is planned to help you meet new cycling friends and improve your riding skills. The Cascade Training Series starts on March 15h and 16th and goes through June 29.
For more information about the program: http://cascade.org/EandR/Ride_CTS.cfm
VERY Important information (the program rules): http://cascade.org/EandR/Ride_CTS_newcomers.cfm
For the complete schedule: http://cascade.org/EandR/Ride_CTS_schedule.cfm
Note: For advanced riders there is a slightly different program. On the schedule there is a section on the bottom titled "CATS". This group will take different routes and go at a faster speed. This is for stronger riders only. If you are not sure where you fit, try the CTS program first and see how you do. You can move back and forth between these programs.
General rules for Cascade rides:
You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure you safety and that of others however, we do have some regulations as follows:
* Cyclists are required to wear a helmet correctly adjusted. The Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation sells low-cost helmets if you need one.
* Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number.
* Riders must cycle in a legal, safe and courteous manner.
* Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit and money and know how to fix their own flats. Don't know how to fix a flat? Sign up for a basic Bike Maintenance course with the Education Foundation.
* Plan to arrive at least ten minutes before the start time with their bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available.
* For the group's enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.
* Not every ride stays together. Some rides provide maps and cue sheets while others do not. The Rides Classifications page explains the variable details that are listed for daily ride.
* All participants are expected to be personally responsible for his/her own conduct and decisions while on a Cascade ride.
Yet more information about Cascade rides: http://cascade.org/EandR/Daily_Rides.cfm
Learn more here:http://bike.meetup.com/241/calendar/7606882/