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Finally, spring training! 41 miles in Fountain Hills

We'll meet just east of the fountain in the parking lot.
Training ride from the fountain at Fountain Hills Park to the beautiful McDowell Mountain preserve to beautiful Rio Verde, up 9-mile hill to Pima Road and back. Not a ride to miss!
•Help newer new road riders learn road riding etiquette and safety tips.
•Help those training for spring metric centuries and centuries by adding hills and miles with support.
•Help folks who want to get stronger and prepare for more distance.
•Lessen intimidation and help new riders learn where they are with stamina/endurance.
•Improve confidence with clipless pedals, learning to drink while riding and steadiness.
•ALL without the worry of being dropped or unable to manage a flat.
We will stop at least twice. At least one rest stop will offer comfort facilities. We will not drop anyone.
This ride will be at an easy pace of 15 mph and a distance of 41 miles from Fountain Hills Park. Those who want to car pool from Gilbert/Chandler area, post a comment below and we'll try to help arrange it.
Riders should:
•Be sure to eat a light breakfast of toast/peanut butter or oatmeal
•We will have some snacks, but be sure to carry some nutrition.
•Wear a helmet and bring a road bike
•Bring plenty of water (a hydration pack is best!) and a spare tube
•Wear comfortable clothing
•Be prepared for up to 4 hours of riding
•Arrive 15 minutes early and be sure to pump up tires
Ride leader is Ellen Ermer. We have some new helpers joining us which could allow us to split into several groups. Each group will have a leader.
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  • Terri

    Love hills, lol! Another great ride with great people!

    March 20, 2013

  • Sandy

    What a great ride. Started out a bit chilly, but with all those hills, that was short lived. Such a great group of people to ride with. Must do this route again!!!!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Terri

    Awesome 43 mile ride, great weather and even better group! Good to see everyone!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Cliff

    I'll echo all of you. Great ride! Thanks everyone for showing up and riding today. Really enjoyed riding with all of you. Wore my a** out.

    March 17, 2013

  • Sheryl K.

    Terrific ride. Beautiful route. Extraordinary people.

    March 17, 2013

  • Joni S.

    Awesome morning, beautiful ride and great people! And a well timed flat tire cut my 9 mile hill a little short. Sweet!

    3 · March 17, 2013

  • Tony L.

    Great ride, except for the people.....they were awesome!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    What a great ride!! My wife and I had a blast!! It was good see everybody again, it's been too long!!

    3 · March 17, 2013

  • Sheryl K.

    I had us at the parking lot behind the fountain. I think this was screwed up the LAST time we did this. There's a large parking lot when you turn right onto

    March 16, 2013

    • Sheryl K.

      Turn right at the light. The fountain will be in your right.

      March 16, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      It's behind the store, where we met last time, Tony. I think?

      March 17, 2013

  • Tony L.

    I will practice shortcuts ;-)

    March 16, 2013

    • Kevin H.

      Why am I not surprised!!

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Family event. Sorry.
    Plan to ride Tues.

    March 16, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    Sheryl, this is at the parking lot, off of El Lago Drive, right?

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pleased to see Terri, Sandy, Kevin and Cliff will attend. I'd like to work on hills and overall endurance.

    2 · March 15, 2013

  • Sheryl K.

    Sorry guys, Saturday's busy this week..enjoy your day!

    March 12, 2013

  • Tim F.

    Man im torn between global bikes and this one. This sounds fun or brutal since im great on the flats but as soon as it starts going skyward my legs say "what are you doing idiot you have a bad knee" and im all like "shut up knee you dont know whats good for you." BUT the only way to get stronger at it is to keep doing it. hmmmm whos car pooling from gilbert?

    March 12, 2013

  • Kevin H.

    I'm in. The wife will probably come with me.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    another vote for saturday as i too attend church on sundays!

    March 12, 2013

  • Dan N Terri A.

    Fabulous ride, hope to join you on a Saturday sometime. This ride wouldn't have us back in time for church.

    March 12, 2013

  • Al

    Wish this ride was on Saturday. It's one of my favorites.

    March 12, 2013

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