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Jenison Tuesday Ride: Moderate Pace

Ladies if you're looking for a fun group in the area come on out! This is a ride for casual road bike riders so don't expect to hammer out 20 miles at 20 mph! Routes will vary throughout the season.

Average Speed:12-14 mph

Distance: 15-20 miles

Time: Usually takes around 1.5 hours we usually get back around 8pm

Terrain: Roads mostly, some paved bike paths, some hills

Bicycle Type: For this ride, we are asking that you have at least a "flat handlebar" road bike. It's difficult to ride at a 14 mph pace on a "comfort bike or mountain bike." (Comfort bikes and mtn bikes are geared differently from road bikes. They are heavier and mtn bikes typically have smaller wheel sizes which makes it more difficult to keep up with road bikes).

What to Bring Checklist:

- helmet

- water

-  headlight and taillight when sunset is 9pm or earlier. (Just in case).

- tires aired

- bike tuned up

- a spare tube "just in case"

Finally, please go to the "files" section of this website and find our 2013 waiver form or follow this link: http://www.meetup.com/ridewithgirls/files/ (This will be updated soon to the 2014 form).

Please bring this to your first ride/ first ride of the year.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Jessica, how far are we riding tonight?

    July 8, 2014

  • Cindy K.

    I'm looking into changing from a comfort bike to a road bike. Can you give me some advice on what kind to look at and what I really need to know.

    1 · July 6, 2014

    • Jessica S.

      Fit is very important when buying a road bike. The first road bike I bought was too long (even though it was a women's frame). If I had gotten a better fitting I wouldn't have had to buy a different bike a year or so later. Village bike shop does a great job with their body geometry fit. It costs a little extra but it helps ensure that you are on the right size bike with the most comfortable modifications for you. They have helpful fitters that can give you all kinds of advice on riding! They also have a 30 day promise that if you get a bike and decide that it's not right for you they will return or exchange it... which is nice if your not totally sure a road bike is for you. The most entry level road bikes are aluminum but the step up to carbon is more comfortable. It rides more smoothly and absorbs more road vibrations. I have a Specialized Ruby and I love it! I hope that helps! Let me know about other questions you have!

      July 7, 2014

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