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This is our weekly women's road ride. We depart from the shop and head out into quieter roads of Howell. Rides are approximately 1.5 hours long. Sometimes we'll ride multiple loops of 6-8 miles. Loop rides are a great way to ride with stronger riders without having to worry about 'getting dropped' and getting lost. Sometimes we'll do one longer route of 18-25 miles. A road bike, helmet, water bottle, and front + rear lights (even during daylight hours) are required to participate. 5:30 is roll out time. Please arrive with minutes to spare, and with your bike ready to go. The route for this week's ride can be downloaded here. Please upload it to your device and/or download the cue sheet. If there is a route change between weeks, it will be updated and noted on that specific week's Meetup Event page by early afternoon of that Tuesday. This week's route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29619766 For more info, please e-mail [masked]
This meetup is the B3 Bicycles NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) youth mountain biking team practice. Our team name is the Monmouth-Ocean Pandas. Please note, you must be a registered member of the team or have arranged beforehand to ride as a guest in order to join this ride. Want to join the team? Good, we want you to join, too! So see below. If you live within or within a reasonable distance of the Monmouth-Ocean County area of NJ, you are welcome to join! We are always eager to sign up new kid-riders and parent/adult coaches. No prior mountain bike experience or super skills necessary to join and have the time of your life. Please e-mail [masked] for more information. (Riders must be in grades 6 - 12. Coaches must pass background check and an online course before being allowed to coach) Our first few practices will be at the Manasquan Reservoir as we get to know each other and get our base fitness up to snuff. At our first meeting, we'll first review some basic bike skills and trail safety protocols, then we'll go out and ride a 5 mile loop of the reservoir together. We ride with a strict 'no one left behind' rule. There will always be an adult riding behind the last kid in the group. There will also always be an adult riding in front or alongside the leading kid in the group. After a few rides together at the Reservoir, we will mix it up at various parks within a 30 minute drive of the B3 Bicycles Howell shop location. The location for this meetup will be changing almost weekly, so be vigilant! What to bring: - A safe bike! - A safe helmet! - 2 waterbottles full of something delicious. - A snack or two to keep you going on the ride. (Eating right is one of the keys to strong riding!) - Bells and squeak horns are not necessary, but they make the experience more fun and are useful for alerting other trail users of your approach. Highly recommended! Looking forward to seeing everyone there this Friday! --Mike
Please join us on Sunday at 9 am for our Weekly Women's Road Ride! (This is a recurring Meetup Event. If there are every any changes to the route or schedule, that specific week's Event will be edited by Thursday afternoon.) This week... We'll be riding 10-mile loops through some very quiet and very beautiful New Egypt farmland, along some of our favorite roads. There is no climbing worth mentioning on this ride. There are lots of cows and horses and goats and sheep and fowl feathered farmy things that are definitely worth mentioning. Also, probably the smelliest road in all of Ocean and Monmouth counties. Everyone is welcome. We'll be riding in loops along a very easy to follow route, so no worries about 'getting dropped'. The route can be found here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29470257 (The route includes From Parking Lot To The Loop, 2x around The Loop, and To Parking Lot From The Loop. If you'd like more, do the loop again!) Best place to park is at Colliers Mills Wildlife Management -- 401 Hawkin Road, New Egypt. (The address might be off by a couple hundred feet. You'll come to a four way intersection at the intersection of Hawkins and Colliers Mills road, pull into the park parking lot near the lake.) It's about a 1 mile ride to the loop. If you start your cycling navigation computer device gizmo at the park, it'll pick up the route from there and guide you to the loop. The following are mandatory to join the ride: - A bicycle in good safe working condition. - A friendly and respectful attitude in good safe working condition. - A helmet in good safe working condition. - A waterbottle. - And never a bad idea to bring along some mid-ride munchies to keep your energy up and finish strong. - A GPS computer with the route uploaded, or a cue sheet. Both the route and the cue sheet can be found here. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29470257 Hope to seeya there!
This is an “A” ride that is also a practice race; only recommended for advanced riders who are comfortable riding fast in close quarters and can hold speed in all conditions. This ride is frequently attended by many members of Team B3 Bicycles and is a great way to meet the guys and practice your racing skills. There is no official ride warm up, and the intensity is 110% from the get go. Definitely arrive early to warm up before the group ride begins.