Ing Guides Life is a network of guides dedicated to helping adults improve their fitness while enhancing their enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors. Our programs emphasize safety, fun, and personal growth. The bicycle is one of the the most readily accessible means for accomplishing just that.
Cycling is much more than a recreational hobby or simple pastime. Cycling is a transformational activity with the potential to make us better people. It's also particularly fun.
The pure kinesthetic joy of balancing on two wheels while the world rushes by our eyes transports us back to the innocent stress free days of our youth. The physical effort required to propel ourselves down the road improves our muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. The new friends we make on group rides brings us closer to like minded individuals enriching our lives.
Less stress, more fitness, and a richer social circle is a powerful recipe for life transformation. That's what cycling with Ing Guides is all about. Did I mention fun?
Our first few rides through the Meetup platform are designed to get the newer or more casual rider up to speed in terms of group riding skills and maybe even fitness level. Think 1-2 hours in the saddle at an easy to moderate pace over quiet and gently rolling terrain. As our Meetup cycling group grows we will add longer faster rides over more demanding terrain. So, if you're looking for a full-go-hammer-fest, we'll oblige your inner suffer seeker sometime in late September to early October.
We love coffee and local culture, so we typically schedule a halfway stop to refuel and refresh. We also love immersing ourselves in the glory of mother nature while minimizing our exposure to car traffic. We know your time is your most precious commodity, so we always endeavor to make the most of it for you and ourselves.
Our ride leaders have an uncanny knack for passing along their passion and experience for riding that novice and expert alike will appreciate. We don't preach and we don't teach. We guide.
We prepare a safe and fun environment where responsible adults can experience personal growth in a manner that best suits them. We offer encouragement when it will do some good, and guidance in a natural way when we see its welcome. In short, we're pros.
Thank you for your interest in the Ing Guides cycling group. We take your fun and personal growth very seriously. Give us a try. Jump into one of our rides. You'll be glad you did.
Please be advised that any type of cycling can be dangerous and you are solely responsible for your own safety. Helmets are required and other protective gear is strongly recommended. Properly adhering to safety measures is an affordable and effective insurance policy. So why not be safe & have fun.
DISCLAIMER: By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.