- NCBC New Year's Day Ride
https://ridewithgps.com/events/71364-ncbc-2019-new-year-s-day-ride 62 miles, relatively flat route Two groups: 18-19 mph pace, led by David Cole 15-17 mph pace, led by Steve Lund Also, 40 mile route. Store stop at 18 miles. 15-17 mph pace, led by TBD (maybe you?). Eat and drink afterward at MacGregor Draft House. Precipitation of any sort cancels the ride.
- Pre-Christmas Breakaway
Date: Saturday, Dec 22 Clip-in: 12:30 p.m. Pace: ~ 19ish (depends on group) Length: 59 miles Elevation: 3,100 feet Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29062042 Start: Apex Community Center parking lot We'll stop at Breakaway Cafe (mile 33.2) for espresso/snacks. It's a hilly route, so be prepared to work hard even though it's a coffee ride :) Brian
- Kevin and Friederike's Burn Your Turkey Ride
Starting Point: Behind the Breakaway Cafe, 58 Chapelton Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. It's in the Veranda at Briar Chapel, just off of 15/501, between the Lystra Rd. and Jack Bennett Rd. intersections Distance and Pace: About 42 rolling to fairly hilly miles, 17-18 mph overall average with a planned break in Carrboro Precipitation cancels the ride. Hope you can join us for a meal and socializing at the Breakaway Cafe afterwards!
- 57 mile coffee ride to La Vita Dolce
Date: Saturday, November 17 Clip-in: 10:00 a.m. Pace: ~ 19ish Length: 57 miles Elevation: 2,700 feet Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28937875 Start: Parking lot at southwest corner of NC 55 & High House / Green Level West (near Aquatots) Join us for a smooth ride to La Vita Dolce. Should by sunny in the 50ºs. A few of us have been off the bike rehabbing minor injuries, so we'll be managing the pace. Brian
- La Vita Dolce
Jerry Jones is hosting a coffee ride: Join us for a nice 59 mile tempo ride! Where: Bicycle Chain on Williams St in Apex When: 9:30 AM Saturday, Oct 27 Distance: 59 miles (see RWGPS route in link below) Pace: Depends on size of group, but probably around 18-19 mph. We will regroup at top of big hills to ensure the group stays intact. Double pace line except on just a couple busy places. Riders at the front ride "handlebar to handlebar" (faster rider adjusts to speed of slower rider) to maintain an organized paceline. Rest break at mile 31 at La Dolce coffee shop. Grocery store right next door for other snacks. Sprinting up a hill is encouraged! - just let people know what you're doing to avoid chaos (and of course, regroup at top). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28838991
- Friday afternoon coffee ride - 62 mile Pittsboro route. Avoid Saturday's rain!
Clip-in: 1:00 p.m. Pace: ~ 18 to 20 mph depending on group Length: 62 miles Elevation: 2,600 feet Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28801403 Start: ATT New Hope parking lot (~ 2584 New Hope Church Rd.) Great bathroom for changing into your kit if coming from work. Saturday is looking rainy, and Friday afternoon should be sunny and in the 60ºs. We'll have a mostly steady ride (pulling harder on flats/downhill, easing uphill), but folks are welcome to sprint and regroup on climbs. Great rest stop at Blue Dot Coffee in Pittsboro (mile 31.3)
We'll leave from The Bicycle Chain in Apex at *11* a.m. on October 13. We're starting later due to the unseasonably cold temperature on Saturday. I expect we may have multiple pace groups, but one should average roughly 19 mph - more details later. We will regroup after climbing Lystra and probably a couple other significant climbs. 78 miles w/ 3,500 feet elevation gain Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28698279 Stops will be: * Frosty's at mile 23.5 if anyone needs the port-a-potty * Saxapahaw at mile 38.0 (coffee / snacks / water / bathroom) * Breakaway Cafe at mile 61.7 (quick bathroom / water) A signed liability waiver is required each year for every participant. The form can be found at http://waiver.slowspokes.net ( http://waiver.slowspokes.net ) No matter the season, but especially during the summer, please be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack so that you can stay hydrated and refuel as needed. Helmets are required. New riders should read Bicycling Hand Signals, Group Riding Tips, Equipment, Nutrition, Hydration in the "More" section. All riders should carry proper equipment in case they have a flat (spare tube, pump or CO2 cartridge). All bicycles should be in proper mechanical order. It is strongly recommended that you carry your driver's license, health insurance card (or copies), a note containing emergency contact information or Road I.D. in case of an emergency. You may also want to program your cell phone with an emergency contact number under the name "ICE" In Case of Emergency. The note containing emergency contact information may be used if your cell phone becomes inoperable following a crash.
- 2018 Guard2Beach Ride
https://guard2beachride.wixsite.com/guard2beach The Guard 2 Beach ride is a multi-day cycling event that starts at the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh, NC and finishes at the Carolina Beach Road Armory in Wilmington, NC. The event covers roughly 75 miles each day (40 mile option), for a total ride distance of around 150 miles. Don’t worry if this seems too long for your skill level though, because there are shorter options available and different ability groups = it is not a race! This year’s ride will honor our National Guard fallen HERO 1LT Ashley White who was Killed in Action. To read about her, go to ashleywhitestumpf.com – there is a great book (Ashley’s War) about her and a movie in the works. The purpose of this ride is to bring together civilians/friends, veterans, active service members, police/fire/… and all patriotic citizens within our broader community to support one another through a physical outlet and fellowship.
- Thursday Intermediate to Advanced Ride
A signed liability waiver is required each year for every participant. The form can be found at http://waiver.slowspokes.net If you would like to come out, please RSVP and leave a comment specifying the pace you would like to ride so we can determine which groups will have ride leaders. Groups may not have designated leaders, depending on attendance. Routes: TT Routes - https://ridewithgps.com/events/66052-ssxtt Please print cue sheets, export and load the files in your GPS, or join the NCBC Ride with GPS club page below to access turn-by-turn directions using the RwGPS app: https://ridewithgps.com/clubs/446-ncbc?join_code=gD460OXNqHGRPGQx The routes can be accessed through the RwGPS app under the "Club Routes" tab. Download the routes to your device if space is available to avoid issues with cell reception during the ride. No matter the season, but especially during the summer, please be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack so that you can stay hydrated and refuel as needed. Ride Pace Classifications: (A) 20+mph (A-) 18-20mph (B) 16-18mph (C) 14-16mph This is the average pace to maintain for the duration of the ride. Please choose the appropriate group to ride with. Ride is NO-DROP but you should be sensitive to the average pace each group is targeting. Post-ride food/drinks TBD. Several options are available nearby. Comments: Slow Spokes is a subculture of the North Carolina Bicycle Club (NCBC) (http://www.ncbikeclub.net). Please arrive in time to prepare your bike to leave promptly at the ride start time listed. Helmets are required. New riders should read: http://files.meetup.com/14311802/BicyclingHandSignals.pdf https://files.meetup.com/14311802/Identification.doc https://files.meetup.com/14311802/Nutrition.doc https://files.meetup.com/14311802/Hydration-Heat%20Exhaustion.doc https://files.meetup.com/14311802/Equipment.doc http://ravenrockramble.org/article_group.htm All riders should carry proper equipment in case they have a flat (spare tube, pump or CO2 cartridge). All bicycles should be in proper mechanical order. It is strongly recommended that you carry your driver's license, health insurance card (or copies), a note containing emergency contact information or Road I.D. in case of an emergency. You may also want to program your cell phone with an emergency contact number under the name "ICE" In Case of Emergency. The note containing emergency contact information may be used if your cell phone becomes inoperable following a crash.