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Club Ride to NCAR

  • Jul 28, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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WHEN: Club rides take place on alternating Saturdays and Sundays MOST weekends throughout the riding season, and will leave from a convenient Longmont location.

ROUTE: 49 mile Loop to NCAR via S. Boulder Rd, returning via Marshall This route is rated Medium difficulty due to the climb up to NCAR. Route map can be viewed HERE.

WHAT: Club rides will have 2 groups. We ride as a close group, two abreast only when it is safe to do so. The Club rides are "NO DROP", we will re-group at the top of hills, and at any turns where necessary.

GROUP 1: Average Speed of about 15 to 18 mph                                       (18-20 on the flats, slower on hills)

GROUP 2: Average Speed of about 13 to 16 mph                                       (faster on the flats, slower on hills)

WHO: This is a road bike ride for people who have experience riding on the road with traffic. Please only sign up if you are confident you can complete the above described ride/route (distance, pace etc).

RIDE NOTES: Rides will roll out no more than 5 minutes after the advertised start time, please arrive early and be ready to roll on time.

- Come prepared for mechanical breakdowns (bring spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool).

- Be sure to bring enough water for the length of the ride, especially with warmer weather ahead of us. As a general rule, one bottle of water is good for 1 hour of riding (8oz per 20 mins of ride time).

DISCLAIMER: We try to ensure the safest cycling experience on all of our rides, but cycling does come with some risk. Our ride leaders are all volunteers, not professional guides. Each member accepts responsibility for their own conduct and safety (including the safety of your bicycle and any other equipment) during club rides. You take part in club rides entirely at your own risk.



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  • Laura & R.

    Was my first ride with the group yesterday and had a great time. Looking forward to riding with SVCG again in the future! -Rick

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Darren W.

    Awesome ride yesterday! That weather was exactly what my body seems to like. Great route and great people as well! Thanks for another terrific ride Nick and Pati! :)

    3 · July 29, 2013

  • John S.

    Outstanding ride! Enjoyable, well-thought-out route through beautiful countryside and pleasant roads, great mix of riding application including some incline challenges for those who want a propoer workout, incredibly well organised. I've lived in Boulder County for 9 years yet I see new neat back-road places on every ride, with hidden gems round every corner - what a fabulous way to explore Colorado! This group, and its leadership, seriously rock!

    3 · July 28, 2013

  • Nick M.

    Refreshing change to usual July weather in CO :), it was great fun for sure. Thanks folks for coming out and riding!.

    2 · July 28, 2013

  • Alison

    LOVED riding in the rain today : ) I actually finished this ride feeling refreshed rather than drained! Thanks for another great one Pati and Nick.

    3 · July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Little drizzle here and there made for a "cool" ride! Thanks for joining us - hope to see you all next weekend for our Metric Century!

    2 · July 28, 2013

  • Dave

    Thanks for great ride Nick and Patty maybe I'll see you next weekend!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Dave

    On the way should be there right about 8 o'clock from Westminster see you soon

    July 28, 2013

  • Jerry

    With so many dry riding days I'm not so inclined to ride in the rain. Good luck with the weather. Who knows I may show up anyway.

    July 28, 2013

    • Nick M.

      It is dry :) :p

      July 28, 2013

    • Jerry

      It was dry when I started my ride yesterday too. I was soaked by the time I got home from Boulder.

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Molly

    I rode 58 miles today! I will see you guys next week for sure!

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • marsha m.

    wish I could make it sunday, but i have a previous engagement. Hope the weather will hold out for you. Have a great ride.

    2 · July 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Marsha - we WILL have a great ride - wish you could join us - have a super weekend!

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • B.J. S.

    I can't make it on Sunday but thought I should tell you to watch out for the mule deer when you fly down the hill at NCAR. They can be hard to see but often graze right by the road. You don't want to hit one at 40 mph. And be sure to slow down well before the 25 mph zone at the bottom.

    Have fun and be safe!

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Nick M.

      Thanks Bernie for those tips, very useful!.

      July 25, 2013

  • Dave

    Nick and Patty, looking forward to the ride.

    1 · July 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice to see you'll be joining us again, Dave - see you Sunday morning!

      July 24, 2013

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