• Tuesday Evening Year-round Ride: IGNITER

    Needs a location

    It's time to remember to charge, and bring lights !
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    NOTE:

    • The ride is limited of 15 participants.
    • RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders.
    • If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment indicating where you intend to meet us.
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    A year-round ride on a 22.5 mile lolipop route: up Union Grove to Borland and returning via Orange Grove/Dairyland/Albert. 18-19 mph average with toregroup at designated points.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18719788

    Head and taillights are required from ~ mid-September until spring. Headlights must be bright enough to for you to see by, an in-town lamp powered by disposable batteries doesn't fit the bill. A loaner can often be arranged, post a comment and we'll try to arrange one.

    The ride will be canceled in the event of rain or other water-based precipitation or if the temperature is expected to drop below freezing at any point during the ride.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

    Historical Note: The ride was initially established in 2007 as a MS-150 training ride by Teams GSK and NORTEL. The name IGNITER Indefatigable [team] GSK Nortel Invigorating Tuesday Evening Ride originated because participants continued to ride even when temperatures and daylight were low.

  • Wednesday Ride Union Grove route TBD

    Needs a location

    Group ride typically breaks into two groups; 16mph for the faint at heart and 18mph+ for those living in the fast lane.
    Leave comment if looking for someone assured to ride your pace so you are not dropped into the wind.

  • A21 Nonstop on Hiatus

    Needs a location

    Here's what to expect:

    • Average speed of ~21 mph (depending on topography, wind, group size, etc.);
    • Pit stops, not rest stops (if no one needs a water stop we won't stop)
    • Competitive sprints and/or climbs at predetermined locations, after which we regroup;
    • Smooth (we hope!) group effort, mostly double pace line with some rotating pace lines;
    • Short pulls on front of 1-2 minutes;
    • We stop for mechanical issues but this is not a no-drop ride. That said, you're welcome to sit on the back and not pull--just don't contest any competitive segments if you do.

    If you're not a Tarwheels member, please sign and submit this waiver.

  • A21 Nonstop on Hiatus

    Needs a location

    Here's what to expect:

    • Average speed of ~21 mph (depending on topography, wind, group size, etc.);
    • Pit stops, not rest stops (if no one needs a water stop we won't stop)
    • Competitive sprints and/or climbs at predetermined locations, after which we regroup;
    • Smooth (we hope!) group effort, mostly double pace line with some rotating pace lines;
    • Short pulls on front of 1-2 minutes;
    • We stop for mechanical issues but this is not a no-drop ride. That said, you're welcome to sit on the back and not pull--just don't contest any competitive segments if you do.

    If you're not a Tarwheels member, please sign and submit this waiver.

  • A-20 "Coffee Stop" ride, **9:00 AM**, 20-21 mph

    Needs a location

    Route: Each week the route will be posted by 8 PM on Thursday.

    This is a group ride aiming to average 20-21 mph. A "constant effort" paceline group, slow up, fast down. Those in front need to be aware of group (increasing power creates gaps) and call out location of hazards.

    RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start at WP or plan to join the ride on the road.

    Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

    If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

  • B19 **9:05**

    Needs a location

    This is a group ride aiming to average 19 (+/- 0.5 ) mpg. A "constant effort" paceline group, slow up, fast down. Those in front need to be aware of group (increasing power creates gaps) and call out location of holes.

    RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start at WP or plan to join the ride on the road. If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you.

    Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

    This week's route:

    If a route is not posted by 8PM Thursday, there will be no ride this week.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/))

    and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/)..)

  • B18 - NEW TIME **9:10am**

    Needs a location

    This is a group ride aiming to average 18 (+/- 0.5 ) mpg. A "constant effort" paceline group, slow up, fast down. Those in front need to be aware of group (increasing power creates gaps) and call out location of holes.

    Due to the pandemic (and to manage paceline size), there is a limit of 20 participants (may vary depending on ride leader availability) and RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start at WP or plan to join the ride on the road. If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you. Please bring a mask for use when physical distance cannot be maintained (e.g., rest stops, roadside mechanicals) and observe standard courtesy of waiting to spit or blow nose until you've rotated to back of paceline.

    Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

    This week's route:

    The week's route is typically posted by Thursday night.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

  • Sunday Ride from Forest View or Herndon Park **9:30 AM**, 15-16 and 17-18 mph

    Two pace groups (15-16 and 17-18 mph).

    To manage paceline and group size, there is a limit of approx 15 per pace group. RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start with the group or plan to join the ride on the road. If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you. 15-16 mph group is not structured around a paceline.

    Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

    This week's route:

    If route not posted by 8PM Friday, there will be no ride this week.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

  • Tuesday Evening Year-round Ride: IGNITER

    Needs a location

    It's time to remember to charge, and bring lights !
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    NOTE:

    • The ride is limited of 15 participants.
    • RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders.
    • If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment indicating where you intend to meet us.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    A year-round ride on a 22.5 mile lolipop route: up Union Grove to Borland and returning via Orange Grove/Dairyland/Albert. 18-19 mph average with toregroup at designated points.

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18719788

    Head and taillights are required from ~ mid-September until spring. Headlights must be bright enough to for you to see by, an in-town lamp powered by disposable batteries doesn't fit the bill. A loaner can often be arranged, post a comment and we'll try to arrange one.

    The ride will be canceled in the event of rain or other water-based precipitation or if the temperature is expected to drop below freezing at any point during the ride.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

    Historical Note: The ride was initially established in 2007 as a MS-150 training ride by Teams GSK and NORTEL. The name IGNITER Indefatigable [team] GSK Nortel Invigorating Tuesday Evening Ride originated because participants continued to ride even when temperatures and daylight were low.

  • Wednesday Ride Union Grove route TBD

    Needs a location

    Group ride typically breaks into two groups; 16mph for the faint at heart and 18mph+ for those living in the fast lane.
    Leave comment if looking for someone assured to ride your pace so you are not dropped into the wind.

  • A-20 "Coffee Stop" ride, **9:00 AM**, 20-21 mph

    Needs a location

    Route: Each week the route will be posted by 8 PM on Thursday.

    This is a group ride aiming to average 20-21 mph. A "constant effort" paceline group, slow up, fast down. Those in front need to be aware of group (increasing power creates gaps) and call out location of hazards.

    RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders who either start at WP or plan to join the ride on the road.

    Your responsibility as part of the group is to RSVP and supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.

    If you plan to join the ride in progress, please leave a comment below about where we can expect to meet you.

    It is Tarwheels policy for all riders to sign the ride waiver before coming out to the ride.

    *** WAIVER *** http://tarwheels.net/ewaiver

    MEMBERS need only do this ONCE a YEAR. NON-MEMBERS are required to do this before EACH RIDE, please consider becoming a member.

    Please consult the Tarwheels website for Ride policies (http://tarwheels.net/wp/policies/) and the BikeWalkNC website for guidance on riding in pacelines. Group Bicycling Best Practices: Skills and Techniques (http://www.bikewalknc.org/group-bicycling-best-practices-skills-and-techniques/).

  • A21 Nonstop on Hiatus

    Needs a location

    Here's what to expect:

    • Average speed of ~21 mph (depending on topography, wind, group size, etc.);
    • Pit stops, not rest stops (if no one needs a water stop we won't stop)
    • Competitive sprints and/or climbs at predetermined locations, after which we regroup;
    • Smooth (we hope!) group effort, mostly double pace line with some rotating pace lines;
    • Short pulls on front of 1-2 minutes;
    • We stop for mechanical issues but this is not a no-drop ride. That said, you're welcome to sit on the back and not pull--just don't contest any competitive segments if you do.

    If you're not a Tarwheels member, please sign and submit this waiver.