Rigi Gold Challenge #1
Climb for Gold… Rigi Gold
Join the Zug Zurich Peloton at the inaugural ZZP Rigi Gold Challenge. This is an individual time trial on the Rigi-Seebodenalp climb. A fun, but challenging way to test your spring fitness in the company of fellow ZZP riders.
When: April 14th (weather/road conditions permitting)
Where: Rigi–Seebodenalp Climb (5k @10%).
Meet at the Speck Pfauen Café 8:30, depart at 9:00. We’ll do a controlled warm-up to Seebodenstrasse, Kussnacht. First rider sets off at 10am.
Who: Open and free* to all ZZP members. (https://www.cognitoforms.com/ZZP3/ZZP2018MembershipForm)
Using Bike GPS/Strava we will use "ZZP Rigi Gold Challenge" Strava segment to track and record finishing times. This is mandatory to be eligible for prizes https://www.strava.com/segments/17131426
Prizes presented at 11:30 for the following:
- Mid pack award (median finisher)
- Top 3 Female
- Top 3 Male
*Specki provided, but riders pay for choice of beverage at Seebodenalp Hotel
CLUB MEMBERSHIP & HOW TO JOIN THE ZZP: The annual membership fee is CHF 50, however, all riders are welcome to come and join one ZZP group ride without any obligation to join!
As well as contributing to the ZZP organizing costs such as the website, Meetup and club insurance, membership will include: a Premium ZZP cycling cap, Exclusive access to the new ZZP kit store, negotiated discount pricing on all ZZP kit, access to ZZP newsletter, invites to all group rides & cool events (with great prizes), access to exclusive sponsor promotions which include, 10% premium bike fitting discount with Cyclometry, Special offers on delicious Speck products, 10% discount on the Skins Swiss online store (valid until[masked]).
• To Join the club please complete the Online Membership form (https://www.cognitoforms.com/ZZP3/ZZP2018MembershipForm)
• The new member FAQ can be found here: ZZP Club FAQ 2018 (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a7a05e9e5dd5bdd66b7065f/t/5a95309b419202d41869d7df/1519726751962/ZZP+Club+FAQ+2018.pdf)
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us via [masked]
Please contact Ed if you would like to sign up to the weekly ZZP newsletter. To subscribe, click here (http://strava.us11.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=2cb59629b18f22165e96fb9fb&id=3742e55ea1)
Ride Safety & Etiquette:
The number one priority on our rides is safety. Firstly, we would like to remind everyone about our ride guide which explains the general basics of good group riding. (Click here (http://www.darkhorseflyers.ca/rideetiquette/)). Next, are some key messages, specific to the ZZP ride.
-) Generally, (Zug to Kusnacht), the ZZP prefers to ride in a double line of at least 10 riders. The front 2 riders must form up to start and the following riders should form up behind.
-) It is everyone's responsibility to keep a close group formation with no surging on the front after traffic lights / stops / climbs, no half wheeling and the group should go as fast as the slowest rider. If a rider is dropped people should communicate this to the front of the group to slow down, and then communicate again when the rider has rejoined.
-) While it is encouraged for overall safety, riding in a double or single line is not obligatory. Any rider who does not feel comfortable rotating in a double or single pace line, should stay well at the back to indicate non-participation or simply call out to inform the rider coming back to slot in ahead.
-) TT Bikes: Now more TT bikes are joining we wanted to request that when riding in group formation, that riders keep both hands on the side bars / close to the breaks, and not in the forward bar position. This video of a small crash explains why! (thankfully the rider was ok and not injured) Click here (https://youtu.be/9d2LcNW7LWw)
In order to participate, you must have the basic skills to ride in a group or be willing to ride at the back of the group while learning how to do this safely. This is not a bike skills training but people, before and during the ride will be willing to help you learn how to ride safely. This event is not a race or official competition but will take place on public roads that will not be closed. Each rider takes full responsibility for the risks associated with a hill climb and group ride.
Insurance is the responsibility of the participant, by RSVPing "yes" you agree to act responsibly at all times on this event and to not hold the "Zug Zurich Peloton" or organizers of the "Zug Zurich Peloton", responsible for any injury