Beginner and Intermediate Group
The Beginner and Intermediate Group (B/IG) rider training program kicks off the 2014 season on March 29th with a ride for new riders. The first Tuesday evening ride will be on April 1st.
If you are just getting into cycling, want to learn more about the sport, or would like to meet new friends to ride with then the B/IG ride is for you. B/IG rides are designed to be both educational and fun. Each week before the ride a different cycling related topic is presented. Topics range from riding in a group (pace line) to bicycle maintenance and repair. Riding skills are discussed and practiced while out on the ride that follows.
The group will meet once a week around 5:45pm at Rio Plaza. For the ride that follows the presenation the group will break into two or three smaller groups of riders with similar ability to ride an appropriate pace, route and distance. Depending on the group the typical ride will range from 10 to 20 miles. The route usually follows valley back roads, avoiding fast moving vehicles as much as possible. We often take new riders along the River Trail to focus on riding skill and not be distracted by road traffic. All ride groups are accompanied by a skilled leader - no one is ever left behind. Road bikes, mountain bikes and hybrid bikes are all welcome on the B/IG rides. Additional B/IG rides are held some weekends to add variation to distance and terrain. The weekend distance rides are typically planned for road specific bikes. Check the club calendar for weekend ride times and locations.
Guidelines for all B/IG rides
- Helmets are required for all riders on all club sponsored rides
- No ear buds
- Bring Water
- Arrive 15 minutes early