GIRLS RIDE OUT Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 6:15 PM. Ride Leader: Kathy Boling
Location: Wells Street Bridge with parking north or south of the bridge. The start location and ride time will change for May through August. The GRO rides have been through many changes but the main purpose is to get girls out on bikes and teach riding skills, group skills and road skills all while having fun on our bikes.
The group ride is structured to ride side by side and in two lines (dual pacelines). In Spring the speed will be around 14-16 mph and we will do a 20 mile loop. We will gain in pace and distance as the year goes on. This is an out and back and we do not stop to rest.
What you will need; preferably a skinny tired road bike in perfect working order and with tires fully inflated, (do this at home so you are not so rushed) waterbottle, helmet, clothing for the weather, seat bag with tube, tire levers and inflator AND your ID with whom to call in case of an emergency. This is a must.
We ride when the weather conditions are favorable for a safe group ride. So, to me, that means not raining, winds under 15 mph and for this time of year, temps above 45. To communicate this on a weekly basis, I use the 3RVS Facebook group page and the forum Girls Ride Out section but most importantly, use your judgment for your abilities.
Looking forward to getting out and riding with you,
Kathy – firstname.lastname@example.org