Due to the pandemic, this ride is limited to 20 participants and RSVP IS REQUIRED for all riders. Bring a face mask for rest stops. If you sign up and find you cannot ride, please remove your name from the list so another rider can sign up.
The Weds Ride is a social ride of primarily B riders. We split at start into speeds of over 17 and 16-17. Jim Bourg and Ken Pennoyer have agreed to share leading the faster riders.
Within the (my) slower B group, the following rules will apply:
We ride a pace line, double or single, 1 min pulls, riders fall off to the left. Despite this, there will always be riders stringing off the back, these rules only apply to pace line participants.
When you are on the front, especially, but also if you are within the pace line, your aim is to try to keep the group together.
On flats, aim for 20-22 mph.
On hills, pedal hard downhill, (the aim is to ride hard enough so that not only are the riders behind the front not braking, but they are also able to pedal). Once momentum tapers, ride uphill at a reasonably slower climbing speed, i.e. 10-12 mph for any hill over 4 degrees.
When you finish a pull, drop fully back to the end of the line.
If you would rather sprint up, leave the line to the left and fall to the back
If line separations occur, wait at intersections to regroup.
Supply your own cue sheet or download the GPS file.
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.