Lite Ride

 
The Lite ride is designed to get you started if you haven’t ridden in a pack before or if you don’t feel fit enough or confident enough to ride on a Wednesday or Saturday club event.
 
The rides start from the German Concordia Club at 6:30pm on Monday and Thursday and will usually head out of town along the casino highway (it’s a good road with a wide shoulder) and will be around 90 minutes long. The first ride is scheduled for Thursday May 5th, which is shortly after the Boot Camp so you can put into practice what you have learned.
NOTE: May 2nd is the first Monday in May, but this day is scheduled for Doug's Spoke & Sport Open House.
The rides go all summer long right to the end of August.
 
The ride speed will be kept to no more than 20Kph for the first group, while the 2nd and 3rd groups will ride slightly faster.  Each group will work on riding in formation, calling obstructions, etc. in the road and transitioning from the front to the back of the group. There will be experienced club members around to give you help and advice and we will NEVER leave anyone behind.  As the season progresses the speed will start to increase as people become fitter and more confident, but we will only ride at a pace that is comfortable for all members of the group.
 
On Thursday evenings we will meet after the ride in the German club for strudel and coffee (or beer!!).  Every Monday there will be a "learn to session" that will explain some aspect of cycling.  These are short sessions that will be followed by a ride.  Some of the sessions will deal with how to shift gears, tire pressure, changing a flat tire, cornering etc.
 
Things to bring for the lite ride:
 
- Yourself!! (with your SCA and Horizon 100 membership)
- Your bike, maintained and ready to ride
- A helmet (mandatory for all club rides)
- Appropriate clothing
o Cycling shorts are highly recommended
o Dress for the conditions (it can be cold in May)
o Cycling shoes are recommended but not essential.  If you do wear clip-in shoes, ensure you are comfortable getting your feet in and out of the clips.
- Bring your cell phone (just in case!!)
- Carry a spare inner tube and a pump/inflator
- Money (to pay for post-ride refreshments)
- Water bottle (filled with water, Gatorade, etc), on a warm night you will dehydrate fast.
- Assemble an identification package and carry it with you at all times.
 
 
 
For Further information contact RayWight (newmember@horizon100.com)

 



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