Let's ride to the corrals Saturday, November 18! This ride is about 40 miles with gentle hills to keep it fun. John will also add on the Wildcat climb, which is definitely not gentle and much steeper; you're welcome to add Wildcat, too, or go partway up to Buttcrack Rock, or just wait at the corrals for the group before heading back. :)
Going up to the top of Wildcat adds about an extra 10 miles.
John will be leading at a C-pace (16-18 mph), and we are crossing fingers and toes that Vanessa will be good to ride this one if anyone riding a B-pace (13-15) wants to join! (Of course, B-paced riders are always welcome to join even if Vanessa can't do it.)
Meet at Sunnyside Bicycles by 8:00 am to sign in, gear up and be ready for the pre-ride safety talk at 8:10! Ride rolls promptly at 8:15!
Please read group rules, as this ride is hosted at no cost, but with mandatory requirements. :)
Group Ride Rules
*No earphones allowed. We need to be able to communicate with each other in a group situation! Thanks for understanding!
*Riders should always carry a Flat Repair Kit with them: spare tube, inflator or pump, lever
*Carry some form of ID in case of emergency.
*Bring water and food sufficient for the ride distance and pace.
*Please make sure your bike is in proper working order before you arrive! Ride leaders aren’t expected to be bike mechanics. :)
*Calling “Clear!” is prohibited. All riders are responsible for verifying that it’s clear.
*Please stop at stop signs, communicate hazards and do not overlap wheels with the riders around you.
*Each riders assumes his or her own risks on all rides.
*Those who ride ahead of the group are on their own ride.
*Always notify the ride leader when leaving the ride.
Location: Sunnyside Bicycles Fresno (6105 E. Kings Canyon Rd. off Kings Canyon/Fowler next to GB3)
What does the A-B-C-D mean?
A: Typically 10-12 mph. Social, beginner-friendly pace. No drop; nobody gets left behind.
B: Typically 13-15 mph. Fitness, steady pace. Regroups often; sweep or SAG present.
C: Typically 16-18 mph. Fast, fit pace. Regroups only occasionally. Riders should be self-sufficient.
D: Typically 18-20+ mph. Strong, fast pace. Experienced in pacelines, no obligation to wait.