Join us for a ride up to Pine Flat Dam on Saturday, March 31! This will be our last Saturday ride before the California Classic Century, and we'll be celebrating three months of camaraderie and preparation with an awesome little rest stop at the dam! We'll have food, drinks and prizes, so you don't miss out on the fun!
As a special bonus, Sean Pantellere from Best Buddies will be joining us for the ride! We're super excited to show him one of our favorite rides and share some of the prettiest parts of Fresno County with him. ****Even if you haven't done all the training rides with us, come join us for this ride and help us show him the Sunnyside spirit! :)
UPDATE: We're excited to announce that Sam Corti from Best Buddies will be joining us, too! Sam is the Director of the Best Buddies Challenge, and she will be here to support the Best Buddies Central Valley team and all the amazing cyclists we have here in the Valley! What an honor!
Route is 45 miles with 1000' of climbing.
We'll be keeping the pace around 15-16 for these rides, with regular regrouping. Questions about what this means or what your pace is? Stop by the shop anytime and we’ll get you dialed in!
Ride meets at 7:30 am and rolls promptly at 7:45! Please arrive early enough to sign in and hear the route description/pre-ride talk at 7:40.
***ALL RIDERS MUST SIGN THE ANNUAL 2018 WAIVER PRIOR TO THE RIDE. Save time and sign online: https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/5a3c4a03baf1b/web/
Please read group rules, as this ride is hosted at no cost, but with mandatory requirements. :)
Group Ride Rules
*Helmets are mandatory on all our rides.
*No earphones allowed. We need to be able to communicate with each other in a group situation! Thanks for understanding!
*Riders must carry a Flat Repair Kit with them: spare tube, inflator or pump, lever.
*Carry some form of ID in case of emergency.
*Stop at all stop signs. Ride single file. Communicate hazards to riders around you.
*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.
*Arrive early enough to sign in and be ready to roll in time for pre-ride safety talk.
*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. Group may split up but will regroup often or have a sweeper/SAG.
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.