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Tuesday Night Development Ride

Build your paceline and group riding skills

The club's long-running Tuesday Night Ride runs the same route (by group) each week - though we occasionally counter-rotate.

This ride is for beginners to advanced. We break into groups - typically two or three groups depending on how many come and what skill level we're at.

Beginners and slower riders (12 - 14 mph) will ride together.

More experienced and somewhat faster riders (14 - 18 mph) will ride together. Beginners who can maintain that pace may also join this group.

Experienced and fastest riders will ride together at 18+ on a very vigorous ride. If you are new to the club, you will need to complete a ride with the moderate tempo group before riding with this fast group so we can vet your skill and experience. This maintains safety and consistency and lowers risk for us all.

Regular attendance for the win!

You don't need to come every week, or even all season. But we highly recommend that you don't miss more than a week or two here and there, as the other riders will be gaining skill and fitness, as well as learning each other's riding style.

The regular riders will generally get faster over the season, and some will move into the next faster group.

If you join late in the season (July and on) and you haven't been riding much, it is likely you may have difficulty keeping up. The low-tempo group may have all moved up to the mid-tempo crowd by then.

But don't despair!

Please get in touch with us and just see how things are and where you can plug in. We can often accommodate riders if we have advance notice, and we can work with you to get you in the paceline!

Socializing?

Sure, we can carry on a conversation in the mid-tempo and low-tempo groups, and we're often riding a double pace line. But this isn't primarily a social ride or a casual ride. More a sporting ride.

I don't have a fancy fast bike!

Not all of us do either. It has been observed that Women's World Champ Lotte Kopecky would flatten us all riding a rusty tricycle, so as long as your legs and lungs work pretty well and you're interested in building skill and stamina, we have place for you.

But please do oil your chain and air up the tires. We expect your equipment to be safe and sound. Road bikes are generally preferred for this ride, as other bike configurations might hinder your ability to keep up. Tire choice matters.

Some kind of accurate speedometer is incredibly useful so when you take your turn at the front, you can easily maintain a constant pace.

I do have an eBike!

Yes, you can ride an eBike. But you must pedal it. No throttle-only eBikes. All eBike riders have to observe the speed and safety of the group you're riding with.

When:
Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Where:
Whatcom Community College North Parking Lot
620 W Kellogg Road
Bellingham, WA  98226

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Christopher Casquilho
 
Peter Frye
 
Hilary F Higgins
 
Doug Schoonover
Category:
Club Weekly Rides
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only