HBC SATURDAY SOCIAL RIDE
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Public Ride
Group on Normal Road Ride owner: Handlebar Bicycle Club
Saturday, January 22, 2022
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
43.66 miles @ 18 - 20 mph
Clear
30.72 °F Current | 23.49 °F Feels Like
0% Precip | 64% Humidity
Winds NE at ~7.67 mph | Wind Gust up to 16.48 mph
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Join us for our Saturday Weekly Social Ride.
Meet at Handlebar Cyclery at 7:00am. Riders roll out by 7:30am (please be on time).

RIDE DETAILS:
A one-time ride waiver must be filled out and provided to the shop prior to the start.
Routes will be posted on the club Facebook page and/or subject to change weekly.
Routes range from 25 35 and 45 miles but additional mileage can always be added depending on the day and the group.
We have one rest stop at the Shell petrol station in Fulshear (approx. 18-20 miles into the ride).
We typically arrive back at the store before 10:30am.
We ride every Saturday weather permitting or if there is already a scheduled organized ride. We will notify ahead of time of any change or cancellation.
This is an open ride for beginner intermediate and experienced level riders usually an A B B and C group.

A waiver must be signed prior to participation in our group rides.
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Our A level riders push a consistent pace over 20 mph for 45 miles or more.
Our B level riders keep an average pace of around 19-20mph for 42 miles.
Our B level riders keep an average pace of around 17-19mph for 42 miles.
Our C group or beginner is a no-drop ride of 20 miles and will average a determined pace based on the ability and experience of the riders. A briefing is given prior to the start of each group.

We may separate into small groups if a few riders want to go different paces or slightly different route.If you exceed the advertised pace and break from the group you will be on your own.

A and B groups are tempo rides if you are not able to keep the pace or have mechanical issues the group will continue riding.A rider will usually accompany you if you experience a flat or mechanical. Please know your own riding ability and ride with the applicable group.

IF YOU HAVE NEVER RIDDEN IN A GROUP RIDE OR A NOVICE WE REQUIRE YOU TO RIDE WITH OUR NO-DROP BEGINNER C GROUP

We will make sure you get back to the starting point safely and will regulate the pace of the group depending on ride conditions that day. The ride is lead by experience cyclists with good local knowledge. (Please note you should be fit enough to ride 15 20 miles).

Required Equipment
All riders must come prepared with the following:

A bicycle in good mechanical and proper working condition.
A cycling helmet (MANDATORY!)
Appropriate clothing and footwear. We recommend cycling apparel and foot ware whenever possible however comfortable fitting athletic apparel and sports shoes are acceptable.
We recommend some type of eye protection or sunglasses.
Proper hydration & nutrition.
Spare tube & tube repair kit.
Cellular telephone (ICE).
The ability to keep pace & cycle the distance.
No earphones or earbuds (prescription hearing aids are permitted).

Safety is priority one! We recommend utilizing front and rear blinking lights to increase visibility a multi-tool for adjustments a phone in the event of an emergency and perhaps a cycling computer.

Visit our Handlebar Cycle Club page for information about our club and how you can become a member of our team. https://www.handlebarbicycleclub.com/

Hope to see you there!

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Ride created from RWGPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37466606 Elevation gain: 400.24 ft | Elevation loss: 400.05 ft
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