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Hey Women Road Cyclists!
The weekly Wednesday Women’s Road Rides will begin again on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013!
Who: Women cyclists.You must use either clipless pedals or pedal cages (shoes attach to pedals) and have a bike that is suited for at least touring with a gear range that can handle the surrounding the hills. No 3 or 6 speeds or city bikes.
Where: NEW LOCATION: East Hill Plaza Parking lot/far end behind CFCU/TCT Banks/ Burger King
When: Wednesdays. Leave at 6 pm sharp so arrive 10 min prior
This year we will offer 3 groups…..
Group A (Fast speed >15 mph),
Group B ( moderate speed 12-15 mph)
Group C (<12 mph or “I have no idea or care!”)
Groups B and C are “no drop” with the responsibility of sticking together shared among the group!
In the beginning, we will identify sweepers who will make sure no one rides alone!
….And 3 rotating courses: 1, 2, or 3
Each course/route will have a short and long version. The long version for groups B/A and short version for the C group.
I will send cue sheets and a reminder on Mon or Tues via the WRR listserv so please sign up for the WRR listserv on the Fingerlakes Cycling (FLcycling) email list web page. I also encourage you to join FLCC.
Remember to wear a helmet and bring water!
Hope to see all of you on your bikes in May!!
If you are not sure if the Wednesday rides are appropriate for you either contact me off list via WRR or attend the Tuesday ride(see below).
PS: New Beginner group for new women cyclists on Tuesdays, starting 7/9/2013. 6 pm. same location as Wednesdays. We will ride @ 8-10 miles (approx 1 hr) on mostly flat routes in and around Cornell. We’ll practice riding in a group, short hills, shifting, etc etc.
PPS A couple years ago these women rides were organized by LiLynn Graves who championed a national women’s cycling team called Velo Bella (see the link above). Velo Bella originates in California but has women involved at all levels all over the country. The Velo Bella mission is to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle through cycling and laughter. We inspire women to get out and ride a bike, race a bike, and to eventually grow the pool of talent and have a lot of fun along the way. While the core Velo Bella Team is a committed group of female racers, membership includes female cyclists interested in completing their first race, century, or even group ride. I am the NY/CT Velo Bella administrator so any questions or interest in representing VB’s in a race or ride you can talk with me , Kara Frostclapp or Holly Monkman!