Mondays, May thru August, departs 5:30 PM from Municipal Parking lot #2 (by Chase Bank) Moderate-fast-pace (17-19 mph) organized sport ride. No gaps, no drops.This open, moderate-paced, sport ride leaves from the City parking lot north of Chase Bank, downtown Stevens Point, 601 Main Street, at 5:30 PM each Monday. We ride local routes of 35-45 miles. After a short 3-8 mile warm up, we usually settle into cruise speeds of 17-19 mph (no wind, flat terrain), and usually average overall 16-17 mph for the ride. Our ride is continuous, except for traffic stops. This is tempo riding in which we stay together as a group, and we refrain from paces or accelerations that can drop fellow riders.
This is a social, sport ride open to any sport cyclist, seasoned or wanting to gain more experience in drafting and paceline riding. The goal is to ride together at a good pace and enjoy ourselves. In order to stay together and be somewhat organized, we ride using the principals of “Formation Cycling”, in which the ride leader sets and keeps the pace, keeps us together, and reminds us to ride at no more than two-abreast on the road. We also are courteous to others on the road, motor vehicles as well as fellow cyclists.
All riders must wear approved biking helmets, and you are asked not to use aerobars if your bike is equipped.
Because this ride may be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two abreast on the road.