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South End Getting Ready to Ride Series (GR2R) #1 - Leisurely
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Is this the year you are finally going to ride in that big bike event? The STP, RSVP, a century? Are you contemplating signing up for the Cascade Training Series (CTS) this April to get ready for those big rides but even this scares you a bit? Then start early with our Getting Ready to Ride Series! This series begins in February and will end just before the beginning of CTS. It will be a nice transition from a weekend rider out for a spin on the local bike path to a cyclist who can, by the end of the series, ride 30 miles on the roads with ease. By the end of the Getting Ready to Ride Series you will have the confidence and stamina to begin the CTS series.
This is The South End Series and the rides will be held on 7 weekends, beginning on February 9th and ending with our final ride on March 29th. The Five Sunday rides will begin at 1:30 and the two Saturday rides will begin at 11:30.
Our first South End Getting Ready to Ride event is on Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 starting from the Renton Community Center. We will ride on the Cedar River Trail from one end to the other, 11 miles out and 11 miles back giving us a total of 22 miles for our first ride. While riding on the trail we will observe all posted speed limits. These rides will be conducted at two paces and you can select the pace that best fits you – A Leisurely paced group (10-12 mph on the flats, aka The “Red” group in CTS) and a Steady paced group (12-14 mph on the flats, aka The “Yellow” group in CTS).
Pleas plan to arrive by 1:15pm to process the ride waiver, do equipment checks and discuss the route.