Bicycle rides for Tuesday & Thursday evenings departing from the Rock N Road Bicycle shop parking lot at 6:00 PM.

There is a Groups.io that Lanny created for email notifications of upcoming rides.  To be added to the email list, please follow these instructions. Go to the groups.io website, click on Find a Group, type hickory in the Search box, click on the link to the HickoryNCBicycleRides group and click the Join This Group link

 The routes are classified by the following groupings:

A Group: Typically the average speed of the group will be in the low twenties.  Do not expect much in the way of regrouping in the middle of a route, but the group will wait on riders when safety becomes an issue.

B Group: Typically the pace will run 17-19 mph average. This group tends to wait on others along the route and attempts to regroup. If the route is flatter, do not expect the average to stay around the lower end of this range as it could creep to around 20 or 21mph depending on route and who is on the ride.

C Group: Typically 15-17 mph average pace, depending on terrain. The group will regroup at intersections and at the top of climbs and tends to be more “friendly” so no one should get dropped.

D Group: 13-15 mph average.  For casual riders who would like to move along at a more leisurely pace. The group will take rest stops as needed and slower riders will get a chance to catch their breath before rolling on.  This ride is intended for riders with moderate experience who are comfortable riding the posted distance.

It is up to each rider to choose the group that best fits his or her capability.  Please arrive early and be prepared to leave a few minutes before the posted ride time.  Make sure your bike is mechanically sound and you have all the proper safety equipment.  Helmets are required on all Hickory Velo Club rides.  Headphones, ear buds, etc are NOT allowed.  Flashing lights are highly recommended.  Carrying a cell phone and a route sheet or map aren’t bad ideas either.

All riders ride at their own risk and should be self-sufficient.

All riders should be HVC members and should have signed a Waiver of Liability.

These rides are official Hickory Velo Club scheduled rides for club members and first-time invited guests that sign (or acknowledge) the club’s Waiver of Liability when they joined or renewed their Hickory Velo Club membership.  

Non-members and first-time invited guests that have not signed/do not sign the club’s Waiver of Liability may ride, 

but WILL NOT be covered by the club’s insurance policy.

 

Saturday Morning Group Rides

Group Ride from Cafe Gouda Saturday @ 9:00 am 

Distance:  22-25 miles
Pace is D/D-
All ride levels welcome.  No one left behind!

All riders should be Hickory Velo Club members and should have signed a Waiver of Liability.  These rides are official Hickory Velo Club scheduled ride for club members and first-time invited guests that sign (or acknowledge) the club’s Waiver of Liability when they joined or renewed their Hickory Velo Club membership.  Non-members and first-time invited guests that have not signed/do not sign the club’s Waiver of Liability may ride, but WILL NOT be covered by the club’s insurance policy.

 

Thanks!!

Angie