View Full Version : NEBC-Sponsored Women's Rides - Begin May 6

04-29-2008, 11:32 AM
2008 Tuesday Night Women's Ride to Start May 6th

Every Tuesday at 6:00pm
Starting in Lexington Center at the Battle Green
(Junction of Mass Ave and Bedford Road)
May 6th to September 16th

The Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC) is offering a weekly all-level fitness/pace line skills ride to the women of the Greater Boston biking community. Our rides will allow women of all levels to learn and work on improving paceline skills. This will be an opportunity to ride in small groups with female cyclists of similar abilities. Each week there will be a beginners group focusing on learning paceline basics and going at a moderate pace of 12-14 mph. There will also be several faster groups of more experienced riders at 14-16, 16-18, and 18-20+ mph. All groups will be focusing on riding in smooth, steady pacelines.

We will be starting at the Battle Green in Lexington Center promptly at 6:00pm and will be using the same loop every week. There will be members of the NEBC women's team on hand to give instructions, get signed waivers, lead the rides, and give suggestions and encouragement during the rides. This will be a great opportunity for non-racers to get experience learning from and riding with Category 1-4 female racers. If you've ever wondered what it's like to ride in a paceline or had questions about bike racing, this is your chance to learn in a relaxed women-only environment.

Come join us!

Ride length is 20 miles for the 12-16 mph groups, and either 26 or 28 miles for the faster groups.

What to bring on the ride: road bike, helmet, water bottle, spare tube (which fits your bike), pump (or C02 cartridge & inflater), tire levers, and blinky lights in May and September. You do not need to know how to change a flat tire, but you should have the tools on hand so that others can assist you.

Please contact nebcwomensride@gmail.com for more information. There is no cost to participants. Women only please. You do not need to be an NEBC member. This ride is not for mountain bikes or hybrids.