Do you know how to ride but are concerned about safety on the road, how to best shift those many gears, or afraid you'll get a flat tire? Just getting started or starting again?
This ride series is just for you.
We'll cover a number of bike related topics including helmet fitting, rules of the road, equipment/gear, safety/street smarts, and how to choose rides and routes. Post-ride there will be plenty of time for Q&A, social networking, and occasional no-host dinner at a nearby restaurant.
Ride Leader: Jan Verrinder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-607-3271
For our last ride --- something different.
We are going shopping! Carol is bringing The Cyclist's Closet (normally at Bike Clark County) in her car. Shop till you drop! Free!
After our ride, we enjoy each other's company and Ben's brews and bites.
What do I need to bring?
Bring your bike in good working order (Air up YOUR TIRES!) and your helmet. Sorry, no loaners provided. You might also consider bringing a bottle of water and some way to carry it as you ride and a small snack. If you have front / rear lights for your bike, great. We recommend them for safety, but lights aren’t a deal-breaker. Helmets ARE required for all VBC rides.
Is there a fee? Is membership in the club required?
No. All VBC rides are free with the exception of the Ride Around Clark County. You do not have to be a club member and there is no requirement that you plan to join the club.
Where do we ride?
The routes will change to allow the riders some new scenery and new challenges to hone their skills.
Riding a bike on the road can be scary and it can be hard to get started on your own. We attempt to take the fear out of the experience by supporting the group with experienced ride leaders, providing good routes and tips, and promising to never leave a rider behind. By riding with coaches and others new to cycling, we hope to help each rider identify their goals and reach them, whether you’re starting your triathlete career or riding to the grocery store or want to ride with a group on club rides.