RBC Weekly Women's Ride
2019 - April 8th through September 30th
The Reston Bike Club is happy to continue our partnership with the Green Lizard Bike Shop for our women's ride series. The rides will start on Monday, April 8th, 6PM and begin and end outside the Green Lizard shop in Herndon. If you arrive early, please feel free to go into the shop, introduce yourself, browse, and enjoy a coffee or smoothie. A Green Lizard staff member or RBC member will come with us on the rides and assist with any mechanical problems. Lisa Mackem will lead most of the rides and provide some cycling tips for new riders. Additional ride leaders will include Karen Palino, Kathy Lafond, and Erin Schultz. Other ride leaders are welcome and encouraged, particularly if you have attended a Reston Bike Club ride leader training or if you have other ride leader experience. Please let Lisa know if you would like to lead a ride or lead a group if we split into more than one group on any ride.
The rides will range from 18-32 miles, and routes will be posted in advance. Riders are encouraged to download the routes to reduce the need for cue sheets. Preregistration is encouraged, along with preregistration for other RBC rides. We average approximately 15-16 mph. You will enjoy the ride more if you can maintain that pace or close to that pace, but these are NO DROP rides. We encourage and will help with paceline riding for those who are new to it. Don't worry if you need a little extra time to climb a hill - those of us who are good climbers will wait at the top. (Incidentally, our rides will be through the Herndon/Ashburn areas, where the terrain is mostly flat or has moderately rolling hills.) We are a friendly group of cycling women and we welcome newcomers!
Rides will be held every Monday except for holidays, or when the risk of rain is greater than 50% at the ride start. Ride cancellations will be posted on the Women's Ride event page for that week (which is where riders sign up and get the maps and cue sheets) and on the RBC Facebook page.
If you are riding home after the ride, use a head and taillight!
See the events page for the season's first ride route.