RBC Weekly Women's Ride
(2017 Apr 3 - Sep 25)
The Reston Bike Club is happy to continue our partnership with the Green Lizard Bike Shop for our women's ride series. The rides started on Monday, April 3, 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 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 one of the Reston Bike Club ride leader trainings 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 based on the will of the group. All women are welcome. We average approximately 15-16mph, 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 at climbing 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.)
Rides will be held every Monday from April - September except for holidays, or when the risk of rain is greater than 50% at the ride start. Ride cancellations will be posted here and on the RBC Facebook page.
If you are riding home after the ride, use a head and taillight!
Click here for the July 24 route. When we get to Russell Branch, we will ignore the following directions and instead keep going straight until we get to the Pacific parking lot, where we will turn left on the WOD to go back to Green Lizard.