The Reston Bike Club is happy to continue our partnership with our local bike shops, Green Lizard Cycling (Herndon) and The Bike Lane (Reston) for our women's ride series. These rides will start on Monday, April 6th, 6PM and begin and end outside the shop. If you arrive early, please feel free to go into the shop, introduce yourself, browse, and enjoy a coffee. Lisa Mackem will lead most of the Herndon rides and provide some cycling tips for new riders. Kelley Westenhoff will lead most of the Reston rides. 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 or Kelley know if you would like to lead a ride or lead a group within the ride.
The Green Lizard women's rides will range from 18-32 miles, and routes will be posted in advance. Routes will go through Herndon and Ashburn, where the terrain is flat or gently rolling, with 1-2 hills that are more significant than the rest. 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 a 15-16 mph pace, and some women ride faster than that. We ask that riders who sign up for this ride be able to maintain a pace of at least 15 mph. The ride leader will ask riders who fall significantly behind this pace to drop off the ride at a safe location along the WOD. Any dropped rider is welcome to try again another day, and several other RBC rides accommodate paces under 15 mph.
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.
The Bike Lane women's rides will range from 15-20 miles depending on available light, with a very consistent route from week to week, posted in advance. Routes will stay in Reston, where the terrain is flat or gently rolling, with 1-2 hills that are more significant than the rest and with some part at the beginning and end on the W&OD. 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 do not drop ANY woman EVER. We have 4 ride leaders within our group so can accommodate the needs of all riders.
If you are riding home after the ride, use a head and taillight!
See the events page for the ride route for both rides.