Intro To Group Cycling Clinic Offered in May

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Gear up for another season of cycling with Toledo Area Bicyclists (TAB) and Metroparks. A free, four-week group cycling clinic, Tuesday evenings, May 3, 10, 17 and 24 at Secor Metropark, will introduce riders to the basics of group riding.

This clinic is not for beginning riders, but those who have some miles in the saddle and are ready to give group cycling a try and intermediate riders looking to brush up on their group riding skills.

How it Works

The clinic will meet Tuesday evenings promptly at 6:30 in the parking lot of the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor. Each session will start with a 10 to 15 minute discussion covering various topics you will need to understand to safely join a group ride.

The group will then hit the road for a 16- to 20-mile ride.  The ride is a small chain ring, no-drop ride with an average speed between 14 to 16 Mph. There will be time after the ride for questions or group discussion.

What’s Covered

  • Why ride in a group?
  • Rules of the road
  • What you need to know before you hit the road
  • Your responsibilities when participating in a group ride
  • Importance of communications and how to do it
  • Coexisting with traffic
  • Pace line riding
  • Pace line dangers
  • Pace line etiquette
  • What to do when it is your turn at the front
  • How to come off the front
  • Advanced pace lines, oscillating and echelon

Requirements

  • A helmet and a bicycle in good working order are mandatory
  • The ability to ride 20 miles at a 14 to 16 Mph pace
  • Desire and willingness to learn

Register Online

Classes are free! Register online here or call 419-407-9701.

Questions?

Contact Brian Gribble, 419-944-8588  bgribble@bex.net.