Wednesday Rec Road

The format of the Wednesday ride after completion of the Learn to Group Ride program will become recreation focused….celebrating being on the bike! There will not be formal instruction although many WCC Ride Leaders will be attending. There will be two options each week:

  1. Road Ride.
  2. Gravel Ride.

We commit to a 100% no drop policy – the group will ride at a pace the whole group can handle, with regroups after any hills and at turns.

The Recreation Road Ride will use the Bamberg Loop (Tuesday night loop) as the base route, but we certainly encourage participants to explore other roads on the west site of Waterloo (a great topic to ask WCC Ride Leaders about).

The Recreational Road ride is a great opportunity to continue growing your group skills from the Learn to Group Ride program or to just enjoy being on the bike with friends. Distance will be typically be in the 40km to 50km range and the pace will be between 20km/h and 25km/h.

  • We will discuss the pace of the groups at the start and then ride leaders will stick to that pace.
  • Groups will leave SJAM in reverse order of expected pace about every 2 minutes. The benefit of being able to choose a group based on all riders outweighs introducing the likelihood of groups passing each other. If you find early in the ride that you would like a slightly higher pace then you would be able to join another group as they catch up.
  • If enough ride leaders and riders are present then a women’s only group might organize for the ride, but this will be determined at the start of the ride.

An important element to any group riding is building your social cycling network and learning about other ride options within the club. Have you tried the Saturday Recreational Fondo? If not, the Wednesday Recreational Road ride is a great place to meet people and learn more about other Recreational options.

When:

Normally starts mid to late June (after completion of Learn to Group Ride program) – 6:30 pm

Where:

Sir John A MacDonald (SJAM) High School – North Parking Lot