Official Group Rides: Fall 2011
- All official UND Cycling rides leave from Memorial Union, UND Campus, including travel to Turtle River SP for MTB. Other rides (such as those sponsored by The Ski and Bike Shop) may depart from other locations.
- Helmets are required
- When posting, include date, time, expected route/length/duration (or TBD) and type of ride (road, mountain, around town, urban assault, hub, etc.). Since some people don't have time to watch this thread all day, please try to have the time worked out before you post up.
can post a ride. This means you!
- No drop: the whole group rides as fast as the slowest rider. Focus is on camaraderie and group skills (pacelines, rotations, three-man drops, etc.). Applied to road rides.
- Around town: group ride on whatever bike you happen to feel like riding. Focus is on exploration, hanging out, and usually finding something to eat.
- Training (or "not a no drop"): Road ride at an accelerated pace dictated by how the group is feeling or a training schedule. If you can't keep up, you will get dropped off the back and may have to ride home alone (although we try to avoid these things). Focus is on replicating harder race-pace efforts.
- Urban assault: Some people like to huck off of things; this type of ride is for them. Focus is on hucking off of things.
- Helmet: that thing you wear on your head when you ride with UNDCC.
I also want to add, I talk to LOTS of people who seem to think that they "don't have the right bike" for a particular ride.
I wouldn't really worry too much about that. Our goal is to get you riding. If someone posts a no-drop ride and you want to show up on your cruiser/trackbike/fixed gear/hybrid/whatever, please do. If you have a helmet and a bike, you can ride. Now... we'll be realistic with you, if you're showing up on a bike that either isn't safe or is largely inappropriate for the type of ride the group will be doing, we'll tell you that...
*** BUT we'll ALSO give you tips/pointers/coupons/deals for stuff to get ur bike into shape!***
Some of us are very experienced mechanics and may even be able to fix something RIGHT THERE! Now hows THAT for service! If not, most of us are willing to take an hour or two to help you wrench on your stuff to get it right (and safe)
If it's just the wrong type of bike, that isn't a problem either. We'll perhaps suggest a route that you're able to ride part of it with us, and then the group may ride the rest and if you get dropped you get dropped, maybe someone will HAVE a bike for sale or to borrow so that you CAN come and ride with us, or maybe we'll suggest when you should come check out a particular ride that is suited specifically to your bicycle!
Bottom line... we aren't haters. Just come and ride.