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Our group rides start in mid-March, and there is so much more happening as we get ready to kick off our 8th season.
Our weekend group rides are open to all members, and nonmembers may ride with us once to try it out. Our weekend rides alternate Saturdays and Sundays. In the early season, rides start at 10 am and they get earlier each month all the way to a staggered start time ranging from 7 am to 8:30 am, depending on the route and the heat for that day. We stagger the start times since we can have up to 80+ women and the bathroom line gets CRAZY!
In the beginning of the season, we start with 3 groups and work up to about 7 or 8 groups (depending on the turnout). We try not to have more than 12-15 women per group. Once we are in full swing, we split up among 3 lengths and several pace groups. Each ride has a lead and a sweep, except for the fastest, longest group. Here is how the groups usually break out:
Short route: Early season 10-12 miles at a 10-12 mph average pace. Over the season we increase to about 25 miles with a 12 mph average page
Medium route: Early season 18-25 miles at a 14mph average pace. Over the season this route increases to 25-45 miles and splits into two or three pace groups at 13, 14, and 15 mph+ average paces.
Long route: Early season 30-40 miles at a 15+ mph average pace. Over the season this route increases to a mid-season 45-80 miles at a 15+ mph pace and if needed a super fast group. The super fast group will become a drop ride with check in and check out at Full Cycle.
2017 Venus Membership Benefits*:
* All benefits are subject to change at any time throughout the year.
Membership Annual Fee: $65 (what do fees pay for?)
How to Join
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If you have any questions on anything about bikes, maintenance, rides, technique, and so on, please feel free to contact our Liv Ambassador, Shelley Hartman. She will be putting on clinics and acting as a club liaison for the 2017 season and is more than happy to field any questions you might have.