Date/Time: Departs Tuesdays at 6:00pm (May to August)
Starting Location: Lexington Center at the Battle Green (Junction of Mass Ave and Bedford Road)
Ride lengths: 20-21 miles for the 12-17 mph groups and 26 miles for the 17+ mph groups
About our Ride:
The Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC) is offering weekly paceline rides to the women of the Greater Boston cycling community. Our rides will allow women of various levels to learn and/or work on improving paceline skills. This is an opportunity to ride in small groups with female cyclists of similar abilities.
Each week there will be a beginner’s group focusing on learning paceline basics and going at a moderate pace of 12-15 mph. There will also be several faster groups of more experienced paceline riders averaging 15-17, 17-19, and 19+ mph. All groups will practice riding in smooth, steady pacelines. This is NO DROP ride, with the exception of the 19+ group.
The ride meets at the Battle Green in Lexington Center and departs promptly at 6:00pm (please arrive by 5:45pm to sign-in). We will be using the same loop every week. All non-club members are required to sign a waiver before participating in the ride!
There will be members of the NEBC women’s team on hand to give instructions, get signed waivers, lead the rides, and give suggestions and encouragement during the rides. This will be a great opportunity for non-racers to get experience learning from and riding with Category 1- 4 female racers.
What to bring on the ride:
Road bikes and helmets are required for this ride! (this means no mountain bikes, hybrids, aerobars or TT bikes)
Please also bring: at least one water bottle, spare tube (which fits your bike), pump (or C02 cartridge & inflater), tire levers, and blinky lights in May and August.
You do not need to know how to change a flat tire, but you should have the tools on hand so that others can assist you.
There is no cost to participants, but women only please, and you do not need to be an NEBC member to join us.
This ride is not for mountain bikes or hybrids. Tri-athletes, please remove aero bars for group riding.