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Saturday Novice

Novice Ride

 This ride, which normally ends its season at the end of October, will be extended to the end of the year. As with other PBA rides, fall and winter weather conditions will dictate ridability. Watch for forum announcements each Friday evening. 

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Leaders:   Various
Distance:  17 miles  Duration:  1.5 hours
Pace:  11-12 mph  Rest stops:  1
Skill:  Developmental
Drop/No Drop:  No Drop
Start Location:  NW corner of Spring Creek and Coit Rd.
Start Times:  8 am October thru December
Twitter Follow:  PBANovice

Description: This ride is for people who are new to group riding, but not completely new to riding. This is a 17-mile ride for beginners who are new to group riding, or anyone wanting a conversationally paced group ride. Group riding safety, etiquette, and skills will be covered in the briefing and practiced on the road.
Bring your bike with properly inflated tires, spare tube, tools to change a flat, helmet, and a full water bottle. Members and guests are welcome to join. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian and minors 16-17 riding alone must bring a waiver signed by their parent/guardian. Everyone 18 and older signs a waiver at the ride start.
This ride has a leader and maps are sometimes provided. We ride at an 11-12 mph average. We will cover about 8-9 miles in two 45 minute legs with a 10 minute break in the middle. Please be sure you can maintain this pace, have a flat kit and a properly fitting and working bike. This is a no-drop ride; however, if you do not have the proper equipment or level of experience, the ride leader may ask you to come back when you do.

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Location Coit and Spring Creek, Plano, Texas