|Distance:||28-45 miles||Duration:||2-3 hours|
|Pace:||14-14.5 mph||Rest stops:||2|
|Drop/No Drop:||No Drop|
|Start Location:||18th Street and North Central Expressway|
|Start Times:||October - April @ 9:30 am
May - September @ 8:00 am
Description: Meet half a block east of Plano Cycling & Fitness, 18th Street and North Central Expressway. This is a moderate paced ride of 28 to 45 miles with two stops for refreshments. We average around 14mph. All ride together to the first rest stop, then 'group up' depending on desired distance. Conversation skills are helpful on this ride. For information or directions contact Ferd Godbold. This ride is also advertsied by the GDB as the "Eastside Ride."
We follow all PBA and Texas Transportation Code rules and laws; stop at all stop signs, travel single file on all two lane roads, signal when turning, calling out road conditions, etc. As the largest road cycling club in the North Texas area, we are stewards of the road and it is our responsibility to be good cyclists.
This is a no drop ride, which means ‘no rider left behind’. We will help if tires go flat, or minor mechanical failures occur, such that you will know how to do it for yourself if/when these situations occur. Please come prepared with extra tubes and a pump or C02 rig to inflate and plenty of water to keep you hydrated.
Before each ride there is a mandatory sign in sheet and pre-ride instructions that last approximately 10 minutes, so please arrive with enough time to get your self squared away and participate in the pre-ride instructions.