PBA's Novice Ride first officially scheduled ride of the 2020 season will roll this Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 AM from Gulledge Elementary School with Jerry Klein as your ride leader. We will take a blast from the past and follow the tried and true original Novice route to the Tom Muehlenbeck Center and back. This NO-DROP ride will be about 16.5 miles in length with an average rolling speed around11-12 mph. Please make sure that your bike is in good working order before the ride and remember that you must wear a properly fitted helmet on the ride. Guests are welcome to come and try out the ride.
The ride will start and end at Gulledge Elementary School on Preston Meadow Drive. Please arrive in the parking lot before 7:45 AM to prep your bike with an A-B-C Quick Check (air, brakes, chain/crank/cassette, quick releases and a check-out spin around the parking lot), sign the ride safety waiver, and to listen to the pre-ride safety brief. If you are new to group riding or new to the PBA, please read the PBA Ride Rules and Ride Preparation guidelines before coming out to the ride. Both documents can be found on the PBA website at the bottom of the Saturday Novice Ride description.
This weekend's forecast calls for cool temperatures with a slight breeze, so dress accordingly. Even with the cool temperatures, hydration is still very important. Bring plenty of water or your favorite sports drink plus a healthy snack for the rest stop.