Hey guys. I’ve been lurking on these forums a lot lately. I just bought a new road bike (diamondback podium 2) to replace my old crap schwinn varsity. But to the point: I am almost 16, and want to start doing some of the group rides around town. I would bring my parents or an older family member if I could, but none of them are really in any kind of shape. Would it be alright if I came to a ride by myself? I really want to push myself amongst other people and eventually learn how to ride in a pace line. Plus riding in a grpup is was at safer than solo. Please let me know? Sorry for posting the night before. Busy day today.
Riding down there is kind of a drag since it is on Washington Blvd. You might be able to put your bike on the bus rack and do practice loops once you’re there. It’s a great traffic-free (except for getting there) practice spot.
There are other group rides that leave from the city: Major Taylor rides from the South Side on Wednesday evenings and the Flock of Cycles (slower paced, short ride but a good way to meet a bunch of other cyclists with a variety of skills/interests). You can find both of those by checking the calendar on this web site.
Bike fest is coming in August — that will have a ton of rides.
Hey guys! I emailed the group this morning and they said its okay! So I should be there (weather permitting). I ride a blue and black road bike, wear a Michigan jersey, and a black and yellow giro helmet. See you guys there!
Yeah. I saw their site. But the issue for me is that it seems like a lot of their stuff is in the burbs. The main thing that really ignited my passion cycling is the fact that since I’m not old enough to drive, I use my bike to go everywhere. So I really have no way to get out to where that group does their stuff. Is there anything similar to that team, but based in the city?
@W Roger A lot of results of Team Citius are posted for Allegheny Cycling Association Summer Crit Series (http://www.acaracing.com/home.html) — this is Bud Harris Oval or “the Oval” — 6-8 minites on bike from Team Decaf start of the ride. Every Tuesday ACA has races for Class C, Women and Juniors starting at 6 pm. And class B and A on Wednesday. Pitt University Team has races on the Oval every Friday at 6pm. And ABRA has Saturday races. Otherwise the Oval is open and you can use it for free.