Mother Nature is in a good mood and the weather will be in the 50's this weekend. With break in the weather it will be a good time to get out and ride.
This Saturday I will be co-leading a ride with a cycling group from Hyde Park. Temps will be in the upper 50s-low 60s so conditions will be ideal! The ride will depart at 9am from 87th and LSD heading south for a 40-50 mile round trip at a pace of 15-18 mph. There will be a coffee shop break at the halfway point. This is intended to be an early season ride for experienced cyclists only who are comfortable with riding in a pace line on city streets. I am hoping to get this on the official MTC3 ride calendar but realizing it is short notice I wanted to post it here in case it doesn't get on the calendar in time. If you're comfortable with the criteria and would like to roll with us in box me for more details. I hope to see you! I encourage all of you to get out and ride somewhere this weekend; it's going to be glorious! Just be safe out there!
Start Time 9:00 AM SHARP
End Time 12:30 pm
Distance: 40 - 50 miles
Average Pace:15 - 18
Ride Leader: Chuck Webb - 773-216-3629
This is a ride for skilled cyclists only who are experienced and comfortable riding in a close pace line on city streets.
PLEASE WEAR YOUR MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO KITS!
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL MAJOR TAYLOR CHICAGO RIDES!
WHAT TO BRING TO AN MTC3 RIDE:
Part of being a good cyclist is having the tools and accessories necessary to be self-sufficient, safe, and ready to ride. Below is a general list of items to bring and a to-do list to be ready for an MTC3 ride.
Gear Bag: buy a gear bag (saddle bag is recommended) and stock it with the basics – extra tube,tire tools, a small multi-tool, and either a mini-pump or a CO2 cartridge set.
Tire Pressure: pump your tires up before coming to the ride, or bring a floor pump that you can use in the parking lot before the ride. If you need help, MTC3 ride leaders will be there to help you learn.
Your bike: Give it a quick inspection. Spin the wheels to make sure they aren’t rubbing. Do the gears shift accurately and easily? Does everything seem to be in order? This is called an ABC check. (Air, Brakes, and Chain)
Hydration/Food: Remember to bring water/sports drink and maybe an energy snack (bar, gel, banana, etc).
Optional items: The following will make your ride more enjoyable, but aren’t absolutely necessary. Cycling gloves, sunglasses, cycling shoes and clipless pedals, padded cycling shorts.
Be on Time: MTC3 rides leave promptly at the advertised time. Get to the start of the ride with plenty of time to get yourself and your bike ready to roll with soul!