Wabash River Ride Training Program

Wabash River Ride Training Program 2018

The Wabash River Ride Training Program is aimed at individuals new to bicycle riding or who have not ridden in a long time. The aim of the program is to help you learn how to better use your bicycle, become comfortable riding in a group on country roads, and build up your stamina to be able to ride the 33 mile route on the Wabash River Century Ride in late August.

The first four Saturdays will start at the Celery Bog Nature Center parking lot. These rides will be on the West Lafayette Trail System. We will gradually increase the distance from 11 miles (a little over an hour ride).

From June 16th onward, we will meet at the Kalberer Soccer Fields parking lot across from West Lafayette Fire Station #3. We will gradually add road riding to the trails and slowly work up to longer rides that will include a snack or lunch break.

The Training Program is being coordinated by Gary Brouillard, who is an experienced ride leader and long-time club member. Throughout the summer a number of other club members will help or lead parts of the program. As individuals improve their strength and skill we will direct you to other club rides that you might enjoy. We are hooked on bicycling and would like to share that enthusiasm with you.

You do not have to be a member of the Wabash River Cycling Club (WRCC) to take part in the Training Program, although if you join the Training Program we hope that you will join the club at some point. The way the program is structured if you can’t make all of the sessions you should be able to catch up quickly. There is no cost for the Training Program, all you have to do is show us with a bike and a helmet. A water bottle may be needed later.

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact Gary at rickandgary@frontier.com or at 765-742-7994.

As with all WRCC events, HELMETS ARE REQUIRED.