Saturdays from May 18th to August 17th
The popular New Rider Training Program is aimed at individuals new to bicycle riding or individuals that haven't ridden in a long time. The objective of the program is to help you learn how to better use your bicycle, become comfortable riding in a group, become comfortable riding on country roads, and build up your
stamina to be able to ride the 33-mile route on the Wabash River Ride in late August.
Weekly training rides starting May 18th, 2019 at 10 am - all are welcome!
The first four Saturdays will be on the West Lafayette Trail System. We will gradually increase the distance to about 11 miles (a little over an hour ride). From June 16th onward we will gradually add road riding to the trails and slowly work up to longer rides that will include a snack or lunch break.
This program is aimed squarely at novice riders. So whether you are new (or returning) to cycling, new to club/group rides, or just generally don't go very fast, this is for you!
If you are riding 10-15 miles on your own; you might want to join the program part way through. You are welcome to join us at any time during the summer. The Training Program rides will be listed on the Club Calendar under T.P. along with the start point and the expected milage.
The Training Program is being coordinated by Gary Brouillard who is a long time club member and the E ride coordinator for the club. Throughout the summer a number of other club members will help or lead parts of the
program. Throughout the summer as individuals improve their strength and skill we will direct you to other club rides that you might enjoy. We are hooked on bicycling as an enjoyable exercise and sport and would like to
help introduce you to cycling.
You do not have to be a member of WRCC to take part in the Training Program. 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 up with a bike and a helmet.
click here for the New Rider Training Program schedule as a PDF