Liability Waiver

Please print and complete the below Liability Waiver and give it to your ride leader. All riders must have one on file prior to your first ride with the Big Ring Flyers each calendar year.

Weekly ride schedule

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Monday

  • Meet at The New Richmond Centre
  • Ride departs at 5:30 pm
  • No drop, standard ~34 mile ride averaging 14-18 mph
    • All abilities welcome
    • Pace will be based on riders present catering to the slower end of the spectrum so everyone is comfortable
    • This is an easy, conversational paced ride with standardized sprint segments
      • This means we'll ride at a conversational pace for most of the ride letting loose at the sprint segments
      • All riders can choose to ride the sprints at a pace they're comfortable with knowing the entire group will regroup at the end of the segment and resume the conversational pace

Tuesday Night Club Ride

  •  1st Tuesday of the month meet at Mama Maria's
    • Apps and drinks post ride
  • Remaining Tuesdays meet at St. Croix Gov't Center
  • Ride time dependent on time of year, generally 5:30 departure.
  • Alternating 2 routes 35-45 miles
  • Two or three groups dependent on the number and strength of riders that show up each week
    • A group is a drop ride often averaging over 20 mph
    • B group will be 17-18 mph no drop
    • C group will be 15-16 mph no drop

Wide Tire Wednesday

  • Route will alternate between White Tail Ridge and Carver with occasional rides at Woolly
  • Ride Leaders: John Koplau, Paul Daveloose

Thursday Morning Thunder

  •  Early AM ride light permitting meeting in New Richmond
  • 20 miles fast pace line, tactics, average 21-24 mph

Thursday Barley John's Ride

  •  Meet at Barley John's in New Richmond
    • Food and drinks post ride
    • Ride departs at 5:30
  • Groups dependent on the number and comfort level of riders that show up each week
    • All abilities welcome
    • This is the most relaxed BRF ride catering to conversational pacing for all riders present

Weekend Rides

  •  These rides will be Ad-Hoc and generally meet at The New Richmond Centre in the AM
  • Routes and distance will vary
    • All abilities welcome
    • Courses and start times will be communicated each week through Facebook

Any questions about joining a Big Ring Flyers group ride for the first time, or the first time in awhile? Please reach out via email  at bigringflyers@hotmail.com or DM us on Facebook via the BRF page https://www.facebook.com/bigringflyers/ and we'll connect you with the appropriate ride leader.

See you out there.

Group Ride Expectations

 

  1. Regroup at T intersections and after hills.  It's a ride not a race.
  2. Obey all traffics signs and signals.  Make a complete stop at all stop signs and lights.
  3. Ride two abreast when possible, but do not cross the centerline. When climbing and needing to pass slower riders stay on our side of the road and keep the group profile as narrow as possible to avoid errant oncoming drivers. Also keep a narrow group profile on blind corners. 
  4. Avoid overlapping wheels. 
  5. Hold your line, especially when cornering. 
  6. Do not let vehicle traffic with the right of way "wave you through". Do not let traffic put themselves in danger to let you cross or turn. i.e. when slowing down in your lane to make a left turn do not let oncoming lane traffic stop to let you turn. This puts them in danger of getting rear ended and thus endangering us. 
  7. Announce "car back" or "car up" when there's an approaching car. 
  8. Do not engage angry drivers ... smile and wave. 
  9. Represent our club well. 
  10. You are responsible for you.