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      August 23, 2017

      Wednesday   6:30 PM (on various days)

      902 Stanley Park Drive
      Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1Z4

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      Join BICICLETTA and PENDER RACING p/b BICICLETTA (PRB) every Wednesday night throughout the summer for a leisurely community ride around Stanley Park. This is a social ride where all levels of experience are welcome! We've moved this ride to Wednesday nights so as not to compete with a popular race series held on Tuesday nights, which we are now a direct supporter of! When you arrive, please check in with our ride leader Dan Schmit, who will be wearing a red PENDER jersey. Please introduce yourself so Dan can confirm your arrival and check you in. Please meet us at the Information Booth in Stanley Park at 6:15 pm, allowing enough time to get everyone checked in and groups organized. Ride groups will start leaving the parking lot at 6:30 pm sharp.    THINGS TO NOTE & WHAT TO EXPECT: - These rides are organized through BICICLETTA - Helmets are required. Road bikes only please. Don't forget to put a light on it.- Speeds are kept between 25-30 km/h - Our rides have a no-drop policy- BICICLETTA Social Rides are open to anyone, regardless of club affiliation- These are fair weather rides and may be canceled due to rain. Check the BICICLETTA Facebook page or your email if in doubt- We'll organize multiple pace groups- Each group will be led by a member of the PENDER RACING p/b BICICLETTA team - We'll do 2 - 4 laps of the park depending on pace, daylight, etc. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Q: Are there any costs to joining the ride? A: Nope! It's our way of building a community. However, we do need a liability waiver signed as part of your registration, which is included when you sign up with Eventbrite. You'll need to register for this each week. Q: Can I take any bike on the ride? A: Road bikes only please. No mountain bikes, hybrids, track or TT bikes. Q: I've never been in a group ride before, can I still join? A: Absolutely. We ask that you take 1 or 2 novice rides so that we can help with some group riding rules and signals. Then join the group at your own pace. GROUP RIDING 101 - When we ride as a group, certain etiquette needs to be observed to ensure the ride is both safe and enjoyable. While the ride has an open invitation, we may ask riders to leave if they are persistent in riding in an unsafe way. - Stopping at a stop sign is done as a group, not individually. Consider the riders behind you before you sprint through a yellow light. - Riding in an erratic manner is dangerous. When the group is tight every rider should try to maintain as straight of a line as possible. Care should be taken in the corners to avoid crossing over the line of another rider. - Whenever possible, the group should ride two by two ( 2 x 2 ) and stay in that formation especially when stopping at a stop sign. Please avoid clumping up in a large group at a stop sign. - Hand Signals. Riders in a group, even in a race situation, will use hand signals to warn riders behind them of obstacles, of slowing or stopping, or train tracks. Some common hand signals: An open hand on the back, signaling a slow or stop. Horizontal slashing motion indicates train tracks. A pointed finger indicates the direction of an obstacle or pothole. Verbal signals and cues are useful as well. Please communicate and share the road with others. - When the road is flat and the lane is wide, the pace may pick up and the group will most likely ride in a double pace line formation. Riders should not half wheel or overlap tires. While it is a personal choice how close one wants to get to the wheel in front of you, an effort should be made to ride two abreast so that both riders' handlebars are approximately even. This prevents the formation of gaps that compromise the ability of the group to shield its riders from the wind.  - Hills: On a no drop ride, always wait or slow down at the top of a hill to let slower riders catch back on. - Maintain your line and your speed; minimize swerves, surges, and slamming on your brakes; be predictable; communicate with your hand and voice, calmly but firmly. - If you have a mechanical (that isn't catastrophic), raise your hand, call out "mechanical," and as smoothly as possible pull off to either the left (if you're on the left in a double pace line) or the right (if you're on the right). - If you're riding up front, anticipate causes of accidents; look ahead for obstacles, cars, people, etc. Where there are obstacles ahead, smoothly and subtly change the course so that you and those behind you avoid them. Don't maintain your course and then swerve at the last moment.

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