BioWheels // Cincinnati // 2014 Group Rides

 

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BioWheels // Cincinnati // 2012 Group Rides
Ride Hotline // 513.861.2453 (BIKE)

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GROUP ROAD RIDES:  

Mondays: 6:30PM

Location: BioWheels, 6810 Miami Avenue, Madeira, Ohio 45243

Ride Leaders: Scott Fratianne, Mitch Graham, and Shelly Kissel

Ride Description: This is a 26 mile ride through the roads in and around Indian Hills.  It is a great recovery ride for those that pushed it hard over the weekend and is a great ride for intermediate riders looking to push it a little. We have two speed groups, each with an established maximum speed.  The groups are:

  • “A” group which has a maximum speed of 25MPH on the flats and overall average speed of 20 to 22MPH with hills.
  • “B” group which has a maximum speed of 21MPH on the flats and an overall average speed of 16 to 18MPH with hills.

This is a no drop ride, meaning that we will regroup at major intersections and at the top of all hill climbs. This ride is also set up that if someone starts in the “A” group and finds it too fast they can easily drop back to the “B” group.  All rides will start and end at BioWheel’s parking lot. Helmet is required. Headlight and tail light is recommended. Rain, the threat of rain or wet roads will cancel this ride. Monday ride loop map HERE

Indian Hills Women’s Only Ride 6:30PM

Ride Leader: Shelly Kissel

Ride Description: This is a WOMENS ONLY ride that is part of the Monday night Tour de Indian Hills. The average speed for this ride will be 14 to 15 MPH. This ride will start at BioWheels, head down Camargo, proceed around Hyde Park and into Ault Park, and that back up to BioWheels. The total route is 23 miles and has a few easy climbs.

Helmet Required.  Headlight and Tail light recommended.  Rain or wet road cancels ride.

Parking at BioWheels is limited. Please park at Maderia Kroger.

Wednesdays:

6pm Class A ride for advanced riders.  There are 2 wait points at the top of the “big” climbs, but otherwise a no-wait ride.  Speed in the mid-to-upper 20-mph range on the flats.  Rotating paceline most of the way with short turns on the front.  Rain or shine.  1700 feet of climbing.

6pm Class B ride: New for this year, a B group will roll out with the A group, surfing the back of the rotating paceline (not rolling through to the front).  When the first guy gets popped off the back, the B group leader will come off as well and form a “grupetto” – which will roll behind swallowing up dropped riders.  Riders that get dropped off the A group should rest up before getting caught by the B group.  The B group will cut off a couple of sections of the A group course, looking to regroup on Round Bottom road with the A group again.  The goal of the ride is to build fitness, and learn organized group riding discipline.  Top speed for grupetto is 25mph on the flats.  At a minimum, riders looking to join the B ride should be comfortable riding the BioWheels Monday fast group.  Any questions – please contact the shop. 861-2453

Wednesday route map HERE

Saturdays:

Class A ride starting April 5 going all year // 7:30am // Class A (20+ mph avg) //120 minute ride. Start location: BioWheels parking lot on corner of Miami and Camargo. Rain or shine.  Saturday route map HERE

NOTE: We ask that riders bring a blinking taillight for the early season rides.

Group Road Ride definitions:

Class A – Advanced: Very fast, very organized, no wait – except for at top of the big climbs.  Average speeds over 20 mph, with pace on the flats getting into the high 20′s at times.

Class B – Intermediateaverage speed in the 16-18mph range.  Challenging route around Indian Hills, but lower speeds and ride will wait for stragglers.  High speeds can reach mid-20′s.

Class C – Beginner: average speeds in the 10-14 range.  All riders allowed.  No drop.  Beginner-friendly.

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Group Road Ride definitions:

Class A – Advanced: Very fast, very organized, no wait – except for at top of the 3 big climbs.  Average speeds over 20 mph, with pace on the flats in the high 20′s at times.

Class B – Intermediateaverage speed in the 16-18mph range.  Challenging route around Indian Hills, but lower speeds and ride will wait for stragglers.

Class C – Beginner: average speeds in the 10-14 range.  All riders allowed.  No drop.  Beginner-friendly.

 

CYCLOCROSS(CX) PRACTICE:

Begins August 2013 through October 2013

Wednesdays //  5:30pm // Kingswood Park // August – mid-September

Cyclocross time trials – great practice for the upcoming OVCX series http://www.ovcx.com/.  Kingswood Park in Mason, Ohio. Please contact Mitch at the shop at 513.861.2453 (BIKE) if you have any questions.

Wednesdays // 6:00pm // Armleder Park // mid-September through end of season

Cross practice – different routines, short and long intervals.  All invited.

 

 

2 Responses to BioWheels // Cincinnati // 2014 Group Rides

  1. Nicola says:

    I am Nicola and I will probably move to Cincinnati in 2-3 months. I am currently working Germany by P&G, so you
    see why work is bringing me in Ohio.

    I am a cyclist fun/ rider and I am looking for a cool team to join, with particular interest in racing….criterium or street races (that I would prefer).

    Currently in Germany I am racing at level just above amateur….working is still the priority…but we like to dream.
    do you have also a road team? or just a cross team?
    I may be in Cinci early Feb just for a week…may be we can meet…

    thanks in advance for your help

    Nicola

  2. Mitch says:

    Hey Nicola – if you’re in town stop on by and we can chat about women’s rides and racing. – Mitch

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