BioWheels // Cincinnati // 2015 Group Rides
Ride Hotline // 513.861.2453 (BIKE)
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GROUP ROAD RIDES:
Mondays: Beginning April 18th at 6:30PM
Location: BioWheels, 6810 Miami Avenue, Madeira, Ohio 45243
Ride Leaders: Scott Fratianne, Mitch Graham, and Shelly Kissel
Ride Description: This is a challenging 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.
The B group 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 the B 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.
6pm Class A ride for advanced riders. There are many rides in the city advertised “no-drop,” this ride is advertised as “yes-drop.” An extremely challenging mid-week ride featuring some of the strongest road racers in the region. There are 2 short wait points at the top of the long climbs. 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
Class A ride starting first Saturday in April going through October // 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 a short wait 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 – Intermediate: average 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.
Begins August 2015 through October 2015
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.