Reminder: Rides are now starting at the large parking lot in Richards Landing at 7:00pm. Map: Google.
A and B groups: This format is fun for riders of varying speeds, so we’re mixing the two groups this week. Everyone will struggle and most will get dropped on one segment or more, but never for more than 10min before we regroup and ride social to the next segment. Format reminder: Riders are expected to light it up on the segments, and some riders will absolutely get dropped. At the end of the segment, everyone will stop or soft-pedal until the entire group is back together before riding at an easy social pace (no pushing it at all, everyone should feel comfortable) to the next segment.
If you’re normally a B-group rider, you will get dropped on the sprints. Use them as an opportunity to push yourself or see how long you can hang on to the back of the lead group and you’ll get a solid interval workout. It’s a great way to get faster. Don’t worry about holding anyone up in a sprint/regroup format since you can bet the fast riders will need a break at the end of the segment!
The route is about 55km and sunset is getting earlier, so we’re staying off the highway near the end of our ride in case of dusk. We’ll head out of Richard’s Landing via back roads and up the 10th Sideroad to F&G-line. Head across to 20th Sideroad and down to Hilton Road. Take Hilton Road to Base Line and head right. Our first segment starts at the P-line intersection and ends at the final telephone pole before we reach Hwy 548. We’ll then regroup and keep social on 548 to the right turn (to stay on the highway). The next sprint starts at the Adcock Gardens sign and ends after a solid climb at the driveway to the fire hall in Jocelyn Township. Finally, we’ll regroup again before turning right on P-line and left on 10th line to ride social in to Richard’s Landing.
Segment 1 (flat) – P-Line to Hwy 548 on Base Line.
Start: P-Line intersection.
End: Final telephone pole before Hwy 548.
Segment 2 (climb) – Jocelyn Township hill heading north.
Start: Adcock Gardens sign on Hwy 548.
End: Jocelyn Township fire hall driveway.
C group: This will be a social, no-drop ride about 30km touring some of the more picturesque roads near Richard’s Landing.
If you’re not sure which group you should ride with, we have a breakdown at the end of the formats page based on the pace or power that you normally ride at.