We are running the Coastal route (37 miles) in A and B groups for the next two weeks. Register on Strava and download the maps. Grist Mill 50 will be on Sunday(5/9)
Rides on 4/17 & 4/18 will start at 8 AM. Traffic has been high on River Street. We are moving to an earlier start as the weather warms. Please register for all rides on Strava. Strava serves as our ride registry.
https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/926994 Sunday A/B/C
Welcome to a brand new year of cycling! We wanted to make the membership process really easy this year, so we’ve created an all-in-one online link where you can fill out your emergency contact information, digitally sign your liability waiver for the year AND pay your $10.00 membership fee. Here’s the link, and happy riding!
COVID can put a damper on anything. We are trying to keep it organized and flowing. If COVID cancels a ride, then we cancel. You must pre-register for rides. Our Strava Events track attendance and can be used for contact tracing.
Membership renewals will start soon. We are developing a new integrated waiver/dues page for the website. The President requires people not to duplicate their rides on Strava. There are a number of people posting their rides twice. They have not been removing their second copy of the rides. This limits the capability of Strava to show the weekly leaderboard properly. In fairness to the others, she is removing people until they delete their extra rides.
Our first SAG ride of the year will be the Quabbin tour on 4/24. This is a way to test your legs. This is suitable for A and B group rides. The Martha’s Vineyard tour is a casual affair that will zoom around the island on 5/9.
We are having a training weekend on 5/15 & 5/16 in Northampton. Northampton actually has a lot of rail trails, which makes it suitable for the C group. We will also have a challenging century on 5/15 and a tough hill ride on 5/16 for the A&B groups.
Our P2P will be on 7/17. This is a SAG ride. A/B/C members will be succesful on this ride. We roll at 7 AM. You must be in Ptown by 4PM in order to ride the ferry home.
Please register for all events on Strava. If you decide that you will not attend, then you simply go to the event and opt out. When you click on the route from the event page, then you can save the route to your Garmin or Wahoo by clicking on the STAR button towards the top left of the page.
3/6 Coastal 37 A/B/C
3/7 Halifax 50 A/B/C
4/24 Quabbin Tour – A/B Groups SAG
5/9 SSB MV Spring Tour (A/B/C Groups)
5/15 SSB Training Weekend Day 1 Century (A/B Groups)
5/15 SSB Training Weekend Northampton Rail Trails (C Group)
5/16 SSB Training Weekend Day 2 Century (A/B Groups)
6/19 B2VT (Must Preregister with B2VT – Epic Ride A/B)
7/17 P2P (A/B/C Groups)
We want to get a Zwift Racing team, together. Events for Zwift are recorded at Zwift Power. If you want to join the Zwift Racing, then you need to join the SSB Zwift Racing Team on Zwift Power. Chris, VP, will be the Racing Team Captain.
Use this link. https://www.zwiftpower.com/team.php?id=5687
Only the best times are taken. We will use the top 4 riders in the Time Trial Teams. Everyone can participate and we will get better, together. It is a fun way to stay connected during the winter.
The available hours of sunlight are starting to change and fall is here. This means a reduced schedule of rides for the club throughout the remaining months of the year.
We will have several upcoming touring rides: Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth & the Canal, and Westport.
Regular Saturday rides continue through November. Every other Sunday the Halifax ride will run through November.
Great ride with a brunch after the ride at Pati Kent’s. Great conversation. Fantastic group.
Rides for 8/29 are cancelled. We will have an extra Marion ride on 8/30 at 7 AM and the Marshfield ride at 8 AM.
Next week the start time for the rides will advance to 8 AM. The A group will be riding a 42 mile course at 8AM. The route of the day will alternate between the Duxbury, Coastal alternative, or the cranberry loop. The B group will follow the Coastal 37 mile loop.
When using Strava via the mobile app, if you click on the third tab for the club the feed displays. However, if you click on the button with the actual name of the club, then you will see the rides listed on Strava. You can register for rides on the mobile app. On the web version, you can click onto the route page from the event page and star the route. When you star the route, then it automatically synchronizes to your Garmin or Wahoo device.
The Martha’s Vineyard Tour will be in September. Please register at https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/634866
630AM 30 GZ https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760
630AM 20 FF https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/757834
8AM 42 Hanover https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/782661
8AM 37 Hanover https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/785319
8AM 50 Halifax https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/785320
The club’s annual ride to Provincetown. We ride through the Cape and the take ferry back to Plymouth. Parking is at the Jenny Grist Mill parking lot. This ride is for all abilities. You must be able to reach Provincetown by 4PM. We will ride in groups, together.
There will be a SAG.
Ride starts promptly at 7 AM. Please be in the parking lot by 6:45am. You need to have your bag in the SAG car. You will get your bag at the beach at the end of the ride. We ride past Ptown to the end of the land. We will reach the beach. The swim is worth it. Watch for sharks !!
Vito lead the fast group ( 19mph ).
Bill lead the 2nd group (16 – 18 ).
Liz lead the third group.
For our route we will use the service road. We will take the new extension to the rail trail. The GPS file will go to the end of the cape at Herring Cove beach. The annual tradition as started by the V is to make a swim in the water. There are free showers at the beach.
The SAG wagon will transport 1 SMALL bag for each rider. You can have a change of clothes and a towel.
The return ferry is at McMillian Pier.
You must purchase your own ticket from Cap. John’s Boats for the return ferry trip. You must register for the event prior to the ride at https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/634869
We had a great club during the other week. The 48 mile route is working well. Now, we have 3 separate route options available from the Hanover start location. We had the Quabbin Tour on last Saturday.
Please note: due to COVID the planned Blue Hills workout ride was canceled.
See ride events for details and registration. Please register. This is how we gauge interest. If you don’t register and intend to show, then you might be discovered that the ride was cancelled due to “lack of interest.”
The Halifax ride in two Sundays will be a great ride for newer members to try more mileage. We will ride 50 miles on a relatively flat route. This features long segments without much traffic and goes through the beautiful bits of Plymouth Co. There will be a few farms and plenty of cranberry bogs. There is plenty of parking at the Cumberland Farms in Halifax. You can also park at the Walmart. The Cumberland Farms is located at the intersection of Route 58 and Route 106 in Halifax.
Don’t forget the P2P is in August [8-22-20]. This is a great tour. The club runs a SAG which brings your clothing to Provincetown. We ride to the beach in Provincetown and take the ferry back to Plymouth. You buy your own ticket for the boat. The Club provides the SAG free to members. This is a great ride!!
Regular and recurring rides
Whit. 32 G.Z. https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/740781
Hanover 37 https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/743323
Hanover 48 https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/634876
Mrshfld 32 https://www.strava.com/clubs/186760/group_events/743322