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VALLEY CYCLING – Promoting Road Safety & Family Wellness - Events
Saturday, April 23, 2:30 to 5:00pm Simsbury Library, Valley Cycling Meeting – A How To Clinic – Ride in a group better, climb faster, descend, corner, get more out of your spinning class, ride faster, get fitter, recover, draft, repair, buy a bike, etc. Prizes & Snacks
Friday, April 29, 4:00 to 6:00pm, Farmington Valley YMCA, Granby, ROTARY SPIN, A Spin Session, All Invited, $20 donation per half hour, raising money for bikes in Africa -
Saturday, April 30, 8:00am West Granby Church, next to Holcomb Farm, Road Ride & Picnic! Various distances – moderate pace – All Invited!
Saturday, May 14, Noon, Sperry Park, Avon, Avon-Canton Rotary Ride, Rails to Trails ride, various distances, slow pace, lunch in Simsbury, ride back.
Saturday, June 11, 10am, St Mary's Church, Simsbury, 1, 2, 5,10 & 20 mile, slow rides on Rails to Trails, Snacks & Prizes! Easy & Fun Family Event – Join Us! No cost.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am road rides, Dunkin Donuts, Granby, several levels.
Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm road rides, Dunkin Donuts, Granby, starts April 18th.
Contact Paul Mikkelson firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP all events please.
Liz Lockwood Wellness - visit: www.lizlockwood.net
New wellness videos, on-line store!
Programs on the new web-site:
1- Chemical Free Wellness 2- Integrative Wellness
3- Body Movement Wellness
Various Individual and Group Wellness Programs Available
Email: email@example.com Very Reasonable Pricing
HELP US PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY & FAMILY WELLNESS, BY WEARING OUR VALLEY CYCLING YELLOW & PURPLE COLORS -
THE MORE PEOPLE SEE US, THE MORE CLOUT WE HAVE -
WE ARE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY – PROMOTING SAFETY & WELLNESS = WHAT WE ALL NEED -
Meet: Dunkin Donuts Granby - RT 10/202 next to Stop & Shop and car wash
Saturday & Sunday at 8:00 am, - with front & rear lights
If roads are dry, we will regroup at certain stops – road bikes - Monday & Wednesday nights at 6:00pm HAVE ENDED FOR THE SEASON
ITS SAFER IN A GROUP -
BRING your bikes to Simsbury Bicycle Cellar now (on Hopmeadow next to Big Sky & Pride Gas) – mention VALLEY CYCLING for their best rates & fastest SERVICE!!
Liz Lockwook Counseling, Life Coaching, Yoga, Personal Training & Mind-Body Skills –
Liz is a Licensed Professional Counselor
Individual & small groups – very reasonable pricing
Customized Programs for You!
Liz will get you to Your next LEVEL = A Healthier & Happier YOU!!
Ride to the right, stay in your lane, don't vear to the left or right.
HAVE FRONT & BACK LIGHTS
Obey all road rules. Come to a stop at all red lights & stop signs.
Do not change your speed, maintain the group speed – if you want to or need to slow down, look to your left, if clear of cars & riders, slowly vear left, let other riders go by you to your right.
If you are passing another bike, say "on your left", do not pass on the right - COMMUNICATE = TALK INSTRUCTIONS
CARMON FUNERAL HOMES, JOAN VALENTI LPL FINANCIAL, MITCHELL AUTOS, RESIDENT INN MARRIOTT, GEORGE HALL FARMS, ATTORNEY JOHN RITSON, SIMSBURY CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS, GRANBY BIKE, SIMSBURY PSYCHOTHERAPY, ELLEN PALMER WELLNESS, EDWARD JONES MARTY MCMAHON, ARROW FENCE, EAST COAST GREENWAY, ROB MELANSON CONSTRUCTION, RICHARD ROSSI ACCOUNTING, MUSCULOSKELETAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION JASON FRANKEL, VERNON POOL, TCBY YOGURT AND THE GREEN MACHINE.
PLEASE NOTE: Valley Cycling is an informal group of individual riders who simply like to bicycle together. There is no formal organization or leader. Rides are NOT sponsored by myself, any person, or organization. Ride information is provided so people can ride at the same time on the same route at any pace they choose. Other riders are not responsible or liable for any injury. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AND MUST OBEY ALL ROAD RULES/LAWS ALL OF THE TIME.
You’re the eyes and ears at the front. As the lead rider, you’re the eyes and ears of the group. You are responsible for the whole group’s safety. You must point out road obstacles and watch for traffic at crossroads, shouting a warning if necessary. Try to be an “early warning system,” keeping in mind that a shout may take several seconds to trickle down the line, and may be “lost in translation” along the way.
Responsibility at the back, too. When you rotate to the back of the paceline, you still have a special responsibility. It’s your job to check behind periodically for approaching traffic and calling out “Car back!” when a motorist is approaching. If the group is in a double paceline on a narrow road, someone will yell “Single out” or “Single up,” and the double paceline will form into a single line so the motorist can pass safely.
But when there are no traffic concerns, being last in line is a privileged position. Because no one is behind you to be disrupted by your actions, now’s the time to take a drink or sit up and grab a snack from your jersey pocket. Need to remove a vest or peel your arm warmers? Do it while at the back.
No aero bars! Aero bars are fine for time trialing or long solo rides where they help you cut through the wind and take pressure off your hands. But aero bars are unwelcome in pacelines. A cyclist using aero bars in the paceline is less steady, and hands are far from the brake levers. They present particular dangers, both to themselves and to the other riders – and they should self-select out of pacelines.
Paul Mikkelson 860-651-9106 firstname.lastname@example.org
All welcome -
Clothing - email Paul email@example.com to pick-up. Checks payable to Ron Beliveau.
YOU NEED TO READ ALL SAFETY ITEMS ON THE "ABOUT US" PAGE BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY RIDE ACTIVITIES. OF COURSE YOU NEED TO STUDY ON YOUR OWN AND FOLLOW ALL ROAD AND BIKE RULES AND BE SUPER SAFE AT ALL TIMES!
ORDER YOUR GEAR NOW!
Jerseys are $50 each, hats & T-shirt are $12 each, Bibs are $62 – If you already ordered, remind us. If you have not ordered, let us know & we will get it for you.
Champion Systems & Valley Cycling also has shorts, socks, wind jackets, vests & thermal jackets –
CONTACT PAUL MIKKELSON firstname.lastname@example.org