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About EBC Rides


Please arrive by the scheduled time of the ride.  This allows time for everyone to sign-in, riders to be introduced, and the leader to be sure everyone is prepared for the ride.  Rides will not take place if there is snow or ice on the surface of the road, or if it's raining or snowing.

Please wear a helmet, have a bike in good mechanical condition appropriate for the pace of the ride, carry water and a spare inner tube, and be on time so the ride can start promptly.   You are expected to ride safely and courteously as outlined in Group Riding Guidelines and to follow the rules of the road.  Ride leaders reserve the right at their sole discretion to ask any rider who does not wear a helmet or who rides in an unsafe manner or who treats others disrespectfully to leave the club sponsored ride.  All EBC rides must have a sign-in-sheet and all participating riders must sign in.  You may ride with EBC a few times before joining.

RIDE PACE

Casual

Moderate

Fast

F+

Fast Plus

Very Fast

V+

Very Fast Plus

10-12 mph

13-15 mph

15-17 mph

17-20 mph

20+ mph

22+ mph

Pace is the nominal riding speed on the road.  Overall average speed will be slower due to stops. Pace will vary due to conditions. On Fast, Fast Plus, Very Fast and Very Fast Plus rides you may be left behind if you cannot maintain the pace.

A bicycle ride may be considered an official EBC ride where miles may be counted, if it meets all of the following criteria:

  1. It is an EBC scheduled ride open to and known by anyone who is capable of doing the ride and publicized with enough time for anyone who wants to go to do so. Rides may be scheduled in one of several ways:
    1. Included in the annual calendar of rides managed by the Rides Chair.
    2. Communicated to the Rides Chair via e-mail including start, distance, pace and other pertinent information with sufficient time to review and publish on the web schedule.
    3. Formed as part of a regularly scheduled Show & Go ride.
    4. Announced by an existing ride leader by noon the day before the ride on the EBC Rides Forum.
  2. New rides may not conflict with already existing rides starting at the same day, time & location and going at the same pace, unless they are part of a scheduled Show & Go.
  3. There must be a sign-in & waiver sheet with the names and signatures of all riders listing the date, name of the ride leader, the sweep, location and distance of the ride.
  4. There must beat least two people on the ride, with the leader being a current club member.
  5. To test the routing, etc. for a potential ride, Ride Leaders occasionally do preview rides which are not posted as official rides to the forum or on the Ride Schedule. Ride Leaders may report preview ride mileage if they satisfy the following provisions:
    1. They have at least one other EBC member accompany them on the preview ride.
    2. All riders on the preview ride sign a ride sign-in-sheet on the day of the preview ride.
    3. The ride does become an official EBC ride.
    4. The Ride Leader enters a note at the top of the sign-in sheet to indicate: "Preview of ride scheduled for mm/dd/ yyyy". After the ride has been posted on the Ride Schedule or Ride Forum as an official EBC ride, then the Ride Leader should follow normal mileage reporting procedures for the preview ride and the actual posted ride.

The web ride schedule is updated when we are notified of changes or additions to club rides. To add a ride or change ride info, eMail the Rides Chair: RidesChair@EvanstonBikeClub.org