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6th Street Crit Practice Thursday Night – 6th Street West (north of Ave M)

  Thursday night road bike crit practice – meeting at 7:15pm and riding @ 7:30pm. We will meet up on Ave L-14 between 6th Street West and 7th Street West (just across from the Fire Station) just north of Ave M. It is a one mile street lit route and we will ride pace lines. It is relatively flat – one slight incline and a sloped back straight. We ride an hour to an hour and a half.

Some people come out for race training others for basic fitness. The group typically splits up into groups of riders with the same fitness. The fast group will average around 23mph. Depending on how many people show up we could have 3 groups (23mph, 20mph, 17mph averages).

The slower riders stay to the right and faster riders pass on the left so it is a safe environment. You can ride solo as well. There is accountability with riders around and no one is ever more than 3 minutes away. Weather is good right now so hopefully this will be able to continue on through spring.

 

May 3, 2011 Posted by | lancaster bikes | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Thursday Night MTB FUNdeMental Ride

FINALLY a mountain bike group ride that EVERYONE is invited to ride!!! A mile square flat area provides the perfect setting for pros to train and beginners to learn. Singletrack trails weave through the desert from a main hub. Riders of all levels can ride together and challenge themselves or just simply have fun. The best part is that you are never more than a mile away from the Block Shop for security and accountability.

The Block Jr Development Mountain Bike Team has been training for almost a year together and now you can join us. We work on simple skills, turning, shifting as well as fitness and training. Every week is a learning process as well as a solid training foundation.

The ride starts at 5:00pm from the Block Shop. Showing up late is not a problem as we are always less that a mile away and easy to locate. It is easy to take the dirt roads and take short cuts to catch up to the group. The trail system is starting off a little primitive but will improve week to week and become more detailed as the weeks go on.

From beginner level to pro – everyone will have a good time – TOGETHER!!! The all new Block Bikes location @ 604 West Ave L Unit 101 Lancaster, CA 93534 provides the perfect location for a mtb group ride. For any questions feel free to call us at 661 729 2800. The group will leave together from the Block Shop at 5:00pm and take the trail on the east side of the shop, next to the sand wash, heading south out to the trails. If you miss the start time don’t worry – you can follow the same road and once you cross the watch the group will be easy to find!!!

May 3, 2011 Posted by | lancaster bikes, lancaster cycling | , , , | Leave a comment