General Info

One of the most important aspects to Tripleshot Cycling is that post ride coffee is almost mandatory. Please make time to join us after the ride, have a coffee and get to know your fellow Tripleshot members. For this reason all weekday rides end at 7:15 so that people have time to get together for coffee.

There are A, B and C level rides each weekday and A/B rides on Saturday and Sunday.

The A ride is a no-holds-barred, go-as-fast-as-you-can general sufferfest. If you get dropped from this ride no one is going to slow down and wait for you. However, if someone gets a flat, the ride usually stops until the problem is solved.

The B ride is not as fast as the A ride, but you need to have good bike handling skills and a reasonable level of fitness on this ride. This ride will regroup after hills or a sprint so that the group can stay together.

Depending on the numbers, it is not uncommon for there to be two and sometimes three B rides so that the groups remain a manageable number. We ask that you self seed within these groups with the stronger riders in the first group, those less strong in the second and so on.

The C ride is the place for anyone looking for a more relaxed pace on the day, as well as the place for those new to cycling or new to group riding. This ride goes at the pace of the slowest rider and ensures that the group stays together.

There is one ride where all groups can mix it up. The Team Time Trail ride on Thursday morning is an increasingly popular ride for all levels…… and you don’t have to know how to turn right! Groups of 4-5 riders of similar abilities leave at roughly 30 second intervals with the faster groups leaving last in an attempt to catch the group(s) ahead.

There are two rides offered for women, Tripleshot’s ONLY evening ride on Tuesday evening (April to September) and Thursday at the regular 6 a.m. time. These rides are offered to all women riders and are specifically designed to continue the skills developed during the women’s clinics.

 

2 thoughts on “General Info

  1. Hi, My friend Dave suggested I come and join you guys and I am thinking about coming out to ride on Tuesday, Saturday, and Sundays. I am fairly quick on my bike (36-38kph over 50+km) but am fairly new to group riding (less than 10 group rides ever) Which group do you suggest I go with and what do I need to know beforehand?

    • Hi Samuel – I suggest you show up at the meeting spot, introduce yourself, let someone know of your speed/group riding experience, and see what they suggest. We welcome all riders! The group meets at Paretologic, corner of Richmond St and Fort St, as is mentioned on our website. For riders who feel comfortable and want to continue riding with us, we ask that you register with the club after a ride or two; it’s for insurance purposes, plus we have great group events for members!

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