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'B' Ride (Saturdays)

General Information about the B-Ride

WHAT, WHERE, WHEN: At 9 a.m. every Saturday, the Alto Velo "B" Ride meets at Peet's in Los Altos. Ride leaves at 9:10!

NEW RIDERS WELCOME!

If you're at the front early on, KNOW THE ROUTE and please look back to see that the group is together (three souls gasping for air is not considered a group). Paceline when possible, wait at tops of longer climbs.

RIDE ETIQUETTE:

  • Introduce yourself to new riders. If you're a new rider, introduce yourself at the start of the ride.

  • Roll out from the start/regroups gently so everyone has a chance to warm up and get going.

  • Use hand signals and call out turns, stops and road obstructions. Repeat the message through the group.

  • Mechanicals: relay the message to the front. Help out the victim. Wait for the victim at the next regroup.

  • Ride paceline / 2x2 on the flats. Ride leader will initiate rotating paceline when the group desires. Follow behind the wheel in front to avoid the bunch spilling over the road.

  • Don't ride on the sidewalk at Peet's

  • If you leave a ride early, notify someone so the group doesn't think they lost you

RIDE SAFETY:

  • Riders should always wear a helmet.  Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet on AV rides and riders are discouraged from riding with AV groups if they don't wear a helmet.

  • LOOK FOR YOURSELF for cars and other road users, and OBEY TRAFFIC rules – you are responsible

  • ​Do not cross the centerline​. You will be asked to leave the ride if you do so.

  • If you're new to group riding, make this known to the ride leader and ask for help.

  • Protect your front wheel, do not cross wheels.

  • Do not make sudden lateral movements at any time.

  • Be gentle on brakes so as not to suddenly stop in front of someone.

  • No aero bars.

ROUTE, AS ALWAYS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER OR DISCRETION OF RIDE LEADER!

PLEASE, keep a manageable pace after the regroups and difficult sections. DO NOT race back to Peet's, let's use the last few miles to recover from the ride, and take the chance and exchange few words with the person riding by your side!

For more information about this ride, please contact the following AV Coordinator:

B ride leader email box:  b-ride@altovelo.org