We will host an array of clinics for rider development throughout the season in conjunction with rec rides. Some examples of focus area would be bike handling drills, climbing, drafting, CX, cornering. If there is something you'd like to work on shoot me a message and I'll do my best to line it up.
Challenges and Winner Category changes for this year!!! We will host a variety of challenges throughout the RMRB season all in hopes of having each of you try something out of your comfort zone. Some of these may include most elevation gain within a month, hill climb challenge(how many hills can you climb?), longest single ride, most logged miles within 1 month, quickest time on a segment, just to name a few. Male and Female winners will receive a $25 gift card to Sussex Bike Shop plus one lucky draw will receive a Sussex Bike gift card or a surprise swag gift.
New this year!!! Real-time mileage and ride tracking through Strava. For those of you with a little competition in your blood, or just curious, can use Strava for tracking your mileage, rides, and elevation gain throughout the season. You do not need to have a Garmin or GPS enabled bike computer. You can use your phone by downloading the FREE Strava app or just log into Strava.com and manually input your ride information at the end of your ride. If you're interested in joining the club page, please do so! We'd love to have you! If it's not your cup of tea; don't worry just send me your results at the end of each challenge period.
The purpose of this initiative is to provide incentives for beginner and intermediate riding members to strengthen their riding fitness and cycling skills.
To encourage club recreational riders to ride more often.
To acknowledge club members who volunteer to lead club recreational rides.
To reward club recreational rider members who partake in the various challenges and riding outside of their comfort zone over the course of the cycling year.
To recognize club members who complete charity and century rides. Send us your pictures! We'd love to see them and share with the group!
All recreational riders are eligible to participate (sorry racers.)
Miles reported as ridden is underscored by the HONOR SYSTEM.
Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female per challenge cycle.
Only actual road or mountain bike miles ridden count (sorry, no indoor trainer miles.)
You can only win two consecutive months. If you win a third month in a row, we will still log your achievement for the year end award, but the gift certificate will be awarded to the person who logs the next highest achievement. However, you will be eligible for the monthly award the following month.
Multiple awards given each month.
Exception: Members who did ONE race with a one-day license for the experience and never raced again are eligible.
Instruction to join Strava if you do not yet have an account:
2016 winners are: Mike Garland: 7,686 miles, 2nd John Delaney: 5,830 miles.
Of note: Mike G. rode 10,052 miles in 12 months - Most program rides, Mike: 171.
1 Month Records: Tiffany Smith: 1,099 miles, Chet Basher: 1,821 miles. (ca 2012)
Most miles: 529 miles by Donna Puizina
Random winner: Paul Stouch
Random winner: Jamie Lombardo
Random winner: Jason Fuchs