This group is a bit slower than the"Race Group". The objective of this group is to do several minutes of fast steady riding using paceline techniques. If you would like to improve your fitness and paceline technique then this is the group you should join.
Participants are racers and serious athletes. This groups rides from 25-50 miles. Pace in this group will vary from easy recovery to all out sprints. Riders will get dropped from this group.
The meeting place for this ride changes as we like to visit the different off-road trails that are close to Janesville. We usually ride as long as daylight allows. There are usually two and often three groups so both new and advanced riders will find a welcome and fun experience.
This group usually rides 30 – 40 miles to a neighboring town for breakfast, then, depending on rider's schedules, some ride back to Janesville, and others will go longer – pushing total miles to possibly 100. We average 13-16 mph. We meet at Palmer Park in the morning with the ride time changing depending upon sunrise and temperature. Early and late in the season we will meet closer to 11 AM. As the season warms up we meet as early as 6:30. We do not leave anybody stranded by themselves. So if your schedule allows, feel free to join us. Join the JVC email list and receive announcements for that weeks start time and schedule adjustments due to rain.
Riders meet Monday through Friday at the Ace Hardware Blackhawk Community Credit Union parking lot (near the flagpole) at the intersection of Pontiac and Milwaukee St. Start time is determined weekly by sunrise throughout the month of May through August. Blinkies and lights are mandatory some days we leave city it is at sunrise and we hit the country roads about daylight. Route and direction is determined at start of ride based on wind direction. Rides can vary in distance. Most riders plan to be back to their home or office by 7:15 am. Ride level is a combination of Touring and Tempo.
We meet at Palmer Park. To receive the weekly email join the JVC email list.
The Touring Group waits for a slower riders, but if you are not familiar with the local roads bring a map. The object of this ride is not to be concerned so much with speed, but instead to ride maximum miles that sunlight will allow. The pace is about 14-16 mph and the ride distance from 20-45 miles.Conversation is encouraged, this is a social ride that will improve your fitness when you pile on the miles.
We meet at Palmer Park visitors center. To receive weekly updates join the JVC email list. We will be riding for approximatly (3) hours. The pace is about 14-16 mph and the ride distance will be about 40-50 miles. The route will be different every week. The Touring Group waits for a slower riders, but if you are not familiar with the local roads bring a map. The object of this ride is not be concerned with speed, conversation is encouraged, this is a social ride that will improve your fitness when you pile on the miles.