May 6, 2013
Hello road cycling enthusiasts!
Road riding is an excellent way to get outdoors and have fun. Rides can vary from a Sunday afternoon ‘noodle’ around the local park, to an all day effort in preparation for a Gran Fondo. In every instance, we think it’s always better with friends! 2013 will mark the second year of the Steed Cycles Ride Club, and we’d be thrilled if you joined us.
As a member of the club, we will have planned semiweekly group rides (Wednesday evening and Sunday morning) led by a dedicated Steed Cycles Ride Leader. Three groups are planned, ‘Novice’ for those averaging close to 20 km/h, ‘Intermediate’ for those who average in the mid 20’s, and ‘Advanced’ for the guys and gals that average around 30 km/h and just want to hammer. These rides offer a great opportunity to learn about group riding etiquette and technique in order to be courteous and safe.
Club membership will also entitle you to a 15% discount on all regular priced parts and accessories**, and a 25% discount on all Steed Cycles branded clothing.
To help keep you looking and feeling great on the road, your first “Steed Cycles” branded riding jersey and shorts (made by Sugoi) are being offered at 50% off!
Improvements for 2013:
After receiving great feedback from our members about our first season, we’ve decided to make a few changes for the upcoming year.
First of all, we’re going to make a considerable effort to ensure there are three distinct ability groups to choose from, with priority going to the novice and intermediate riders.
In order to keep the rides a little more interesting we’ve planned a greater variety of routes, and the weekly club emails will also contain a link to the route maps. Additionally, each month we’re going to have one ‘Big Sunday’ ride that’s designed to take a little more time and push the legs a little bit farther.
Anytime throughout the year, a Steed Cycles Ride Club member can bring a friend for a one-time ride club group ride trial*. One of the best ways to enjoy riding is with your friends, and we’d like to ride with them too and show off our awesome ride club.
Cost and Requirements:
The annual cost is $100 with a Steed Cycles Club Jersey ($130 value), or $75 without a jersey. The club will have active rides from April 7th through September 15th, 2013.
While our rides will be ‘no drop’ (meaning no one is left behind), we ask that you be able to ride for a few hours at a speed averaging around 20km/h. We will do our very best to provide different paced groups.
It will be mandatory to ride with an adequate helmet, and it’s also expected that you carry a spare tube, tire levers and pump, even if you’re not sure on how to use them (don’t worry, we’ll help you). The staff at Steed will be more than happy to give you a demo during a ‘tech night’, so please come by and ask!
For more information on the Steed Cycles Ride Club, please contact the store at 604-987-2168 or email email@example.com. Thank you to returning members and hello to all our new members – we look forward to ‘pounding the pavement’ with you in 2013!