Steed Cycles Ride Club
Road riding is an excellent way to get outdoors and have fun. Rides can vary from a Sunday afternoon ‘cruise’ 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! 2022 will mark the 10th year of the Steed Cycles Ride Club, and we’d be thrilled if you joined us.
It’s been a little while, but we’ve been working behind the scenes to make Ride Club 2022 as amazing as possible. I hope you’ve had a safe and healthy off-season, and I hope you’re ready to ride with us again. If you've been waiting patiently to sign up, and simply cannot wait any longer, click here and join us. Otherwise, read on for details and changes.
Regular club rides will start Wednesday April 6th, and we’ll be offering weekly Wednesday Rides for April. Starting May 1st, we will be adding Sunday morning rides every second week, for a total of 6 or 7 rides each month.
We love riding bikes, but one of the best parts of riding bikes with great people is getting together after a ride for a meal, a beverage, and some laughs. Our post-ride BBQs have always been a cherished part of our club, and we’re bringing back monthly BBQ nights. We're already hungry.
For 2022, the fee is $170, and as always, includes a Steed Cycles jersey with an all new design.
Like last year, we will be using the Steed Ride Club App for signups for all rides. We're working on some more features that will allow you to view more details about the route, and to access our library of routes for your regular non-club rides. The app can be downloaded in the Apple and Google Play stores by searching for "Steed Ride Club".
Your Ride Club managers read all of the helpful feedback many of you provided in our post-season survey, and considered all of the thoughtful conversations we've had with many of you through the season. We had two very long meetings around a very official board-room table to discuss everything that went well, and everything we can improve.
We will be taking steps to increase safety this year. We will be helping you ensure your bike is safe for each ride. Your leader will also be going over the details of each route, and addressing any safety concerns before, during, and after each ride.
One of the common requests we had was to maintain consistency in the speed of our groups, and we are going to work very hard to ensure groups maintain speed consistent with the effort level expected for each group. Our expanded team of leaders will keep groups together, and help prevent you from going out of your comfort-zone. Many of our routes have segments and hills where it’s safe and appropriate to stretch our legs and put in extra efforts, but leaders will ensure that riders soon regroup, and will leave nobody behind.
Our group 1 rides will change a bit as well. We will not be specifically assigning leaders to lead group 1. Group 1 is a high tempo ride for experienced riders. You like big hills and big gears. It’s very probable that you will still have Ride Club leaders in your group each week, but when allocating leaders, we will be assigning them first to groups 2 through 5.
Is this "Back to Normal"?
COVID restrictions have been lifted in BC for all outdoor sporting activities, but we will still be strongly encouraging you to do everything you can to prevent the spread of COVID. If you have any respiratory symptoms, aches, fevers, or have been in direct contact with someone who might have COVID, you must not show up for a club ride. Masks are not required while on your bike, but are still required in the shop, or while interacting with staff. Please bring one with you for any coffee-shop stops, or if you need to be off the bike to assist another rider.SIGN UP HERE