Chasing the Sun, and Cheating the WIND!

On Sunday we enjoyed the company of 82 riders on our Team Evesham ride out to the Olde World bakery. Maureen from the bakery promised more chocolate pastries for our next ride. She told us that a few riders were eating multiple pastries at the rest stop. The Sun was high in the sky but the wind, well it was against us and we all  are looking forward to a ride with less wind.

Brad Davis missed the ride while he was out scouting locations for the team party after the 5 Boro Ride in New York next month. Dave Bennis came to take photos but he was injured in the restoration of his historic homesite and he could not ride. Scott Santos is back from the power training but he missed the ride because someone broke into his car, see what happens when you live in Philadelphia? Those folks who traveled with Sandy got a tour of historic Burlington County, the old Courthouse and Prison in Mount Holly, the industrial Village of Smithville, and the former Minuteman Rocket site in Lumberton.

The folks at weather.com predict a sunny Sunday, please join us. Just a note to all, check our chart for the average speed level of the various ride classes below (and on our website) and keep in mind, we ride essentially the same route so you can drop back if the pace is too fast. The A+, A, and B+ rides will stop for mechanical issues. If your pace is a bit slower than the pace on these three levels, riders can always fall back to the B or C ride.  The ride leaders have attended multiple classes on leading rides and how to safely encounter traffic and intersections, please let them lead and do not ride out in front of them for your own safety, they know the route.
We have now confirmed a new date for our group riding skills course, this course is being held on Saturday, May 11. Watch for the separate listing about this ride training shortly, but mark your calendars now.
On Sunday, July 28 you have the opportunity to ride over the Ben Franklin Bridge and finish out a ride in Atlantic City with the best post ride party and food. How good is this event, just ask Scott Santos, he raves about both the ride and the ending food and beer celebration . For several years many riders have participated in the Irish Pub Tour de Shore ride with other teams, this year we are riding with Team Evesham and please register on the Irish Pub – Team Evesham page now. This event is open to only 1,700 riders and already more than 570 people have registered, don’t get shut out of this event.

Ride Classes

Average Speed * Cruising Speed **
Class A+ Above 22 MPH 22-26 MPH
Class A 21 MPH 20 – 22 MPH
Class B+ 19 MPH 18 – 20 MPH
Class B 17 MPH 16 – 18 MPH
Class C+ 15 MPH 14 – 16 MPH
Class C 13 MPH 12 – 14 MPH
Class D 12 MPH or less 12 MPH or less

* Average speed is while bicycle is moving.

** Cruising speed is the speed a cyclist should be able to maintain on a flat terrain with little wind. Speed will vary with grade, wind and distance

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, 4/21 at 9:00am  – Our weekly all-level ride will depart from the Indian Spring Country Club. The route(s) will be posted to the website later this week.
  • Wednesday, 5/15 at 7:00pm – Ride of Silence,  starts and end at Freedom Park in Medford, NJ.  The ride is sponsored by Medford Township and Wheelies Bike Shop.
  • Saturday, 6/1 – Tour de Cure from Ambler PA.  Join our John Murphy and register as a member of Team Stradley Ronon, on the ADA ride to stop diabetes.
  • Saturday, 6/8 – MS Muckfest Join Team Evesham in the fun event.

Ride safely, obey all traffic laws, and have fun!

– Dave, Brad, Sandy, Scott, Laura & the Team Evesham Ride Leadership

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