If you are planning on riding with us on the Monday Night Ride please read below. The Monday night ride is what is informally known as a "Gentlemen's 2x2 Ride" and these rules will be strictly enforced, if you do not think you can follow these rules then please choose another ride.
This is a repost of some of the rules for the Monday Night Recovery Ride. These rules are for all of our safety, and remember that when you are wearing the ABD colors you are representing not only ABD but also Prairie Path Cycles. Let's show the rest of the world what cyclists are about and earn their respect!
One more thing, if when we are riding the pack gets wider than 2 riders the local police can hand out tickets, just ask a single cyclist from the Elmhurst Bike Club who was riding on Butterfield road in Oakbrook Terrace that received a $75.00 traffic ticket for "impeding traffic".
Now for the repost:
The following is to be observed on all Monday Night Rides and will be repeated in some form by the designated ride leader(s) before we roll out.
The Monday ride is held as a casual, social and safe ride for riders to fine tune their pack riding skills and/or recover from a tough weekend of racing.
If you are not comfortable riding side by side in approximately ONE-HALF LANE OF THE ROAD AT a 16 mph to 18 mph PACE (a little slower on the uphills/a little faster on the downhills), then please practice sitting on the back in a single file line until you are ready.
Any riders found drifting too far towards the yellow line or not respecting pace/speed restrictions will be asked to go to the back. Don't take it personally, it's just the rules.
Last but not least, competitiveness has no place on a "social spin" such as the Monday Night ride. If you are looking to get a workout or challenge other riders, please look elsewhere.
I hope to see you out there and welcoming any new road bike riders and helping them with becoming familiar with riding in a group and showing them what pack-style riding can be about.