A-Rides

Tuesday A Ride:

Ride starts at 5:30pm. This is an extremely fast drop ride. There will be a warm up for about 5 miles with a pick up in pace after that. There will be a quick regroup. After that, it’s a full on race to the finish. There will be no stops for mechanicals and/or heart attacks. This ride is not for the beginner or intermediate or even advanced intermediate. Nor is it for the well trained triathlete not experienced in group riding. Please know your limitations! The rules of the road must ALWAYS be followed. SAFETY ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE!


Saturday A Ride:

The Saturday A ride is a fast ride but it is not a race.

Ride Description:

  • All traffic laws need to be obeyed. Stop at all stop signs and when traffic light is red. The lead rider of the group should make sure that the group you are with can pass through the light. Use caution.
  • The first 9 miles of the ride are for warmup. No pushing of the pace on the hills or in the flats, however this does not mean an easy pace either. Once the whole group has turned right onto Washington Valley road then the pace will pick up.
  • There are three sprints on the ride.
    • Black River Road before the intersection with Rattlesnake Bridge Road
    • Peapack Road before the intersection with Rte 202
    • Liberty Corner Road by Harry Dunham Park before the intersection of Somerville Road
  • After the sprints the group will soft pedal so that the rest of the group participating in the sprint can catch up.
  • There will be no stops for regrouping or nature breaks.
  • On narrow roads ride, especially during warm-up miles the group should ride in a single pace line.
  • Where road conditions dictate, especially during the warm-up miles, ride double pace line.
  • No half wheeling or overlapping wheels.


Sunday E Ride (For Both A and B Riders):

Sunday E Ride is an Endurance ride. The fast WW group rides are Saturday and Tuesday rides. The Sunday ride is not a fast group ride.

The goal of the Sunday ride is:

  • To increase the endurance of the riders and improve their pack riding form and skills.
  • To choose a route that is challenging enough but at the same time allow the A and B riders to ride together. There will be section where the ride will break up especially on relatively long climbs like Bissell Road, at the end of which the ride will regroup.
  • There will be no sprint sections on Sunday rides.

Ride Description:

  • There will be no riding up the hills hard and then riding back down to catch up with the last riders up the hills. On most hills the group pace should be such that the group can crest the hill together.
  • Riders shall not use the Sunday group ride for their personal workouts or workouts that their coach has indicated. Interval training should be done on your own ride.
  • There will be a nature break section, location of which depends on the route.
  • Majority of the ride will be a double pace line. Where the road narrows ride a single pace line.
  • On narrow roads ride the group should ride in a single pace line.
  • Where road conditions dictate, ride double pace line.
  • No half wheeling ever or overlapping wheels.
  • In order to keep the group rolling and together for the ride, A riders will have to go slower and the B riders will have to pick up their pace on the ride.