The Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York group rides are free for and open to all registered participants. The groups are led by Gruppo Sportivo GFNY. Please be aware that these are a non supported rides. Bring all the food/drink/spare tubes/some cash/credit cards etc. that you may need. Wear a helmet, obey all traffic laws and follow the instructions of the ride leaders. Ride single file. YOU ARE RIDING AT YOUR OWN RISK AT ALL TIMES.
What you have to do
1. Register for the ride Thursdays or Fridays on gfnygroupride.eventbrite.com
2. Download, print and sign the waiver: granfondony.com/waiver2013
3. Bring the waiver to your first group ride and hand it to Heidi. You will receive a wristband in return that you have to bring to every following ride.
When we meet
The Group Rides are held every Sunday starting December 2, 2012. Check-in begins at 8:30am, the first group will leave promptly at 9am.
Where we meet
Where we ride
The group rides are social rides, not races. The main goal is to get out and on the bike together. This is especially true in winter where we keep the rides short and grab a coffee at half way.
Group A rides to Nyack and back which is about 40 miles.
Group B rides to Piermont or Nyack and back which is 30 or 40 miles.
Group C rides to Piermont and back which is about 30 miles.
Once the weather gets warmer, ride length will increase in the weeks and months leading up to Gran Fondo New York and will cover parts of the race course, including the timed climbs.
How fast we ride
There will be three pace groups.
Group A rides about 18mph on average.
Group B rides about 16mph on average.
Group C rides about 12-14mph on average.
Where we virtually meet
Our virtual hang-out is the Facebook page of Gruppo Sportivo GFNY. Join us!