ATTENTION: Based on the decision of the League Of Michigan Bicyclists to cancel all cycling events and group rides, and of USA Cycling to cancel all upcoming races and discourage informal group training rides, the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club has officially decided to cancel its entire group riding program, that is, all Monday and Wednesday Night rides, the Tuesday Night PWR, and the Friday Morning Women’s Rides, effective immediately. We will monitor the Corona Virus situation both locally and statewide, and restart our group rides, based in part on when the State Of Michigan allows restaurants to re-open, and when the League Of Michigan Bicyclists and USA Cycling decide to re-start their cycling events, group rides, and races. In the meantime, enjoy yourselves, and stay fit, by riding solo. Ride safe, and stay healthy!
Gordy Vader, KBC Ride Captain
KBC Time Trials (TTs) start June 2nd, 2020
We plan to run the TTs every Tuesday starting on June 2 until further notice. Sign-up starts at 6:00 PM, first rider departs at 6:30 PM. Helmets are required. Any bike—TT, road, gravel, even e-bike is okay.
Time Trials will leave from the Pavilion Township Hall at the corner of Q Ave. and 29th Street (7510 E Q Ave, Scotts, MI 49088). Riders will traverse a good, flat 10 mile loop, click here for the route in RideWithGPS. Time Trials are a great way to learn about riding and your own personal abilities. The best part of the time trial series is that everyone can participate – young and old, fast and slow – and you don’t compete with anyone but yourself. No pressure, except what you put on yourself.
Whether you wear a mask while preparing to ride is up to you, BUT, and this is a big BUT, we expect everyone to maintain serious social distancing—at least 15 feet at all times. Not just for everyone’s safety, but also because we truly want to be genuinely conscious of the image we present to the community as a whole.
Doug Kirk, President
Helpful Guidelines for Group Rides During the COVID Hiatus
As the hiatus in KBC’s official club rides continues during this Summer of The COVID, having on hand a few guidelines for riding, alone or in small groups, can help us all feel more comfortable about riding safely, wisely, and respectfully. A June 24th article, by Selene Yeager, in Bicycling, provides two sets of very helpful guidelines. Here’s a link to the article. Ride on…be well!