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Bikes & Bagels (BnB) is a 45 to 50 mile ride with multiple map options influenced by the direction and speed of the wind. Average speed over the total distance is usually between 17 and 19 mph depending on the route, weather and dynamics of the group. Traveling speeds will range from 14 mph on hills, 18+ mph on the flats and 25+ mph down hills. There is always at least one convenience store rest stop with "options" for a second depending on the map and needs of the group. There are no sprint zones on the ride. The ride starts and ends at the NE corner of Independence and Legacy, north of Dunkin Donuts. Please park along Independence away from the shops and Dunkin' Donuts. Riders are expected to have read the PBA group riding rules (link below).
This is a No-Drop Ride, but, riders should be comfortable riding above 17 mph.
It is a good idea to have a riding partner and a SAG plan in the event that you have over-estimated your ability or are having a low energy day. Since all riders are not able to navigate hills at the same pace, the ride will occasionally “soft-pedal” or pull aside into a parking lot to let riders catch-up and regroup. We will not leave you behind until your SAG plan has been deployed.Join the PBA so you can use the Forum and Ride Logs. We communicate all changes through the Forum. Road bikes are required for this ride. Refer to PBA Rules and Ride Preparation links below.
April - May @ 7:30 am
June - August @ 7:00 am
September @ 7:30 am
October - March @ 8:00 am
Route Map: The chosen route map for the week will be posted in the BnB ride forum the day before the ride.