TRAINING RIDE SCHEDULE

To help you prepare for training, check our Training Guide. Training Ride Leaders: Submit a training ride using the Training Ride Submission Form, email to aaron@redribbonride.org Each rider should read, prior to a ride and sign the WAIVER at the training ride. We require all riders wear a helmet and be present for the safety talk for each training ride. Safety First! Have FUN!

The purpose of our training rides is to provide an opportunity for first-time Riders to train, meet other riders, learn safety, and ride in a group setting. The pace for our rides are B/C level, which is approx. 10-12 mph, a relaxed, casual pace (pace may vary depending on the group). We understand there are schedule conflicts and varying pace levels so not everyone participates. We hope to offer a variety of rides, but need more training ride leaders to do so, especially veteran Riders at a faster pace. Other options for faster pace rides are with long-time Ride sponsor, Erik's Bike Shop and TCBC (Twin Cities Bicycling Club). Let us know if you are willing to lead training rides, aaron@redribbonride.org.
 
Check back often as details are updated each week!
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July 3, 2015
Meet Time:  7:00 AM           
Safety Talk:
 7:15 AM
Ride Out/Start:
 7:30 AM
Ride Leader:
 Rob and Nona Bergh
Meet Location:
 Behind Punch Pizza at the NW Corner of Lake Calhoun; 3226 West Lake St. Mpls. 
Difficulty:
 B
Minimum Pace: 13/14 mph on flat roads
 
Miles: 80

Route Description:
 St Paul/Afton/Stillwater/Como Park/U of MN/Gold Medal Park Mpls.  Lunch in Stillwater.  Back about 4 PM. Bring snacks/water. Sweep available. Final pit stop Izzy’s in DT Mpls.
RSVP:
 MUST RSVP FOR LUNCH nmbergh@comcast.net
Notes: Mostly roads, numerous hills

July 5, 2015: Mpls/Chanhassen/Waconia/Mayer
Meet Time: 7:00 AM         
Safety Talk:
 7:15 AM
Ride Out/Start:
 7:30 AM
Ride Leader:
 Team Oz (Rob and Nona Bergh)
Meet Location:
 Behind Punch Pizza at the NW Corner of Lake Calhoun; 3226 West Lake St. Mpls. 
Difficulty:
 B
Minimum Pace:
 13/14 mph on flat roads. 
Miles: 75

Route Description:
 

Uptown/West, then south to Chanhassen/Chaska/Victoria/Waconia/Mayer.  On Dakota Trail to Wayzata.  Lunch at St Boni Bistro along trail. 

Back about 4 PM. Bring snacks/water. Sweep available. 


RSVP: MUST RSVP FOR LUNCH. nmbergh@comcast.net
Notes: Mostly roads, numerous hills.

July 11, 2015: Chuck's Check-in Ride  
Meet Time: 8:30 AM            
Safety Talk: 8:45 AM
Ride Out/Start: 9:00 AM
Ride Leader: Douglas Stetz

Meet Location: St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537 3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
 B
Minimum Pace:
 13-15 mph. 
Miles: 40

Route Description:
 
RSVP:
 
Notes: Bring a helmet, spare tube, water, to keep hydrated, cell phone, cash and a credit card. Bring anything that will help you have a successful ride. Com with a positive out look and be ready for some fun. We are glad you are participating in the 2015 Red Ribbon Ride. We hope to see you on
Saturday.
July 12th, 2015: Joe's Annual Tour de Hope bike ride to Hope House
Meet time: 9:30 AM
Safety Talk: 9:50 AM
Ride Out/Start: 10:00 AM
Ride Leader: Joe Ede
Meet Location: Mahtomedi High School; 8000 75th St. N. Mahtomedi, MN 55115 (about 30 miles from DT Mpls)
Difficulty: Moderate; trail riding and county road riding
Minimum Pace: NONE
Miles: about 25
Route Description: Riding to Pine Point Park to Gateway Trail to Brown's Creek State Trail into Stillwater. Return to start location via County Rd. 12 (75th St.)
RSVP: PLEASE RSVP BY JULY 9TH AT NOON for lunch count, include veggie--RSVP to Joe at jede@visi.com
Notes: 

Enjoy this final weekend training ride before Red Ribbon Ride takes off. We'll enjoy trail riding as well as county road riding with rolling hills! Lunch and tour provided by Hope House. One hour stop at Hope House. MUST WEAR helmet, bring spare tubes, water, sunscreen, tires pumped, cell phone, photo ID. Bring anything that will help you have a successful ride.  In case of bad weather, ride will be re-scheduled after the Red Ribbon Ride. 




Red Ribbon Ride: July 16-19 


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