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 admin@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, events@redribbonride.org.

The outdoor training season is here!! Thank you volunteer training ride leaders for all your help in preparing Riders for the 12th Annual Red Ribbon Ride!
 
Check back often as details are updated each week!
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April 19, 2014

Date:
Saturday, April 19 2014
Ride Name:
Spring Training Ride to Mendota Heights With Some Hills
Ride Host:
Team Oz - all riders welcome
Meet Time:
9:40 AM
Safety Talk:
10:05 AM
Ride Out/Start:
10:15 AM
Ride Leader:
Terry Sainio, Caboose: Chuck Parsons
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
This is not a difficult ride, but we will climb some hills, a few miles on trails, but mostly on city streets and roads with traffic. May be cool, could be wet (rain), dress in layers, assume rain.
Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles:
About 23
Route Description:
There will be a route description provided.
RSVP:
not required
Notes:
Use common sense: bring a cell phone, cash and a credit card so you can get home should you or your bike break down and need a ride home; bring an energy bar for energy and an water/energy drink to keep hydrated; it will likely be chilly, so have a wind breaker as an outside layer, and layer your clothes; gloves with fingers may be advisable; if rain is in the forecast, or not, bring rain protection; bring a spare tube or two and tire changing tools; come with a positive outlook and be ready for some fun; we are glad you are participating in the 2014 Red Ribbon Ride. Team Oz

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April 26, 2014


Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:
Team Shalom - all riders welcome
Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Bill Cooper
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 25
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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May 3, 2014

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Ride Name: SJA to Wayzata and back
Ride Host:
Team Oz - All riders welcome
Meet Time:
8:30 AM
Safety Talk:
8:50 AM
Ride Out/Start:
9:00 AM
Ride Leader:
Nona and Rob Bergh
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
This ride has some hills, most not too long. Miles will be a combination
of roads and some trails, including city streets  and traffic. Dress for the weather
and plan for rain. We will ride rain or shine.
Minimum Pace: B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles:
31 miles, Expect to arrive back between Noon and 1 PM
Route Description:
West to Wayzata and back (two pit stops)
RSVP:
nmbergh@comcast.net
Notes: Bring a spare tube, and water, to keep hydrated, cell phone, cash and a
credit card. It is spring so weather is unpredictable. Bring anything that will
help you have a successful ride. Come with a positive outlook and be ready
for some fun. We are happy you are participating in the 2014 Red Ribbon Ride!

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May 7, 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Ride Name: 
Wednesday After-Work 30 Milers
Ride Host: 
Bev Luther
Meet Time:
 5:00 PM              
Safety Talk:
 5:15 PM
Ride Out/Start:
 5:30 PM (earlier if ALL RSVPed Riders are present)
Ride Leader:
 Bev Luther
Meet Location:
 St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
 A/B Pace (TCBC Rating)
Minimum Pace:
 14-16mph
Miles: 
30
Route Description:
 using this route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393427748
RSVP:
 RSVP to Bev Luther by call/text 612-387-9097 or beverly.luther@gmail.com
Notes:
 For the efficient rider who likes to squeeze in their miles without all the pit stops

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May 10, 2014

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:
Team Oz - all riders welcome
Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Jon Bormann
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 35
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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May 17, 2014

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:
Team Thunder - all riders welcome
Meet Time:
Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Brian Engebrecht
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 40
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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May 21, 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Ride Name: 
Wednesday After-Work 30 Milers
Ride Host: 
Bev Luther
Meet Time:
 5:00 PM              
Safety Talk:
 5:15 PM
Ride Out/Start:
 5:30 PM (earlier if ALL RSVPed Riders are present)
Ride Leader:
 Bev Luther
Meet Location:
 St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
 A/B Pace (TCBC Rating)
Minimum Pace:
 14-16mph
Miles: 
30
Route Description:
 using this route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393427748
RSVP:
 RSVP to Bev Luther by call/text 612-387-9097 or beverly.luther@gmail.com
Notes:
 For the efficient rider who likes to squeeze in their miles without all the pit stops

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May 24, 2014

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Ride Name: Cruising the Mississippi
Ride Host: Team Oz - all riders welcome
Meet Time:
8:00 AM
Safety Talk:
8:15 AM
Ride Out/Start:
8:30 AM
Ride Leader:
Nona and Rob Bergh
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
This ride has some hills, most not too long. Miles will be a combination of roads and some trails, including city streets and traffic.
Minimum Pace: B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 47; expect to arrive back about 2 PM 
Route Description:
North along the west side of the Mississippi, then south along the Mississippi.
Lunch stop in Dinkytown.
RSVP:
nmbergh@comcast.net
Notes: Bring a spare tube, and water, to keep hydrated, cell phone, cash and a credit card. It is spring so weather is unpredictable. Dress for the weather and plan for rain. We will ride rain or shine. Bring
anything that will help you have a successful ride. Come with a positive outlook and be ready for some fun. We are happy you are participating in the 2014 Red Ribbon Ride! Three pit stops, lunch pit stop 3.

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May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day

Date: Monday, May 26, 2014
Ride Name: Tour de Agencies Ride
Ride Host:
Meet Time:
Safety Talk:
Ride Out/Start:
Ride Leader:
Rand Retterath
Meet Location: St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: approx 47
Route Description:
RSVP:

Notes: Get to know the Ride beneficiaries; frequest stops along the way to tour facilities and learn more about what your fundraising dollars support.

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May 31, 2014

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Brian Engebrecht
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 50
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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June 4, 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Ride Name: 
Wednesday After-Work 30 Milers
Ride Host: 
Bev Luther
Meet Time:
 5:00 PM              
Safety Talk:
 5:15 PM
Ride Out/Start:
 5:30 PM (earlier if ALL RSVPed Riders are present)
Ride Leader:
 Bev Luther
Meet Location:
 St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
 A/B Pace (TCBC Rating)
Minimum Pace:
 14-16mph pace
Miles: 
30
Route Description:
 using this route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393427748
RSVP:
 RSVP to Bev Luther by call/text 612-387-9097 or beverly.luther@gmail.com
Notes:
 For the efficient rider who likes to squeeze in their miles without all the pit stops

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June 7, 2014

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Jon Bormann
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 55
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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June 14, 2014

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:

Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 60
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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June 18, 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ride Name: 
Wednesday After-Work 30 Milers
Ride Host: 
Bev Luther
Meet Time:
 5:00 PM              
Safety Talk:
 5:15 PM
Ride Out/Start:
 5:30 PM (earlier if ALL RSVPed Riders are present)
Ride Leader:
 Bev Luther
Meet Location:
 St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
 A/B Pace (TCBC Rating)
Minimum Pace:
 14-16mph pace
Miles: 
30
Route Description:
 using this route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393427748
RSVP:
 RSVP to Bev Luther by call/text 612-387-9097 or beverly.luther@gmail.com
Notes:
 For the efficient rider who likes to squeeze in their miles without all the pit stops

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June 21, 2014 - Day on the Ride & One-Day Friendraiser (more info)

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Ride Name: Day on the Ride & One-Day Friendraiser
Ride Host: Red Ribbon Ride
Meet Time:
7:15 AM
Safety Talk:
7:50 AM
Ride Out/Start:
8:00 AM
Ride Leader:

Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
Minimum Pace:
All paces supported by all-volunteer Crew
Miles: Approx. 60
Route Description:
RSVP:
admin@redribbonride.org (required for lunch count)
Notes:

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June 22, 2014

Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Larry Silber
Meet Location:

Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 60
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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June 28, 2014

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Nona Bergh
Meet Location:

Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 70
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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July 2, 2014

Date: 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Ride Name: 
Wednesday After-Work 30 Milers
Ride Host: 
Rider, Bev Luther
Meet Time:
 5:00 PM              
Safety Talk:
 5:15 PM
Ride Out/Start:
 5:30 PM (earlier if ALL RSVPed Riders are present)
Ride Leader:
 Bev Luther
Meet Location:
 St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
 A/B Pace (TCBC Rating)
Minimum Pace:
 14-16mph pace
Miles: 
30
Route Description:
 using this route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/393427748
RSVP:
 RSVP to Bev Luther by call/text 612-387-9097 or beverly.luther@gmail.com
Notes:
 For the efficient rider who likes to squeeze in their miles without all the pit stops

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July 4, 2014 - Happy Independence Day!

Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Rand Retterath
Meet Location:

Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: TBA
Route Description:

RSVP:

Notes:

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July 5, 2014

Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ride Name:
Ride Host:

Meet Time:

Safety Talk:

Ride Out/Start:

Ride Leader:
Nona Bergh
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:

Minimum Pace:
B/C Pace; Approx 12 mph; No Rider left behind!
Miles: 80
Route Description:
Marine on the St. Croix and back
RSVP:

Notes:

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July 12, 2014 - Rider & Crew Check-In Day - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Ride Name: Check in Ride
Ride Host:
Team Oz - all riders welcome
Pre-Meet Time: 7:20 AM
Real Meet Time: 7:30 AM
Safety Talk:
7:45 AM
Ride Out/Start:
7:50 AM
Ride Leader:
Chuck Parsons
Meet Location:
St. Joan of Arc Church parking lot, 4537-3rd Ave. S, Mpls
Difficulty:
Some hills, several trails, should be fun
Minimum Pace:
12 mph
Miles:
37 +/-
Route Description:
Up and down the Mississippi River Valley between Minneapolis and St. Paul
RSVP: None required
Notes: Employ common sense always. Bring drink, food, cell phone, money, two spare tubes in the correct size, a good attitude, things you like and can carry while on a bike. Prepare for the weather.
Enjoy the day. Remember, fun is optional. Hope to see you Saturday.

Special Note: We plan to be back to St. Joan by about 1:00 PM so you can pick up your packet for the Ride. Bring your medical and waiver forms if not already submitted to the Ride, as well as any donations you need to turn in so as to at least meet your minimum fundraising requirement.

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Red Ribbon Ride - July 17-20, 2014
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Thank you Ride(s) TBA
 

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