Spring Classics | Amherst-Wild Rose-Amherst 2018
April 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Heartland Spring Classics: Sport training rides with distances ranging between 79/50 and 120/75 kilometers/miles at moderate to hard paces. These are local LSD (Long Steady Distance) training rides loosely patterned after the European spring classics.
The ride group is strongly encouraged to stay together, forming up if gaps or splits occur. Sport pace can be characterize as moderate (16-19 mph) to hard (20-24 mph). All riders should be self-sustained, being prepared with food and water, and able to deal with any mechanical difficulties, if necessary. Route map and cue sheet can be picked up at the ride start.
Head out into the rolling terrain of southern Portage County on some very quiet and rustic rural roads. We’ll head out from Amherst on a route to Wild Rose, returning to Amherst–about 78 miles. We’ll try to stick together, but watch out for those young buck rabbits always anxious to test their legs. Stick around after the ride for socializing at the local brewery.
Food and Drinks:
If you arrive early, there is coffee and breakfast at the Landmark Cafe, the coffee shop in the center of Amherst. Some of us will relax after the ride, and maybe catch some brunch (on your own). Otherwise, you should bring enough food and water to carry with you on the bike during the ride.
Things to Remember:
- The course will not be marked on the road.
- You will be responsible for getting yourself back to the start point. You may need to rely on a map if you fall back from, or get out in front of, the group.
- Even though we will be riding on country roads, remaining single file or at most two abreast and on the right side of the road shows respect for motorists, represents our Club well and is highly recommended.
- And as always, certified helmets are required to be worn when riding at all Heartland sponsored events.
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