Beginning in September the LCC will shift ride formats from road to cross and mtb.
Below are the details. Please read them carefully for proper equipment and notice the TIMES are NOT the same as the summer schedule. All participants must be LCC members and can join the club by downloading the membership form here. For more information, or be added to the club email list, contact email@example.com.
Cross Practice (Tuesday)
Where: Mark Tubbs Park, Lima NY
When: 6 p.m. (late comers can easily jump in)
Notes: As of now, practices will be in the same place every week (any chances will be announced through club email). Late comers are welcome and encouraged but we will start at 6 p.m. to make the most of dwindling day light. However, the format and course will be easy to jump into if you can't get there on time. Once we gauge the groups we may opt to bring lights and ride after dark too.
These are open to all club members interested in learning or training for cyclocross races. They are also great for kids or kids and parents who want to ride together while learning some skills off road and out of traffic. Racing is not a requirement for participation.
You should have a cross bike, mountain bike or hybrid bike.
We will split groups between beginners and experienced racers so more experienced riders can train on a full course and beginners can receive some instruction on mounting and handling as well as have time to ride the full course.
MTB Rides (Wednesday)
Where: Finger Lakes Trail @ the Mount Morris Dam (locations may change)
When: 6:30 p.m.
Notes: These rides are open to all club members of all abilities and good for kids 12 and up, but they will end after dark so please look at the equipment list below.
We will start at the Finger Lakes Trail at the dam the first week, but may also do some rides at HH and/or start at different sections of the FLT as the weeks go on. I will update those through email.
Rides will be one group with one experienced ride leader on front and one in the back. These rides will get a bit spread out compared to road riders but will come back together as the ride leaders work to keep the group in between them. Plan to ride for around 1.5 hours.
Equipment is import for these rides.
Riders should have the following:
- MTB bike with at least front shock (hybrid bikes are not a good idea)
- Tail Light
- Bike specific headlight mounted on bars or helmet (or both).
- You don't have to spend a lot on a light, but do NOT use a cheap camping or running head lamp or even a small bike light meant for commuting. It's important that you have a light designed for riding single track where you need to be able to see the trail for your safety and the safety of others riding with you. We recommend something of 500 lumens or more.
- Spare batteries for your lights (or a spare light)
- At least one spare tube that fits your bike
- At least one Co2 or a frame pump
- A spare master link