Experience The Joy of Cycling!
Our first cycling event will be on Sunday, May 27, 2012. We will meet in Batavia and riding on the Fox River Trail. Depending on your training level, you may chose to bike either 30 or 50 miles. This is a beautiful trail that is mostly blacktop trail with some gravel and road riding. Contact Christine at: 630.698.0099 if you have any questions.
If you are in reasonably decent shape, you can do at least the 30 miles! REALLY! If you are a beginner, here is what I suggest:
1) Get your bike tuned up! You can bring it to your local bike shop or, one of our participants, Tim Mayhorn, tunes, repairs and sells new and used bikes for a reasonable price. A higher quality bike makes a HUGE difference. You can email him at: TimMayhorn@sbcglobal.net for more information. Tell him you are interested in participating in the Fox River Ride with New Community!
2) Ride your bike!! If you want to get fancy, each time you ride your bike, increase your distance by 3 to 5 miles. You can go to google maps and map out your distance so you can keep track of your distance, purchase a bike computer, or download an iphone application such as Route Planner or Map My Ride. A suggested training schedule for Beginners and Intermediate riders is provided here.
3) Purchase padded riding shorts. Want to save your butt some pain.... this is the reason you see those crazy people wearing spandex!!
This photo of Anastasis Apartments is courtesy of TripAdvisor