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Bellville - Autumn Ride #02

  • 30-Oct-2021
  • 08:00 - 13:00
  • Austin County Fair, 966 E Main St, Belville, TX, 77418

Registration

  • Sign up for this week's Long Ride (usually between 45-55 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Sign up for this week's Medium Ride (usually between 35-45 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Sign up for this week's Short Ride (usually between 25-35 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Sign up for this week's Long Ride (usually between 55 - 65 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Non-member attending an SCC ride - please pay fee via PayPal to simplify registration on the day.
  • Volunteer who will drive the trailer to and from the ride start. Must arrive with trailer by 7am.
  • Purchase food before the ride and bring to ride start.
  • Preferable someone who has experience of SAG duties and can organise the other SAG drivers along the routes.
  • One of the club officers or an ex officer is responsible for coordinating and executing the weekly ride. Usually the last person to leave once all riders have been accounted for and trailer has been packed.
  • Set up registration table and help riders sign up for rides. Needs to arrive early enough to prepare own bike, kit and then mange the registration table. Sign Up to RIDE
  • Rest Stop Host are responsible for setting up and hosting a rest stop along the route. Once SAG has confirmed all riders have passed the Rest Stop the host can return to the Start location
  • SAG Drivers should be able to aid riders with difficulties along the route. If unable to resolve the problem then be able to transport the Rider and Bike to the nearest Rest Stop or back to the Start.

Registration is closed

This is the second of the autumn rides to keep you going  before the holidays. We will be riding from Austin County Fair ground, Bellville. Arrive early (7:30am) to ensure enough time to get your gear ready and hear the safety and ride announcements. We roll out at 8 am. Park in the south west corner.

COVID: For the safety of all riders and volunteers it is important that we all continue to follow the guidelines. Whilst this is outside it is important to follow some basic rules. Please review the SCC Covid Guidelines

VOLUNTEERS:  SCC rides are volunteer supported. Sign up early to help your club run smoothly. Let's avoid the last minute pleads for help. 
  • Equipment Managers must have a vehicle to haul a trailer to/from the ride. Vehicle must be 6 cyl or *3,000* lbs towing power: eMail volunteer@slbcycling.org with questions
  • SAG, Rest Stop Hosts, Sign-in Host, Food Purchaser...
PREPARATION: Make sure to prepare yourself during the week so Friday evening you can relax and sleep easy knowing you are ready for the training ride. Preparing yourself and your equipment will minimize the need for assistance during the ride. Bike - ABC Check

BIKE SAFETYSMART CYCLING LEARNING CENTER  

Be aware of your surroundings – Be observant and scan the horizon ahead. Slow down at turns as there maybe gravel/sand/debris on the side of the roads. Roads can often be slippery due to the morning mist.

Communication – It is very important to communicate with other riders when riding in a group. Call out- debris, gravel, loose sand, pot holes, train tracks, any hazard small or big, car up, car back! I

Pace line – One must be extra cautious while riding in a pace line. One mistake can cause a series of accidents! Only ride with people you know and trust. If you are joining a pace line announce yourself to the person in front. If you don’t know the person in front don’t ride close to their wheel, maintain a safe distance. Always be vigilant of the pace of the person in front of you and also your surroundings!PARKING use the south west corner of the fair grounds.


WEATHER:  Forecast for the Ride

RIDE WITH GPS:  Route Maps for Bellville South

There are two rest stops on the routes that you will pass on the way out and on the way back making for 3 or 4 options on when to stop and refuel.

      • Short 28.5 miles: RS#1 11.3 miles & 14.2 miles. This route has a U-turn so you can decide how far you want to go from 22.6 miles at RS#1 or further down CR949.
      • Medium 41.3 miles: RS#1 11.3, RS#2 14.7, RS#2 26.6, RS#1 30.0 miles
      • Long 51.4 miles: RS#1 11.3, RS#2 14.7, RS#2 26.6, RS#1 40.1 miles
      • Ultra 57.8 miles: RS#1 11.3, RS#2 14.7, RS#2 33.0, RS#1 46.5 miles
    • Map in pdf format - Download and Print if you require a paper copy.  Turn lists can be printed from our RWG Site.

    • How to use RWG for SCC Rides?

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