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Pattison VFD - Training Ride #04

  • 29-Jan-2022
  • 08:00 - 13:00
  • 2950 Farm to Market 359, Pattison, TX 77423, United States


  • Non-member attending an SCC ride
  • 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 V.Short Ride (usually less than 25 miles). Select a route length to give us an idea but you can change when you sign-in or even along the route.
  • Experienced SCC members can lead a No-Drop group of new or less experienced riders at an agreed average speed on an agreed route.
    Volunteer should also sign up as a Rider to record their ride participation.
  • 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.

    Set up registration table and help riders sign up for rides.
  • 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.
  • 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

Take 2!

The ride will start from Pattison Volunteer Fire Department. 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.

Please study the maps, download files to your Navigation device and print a copy of Map and Turn instructions if you require them.

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

Ride Note:

  • Please note that on the Pattison ride we will now encounter about a 1/2 mile of Ready 2 Roll overlap. This is not enough to move the ride but just be aware. This is their 1st ride and they expect 300-400 riders. We may see them passing our starting point as well as about a 1/4 mile of overlap on the last leg of our routes on Durkin. This is actually a bit of good training for the MS 150 as there will be a LOT more riders there. 

    See the attached map. Our route is in Yellow and the R2R route is in Red

    Key things to note:

  • ·          Give right of way to riders passing by our start

  • ·          Know our map - Do not turn right with other cyclists on 359/1458 at the big 3-way stop. We go straight there.

  • ·          Our riders will be turning left onto Durkin from Clapp Rd and R2R will be turning Right from Clapp. R2R has right of way. Be courteous.

  • ·          Do not stop at the R2R rest stop at Royal Jr High. You are less than a mile from our finish at this point! You can hold out! 

Volunteer Requirements
  • 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
  • Early Season Coaches must have attended a GRS class in the past 3 years, have confident bike skills, and have ridden with the club the previous season.
  • Email with questions

PREPARATION: As the first ride of the season for many of you make sure to prepare yourself during the week so Friday evening you can relax and sleep easy knowing you are ready to kick off a new season. Also preparing yourself and your equipment will minimize the need for assistance during the ride. 

  • Bike - ABC Check. If you have not ridden your bike for a while then check carefully, oil the chain, ride around the block
    • Contact your Local Bike Shop early if repairs are needed
  • Clothing, Gloves - with layered options, weather is looking excellent for January but it could start chilly
  • HelmetShoes - check the clips
  • Water Bottles - check they are clean especially inside the mouthpiece for old gatorade residue
  • Lights - Batteries charged or replaced
  • GPS Device - charged, routes downloaded - review the routes on Ride with GPS or the PDF, be familiar with your options before the ride morning
  • Mirror - once you've tried it you will not look back check at your LBS or online

We are offering a No-Drop Group Ride at this event This means you ride in a group at a agreed-upon pace on an agreed-upon route. It's a good way to get to know other people who ride like you! To join:
  • Be ready and meet near the sign-in table 10-15 minutes before ride start.
  • Nearly anyone can volunteer to lead the group. Your GRS need to be up to date and you need recent SCC ride experience. Sign up to volunteer.

Start Location is Pattison Volunteer Fire Department  We will be using the parking lot of the fire department. Please do not block the fire house doors and leave room around the coned off area.  

Weather Forecast for the Ride

Ride With GPS Route Maps for Pattison

NOTE: one of our rest stops is at the Fuel Maxx Chevron.  There is no port-o-let, so if you go inside to use the toilet, please patronize the store with a purchase.

    • V. Short - 20 miles, RS#1 @ 13.5 miles
    • Short - 31 miles - RS#1 @ 10 miles, RS #2 @ 27 miles
    • Medium  - 46 miles - RS#1 @ 10 miles, RS#2 @ 25 miles, RS#3 @ 39 miles
    • Long - 53 miles - RS#1 @ 10 miles, RS#2 @ 33 miles, RS#3 @ 47 miles

  • PDF MAP  - Download and Print if you require a paper Copy

    • Access RWG from your mobile device or through their website. sign in to your RWG account. All SCC members should register the first time on the Ride With GPS Slb Cycling Club site to access the routes which are only visible to Members:  This link provides an auto Join to the SCC Club account.
      • If you already have a RWG account then sign-in
      • If you do not have a RWG account then create one. You only need the starter (free) account
        • Members do NOT have to ask to be a friend of any one else's personnel RWG account to access the SCC routes
        • Members do NOT have to have a paid RWG account to access the SCC routes
    • RWG provides route output in multiple formats especially for digital GPS devices (Garmin, Wahoo etc) and also mobile Apps for iPhone and Android.
      1. The format for GPS devices includes the Turn by Turn indications using the TCX or FIT formats. Check the best format for your device.
      2. The RWG mobile Apps provide Voice Navigation and Offline Maps with no need to use data whilst riding. The Voice and Notification for navigation still works with the screen off. Users can install the RWG App on their device, sign in with their RWG account (created above). The SCC Events and Routes will automatically appear under My Club when published.
    • RWG is NOT being used for Event sign-up, Members must still register for each ride on the SCC webpage.



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