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2017

 

August/September 2017 Update
08.22.17

Summer 2017 has really flown by! The Tuesday/Thursday rides have ran as smoothly as one could hope with very few rainouts. I hope our luck holds out as the week night rides continue through October 5th.

A very hardy congratulations to all those who braved the Seven County Century. The day we rode (July 22) had to have been the hottest day of the year. With temperatures touching triple digits and the heat index at 110 plus, its a testament to the tough boys and girls we have in our club that everyone was able to finish (mostly) unscathed. Again, many thanks to all of those who came out to ride. I think this may become an annual event, but we may try to pick a cooler time of year before we attempt it again.

As announced for the last week or so, there will be a ride in memory of Robbie Long on Saturday, September 30th. The Ride 4 Robbie will be held at Flint Hill Vineyards with the rides leaving from there at 9:00 am. The event will have a 60 mi and a 25 mi bike ride through the beautiful Yadkin Valley. In addition, a 4 mile walk/run will be available for walkers and reluctant runners. For more information on the ride, please visit www.ride4robbie.org.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Upcoming Club Rides:
8/22 - Eva Cranfill (32.6 mi)
8/24 - Bunny Rabbit (31 mi)

Also please consider supporting one or more of the upcoming charity rides being held in the area.
Bobby Lebonte Foundation Charity Ride - Saturday, Sept 9 (High Point, NC)
Tour de Pig - Saturday, Oct 14 (Lexington, NC)

Jordan Brown
PFBC President 

 

Thank you to JA KING for their continued support of our Bike for Kids program.

Many thanks to John King and the employees of J.A. King for their generous donation to our Bikes for Kids campaign.  John presented a check to Travis in January for over $2,500 to go to this great cause.



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Quick refresher of our road rules.


These rides are on open roads and all traffic rules must be obeyed. Helmets are required.

1. We depart Belnette Drive in groups of 8 to 10, single file to a regrouping site. Single file paceline allows motorist to pass safely. Keep gaps so cars can safely pass. 

2. From the regrouping site,  A group first, followed by the B and C groupsPlease respect the intended average speed of each group and ride with the group that best matches your ability and needs. Please go with a faster group if you want a faster ride.
  • The A group will typically average 23+ mph and may include high speed segments, attacks, and rapid paceline rotation. 
  • B group will generally average 21-22 mph and rides in a double paceline formation when more than 10 riders are present. 
  • C group will generally average 17-19 mph and normally rides in a double paceline formation when more than 10 riders are present. 

3. Do not let stop signs or intersections become break points. Allow the entire group to get through 
the intersection and back together before resuming speed. 

4. We have a sprint line. When coming back on Courtney-Huntsville-Shallowford routes. After 
the 421 bridge and go up the slight hill, at the top of the hill is a yellow turn ahead caution sign.
  • The sprint zone is an opportunity to practice sprinting with other cyclists; it is not intended to turn the entire ride into a race.
  • Typically in a training sprint, cyclists fan out and there may be several abreast the road – DO NOT CROSS THE YELLOW LINE OR BE SO INCONSIDERATE AS TO FORCE OTHER CYCLISTS OFF THE ROAD! 
5. SAFETY ZONE - From Hauser Road back to the square please ride single file in small groups as  motorist traffic picks up significantly as we return into Lewisville. 

PLEASE FOR YOUR SAFETY and those around you, adhere to these rules of the road. 

A final few thoughts:
  • These are training rides.  Don’t expect the group to stop for you if you have a flat or a mechanical problem.  
  • Be self-sufficient.  Carry a spare tube, an inflation device and a cell phone. 
  • While we do not intend to leave others behind, it is suggested that all riders review the posted routes online ahead of time.
  • If you are new to the ride, introduce yourself to some of the riders, find the leader of your speed group, and ask him or her any questions you may have.
Welcome!
Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club is a non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for bicycling enthusiasts based in Lewisville, NC.

The goal of the Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club is to promote and encourage bicycling in our community, for all levels of cyclists. From weekly rides to scheduled events, from trail preservation to event support - we are involved in a wide range of cycling activities.

We would like to invite you to join the Piedmont Flyers Bicycle Club.  There's no better way to meet other cyclists and join some great rides.

What your annual dues actually do
Over the course of a given year we host a number of fund raising rides and events for that cause and we have to purchase things like event insurance, food for our rest stops, promotion materials, website hosting and other things. A portion of your membership fee covers these costs. However, over 75% goes directly toward the bikes for kids fund. That's more than $15 of your $20 annual dues. 

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