Saturday morning fondo group rides, although fondly termed the “Train of Pain”, have the objective of building efficiency and effectiveness using more of a steady, comfortably hard pace. The idea behind the WCC Saturday Fondo is to offer similar routes to as many members as possible with different distances similar to the Fondos that many of us ride for a fun challenge. Most Saturday’s will include a destination for the longer routes that will act as a form of rest stop.
The WCC Saturday Fondo is a road ride for all groups (in groups of 6-15 people) with the focus on distance, improving group skills and loving being on our bikes. The format of this ride will follow the format used on Thursday nights with groups being determined by the total number of riders, distance (including destination) and rider levels. The distance of this ride will range between 50km and 140km based on destination and the desire of each group.
The number of groups will differ each week based on turnout, but the following should be used as a guide to determine which group is likely the best fit for you. The suggested pace for each group is based on solo riding pace for a distance of 60km – for example: if you ride approximately 30km/h over 60km on your own then group 4 is likely your best fit:
Group 1 – Race Team and Strong Advanced Riders: 36km/h +
Group 2 – Advanced Riders: 34km/h +
Group 3 – Advanced and Strong Intermediate Riders: 32km/h +
Group 4 – Intermediate Riders: 30km/h +
Group 5 – Intermediate Riders: 28km/h +
Group 6 – Moderate Riders: 25km/h +
Note: Unfortunately, if you are unable to hold the posted pace for your chosen group you may be dropped even if you are in the final group.
Starting April 8, 2017 – 9:30 am
Start Times by Month:
October or later: 9:30am