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Mike Bayler Ride-A-Metric (RAM) Training Series

RAM riders at SCCC Century

The Spring City Cycling Club will kick off its 13th annual Ride A Metric (RAM) training series on April 30, 2016.  This training series will help participants progress from neighborhood or casual riders to cyclists who are confident about riding on the road.  This program is intended to prepare riders for the SCCC All You Can Eat Metric Century (100 kilometers) on September 17, but is also an excellent development program for those who wish to ride shorter distances on the road.

 

The RAM series is a collection of weekly rides that help cyclists advance their skills and ride longer distances as the weeks go by.  The initial rides in April and May will be held on Saturday evenings, but starting in June the rides will be part of the SCCC Saturday morning rides calendar.  Supplemental weekday ride opportunities will be available to the participants.

 

Participants need to possess a serviceable bike and a moderate level of fitness.  The series will teach riders to be more confident and more efficient.  Pointers will be provided on how to prepare for longer rides and the necessary equipment.  Learning to cycle in a group will provide both social and physical benefits.
 
Check out the Rider Education category under FAQ or the Group Riding page for some good reference material on bicycle skills, group riding, and other basics.
 

Two Organizational Meetings:

  • Wednesday, April 20th @ 6:00 PM at Bicycles Etc, 611-A Meridian St, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Tel 256-519-9233)
  • Monday, April 25th@ 6:00 PM at Madison Cycles, 8760 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758 (Tel 256-461-9963)

 

For additional information contact:

 

2016 Ride A Metric (RAM) Training Schedule
DATE Mid-Week Goal Saturday Ride Ride Leader
One 3 mile ride RAM Training Ride (7) Don Watt 256-690-2210
Apr 30 One 5 mile ride Williams Elementary 4:00 Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
RAM Training Ride (10) Don Watt 256-690-2210
May 7 Two 5 mile rides Greenbrier Restaurant - 4:00 Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
One 5 mile ride RAM Training Ride (13) Don Watt 256-690-2210
May 14 One 7 mile ride Cove Park Ballfields - 4:00 Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
Two 7 miles rides RAM Training Ride (17) Don Watt 256-690-2210
May 21 325 Yulista, Electronics BLVD - 4:00 Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
One 10 mile ride No ride due to holiday
May 28 On 7 mile ride (increased pace)
One 10 mile ride Greenbrier Ride (20) Leah Tracy 256-509-5217
June 4 On 7 mile ride (increased pace) Greenbrier Restaurant - 9:00
One 15 mile ride Tour de Northeast (24) Raul Briseno
June 11 One 10 mile ride Central School/Ryland Pike - 9:00 563-940-3888
One 15 mile ride Arsenal Ride, 9:00 (27) Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
June 18 One 10 mile ride (increased pace) Arsenal Ride Out Vistors Center Must have ID and Vest
One 15 mile ride Ride of the White Chevron (29) Scott Stevens
June 25 One 10 mile ride Sparkman Middle School - 8:30 roadbikescott@gmail.com
One 15 mile ride No ride due to holiday
July 2 One 10 mile ride (increased pace)
One 15 mile ride Twiggy Ride (32) Ken Rex
July 9 One 10 mile ride (increased pace) Flint River Greenway - 8:30 khrex@aol.com, 256-650-5187
Creekside Ride (34) Keri Fletcher
July 16 Two 15 mile rides Creekside Elementary - 8:30 256-425-3410
One 15 mile ride Nuke Plant Ride (40) Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
July 23 One 10 mile ride (increased pace) Mooresville Bar & Grill - 8:30 gean31356@aol.com
Arsenal Ride, 8:00 (40) Ernie Thomas, Sethomas3@att.net
July 30 Two 15 mile rides Arsenal Ride Out Vistors Center Must have ID & Vest 256-776-3756
One 20 mile ride Mini Coldwater ride (42) Scott Stevens
Aug 6 One 15 mile ride Sparkman Middle School - 8:00 roadbikescott@gmail.com
One 20 mile ride Sharps Cove/Sharps Hollow 8:00 Hunter Chockley
Aug 13 One 15 mile ride Madison County High School (40) chockleyj@bellsouth.net
One 20 mile ride Sparkman Mystery Ride 2 (46) Keri Fletcher
Aug 20 One 15 mile ride (increased pace) Sparkman High School - 8:00 256-425-3410
One 25 mile ride Greenbrier Ride (55) Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
Aug 27 One 20 mile ride Greenbrier Restaurant -8:00
Stanley Steamer 52 Mile ride Creekside Elementary - 8:00 AM Scott Stephens
Sep 3 roadbikescott@gmail.com
Sharps Cove/Sharps Hollow Madison Count High School - 8 AM Hunter Chockley
Sep 10 chockleyj@bellsouth.net
One 30 mile ride SCCC All You Can Eat Metric Geanine Lehmann 256-655-6385
Sep 17 One 25 mile ride Madison County High School