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Ride Calendar Questions

Questions


How can I view the ride calendar?

How can I post my ride?

Is the web calendar replacing the Southern Bicycle League Magazine calendar?

What do the different difficulty levels mean? I am a beginner. What should I look for when looking for a ride?

I am new to the area...can you help me w/directions from [just about any Atlanta location] to the Silver Comet Trail...have Mapquested but still unclear, as everything is unfamiliar.

What is "no drop" in reference to a group ride?


Answers


How can I view the ride calendar?

To View the Ride Calendar click Here. You can also find the ride calendar link in our main menu under Quick Links.

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How can I post my ride?

Log in and click "submit ride or event" in the left menu bar down under "Contribute". If you are an approved Ride Leader, your ride will be immediately posted to the calendar. If you are not an approved Ride Leader, your submission will be sent to the Touring VP for approval prior to posting to the calendar.

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Is the web calendar replacing the Southern Bicycle League Magazine calendar?

No, we will continue to list all rides in the Southern Bicycle League Magazine that we have confirmation from the ride leader by the publication cut off. We are using the on-line calendar to:

  • Allow last minute changes that are impossible to notify members any other way
  • Stream line the work flow for our Touring VPs and Southern Bicycle League Magazine Editor each month
  • Allow ride leaders to edit their own ride listings and make corrections
  • Provide additional information about rides such as ride reviews and discussion forumsIf you have some time to help, we could use some volunteers to make phone calls and help solicit some more ride leaders.

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What do the different difficulty levels mean? I am a beginner. What should I look for when looking for a ride?

Beginner, of course, can mean different things. You could be someone who has come off an extended period of inactivity. You could be an expert athlete in another discipline looking for a cross-training opportunity. Generally, beginners will do better on the shorter (10-15) mile rides where socializing is the higher priority than counting miles. Also, check with the ride leader/organizer as they can give you the flavor of the ride. Almost every ride has its own personality- some will fit you better than others.

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I am new to the area...can you help me w/directions from [just about any Atlanta location] to the Silver Comet Trail...have Mapquested but still unclear, as everything is unfamiliar.

Please see the Silver Comet Trail website for directions.

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What is "no drop" in reference to a group ride

Means that no matter how slow you are, somebody will stay behind and ride with you. Faster, more aggressive rides (e.g. training rides) assume that since you know the route or have the map, that if you can't keep up, you'll make it home on your own. No drop rides are good for beginners who are unsure of their technique or fitness.

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