It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. ~ Ernest Hemingway
You may have seen us on the road, and hopefully you saw the great story in last month’s Crozet Gazette.
If you’re interested in riding with the Crozet Cycling Club (we have 3 segments of the club now!), come out to Pro Re Nata this Friday, 24 June between 7 and 9. (the facebook event is here) We’re calling this a non-spandex social. Already ride? Cool. Thinking about starting to ride? Come on down.
If you’re out on local scenic roads at the crack of day, you’re likely to see a posse of Crozet cyclists trailing slipstreams, winding like wind down the roads.
“This area’s hard to beat. It’s gorgeous. We stop to take pictures,” said Duncan. “We take time to appreciate where we are. Morning commuters know us because of our headlight power. We stick together as a group. We’re extremely conscientious about safety and sharing the road. We live here and we don’t want to piss off our neighbors.
At the moment, we have 3 groups of riders –
- Wednesday morning at 6am – and usually every other morning as well)
- The 9:30 Club – who meet Fridays at 7:15 at Mudhouse during the summer
- The Easy Riders – meet at Crozet Mudhouse on Mondays and Thursdays. ** see the end of this post for more information on the Easy Riders
* one request – if you do request to be a member of one of the google groups, please also email me and let me know a little about who you are and how long you’ve been riding; the google groups are private groups, and we like to know with whom we’re communicating (our email threads tend to be comical from time to time, too).
I’m always happy to answer questions, or talk about the different groups, and which one may be the best fit for you. Call/email/text me anytime and 434-242-7140.
We are now discussing holding clinics for those of us – beginners and not-so-beginners – to learn to be better skilled and safer riders. I truly love and am humbled by the growth and evolution of this group.
If you’re interested in riding with the Crozet Cycling Club, come out to Pro Re Nata this Friday, 24 June between 7 and 9. (the facebook event is here) We’re calling this a non-spandex social.
One of the best ways to see Crozet is from a bicycle.
A photo posted by RealCrozetVa (Jim Duncan) (@realcrozetva) on
The easy riders ride on Monday and Thursday mornings starting at around 9:00 AM.
We usually meet at the Crozet Mudhouse, but recently have met at The Doctor’s office on Park Road Drive at the intersection with three Notched Road.
We normally drive about 12-14 miles, typically to Mint Springs Park, and then to the Chile’s Peach Orchard. Last week we did a ride past Beaver Creek, up Browns Gap Turnpike to Whitehall and then to Sugar Hollow Dam, about 20 miles.
We go at a relatively slow pace, probably averaging about 10-12 miles per hour.
We typically have between 4 and 7 riders, but have had as few as two and as many as 10.
** Jim’s note — if you’re interested in the Easy Riders, please join their Google Group.