and depart K&G Kettering at 6:20-6:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
At least one K&G rider will normally be on hand for these rides. Group support takes care of incidental mechanical issues such as flats and other issues that can be managed on the spot.
There is no SAG support; riders that suffer a major mechanical issue, health issue, or simply cannot make the distance/speed must have an emergency contact who they can call to come pick them up (happens rarely).
Helmets are mandatory, and liability releases are required from every rider, for every ride. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and carry normal ride breakdown items (tubes, CO2), and essential tools (inflator, tire levers, etc.). Well prior to departure, K&G can help with any questions you have.
Any last-minute weather and other ride notifications will hopefully be posted on Facebook.
"C" group - beginner road riders. Ride departs 6:30 or when the group is ready to go, which could be up to 10 minutes earlier. The ride leader will usually be Nick. Rides will average around 14 mph; distance will be 20 - 30 miles. No rider left behind, so brace yourself for the possibility of slow.
"A" group - not for beginners ... this is a SCREAMING ride averaging over 20 mph for around 40 miles with continuous race training and challenges. Riders ***will be left behind*** if/as/when they fall off the back. The start times and ride locations will vary. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request inclusion on his insider notification list. Details of each ride will be e-mailed to group members. The ride leader each week will be a pre-qualified SCREAMER.
"B-" group: Ride departs 6:30 or when the group is ready to go, which could be up to 10 minutes earlier. 25-35 miles; 14-16 mph average. The ride leader will usually be Brian Whitten.
"B+" group: Same deal on the departure time; longer and faster; 30-35 miles, 16-18 mph average. The ride leader may vary and will always be a carefully selected K&G Ambassador.