Monday - Friday Flag Pole Ride (road) Text Announced
Tuesday Touring (road) 5:30 PM
Tuesday Race (road) 5:30 PM
Tuesday Tempo (road) 5:30 PM
GROUP RIDE DESCRIPTIONS
We would love to have you join the JVC.
However, if you are not ready to join at this time, but would like to join us for a ride, please sign our ride waiver before riding with us.
Morning Flag Pole Ride
Riders meet Monday through Friday at the Ace Hardware Blackhawk Community Credit Union parking lot (near the flagpole) at the intersection of Pontiac and Milwaukee St. Start time is determined weekly by sunrise throughout the month of May through August. Blinkies and lights are mandatory some days we leave city it is at sunrise and we hit the country roads about daylight. Route and direction is determined at start of ride based on wind direction. Rides can vary in distance. Most riders plan to be back to their home or office by 715 am. Ride level is a combination of Touring and Tempo. To receive ride notifications text message 608-295-9313.
Touring Group Road Ride
We meet at Palmer Park. To receive the weekly email join the JVC email list.
The Touring Group waits for a slower riders, but if you are not familiar with the local roads bring a map. The object of this ride is not to be concerned so much with speed, but instead to ride maximum miles that sunlight will allow. The pace is about 14-16 mph and the ride distance from 20-45 miles.Conversation is encouraged, this is a social ride that will improve your fitness when you pile on the miles.
Race Group Road Ride Participants are racers and serious athletes. This groups rides from 25-50 miles. Pace in this group will vary from easy recovery to all out sprints. Riders will get dropped from this group.
Tempo Group Road Ride This group is a bit slower than the"Race Group". The objective of this group is to do several minutes of fast steady riding using paceline techniques. If you would like to improve your fitness and paceline technique then this is the group you should join.
Thursday Touring Daytime Group Road Ride
We meet at Palmer Park visitors center. To receive weekly updates join the JVC email list. We will be riding for approximatly (3) hours. The pace is about 14-16 mph and the ride distance will be about 40-50 miles. The route will be different every week. The Touring Group waits for a slower riders, but if you are not familiar with the local roads bring a map. The object of this ride is not be concerned with speed, conversation is encouraged, this is a social ride that will improve your fitness when you pile on the miles.
Mountain Bike Off-Road Group Ride
The meeting place for this ride changes as we like to visit the different off-road trails that are close to Janesville. We usually ride as long as daylight allows. There are usually two and often three groups so both new and advanced riders will find a welcome and fun experience. More Info
Breakfast Touring Group Road Ride (Saturday)
This group usually rides 30 – 40 miles to a neighboring town for breakfast, then, depending on rider's schedules, some ride back to Janesville, and others will go longer – pushing total miles to possibly 100. We average 13-16 mph. We meet at Palmer Park in the morning with the ride time changing depending upon sunrise and temperature. Early and late in the season we will meet closer to 11 AM. As the season warms up we meet as early as 6:30. We do not leave anybody stranded by themselves. So if your schedule allows, feel free to join us. Join the JVC email list and receive announcements for that weeks start time and schedule adjustments due to rain.
The Janesville Velo Club welcomes non-members on its rides.
We encourage (and expect) the following from members and non-members alike on each of our rides:
1. Sign our waiver of liability.
2. Wear a helmet at all times.
3. Demonstrate courtesy to motorists and fellow riders.
4. Observe all traffic signals and applicable laws.
5. Respect the intended pace of the ride.
6. Respect the Ride Leader. 7.Riders should ride no more than two abreast unless passing to the front or rear of the peloton.
8. Riders should ride as far to the right hand side of the road as practical.
9. Riders should slow for intersections and stop at intersections with stop signs. Riders should not run red lights.
Thursday Touring Daytime (road) Email Announced
Disclaimer: These are informal unsupported bike rides and riders are responsible for themselves and their own safety. Please ride responsibly, follow the rules of the road, and do not obstruct traffic .
Thursday MTB Off-Road Email Announced
Saturday Breakfast Ride (road) Email announced