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 peleton.
8. Riders should ride as far to the right hand side of the road as practical.
9. Riders should plan to slow and if needed stop at intersections with stop signs. Riders should not run red lights.
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.
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.
Women’s Mountain Bike Off-Road Group Ride
This is a ladies-only off-road mountain bike ride for less aggressive female riders with an emphasis on helping newer riders to become more confident while also having fun on the dirt. Although intended for entry-level (not advanced) riders, the expectation is that participants will have at least done some riding off-road prior to attending. Ride time is typically around 60-90 minutes and followed by a “reward” (i.e. margaritas @ El Jardin!).
The ride leaves from the pool parking lot in Rockport Park on Janesville’s west side at 6:00pm every Wednesday (when trail conditions are appropriate). Join the JVC email list to get group ride updates.
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.
Tuesday Race (road) 5:30 PM
Thursday MTB Off-Road (all) Email Announced
Thursday Touring Daytime Email Announced
Tuesday Tempo (road) 5:30 PM
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 .
Wednesday Women's MTB Off-Road Email Announced
The Janesville Velo Club welcomes non-members on its rides.
Saturday Breakfast Ride (road) Email announced
Tuesday Touring (road) 5:30 PM