WINTER BIKE LEAGUE

Headline NewsWBL # 1: THE HUB BIKES GALLOP TO GOOD HOPE / 12-3-16: 120 Zealots—those misbegotten, misguided, sometimes besotted fools who love to roll out long, steady miles on their pedal-gliders with a few of their best friends—were on hand to celebrate the beginning of the WBL 2016-17 season with an 81-mile gallop down to Good Hope in the southern vector of the WBL Emporium. The cackling herd of double-file pedal-bangers chalked up a 20.3 mile-per-hour average over the gentle, rolling roads around High Shoals, Good Hope and Statham. And though the skies were streaked with dark gray clouds, the sun found a hole during the last hour of the 4-hour day and the grupetto rolled in compacto after a glorious day. But cold winds are rumored to be blowing, and the fight for dominance has just began. 
 
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*THE TEAM MISSION SOURCE JUNIORS MARCH ON MAYSVILLE
 / http://www.missionsourcejuniors.com/)
When: 10 December / Saturday

Time: 10 a.m (Window Open) 
Where: The Hub (5 Points): (
http://hubbikes.com/)

Length: 77 miles / 4 hours 

Exit Route: Milledge > Prince > Access Road

Pee break: Mile 17 

Store Stop: Maysville (Mile 38)

Points: 4 ( 1 per hour)

Attack Zone: Not yet

Interactive map: (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17185655

*Parking: Please do not park in the Hub parking lot. Park on a side street or ride down. (More info coming.) 

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2016-17: THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS:

*Overall Leader's Jersey sponsored by the HUB

*Ladies Sprint Finishes sponsored by Team Type One

*Non Pro, 1-2 Sprint Finishes sponsored by Team Mission Source Juniors

*Sprint Series / 5 iconic sprints = $50 each sprint with overall sprint series $Winner$ sponsored by Greg Sommerville

 

Individual rides sponsored by: Atlantis Hydroponics, Porterfield Tire, Ken Bike Law, Classic City Bread, Gruber Images, Clay Parks Law, Team Mission Source Juniors, Independent Baking Company, Full Circle Real Estate, Jason Bewley, Anonymous donors

Sprints sponsored by  College Transitions, Keim Performance Consulting, Independent Baking Company, My Cycling Coach, Bella at 5 Points, Southeastern Cycling, Jason Bewley, Scott Thomas.

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WINTER BIKE LEAGUE- RIDE GUIDELINES / CRUISE THE FLATS, PUSH THE DOWNHILL, KICK BACK ON THE CLIMBS

The WBL hosts the best structured training rides on the planet. The WBL has its own special flavor and we specialize in long winter rides. But we are more than just a ride, we are a community, a network, and even a family, and we look out for our brothers and sisters of the road. Safety and a great training ride are two of our most important objectives. All riders can help in both regards by (1) obeying the rules of the road, and (2) riding double-file AT ALL TIMES, ESPECIALLY WHEN DEPARTING AND ENTERING TOWN. YOU RIDE THESE RIDES AT YOUR OWN RISK! 

The WBL rides are not designed to drop riders, but neither do we coddle the sniveling masses. Rides are ridden at a steady tempo - not too fast, not too slow. Our goal is to ride smooth and steady, avoiding rapid accelerations and decelerations. We try and hold a steady, solid and quick tempo for the entirety of a ride. We typically average about 20 miles per hour, shop to shop, sometimes faster depending on the group temperment. Our Mantra:

CRUISE THE FLATS, PUSH ON THE DOWNHILLS AND KICK BACK ON THE climbs.

You should have experience riding in a pack before attempting a WBL ride. These are not the rides to learn how to ride in a pack. Interactive Maps for all rides are available on the website so load it into your Garmin. It is up to each rider to get throught the ride and get home on his/her on! The WBL willa ssist al we can.

We provide a Sag wagon, but riders must be prepared to fend for themselves; The Sag waits on those who flat or has a mechanical but you should not rely on the Sag Vehicle to get you homeRiders should have the route on his/her Garmin (or be with a friend who has it), have money, spare tubes, a cell phone, food and proper clothing. The Sag is not for dropped riders, there isn't enogh room. If you get dropped, don't worry and have a great ride and keep trying. 

There is no entry fee to the WBL, but you may tip the Sag Driver. Just show up with your steed, and a few essentials.

You ride these rides at your own risk, so BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. These roads are open to traffic. Be smart. Never take your hands off the bars. Show respect for the communities we ride through and the motorists we encounter.

If you follow these guidelines and the ones below you will have a great ride [ hit "read more" link]:

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WBL 2016-17 Calendar

WBL 2016-17 Calendar: (subject to tweaking due to foul weather):      

[*The WBL mantra: Cruise the flats, push the downhills, kick back on the climbs*]    

10 December: The Team Mission Source Juniors March on Maysville / 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint) (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17185655) / http://www.missionsourcejuniors.com/)

17 December: Dance to Danielsville / 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint) (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17191696)

24 December: Waltz to Winterville / 2 hours (no sprintt) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17191799

31 December: The Angela Bewley Dental Practice Coaching Root Canal Classic - route tba / 4 hours (Non Pro 1, 2  Sprint) / $260: 5 deep ($100 - $75 - $50 - $25 - $10 // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2)

1 January (Sunday): The Independent Baking Company Commerce Classic / 3 hours (Ladies Only Sprint) / $260: 5 deep ($100 - $75 - $50 - $25 - $10 // Pts: 10-8-6-4-2 (https://www.facebook.com/IndependentBakingCo)

7 January: The Atlantis Hydroponics Madison Classic / 4.5  hours (Pro sprints begin) / $200 winner take all plus sprints (https://www.atlantishydroponics.com/)

14 January: The Ken Bike Law-Classic City Bakery Bowman Classic/ 4.5 hours, 90 miles $$ (http://www.kenbikelaw.com/ // http://www.classiccitybakeries.com/)

21 January: The Great Porterfield Tire Alto Word Cup / 6 hours, 115 miles $$$ (http://www.porterfieldtireinc.com/)

28 January: The Parks Law Gallop to Greensboro / 4.5 hours, 90 miles (http://parks-law.com/)

4 February: Gruber Images Talmo Throwdown / 4.5 hours (http://www.gruberimages.pro/)

11 February: Goergia Cycle Sports Royston Classic (http://georgiacyclesport.com/)

18 February (potential make-up day tba)