Winter Bike League

Breaking News: ***NEW START TIME: 10 AM*** Nov 15th / 10 AM (window open) / 3 hours / 60 miles / Bostwick* route change (store stop Mile 31):  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31449042

WBL News: WBL 2020 schedule posted. Sponsor a ride or a sprint. Hop on the train. 

WINTER BIKE LEAGUE- 2019 RIDE GUIDELINES 

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 at a solid, steady tempo. But we are more than just a ride, we are a community, a social network, a family, and we look out for our brothers and sisters of the road. Safety and a great training ride are two of our more important objectives. All riders must (1) obey the rules of he road, and (2) riding double-file at all times...at all times...at all times. Please read our "Guidelines" page. 

The WBL rides are inclusive rides and are not designed to intentionally drop riders, but neither do we coddle the sniveling masses. Rides are ridden at a steady tempo and our goal is to ride smooth and steady, avoiding rapid accelerations and decelerations, the entirty of the ride. We try and hold a steady, solid, tempo  for 4 hours or more, averaging 20 or more miles per hour, and if you cannot hold that type of tempo and pace, these rides are not for you.

OUR MANTRA: CRUISE THE FLATS, KICK BACK ON THE CLIMBS, PUSH THE DOWNHILLS. 

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 - load it into your Garmin. It is up to each rider to get back to the start of the ride without assistance. The WBL will help all we can. Read complete Guidelines: http://winterbikeleague.com/ride-guide 

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THE WBL 2020: THE HUB HOME OPENER // 7 DECEMBER (https://hubbikes.com)

What: Good Hope (Ride # 1)

When: 7 December (Saturday)

Where: The Hub / Independent Baking Company (5 Points / Athens) (https://hubbikes.com) // https://www.facebook.comTota/IndependentBakingCo)

Time: 10 AM (window open) 

Length: 75 miles / 4 hours, 

Points: 4 points (1 per hour)

Interactive map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31218512

Exit Route: South Milledge > Simonton > Colham Ferry > Astondale 
 
Store Stop: Good Hope (Mile 40)
 
Pee Break: Mile 20 / @ 1 hour 
 
Intermediate sprints: 
       1.  None
 

Final Sprint: None: 

{For complete Overall WBL 2019 Overall see "read more" link below]


2020 Calendar

The WBL COMETH: 12 stellar rides to lay the foundation for your 2020 season. Our rides start at the Hub at 5 Points in Athens on Saturdays at 10 a.m. (window open). Parking will be available on the side streets in the neighborhoods around the Hub. (Please don’t park at the Hub.) A limited amount of public parking is available at the fire station in 5 Points across Lumpkin. Get ready for the upcoming other season!   

2020 Calendar

(*subject to tweaking due to despicable conditions):

  • 7 December: HUB HOME OPENER: The Good Hope Reveille / 4 hours / 75 miles (no sprint)   (https://hubbikes.com)
  • 28 December: The B Haven Farm Monroe Misadventure/ 4 hours / 80 miles (no sprint)   (www.bhavenfarm.org)
  • 1 January (Wednesday) Ladies only Sprint: Cappy's Custom Cabinets Commerce Classic / 3 hours (Ladies Sprint) / $200: 3 deep (http://www.cappyscabinets.com)
  • 15 February: The Finale: The Gruber Images Life of Lula World Cup / 5 hours / 100 miles   (http://parks-law.com)
  • 22 February: Potential make-up Ride

OUR SPONSORS:

Overall Leader sponsored by the HUB Bikes  (https://hubbikes.com)

Ladies Finish Sprint Series sponsored by Team Type 1 Foundation ( http://teamtype1.org/)

Non Pro Finish Sprint Sries sponsored by the Heath Family

Jackie Crowell mid-ride ladies sprints sponsored by the Team Type 1 Masters.

Sprints sponsored by Boulevard Family Practice / Dr. Bret Magner (Boulevardfamilypractice.com)