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.
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!
(*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)