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Martin Balga, CPA, P.C. 1832 Independence Sq, Suite C 30338

March 2019  
   Evening rides have started back up for the riding season.

April 16, 2019 -
   Tues &Thurs rides have moved from 6:00 to 6:30pm start time. (Monday was already starting at 6:30pm.)
   See the Scheduled Rides section for other details on ride times.

   For questions
about whether the rides go year-round:
- The Sat and Sun morning rides go pretty much year-round. They are large rides, and there will usually be a few diehards
    who ride in
all but the coldest of temperatures.
- The Wed & Fri daytime rides are similar to the Sat/Sun rides in going year-round; but there are fewer people
   who do these rides, so with just
a few people there may be a higher probability that no one will show up if it's pretty cold.
 - The evening rides mainly go from start of DST to end of DST (Mar-Oct). Outside of the DST season, sometimes there will be
   a sm
all group of regulars who ride with lights as long as the temperature is decent (about 50 degrees or higher).
   But once it turns colder (mid-Nov or Dec as temps vary year to year), these rides will stop for winter.
   If you w
ant to do one of the evening rides outside of DST season, email the ride contact to see if the rides will go that week.

- In general, if you are not sure whether a ride is happening or not, email the ride contact and ask.

Weekly Scheduled Rides
Day Time Description Location Distance Group/Pace Drop Contact Comment
  **Evening ride (Mon, Tues, Thur) times:
   Evening rides are at 6:30pm the majority of the riding season, but in March / Sept / Oct, some rides move to 6:00pm to get more daylight hours.
   The evening riding season starts in March when DST has started.
       Monday: starts at 6:30pm in March since it is a somewhat shorter ride which can finish by dark.
       Tuesday & Thursday start at 6:00 pm in March. Start time moves to 6:30 in mid-April.
   From mid-April through end of August -  all evening rides start at 6:30pm
   From Labor Day (1st Monday in September) to end of DST (end of October), the rides start at 6:00pm.
    When DST ends the 1st weekend in Nov, the evening rides generally go on hiatus until the next spring.
Monday **see above  Dunwoody 20 Los Rancheros, Jett Ferry Road  20  B No Glen  
Tuesday **see above  See and Be Seen - A Mellow Mushroom, Dunwoody Village  25  A Yes Martin Pizza afterwards
**see above  See and Be Seen - B Mellow Mushroom, Dunwoody Village  25  B No Martin Pizza afterwards
Wednesday 12:00pm Lunch Bunch Fresh Market, Dunwoody  20  B Yes Martin Regroups after climbs
Thursday **see above  Social Ride Village Burger, Dunwoody  26  B No Glen eat afterward
Friday 10:30 May-Sept,
noon Oct-Apr.
Weekend Warm-up Fresh Market, Dunwoody  15  B / C No Andrew  
Saturday 6:30am Saturday Warmup Dunwoody High School, Dunwoody    B No Martin  
Saturday 7:30am Saturday Group Ride Dunwoody High School, Dunwoody  36  A, B Yes Martin Mid-point rest stop
Sunday 6:30am Sunday Warmup Crema Cafe, Dunwoody    B No Martin  
Sunday 8:00am Sunday AM Ride
Chick-Fil-A, Dunwoody  30  A, B Yes Carlos Some regrouping after climbs
The Dark Side Scheduled Rides
Day Time Description Location Distance Group/Pace Drop Contact
Tuesday 5:30am TTT Laps (4) Dunwoody High School 24 A Yes
Thursday 5:30am Ball Mill Repeats (5) Dunwoody High School 17 A Yes
Saturday 5:30am Camel Back with a Side of Overlook Dunwoody High School 42 A Yes
Sunday 5:30am Sunday Darkside Ride Dunwoody High School 48 A Yes

Monthly Scheduled Rides
The following ride is held March - November.
Day Time Description Location Distance Group/Pace Drop Contact
1st Sunday of month 2:45pm Dunwoody Community Ride - all ages welcome Village Burger in Dunwoody Village 4.5 miles 8-10mph No Glen

What do the Group / Paces mean?
If you are a newcomer to DunwoodyCycling but you have done other riding in the Atlanta area,
and you have some idea how fast you usually go, these designations should be a guide
as to which rides are for you.

Group/Pace Typical Speed on flat roads Typical Average for ride Ride Style
A Group 24 + mph 18 - 20+ mph Aggressive/Attacking ride, often in single/double paceline.
B Group 18 - 22 mph 15.5 - 18 mph Friendly, competitive ride.
C Group 15 - 17 mph 14 - 15 mph  Social  pace.
D Group under 15 mph under 14 mph Friendly, suitable for beginners.

(The Average does not include, e.g., time stopped at a red light but it does include the slowing down and starting out again from the light.)

A few DunwoodyCycling rides may be especially hilly ("Ball Mill repeats") or especially flat (some of the "warmup" rides).
In which case, the difference between "average" and "on flats" may be somewhat more or less than above for that particular ride.
Still, these group designations will convey a general sense of what level of rider can do the ride.

a ride is designated "No drop", there are regroup points to wait on slower riders and/or a sweeper to make sure riders are not left behind.
If you are new to a ride, announce yourself as such before the ride and let the group know if you think you may need a sweeper.
Groups will gener
ally give special consideration to new riders. However, it is also expected that riders should be considerate of the group
as a whole. For example, someone who is obviously a C or D level rider should not expect a B group ride to wait, but he/she should find
a ride more suited to his/her slower pace.

Dunwoody Cycling (DC) is purely a social club of cycling enthusiasts. DC does not undertake to provide
any advice or guidance regarding, or supervision of, any club activity or to ensure in any way the safety
of any member. Anyone choosing to take part in any club-related activity does so at his or her own risk,
and you agree that if you attend and participate in the rides that the hosts or sponsor assumes no risk
for any harm, injury, damage or catastrophe to you or any person or equipment attending the rides.
All riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent at all times.

DC does not endorse any opinions that may expressed by any of its members, particularly any such
opinions that may be offered on the rides.  If you are easily offended, we recommend that you ride with
a nicer group. Seriously.

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