The North Florida Bicycle Club's The Social Rides are held on various days of the week and start a little later than our other club rides. The emphasis is on fun and food as opposed to speed and endurance. Please read and understand the following points prior to your participation:
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED AS A MATTER OF CLUB POLICY.
Bicycles are subject to almost all of the same rules as motor vehicles when on the road.
Headphones are illegal under state law.
Anyone riding with a NFBC sponsored ride must sign a ride sheet at the beginning of the ride, which includes a Waiver of Liability
– NO EXCEPTIONS!
A minor must have have parental or guardian permission to participate in an NFBC sponsored ride
. A separate Minor Waiver of Liability
is provided for this purpose, and must be signed and presented to the ride leader before the start of the ride – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Any rider refusing to sign the wavier is not considered part of the NFBC ride.
When riding, please be predictable and courteous. For your safety and others, inform others in your group of your intended movements and don’t do anything suddenly. A, B, C and S designators indicate the intensity of the rides and suggest an average speed the group will maintain.
See our "CLUB RIDES" section for our weekly Sunday ride, which varies from week to week. See our Area/Repeating ride list for rides scheduled at different times throughout the week.
A = 18-21 MPH B = 14-17 MPH C = up to 14 MPH
S = Social Ride. The emphasis is on the social side of the club, so the speed will be that of the slowest rider in the group.
The ride times indicated are the times that the rides start. Please arrive early enough to get yourself and your bike ready to ride at the posted start time. Courtesy and respect for your fellow riders in this manner is important.
Mileage varies from 20 to 30 depending on participation and skill level. Average speed is usually 12 mph or less. This is the ride to build up your mileage base for longer or faster rides. Our rides and changes to them are announced via our Srider Yahoo Group. http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/sriders/ Please subscribe if you want up to date information on these rides. We are attempting to schedule an "S" Ride each Saturday, but there will be exceptions. The Saturday "S" Rides usually start from Open Road Bicycle on Hendricks Ave. at 9:00 AM. This changes regularly so watch emails for exceptions as we begin some rides on the west-side.
The Wednesday "S" Rides will begin at the Imeson Rd. end of the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail at 9 AM. This ride goes to the TA Truck Stop in Baldwin for breakfast. If the weather prohibits participation, we meet at Denny’s for breakfast. Dennis will be the ride leader and Clyde will fill in when necessary. Dennis doesn't start a ride in the RAIN or if it's below 40 degrees or above 90.
Dennis Glasscock, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-3248 cell, 389-2782 days, 399-0465 evenings
Clyde Riggs, email@example.com, 772-9278 H, 705-7183 C
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Social Ride Schedule
MONDAY 9:00 AM A-/B/C/S 29 to 40 miles
From Mimi's Cafe at St. Johns Town Center. This ride makes multiple stops and ends with an optional lunch at Mimi's. Ride Leaders: Bert Shaw 262-8902 and Jack Houghton 642-4946 and 534-1809 (cell-day of ride) and Robert (Bob) Lucas 904-699-7875. THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE.
Monday 9:00 AM A/B/C/S 30 Miles
Nassau county ride. This ride will start at various Locations each week along the existing Nassua 100 county route. The location will be announced each week. The social rides post will be used to make the announcements. Although this is a social event cyclist of all skill levels are welcome there are stops for re-grouping along the way. There will be multiple ride leaders that will rotate for this ride. Mike Pikula, Gus Reinwald, Tina Sigg, Phillip Bowen and Don Eipert. A co leader will usually ride as sweep. For more info Contact Managing ride Leader Don Eipert 904-261-5160 or Contact RideDirector@nfbc.us THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE.
Tuesday 9:00 AM B/C+/S 23 - 52 Miles 32223
RAM (Ride Around Mandarin) From the Publix at Mandarin Oaks parking lot at San Jose and Mandarin Roads. Optional lunch afterwards. Ride leaders: Bert Shaw 262-8902 (cell 415-425-2334) and Mary Greenhill 923-5554. THIS RIDE COUNTS FOR CLUB POINTS AND MILEAGE
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.
Depart for the Imeson Rd end of the Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail for the ride to the TA Truck Stop in Baldwin for breakfast. Distance 30 miles. See contact info above.
Friday 9:00 am, Barely B/C/S, 30-60 miles
Arlington EVERY FRIDAY: Meet at the Lowe's Parking Lot behind Chili's Bar and Grill, 12987 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32225. From there, ride to Mickler's Landing and back. Social hour at Chili's after the ride. Ride leader: Bert Shaw, 904-262-8902. In the future we will be adding a 60 mile ride to Guana Park that will depart at 7:45am and be lead by Tom Pleasant. THIS RIDES COUNTS FOR CLUB MILEAGE AND POINTS.
5th Friday - when applicable
POT LUCK -- Watch your e-mail to see which (if any) ride will be scheduled. We might even decide to do something else!
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.
Meet at Open Road on Hendricks Ave. Route to be determined that morning. Breakfast will follow. Watch for alternate starting points. Email Dennis for invite to the Social Riders mailing list. See contact info above.