Weekly Indoor Group Rides and MAD DASHES! roller racing

Thursday Nights
Doors open at 5:45 and we'll start riding by 6:30 at the latest. Rides run anywhere from 45 minutes to an a hour and a half, but we try to be off the bikes by 7:40 and all cleaned up and away by 8:00 at the very latest. if we need to start earlier to accommodate a longer ride you'll hear about it on the blog and in your email.

Various Locations- Keep an eye on the blog or subscribe for email updates. We have ridden at Maglianero and Chef's Corner South End, and we have been racing Mad Dashes at ArtsRiot this year. I'm always willing to consider new locations and times for group rides, so if you have some space and time to run a ride, let me know!

Cyclists of all abilities who want to ride inside with other cyclists!

What do I need to bring?
You'll need to bring your trainer, your bike, a towel or mat to put under your bike/trainer, another towel for yourself, your bike shoes, and water to drink. Basically everything you use to train at home. We'll set up the sound and video. Please also be prepared to sign a release form.

You may wish to have a computer on your bike. The videos will give you an effort level on a 1-10 scale and sometimes will prompt you to use a certain cadence- if you want to be able to follow those instructions, a bike computer that shows cadence will help, but if you can estimate your effort level on a scale from 1-10, you can easily follow along without a computer at all.

What kind of ride will this be anyway?
We'll be using training videos from the excellent Sufferfest series (www.thesufferfest.com). Expect beautiful footage of bike racing all over the world combined with a pounding beat and on-screen prompts that tell you when to spin, when to sprint, when to recover, and when to really dig in!

Do I have to be some kind of crazy bike racer to do this?
No way! These workouts can be as hard or as easy as you want them to be. Just be comfortable riding your bike on whatever trainer you bring with you. If you want to come and really push hard, great! If you want to just spin away while listening to the music and watching the race footage, that's totally cool too.

What is this MAD DASHES stuff you mentioned?
Head-to-head roller racing in a party atmosphere with beer, food, music, bike love, people yelling at you to go faster, and fabulous prizes. Keep an eye on the blog for updates about coming Mad Dashes events!

Any questions?
Please email vtindoorcycling@gmail.com with any questions.

Thanks, and happy riding!

Vermont Indoor Cycling

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