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Useful  Information for New Riders

If you are not a member yet, you are still welcome to join us for a ride or 2, then consider joining.
Ready to try your first RBC ride?  Here are 3 things you need to know. 

1) Choose the RIGHT RBC RIDE FOR YOU!  Rides vary in length, hilliness and group cohesiveness.  Read about the character of the rides and choose wisely.  If you are in a hurry to get out there and want to read the articles below later, select a SLOW and EASY ride (denoted S&E on the calendars) for your first ride and see how it feels. Then read the articles and choose your next ride.

2) Always bring: A helmet, a route MAP or CUE sheet (printable from the RBC Calendar on Meetup), at least one bottle of drink, a couple of new tubes and a pump in case you get a flat - or a cell phone with a phone number of someone who will come pick you up.

3) Arrive at least 15 minutes before the published ride start, find the ride leader and let him/her know you are new.  Listen to the advice the ride leader gives.  Enjoy!


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