Path 2 Road

In many cases, women who joined LBOYB began by brushing the cobwebs off their bike.  Now that they’ve taken a few classes and joined in the Social and Melbourne Rides – they are wanting more!

The ‘Path 2 Road’ Program:  
  • is fortnightly, alternating Saturday’s and Sunday’s for 6 months.
  • approx 9-10 sessions plus access to weekends away.
  • has 2 intakes, February and July for a 5-6 month period.
  • is designed  to offer those who wish to extend themselves, to learn road cycling skills, so as to cycle on the road with greater confidence and hence greater safety.
The rides will mainly be on Beach Road on either a Saturday or Sunday, which is when the parking restrictions on cars are in force. In Bayside, Beach Road,  is  free of parked cars, from 6am-10am on both Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Other venues will include the Boulevard in Kew and an occasional cycle in the countryside.

In Path 2 Road we will teach the following skills:
Riding safely in pairs, gear changing, climbing hills, riding out of the seat, cadence, cycling in cleats (optional), descending hills, rotating the leader, looking over your shoulder, riding a paceline and cornering.
 
The groups will be a maximum of 12 riders, preferably 8 riders, per accredited coach.  Maximum 3 groups on any event/session.
As a Saddle or Wheelie member, you are eligible to join the Path 2 Road program.

As a member of Path 2 Road, you can:  
  • join as many P2R weekend sessions as you like, offered, fortnightly, on Saturday’s and Sunday’s for the 6 month period, where you will be coached as outlined above.
  • be part of a mid year cycling weekend away in June to either Bass or Surf Coast (tbc)
  • take part in the LBOYB annual challenge ride in October each year.
  • in November each year, we have a 2 night country weekend away.  We will cycle suitable routes and distances specific to each of the groups on both, Saturday and Sunday.
  • attend cycling – health related sessions eg nutrition.

Cost for the P2R program is $80

Path 2 Road may not be your idea of cycling; no problems. There will still be plenty of Social and Melbourne Paths rides on offer for Saddles.


Bells

To be eligible for the Bells Skill Group members must;
1. Have completed the P2R program (refer above) OR
2. Have been a road riding Saddle who has  completed the 80km LBOYB Challenge ride OR
3. Been deemed at their Test Ride, a skilled road rider and have been given a ‘green light’ into Bells.

As a member of Bells, you can:
  • take part in a mid year cycling weekend away on either the Bass or Surf Coasts
  • attend local Bell and Saddle rides with a leader
  • attend monthly Bell and Saddle country rides with a leader
  • participate in any of the Saddles rides (with the understanding you would ride at the pace and rear of the advertised group ride you are joining)
  • take part in the LBOYB annual challenge ride in October each year
  • attend a 2 night country weekend away in November each year.  We will cycle suitable routes and distances specific to each of the groups on both, Saturday and Sunday
  • attend cycling – health related sessions eg nutrition.

Gears

To be eligible for the Gears Skill Group members must;
1. Have completed the 120km LBOYB Challenge ride in previous October  OR
2. Have demonstrated at their Test Ride, that they meet the cycling skill level and fitness of a Gears member and are deemed to be suitably skilled to join this group.
3. Continue with active participation to ensure participant can maintain pace to stay with the group

As a member of Gears, you can:
  • Take part in a mid year cycling weekend away on either the Bass or Surf Coasts.
  • Participate in local Gear and Bells rides with a leader
  • Participate in monthly country Gear and Bells rides with a leader
  • Take part in any of the Bells rides (with the understanding you would ride at the pace and rear of the advertised group ride you are joining)
  • Take part in the LBOYB annual challenge ride in October each year
  • Participate in the November 2 night country weekend away where we will cycle suitable routes and distances specific to Gears on both, Saturday and Sunday
  • Attend cycling – health related sessions eg nutrition.