One of the goals of the Fresno Cycling Club is to provide riders at all levels various ways to get out there and enjoy our roads along with other riders.
At the Fresno Cycling Club Board of Directors meeting for July 2017, a discussion was held about pursuing that goal, and developing a part of our club that needs our attention. Joseph A Cassinerio II, proposed that a group be re-started within FCC, that focused on "A-level" riders. We, at that time, did not offer a dedicated ride/group of beginner level rides.
"A-level rides", according to the criteria used by FCC, are: "Leisurely. 10-12 mph. Stops as needed. Some riding skills required. Waits for slower riders." For new members of FCC, it's a great place to start. For many people, this is the level of riding that they enjoy best. For others, it's a stepping-stone to faster, longer rides.
Therefore, the "A-Train" has been re-started!!
The Goal of the A-Train is:
- Host a 10-12 mile ride, once a week (Monday's) for beginners.
- Staff the ride with 2 FCC Members, a ride leader and a "sweep."
- Staffing will determine how frequently each staffer has to work the ride. The more people willing to Staff the ride, the less frequent each staffer will have to work the ride.
The rides are set for Mondays at 6:00 PM. We will begin at Frozen Yogurt on Chestnut and Shepherd, and ride for about 1-1.5 hour with a short regroup/break midway. All right hand turns. More details to follow.
A calendar will be developed and posted to reach out to new riders. This is an experiment to try to build our Club so please, come out and ride, or, if you can, help out.