Why is this an Appetizer Ride? Glad you asked! Your great meal begins with a great appetizer, so this ride is to begin your great road cycling passion. We want new riders to come and learn to group ride. This will be out of our Ahwatukee location every Sunday. The goal is to take beginning riders and build their strength, knowledge, and confidence through various group ride activities. All are welcome. Along the way, we will discuss:
• What you need to ride with
• Roadside repairs (spare tube/s, inflation device, & tire levers at a minimum)
• Nutrition for longer rides
• Hydration for the summer
• climbing hills
• group ride etiquette
• and much more
This ride is perfect for you if:
• Have been off the bike for awhile
• New to the sport
• Afraid of spandex 🙂
• Not sure if you have the right bike… EVERY bike is welcome!
• If you want to learn how to ride in a group.
We will focus on shifting and climbing small hills. This is a No Drop Ride, we will NOT leave you behind. We will also serve a light breakfast after the ride.
We will meet at shop around 7:10am and leave promptly at 7:30am
While bicycling is an outstanding recreational sport, it also involves risk and even dangers. Some of these dangers are limited to: traveling on or crossing heavily traveled roads, steep descents, potholes, accidents, unexpected moves of another rider, physical exertion, fatigue, flat tires, and motorists. Ride terrain, pace and distance may vary from the written or verbal description. In addition to the above, mountain bike rides may involve steep descents on heavily rutted roads, trails, as well as rock and log hopping. Cactus, snakes or other wildlife may also prove to be a danger in AZ.
I acknowledge that RMAL, llc (DBA Global Bikes) encourages the wearing of helmets and other safety gear and agree to hold Global Bikes and the ride leaders harmless for any injury resulting from my failure to wear a helmet or other safety gear.
The undersigned acknowledges that the risks recited above, as well as numerous other dangers are inherent in recreational bicycling and the undersigned agrees to assume all risks associated with participation in club/shop activities. The undersigned further agrees to save and hold harmless RMAL, llc (DBA Global Bikes), its’ employees, ride leader, coordinators, members, and other riders from any and all liability for any injury or damage resulting from, or in any way connected with, participation group/shop/club activities.
I warrant that I am competent to ride safely and that my bicycle and equipment are in safe working condition. I agree to obey all traffic laws and to practice safety and courtesy when cycling. I hereby consent to and permit any emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness.
In the case of children under the age of 18, I hereby agree to the terms of the above waiver on behalf of my child (children I agree that Global Bikes, its officers, activity organizers, employees, ride leaders and other members have no obligation to provide instruction to, or supervision of my children.
I give RMAL, LLC (DBA Global Bikes), its employees, agents and assigns, unlimited permission to use, publish and re-publish in any form of media, reproductions of my likeness, (photographs or video) with or without identification of me by name. I agree to not demand payment or any other compensation and agree to hold the above parties harmless of all liability arising from such use.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER. I AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY IT.