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Spring Training: The 2018 R-STS

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:30am

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R-STS and Long Island Randonneurs, April 2016.

Online registration for the SIG/STS programs will open on the morning following the SIG/STS/Racing Team Introductory Meeting. The exact time will be first announced at the meeting and posted on NYCC's website after it.

Interested to learn more about the STS? Join us at the SIG/STS/Racing Team Introductory Meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The meeting is open to members and non-members. 

R-STS 2018 is an 12-ride series for experienced B-riders that expands route selection beyond the GWB>Nyack>GWB corridor. This is the R-STS' fourth year.

Dates: Saturdays, March 3 through May 19. Sunday is the rain date.

Routes: Adventuresome fare that will feature routes through Suffolk, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, NY and Fairfield, Litchfield, CT. Distances will progress from 45 to 100+ miles with climbing between 30-70' per mile.

Food Stops: We take great pride in our food stops. They include Mediterranean, Brazilian and American BBQ and brick-oven pizza.

Gear: Any decent road bike, cyclocross, touring, hybrid, recumbent, etc. that’s in good repair and with which you can maintain the pace will do. No aero bars.

Recommended, but not required:

• Deep gears for the hills, particularly if you are a B-15
• 25mm or wider tires for back roads and occasional hard pack
• Some handlebar or seatpost storage
• Permanent or removable fenders

Note that lighting and reflective gear will be required for the Ronkonkoma 200K. You'll also need to obtain a Metro North/LIRR bike pass.

Who: Intended for SIG graduates and comparably experienced cyclists. The R-STS will encourage safety, preparation and efficiency.  Participants will be expected to assist on organizing two (2) rides.  Social skills always appreciated. 

Size: The group will be limited to a fifteen (15) riders. Open spots will be posted on regular ride listings. 

Riding: We follow B-SIG group riding protocols, but not pacelines.  Expect to break out into slower (15) and faster (17) groups.

Drop Policy: While we ride cooperatively and help each other out, but if you go off the front or back, you should be prepared to navigate the route on your own.

Time Commitment: We do not have a formal absence policy, but we expect you to make good faith effort to participate in the series and to maintain conditioning if you miss a week.

Series Organizer: Neile Weissman is a veteran ride leader and planner, having led over 500 rides for the Club.  Neile was NYCC Routemeister and B-Ride Leader of the Year, organizer of the New Paltz Weekend and a former Club President.

Spring Training: The 2018 R-STS
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