The No-Drop Group
(Be sure to also read the article, "Saturday Morning Ride")
The Saturday Morning Rides are organized into pace groups. One of the pace groups is a No-Drop Ride. This ride is perfect for new riders and those who are looking for an easy, more social group. This group leaves after all other groups have started, and everyone in the group looks out for each other. You don't have to worry you'll get left behind - someone will stay with you, whether you have a flat, or just aren't as fast as your speed-demon friends!
The No-Drop Ride is for both the new cyclist and the not-so-new-cyclist that's still new to NWCC. Riders should be able to meet the minimum rider requirements for the Saturday Zube Ride:
- Be able to ride at least 20 miles
- Be able to maintain a minimum of 12 mph
- Obey all traffic laws
- Helmets required
- No headphones
Regardless of your ability, the No-Drop Riders will make sure that you're welcomed, looked after, and also entertained. You see, this group includes quite a few long-time club members who prefer the lively social atmosphere of the New Riders Group. If you're looking for peace and quiet, this might NOT be the group for you!
Welcome to NWCC!!
All participants realize the dangers of participating in a bicycle ride and fully assume the risks associated with such participation, including but not limited to, colliding with pedestrians, vehicles, other riders and fixed or moving objects; surface hazards, equipment failure and inadequate safety equipment; and the possibility of serious injury. Each participant waives, releases and discharges NWCC from any and all claims for any damages which may be sustained in connection with an NWCC sponsored bicycle ride. It is the sole responsibility for each participant to be familiar with the courses. All participants understand and agree that situations may arise which may be beyond the immediate control of others and must continually ride so as to neither endanger themselves or others. All participants accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of their equipment. Properly fitted, approved bicycle helmets are required of all riders.
All rides are on public roads and riders ride at their own risk; each participant is responsible for his/her own safety and security. Route maps are available for the different routes, and each participant assumes the risk of using these maps. NWCC is not responsible for any known or unknown hazards.
Riders should carry identification, full water bottles. easily-accessible ID (license, data sheet or wrist ID), cell phone, cash, credit card, spare tubes, levers & inflator (pump and/or CO2). Posted start times indicate when the ride begins and so riders should allow enough time beforehand to prepare themselves and their bicycles. Rides may be canceled at the discretion of the leader/starter if weather conditions make it unsafe to ride.