• 11 Jul 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Livermore Trek Store


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VS Racing Team: Livermore Inter-team Training Ride

Ride Host: Jonathan McKaskey

Starting Location and Time:

  • Livermore Trek (2752 First St, Livermore, CA 94550)
  • Thursdays at 5:30 PM
    • Arrive early!! Safety chat and Rollout is prompt at 5:30pm.

Ride Rating: 2S 

  • (2) Mostly easy grades with a few rolling hills; a challenge for beginners 
  • (S) Steady, strenuous, rapid pace 
  • All skill levels are welcome to start with the group – not limited to VS Bicycle Club or Racing Team. 
  • Minimal regroupings, and we don’t wait long-- so be prepared to navigate the course by yourself, handle your own flats, mechanicals, etc. **BE SELF-SUPPORTED**

Route Link:

Estimated Mileage: 

  • 28 miles


Online registration is required-- this is our emergency contact info + ride waiver. You must do this for every ride!

  • If you forget to register online ahead of time, the ride host will have a QR code to scan so you can get to the sign in page online.
  • The ride is open to all 
  • You do not have to be a VS Bicycle Club or Racing Team member 
  • If you enjoy the ride, please consider joining the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club- it helps offset the cost of ride insurance and offers additional rider-benefits.

Route/Ride Notes: 

  • Fast-paced group ride around Livermore 
  • Held on Thursday evenings generally between March and November (during daylight saving time) 

Before the ride: 

  • Brief safety chat to cover any specific safety reminders or traffic issues 
  • Introduction of new riders

Main regroup:  Corner of Raymond and Ames 

  • Do not pull straight into the corner gravel area 
  • Safely turn right onto Ames and make a U-turn at Marigold when you are fully aware of traffic around you

From the regroup point to the end of the ride: 

  • The group generally stays together at a slightly more friendly pace 
  • Fast push/sprint up Greenville 
  • Some riders return to Livermore Trek, while most will start dropping off mid-route to navigate home.

If you get dropped along the route:


  • Pacelines often form during the rides 
  • If you are new to pacelines, here is a helpful video: How to ride a pace line 
  • This will help you understand how to rotate in crosswinds and in an echelon 
  • Feel free to ask any questions before the ride starts
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Preview YouTube video How To Ride In A Pace Line | Cycling Group Ride Tips

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