Cannon Valley Velo Club’s group road rides: your choice of six ride categories

Cannon Valley Velo Club, A and B ride groups, Bridge Square CVVC logo

Two groups of road riding members of the Cannon Valley Velo Club (CVVC) met at Bridge Square this morning at 7 am. The B Ride route: a 38-mile ride from to Farmington and Hampton and back.   The A Ride, part of Bruce Anderson’s Long-Distance Laughing Ride Series:

This is a long sucker, but it rolls through some beautiful, quiet country. Main rest stop is projected at the Straight River Inn Cafe in downtown Hope, MN at about 67 miles. There will be opportunities for water and convenience store food/beverages in Waterville (35 miles) and Nerstrand (113 miles), but it’s wide open country otherwise, so plan food and water accordingly!

See the club’s road ride categories for more details on what to expect on the group road rides: A, A/B, B, B/C, C, D/Family.

Some photos of riders heading out on the A Ride:

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6 comments to  (Including One Discussion Thread)Cannon Valley Velo Club’s group road rides: your choice of six ride categories

  • 1
    Barry Cipra says:

    Interesting: Every single cyclist in those photos is sporting a helmet. Does the Velo Club require it, or is it merely de rigueur?

    • 1.1
      Bruce Anderson says:

      Club rules require that all riders wear helmets, Barry. As someone who once had an accident that cracked my helmet and still left me with a concussion (and probably would have left me brain-damaged or dead without the helmet), I wear mine religiously, even around town.

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        Barry Cipra says:

        Bruce, I was referring to Griff’s thread on bike helmet promotions being antithetical to public health. (Take special note of his reply there to George Kinney’s “a helmet saved my life” story so similar to your own.) So, Griff, how about it, is the CVVC doing a disservice to public health by requiring helmets?

      • 1.1.2
        Bruce Anderson says:

        Yeah, Barry, I browsed the discussion of helmets and public health earlier. I don’t have the time or inclination to weigh in on the validity of the research on the issue. I just ride a lot and choose to protect my cranium.

      • 1.1.3
        Griff Wigley says:

        Barry, with the speeds and the obstacles encountered during both road riding and mountain biking, I highly recommend helmets.

  • 2
    Bruce Anderson says:

    Thanks for the plug, Griff. It was a beautiful day for a ride!

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