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Velorosa Team Training Rides!

Team rides are for all members who have a current 2023 paid membership and have completed the team waiver. Team rides are for building cycling skills and meeting new friends. #showup

2023 rides are being organized and run by a committee members: Dorie Hammer, Deanne Herr, Kelli O'Leary, Rose Willey, and Erika York.

Team rides will begin Monday, May 8th.

When: Every Monday, May 8th - August 14th

Where: Water Works Park Shelter, Des Moines

Time: Meet at 5:45 p.m. and start riding at 6:00 p.m.

If weather is iffy, the committee will do their best to decide to cancel 24 hours in advance.

For updates when there are cancellations or changes:

  1. Go to our team website:

  2. Login with your username and password. (Current 2023 paid membership required.)

  3. Select "Forum" from top banner on home page.

  4. Select "Follow" on the "Team Training Rides" forum. This will subscribe you to get auto updates regarding training rides. Updates will go to your email and to the SpacesbyWix app if you are a user of this app.

*We are trying to use the team website and SpacesByWix app for all communication. Not all team members are on Facebook. We strongly encourage all to download the app and to use to check for events and notifications.

General Idea:

Week 1 - Basic skills training for riding in groups. We will cover the basics of riding in a paceline, how to draft, how to rotate within the pace line, and more. These skills are critical for riding safely as a group.

Week 2 – Review basic skills and practice for any new riders not at Week 1. If time allows, we’ll head out on the trail system or a road route.

Week 3 and going forward - Routes and additional distances or ride options will be added. Last summer we typically had two groups: a trail group and a road group.

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Dorie Hammer
Dorie Hammer
May 08, 2023

Tomorrow looks to be beautiful for riding bikes! We hope to see everyone at 5:45 at the Waterworks shelter. We roll out at 6.

If you see any changes in the weather please check here before you head out.


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