DETAILS & GUIDELINES
If you follow these guidelines, you will have a great ride:
- Sign in – you must sign a waiver to participate and ‘sign’ in each ride. Prizes will be given at the conclusion of the WBL if you participate in every ride.
- Bring everything you need; money, food, drink, spare tubes, adequate clothing, MAPS, and a helmet.HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. We generally have 1 pre-announced pee break (1 hour in) and 1 store stop (2 hours in). It’s a riders responsibility to be able to get back to the starting point.
- No whining. Pray or curse, but please do so silently.
- You ride at your own risk. You assume all risk of injuries. You are expected to ride safely at all times. YELLOW LINE MUST BE OBSERVED or AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION. These roads are open to traffic. Be smart. Never take your hands off the bars. Show respect for the communities we ride through and the motorists we encounter.
- Ride two abreast, especially when first departing. Obey all rules of the road. (Red lights and stop signs). If the pack splits on the way out of town, don’t worry, we’ll regroup. We may go single file from time to time for safety reasons or other reasons. Keep your eyes and ears open.
- Please show respect to motorists. Please show respect for the communities we cycle through by not littering, being careful where you pee, and obeying ALL RED LIGHTS AND STOP SIGNS.
- We provide a SAG wagon, but you should not rely on the Sag Vehicle to get you home; the SAG may be tending to someone else, may have a flat tire, or may be lost. Riders should have the map on his or her Garmin, a map in their pocket, money, spare tubes, cell phone, and proper clothing. The SAG is not for dropped riders. The Pack will keep moving forward at all times, except store stops and pee breaks.
- There is no entry fee to the WBL, but we ask riders to give a donation to iDream Athletes Foundation for rider leaders and the SAG Driver. We need their support to make WBL happen so show them your support by giving a few bucks each ride. Donations accepted at the sign in table area.
- In the event of inclement weather: We will make announcements regarding ride announcements (i.e. indoor ride in lieu of outdoor ride) by Friday at 5:00pm. Check our Facebook Page for updates.
- Have Fun!! (Mandatory!)
Get To Know Your WBL Ride Groups
The A Group and B+ are DROP Rides, B is no drop but expected to keep B pace, C is a NO Drop ride.
A Group - experienced, pro’s/elites, competitive, Tuesday Night World’s A Group + Bakery Ride, ‘team’ racers & can maintain 18-22 mph throughout entire ride.
The B+ Group, bumped up the pace slightly this year to 17-19 mph for the average (depends on weather, distance, hills of course) this group is comparable to the Kirbo ‘A’ Ride, will pause at various intersections but you must know the route in case you get dropped from the main group. This is a DROP ride, if you can’t hang please join B group.
B Group- is the same as the ‘B’ Kirbo Group. The B- Group is a NO DROP Ride, however, you still need to be able to maintain the expected B- pace overall. The leader will plan on stopping at key re-grouping points, but can’t expect to have the group waiting excessively for anyone that is consistently falling behind, experienced, non-competitive & can maintain 15-17 mph throughout the entire ride. No Drop, but expected to keep B pace.
C Group = novice/beginner riders, riding an easier pace. No one left behind. Riders wanting a gentler pace, to soak in the scenery, new to the bike and/or may not feel comfortable drafting or riding with a group. This is a NO DROP Ride. Leader and Sweeper during this ride.
Please note the groups offered and the paces associated with the AVL WBL groups.
- If you participate in the Tuesday Night Worlds rides in Etowah or along the river in Asheville and ride in the ‘A’ group this would be the same as the A group in the AVL WBL rides.
- B+ AVL WBL Group– If you have participated in the Kirbo Cycling ‘A’ group rides, the B+ group is considered the same as the Kirbo ‘A’ Rides.
- B AVL WBL Group– is the same as the ‘B’ Kirbo Group. The B Group is a NO DROP Ride, however, you still need to be able to maintain the expected B pace overall. The leader will plan on stopping at key re-grouping points, but can’t expect to have the group waiting excessively for anyone that is consistently falling behind unreasonably, so make sure that you are at the proper level to sustain a B pace.
- C Groups– are for riders wanting a gentler pace, to soak in the scenery, new to the bike and/or may not feel comfortable drafting or riding with a group. This is a NO DROP Ride.