Rider Expectations

teamCOPC is committed to the safe group riding concept, and will stay together, or form several smaller groups, never dropping any riders.

There will usually be a leader for each ride, but every smaller group may not have one, and it may not be possible to "sweep" the route every week.

 

Riders should commit to keeping their group together and not dropping riders.

Groups are asked to ride the advertised speed ranges. 

There will possibly not be a rider leader in every group.

We expect all cyclists on our rides to watch out for each other. 

With that, all riders should choose their speed group realistically, to be considerate of those desiring a certain pace.

 

Finally, please park cars away from the buildings to be courteous to the Market Square patrons while we ride.

Helmets are always required, and we obey the rules of the road.

 

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Weekly Rides - mid-April through Pelotonia

teamCOPC hosts several training rides a week from mid-April until Pelotonia. We are focused on training riders for Pelotonia, but all are welcome to join. Please review the ride descriptions to join a ride suited to your abilities and training goals.

 

Scheduled rides will be listed here weekly, and spontaneous group rides will be posted on our Ride Group Announcements.  In event of concerning weather, safety and common sense should dictate participation. Weather/Cancellation News will be posted at least an hour prior to the start times if indicated. 

Wednesdays (thru June)

Beginner Group Ride - Beginners and Leaders Welcome

Start time: 6 pm

New Albany Philip Heit Center Patio (map

150 W Main St., New Albany, 43054

We start with a discussion of group riding safety and techniques, then take a slow short ride. This is a 2 month course, with early season routes being very mild, progressing to some beginning  hill climbing skills in June. Helmets required. Riders should arrive with properly maintained bicycle ready for the ride, as this is not a maintenance clinic. Although geared toward beginners, riders should be able to maintain a pace of at least 12 mph. 

Please review the Rider Expectations.

Routes chosen depending on wind and attendance.

Routes:  

East 9 mi   15 mi   21 mi

North 11 mi   18 mi   23 mi

Expected Pace Groups (based on attendance):

10-12 mph, 12-14 mph, 14+ mph

Thursdays

Thursday Night Hills - All Are Welcome

Start time: 6 pm

Jersey Baptist Church North Parking Lot (map)

13260 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Thursday Night Hills has become a favorite of many riders. It begins flat to gently downhill, then it puts you to work. Riders will split up by expected average speeds, 14-15 ish, 16-ish, 17+. Each group then chooses their route distance. As always, choose your group sensibly to achieve your own goals and respect the goals of other riders. Groups will stay together, but it's still wise to bring a friend and review the routes ahead of time. There will typically be two rider leaders, but not enough to shepherd every group. 

Routes:

The ride leader or the group will choose from these routes, considering attendance and remaining sunlight:

Usual Routes:

TNH 28 CCW 28.2 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13511088 

TNH 28 CW 27.9 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14119929 

TNH 35 CCW 34.9 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13692147 

TNH 35 CW 34.6 miles https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18329288 

Sundays

Multi-Group Training Ride - All Are Welcome

Start times: April-10 am, May-9 am, June and later-8 am

New Albany Heit Center (map)

150 W Main St, New Albany, OH 43054

There are several overlapping routes each week, so there's something for everyone. Riders will split up by expected average speeds, 13-14ish, 15-16ish, 17+. Each group then chooses their route distance. As always, choose your group sensibly to achieve your own goals and respect the goals of other riders. Groups will stay together, but it's still wise to bring a friend and review the routes ahead of time. There will typically be two rider leaders, but not enough to shepherd every group. 

Routes:

See Ride Group Announcements

TeamCOPC is a group of physicians, employees and friends of Central Ohio Primary Care dedicated to fighting cancer by volunteering or riding in Pelotonia. In our first eight years, teamCOPC has raised over $1,065,000 for cancer research!

Pelotonia is a grass-roots bike tour with ONE GOAL : END CANCER. 100 % of donations go to fund life-saving research at the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Since 2009, Pelotonia has raised over $156 million.

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