Monday / Development Ride – Starts April 10, 2017 Written By Mike McCarney on April 3, 2017 Do you want to learn to ride safely in a group? Do you want to learn some techniques to ride smoother and easier? Do you want to meet some like minded friendly people? These are just a few of the reasons why you might want to come try out MIVA’s Monday night group ride (“Begin to group ride” “Development Ride”). This weekly group ride became really popular last year which meant that we were able to offer 3 different groups = 3 different speeds. This means there is a group just right for most people. It is important that you are competent on a bike but you do not need to be fast. We will maintain an average speed of 20-24 km/hr and we will not drop anyone – yes it is a “no drop” ride. We will meet at the NIC (Nanaimo Ice Center) parking lot and roll out at 6pm sharp. You must be a member of MIVA and hold a CyclingBC license/membership, so please go to our site and sign up online before hand. OR you can try two MIVA events as long as you sign a 2017 club waiver first, then decide if you want to join (nobody ever changes their mind:)). Cycling BC (any license/membership), MIVA sign up. Our usual route is out and back on Jingle Pot road with a couple offshoots thrown in for fun (read hills). We will start out with a shorter ride of about 20km but will build that up as it suits the group. Pacing lining will be instructed and practiced where it works best on this route. As well this year we plan to do some instruction on simple bike maintenance and safety checks before some of the rides. These rides are lead by at least one experienced MIVA rider who is there to guide you and help you feel comfortable in the group as well as push you a bit when you may need it. Start Date: Monday April 11 Time: 6pm Meeting spot: NIC parking lot. Come ride with us! If you need to, download print and sign a 2017_Club_Waiver. *Sample of a route last year, more or less http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6558687. Proudly sponsored again by KIYO SPA, thank you!