Women Of All Cycling Abilities Invited To Join A Bike Ride

HbW Women Cycling Volunteers and Hilltop Bicycles
HbW Women Cycling Volunteers and Hilltop Bicycles
On behalf of the HbW Women Cycling Volunteers and Hilltop Bicycles, thank you to the women who have joined HbW women's cycling club and continue to help us fulfill our mission to provide a supportive, friendly and encouraging environment for women of all cycling abilities to have fun, meet new friends and improve their cycling skills. 

As we look forward to warmer temperatures and longer days, it is time to share our HbW spring group ride schedule.  Unless otherwise noted, group rides commence the 1st week of April. 

We are pleased to announce two weekly HbW riding opportunities beginning this Saturday, March 8th:
  • The C-Level (intermediate) Group Ride will leave from Tamaques Park in Westfield, NJ at 10 AM and continue weekly on Saturdays through May 3rd. This is for road bike riders with some riding experience and ability to maintain AVG pace between 12-15 MPH on terrain which includes 1 big hill climb and rolling hills. This is a no drop ride for fun & fitness! 
  • The HbW Cycling Workout will take place at 10 AM at the Tamaques Park 0.8 mile paved loop and continue weekly through May 10th. A small group may split off to ride on local residential streets after riding around the loop for a few weeks. This ride-at-your-own-pace cycling opportunity is geared towards beginners, "rusty" riders, and those of any cycling level that prefer not to contend with cars on open streets.  It offers a setting for camaraderie and exercise in a no-stress environment!  A leader and several HbW volunteers will be onsite to ride / answer questions. Bring any type bike!
  • For triathletes or those with an interest in triathlons, join Triwomen at 9 AM for "I Hate Running."  Like a Challenge?  Attend "I Hate Running" followed by 10 AM HbW Cycling Workout for a "brick" session.  "I Hate Running" has all levels of runners & walkers. Sessions continue weekly through May 10th.  To participate, please sign up for free Triwomen membership at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Triwomen_spfw/info
  • If you plan to attend either the HbW C-Group Ride, HbW Cycling Workout, or Triwomen's "I Hate Running" at Tamaques Park, in Westfield, please meet by the tennis courts / brick restroom building in center of park 15 minutes before start time. There is parking adjacent, and also throughout the park. (Do not park on the grass or you may be ticketed.)
A 2014 HbW signed waiver is required for HbW cycling participation.  HbW membership is free and all offerings are free. Women of all cycling abilities are welcome to join!  Interested women are asked to email their 1) name, 2) phone number, 3) and city of residence to hbwomen@hilltopbicycles.com to officially join HbW.  New members will receive a club communication with attached HbW waiver, information on group rides, cycling clinics, social events, and discount event/gear opportunities.

Hope to see you on an HbW group ride soon!  

Lisa Braddock 
HbW Club Leader
Triwomen Cycling Leader 

HbW Weekly Group Ride Schedule* 
(*rides start 1st week of April, unless otherwise noted)
(all rides are no-drop, meaning entire group stays together, with exception of A-level Training Ride)

A-Level (18+ MPH AVG, 25+ Miles) HbW Training Ride
Hills/Rolling Terrain 
Thursday 6pm, leaves from Hilltop Bicycles (Hb) Summit location 
Leader: Barbara Maguire 
This is a drop ride. Cue sheets provided. 

B-Level (16-18 MPH AVG; 20+ Miles
) Advanced 
Hills/Rolling Terrain

Tuesday 10am, leaves from Hb Summit 
Leader: Christina Hill 

Tuesday 6pm, leaves from Hb Cranford 
Leader: Jamie Dunn 

C-Level (13-15 MPH AVG, 15+ Miles) Intermediate 
Limited Hills / Rolling Terrain

Saturday 9:15am, leaves from Hb Cranford 
(restarting on 5/17) 
Leader: Lisa Braddock 

Saturday 10am, leaves from Tamaques Park (3/8 through 5/3) 
Leader: Lisa Braddock 

Thursday 10am, leaves from Hb Cranford 
Leader: Melissa Colton 

D-Level (10-12 MPH AVG, 10+ Miles) Beginner
Mostly Flat Terrain
Wednesday 6:15pm, leaves from Hb Cranford 
Leader: Lora Kaprowski 

Cycling Workout in Park (All Levels)
Flat Terrain
Saturday 10:00am, leaves from Tamaques Park, Westfield (3/8 through 5/10) 
Leader: Kim Leitner 
Ride at your own speed on a closed 0.8M loop. 
Possible, small group ride on local residential streets.
Bring ANY bike!

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