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CENTRAL JERSEY BICYCLE CLUB, Inc.






established 1968
"50 YEARS and STILL ROLLING ALONG"

Anniversary Ride
Oct. 7, 2017
Rides out of Thompson Park, Jamesburg
Lunch at Vesuvio's Pizza provided
Members Only
See the event calendar for details.


General Meeting/
Board Meeting
Oct. 16, 2017
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Metuchen Library
480 Middlesex Ave
Metuchen, NJ  08840

Members welcome!
Ride Captain Kevin Smith will be sharing tips on winter riding.




Welcome to the Central Jersey Bicycle Club

The mission of the Central Jersey Bicycle Club (CJBC) is to provide a social and recreational club for bicycling throughout the Central Jersey counties of Middlesex, Mercer, Monmouth, Somerset, including the counties of Ocean, and Burlington. Promoting the general interests of bicycling, fellowship among members, training for safety, knowledge of bicycle maintenance, and all forms of bicycling activity. 
We also support national, state, and community bicycle advocacy organizations.
Our mission continues after 50 years.


Benefits of Membership:

10% discount at select bicycle stores

6 club meetings a year, with featured speakers

Awards Recognition Dinner (Spring) - dinner included

Member 
Appreciation Ride (Spring) - lunch included

Farmlands Flat Tour (1st Saturday in May) 

Longest Day Ride (Summer) - ride the length of NJ

Anniversary Ride (Autumn) - lunch included

Holiday Party (December) - dinner included

Ride with GPS Premium Club Account & Phone App.

     

   


 

 
 

RULES OF THE RIDE
Under each listing is the Ride Classification, Terrain Difficulty, Distance in Miles, Starting Time, Location of Start, and Ride Leaders(s) with phone number(s). Our rule is that you Must call the leader of the ride you plan to attend; this will let you ask questions about the ride and will let the Leader notify you if he/she has any special instructions on conditions or stops.

Helmets must be worn on all rides

FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS
Family membership consists of one or two adults in the same household and minor children if any. All adult applicants must sign the release. Individuals under 18 must join as part of a Family Membership and a parent/guardian must sign the release for them. Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult on a club ride.

CJBC SOCIAL GATHERINGS
General Meetings – alternate months with guest presenters
Awards Meeting – awards distributed to leaders and riders including Spirit of Cycling
Volunteers Dinner – thank our volunteers for their special efforts



Ride Classifications

The following ride classifications and terrain ratings are used on the Event Calendar to provide potential ride attendees with an idea of what to expect on a particular ride.

An example ride listing:

TUESDAY, JAN 31
B+, 2/3, 35, Ride Name 10:00 AM  Leader Name
Starting at Lyons Mall in Basking Ridge.
Please call to confirm ride.
Peture Goat, 908-555-1212

  • B+ indicates a steady 14-15 mph pace
    • Note the speed may vary during ride, depending on terrain.
  • 2/3 means over rolling to large hills
  • 35 indicates that the ride will cover approximately 35 miles
  • The ride starts at 10:00 AM, sharp
  • The ride leader has requested that riders call to confirm they are joining the ride
  • The ride leader's name and contact phone number are provided
    • Note on leaderless rides: Any Leaderless Rides listed in The HUB are different from the other rides in that either has no predetermined leader. If you attend, you may or may not find someone assuming the leadership role.

Pace Ratings

  • Speed indicates average upon completion of ride.
  • Speed may vary during ride, depending on terrain.

Class

For Average speed
while moving
AX strong, experienced cyclists in top physical condition 18 mph or more
A+ strong, experienced cyclist 17-18 mph
A strong, experienced cyclist 16-17 mph
A - strong, experienced cyclist 15-16 mph
B+ good, competent cyclists 14-15 mph
B good, competent cyclists 13-14 mph
B - good, competent cyclists 12-13 mph
C+ average cyclists 11-12 mph
C average cyclists 10-11 mph
 D  average cyclist  8-10 mph 
 EZ  average cyclists 20/15 miles or less  9 mph or less
ATB All-Terrain and Hybrids ...will vary with terrain
and riders' experience.
MTB All-Terrain Bikes only ...will vary

Terrain Ratings

  1. Hill Mania (multiple long and/or steep climbs)
  2. Large Hills (such as Hillcrest Road in Warren or Johnston Drive in Watchung)
  3. Rolling Hills (such as Valley Road in Warren Township)
  4. Flat (except for the occasional overpass)

ATB Ratings

  1. 1 Log: Novice. Basically flat. Typically tow paths and fire roads.
  2. 2 Logs: Intermediate. Rolling. Rough paths and fire roads.
  3. 3 Logs: Advanced. Numerous steep hills, some technical.

MTB Ratings

  1. 1 Log: Novice. Basically flat to smooth.
  2. 2 Logs: Intermediate. Rolling rugged.
  3. 3 Logs: Advanced. Hilly, technical.


                                 

                                                                                                                      
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