As you are aware we are starting up Thursday rides again in May.  As we all know Covid has caused lots of changes and we are trying to adapt appropriately.

Partly due to Covid and partly as an attempt at limiting group sizes we are going to try something new, at least for May.  So, depending on how many people sign up for each ride we may have more than one ride leader, so we can split up the groups into reasonable sizes.  We will designate a primary ride leader for each ride.  At the start that person will decide how many groups should be formed and will assign leaders / heros as appropriate.  This will be most pronounced in the B+ B B- section but also in A A- and depending on attendance, multiple C sections.

We will evaluate how this works during May, and decide how to continue.

Due to Covid, we are not going to have any all group mass starts.  We are splitting into 3 groups and starting the rides at 3 different places each week.

In the ride list, rides are listed alphabetically by start location / name of ride.  The group designation for that ride is at the end of the ride name.  e.g. Bandelier B vs. Bandelier C.

Since there is not going to be a sign-in table you will need to sign up for Thursday rides on the website.  From the ride schedule, you will click the name of the ride (making sure it is for your group (A,B,C) in red.

The description of the ride, the routes and the start location will load.  Then fill out the form to “Join the Ride”.  You may signup a total of 2 people at one time.  You will get a confirming email assuming you entered the correct email address.

We are limiting the total number of riders per group to 30.  For B rides, if there are enough riders and enough leaders then the ride will be split into B+, B, B- as we used to do.  Same for A and A-.  C rides will split into smaller groups if there are enough riders and leaders to try to keep each ride group to 10 or less.  Please note that the ride signup process is new.  If you cannot sign up for a ride, send your issue to admin at via email.  Also note that if you signed up for a ride before April 4, 2021, then I have deleted your booking.  Sorry.  Good practice.

Ad hoc rides on Tuesday and Saturday will continue as they have been during 2020.  We will consider going back to the old ad hoc system later in the year, possibly June or July, but for now as it has been.  If you want to connect with an ad hoc group, fill out the contact form and indicate your ride level.

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