Sept 21 

 

 A New Season and a New Structure

Ride and Glide will now offer Year-Round Cycling and Winter XC Ski Instruction.  Every year, in late September, you need to join and select Biking Only or Skiing (which includes biking).  In the Winter we will have the usual Tuesday night ski classes and there will also be Fat or Mtn Bikes rides at Lake Elmo.  This change to the biking portion of the club allows us to promote year long biking.  Road riding in the Spring and Summer, Mtn, Gravel, and Fat in the Fall and Winter.  The skiing portion is pretty much unchanged.

See below for a description of the club and sign-up

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  Event Calendar                      

  • Sep 30 :  Birke Trek
  • Nov 7 : Ski Instruction Starts

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                              Sign up here --------> JOIN          
  • Who : Bikers, Skiers, Runners, Rowers, Tri-athletes, Racers, Tourists, Winter People
  • Beginners Welcome   
  • See Club FAQ   
  • Ability level definitions
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  • What : Cross Country ski instruction and workouts.
  • Beginners through advanced. 
  • Only requirement is that you love Winter (or want to!),
  • Loaner skate equipment is available.
  • Mtn/Fat Bike Tuesday night rides at Lake Elmo
    • Demo Fat Bikes available
    • Other locations may be used for bike rides
  • Weekend informal bike and ski outings
  • Where : Lake Elmo Regional Park (Skiing and Winter Biking)
    • Summer Biking from White Bear Lake
  •  Elm Creek Regional Park (Skiing only)
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  • When Every Tuesday night at 6:30 PM at your location.
  • Beginning Nov 7 through Feb
  • It is not necessary to attend every session
  • Informal rollerski workouts begin around Sept 15
    • roller skis are not required for club membership
  •   Weekend Dryland Workouts beginning ASAP
  • Weekend Biking when the muse hits us
  • Summer Biking is 5:45 from Ramsey Beach WBL
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  • Why : To improve your enjoyment of Skiing
  • To make you a faster and more efficient skier
  • To allow you to go further and longer with less effort
  • To Maintain your cycling fitness over the Winter
  • To get into On Snow Fat Biking
  • To ride in a group in the Summer
  •  We are  not a racing club, racing is not required, Tourists welcome
  •  To meet new people to ski and bike with. 
  •  The advanced ski group will have a workout component
  •  Biking is not a required part of the ski group, It's optional.
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  • Fees : (fees reduced this year)
    • Bad Winter promotion
  • Skiing : $50 for new members, $40 for returning members. 
    • $5 couples discount
    •  16  years of age and over
  • Biking : $10 for the whole year (No skiing)
  • Sign up soon, Skiing will fill up. 
  • Skiing fees go up in late Oct.

 

 

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