While we are waiting for organized group rides to resume, the Trustees have thought it might be fun to revive an old tradition from Western Jersey Wheelmen's past -- Time Trials. It is felt that these can be run in such a manner as to maintain social distancing. Depending on turnout, there will be more time trials scheduled throughout the season.
The Time Trial course is approx. 4.5 miles long. The route starts at Kingwood Township school on Rt 519. After leaving the parking lot, turn right on Rt 519. Make the first right onto Union Rd. Take Union Rd all the way to Barbertown Point Breeze Rd, make a right. Then make the first right onto Thatcher Rd. Follow that all the way to Rt 519. Make a right and then a quick right into the school to end the time trial. RideWithGPS route is below.
Here are the rules:
Participants need to register with Dan Rappoport by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is only open to club members.
Participants will be assigned a start time.
To encourage distancing, riders will start at 5 minute intervals.
Riders should arrive at the school no more than 15 minutes before their assigned start time.
When parking, leave at least 1 space between cars.
If you come up to another rider, pass them immediately. No drafting. If you are passed, let the passing rider go. Don't try to latch onto them.
After a rider completes the course they should pack up and leave as quickly as possible and not congregate in the lot (at least until Social Distancing rules are relaxed).
Participants will keep their own time, and should report their times to Dan Rappoport at completion.
It should be stressed that participants are NOT competing against other riders. The goal is that each rider is competing against themselves, with the aim of seeing improvement in their time as the season progresses.
Front/rear flashers recommended
- Contact Ride Leader: Dan Rappoport