Preparing for your first GFNY group ride

The first thing you need to do before coming to your first GFNY group ride is to register for the 2019 GFNY. Only registered GFNY riders can attend the group rides. If you haven’t registered for GFNY you can register here.

Next, you’ll need to sign up for the individual Sunday group rides. Sign-up usually opens the Thursday mornings and closes Friday at midnight. We ask that you sign up for the rides so that we can plan ride route(s) and assign ride leaders based on the anticipated attendance.

Bring your waiver. You can find the waiver here. You only need to bring the waiver to your first ride of the season.

Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. If you’re not dressed properly the rides won’t be enjoyable. Tips on what to wear can be found here.

Make sure your bike is tuned up. You don’t want to be stuck outside in the cold waiting for an uber due to a mechanical issue.

Don’t forget your Helmet. Helmets are required on all GFNY rides.

Plan to be self-sufficient. Pack tube(s), CO2 or a pump, a mid-ride snack and water.

Print out a cue sheet or load the route into your bike computer in case you get lost. If you do get lost you can ask anyone how to get to 9W and you can follow 9W back to the start. Routes are usually posted the day before the ride.

Leave your headphones home. wearing headphones during a GFNY group ride is prohibited.

On the morning of the ride plan to arrive by 8:40 rides leave promptly at 9 am.

When you arrive at Strictly Bicycles go inside and check in with the group leader.