Drafting for the Recreational Bicyclist

As most of you know, riding behind other bicyclists for protection from the wind can be quite beneficial.  Studies have shown that having other bikers on all sides of you can result in up to a 25% reduction in your workload.  That’s why bicycle racers do it, but doing so comes with an increased risk of having an accident. This risk can be significantly reduced, however, if everyone in a group of riders follows some rules and guidelines that are listed here in a random order:

Chuck Sunder

In rembrance of Chuck Sunder, below is an article about Chuck that was published in the 2013 TCBC newsletter:

Trails Update - July 2015

BROWN’S CREEK TRAIL: officially opened in early June and now it has plenty of signs and interpretive markers. Well done, DNR! Nice little structure at the junction with the Gateway Trail too.



Last Fall a group of TCBC Ride Leaders met to review and update the TCBC Ride Key to better reflect our various ride types.  In addition they updated the "Additional Ride Considerations" which are designed to help ride participants be better prepared for the TCBC ride they choose.  Picking the best ride for your skill level and knowing what to expect helps make for an optimal ride experience.  Click here to review the Ride Key

198 New or Returning Ride Leaders

Congratulations to all of you who have either completed the new ride leader training, attended the Forum or watched the Forum video to qualify as active TCBC ride leaders for the coming year.  New this year - all active TCBC ride leaders must now log onto the TCBC Website/Forum to post a ride.  Come join us for a great 2015 biking season!