Our next club meeting be held on Monday, April 7, at 7:30pm in the Taube Community Room at the Belmont Public Library.

Website manager Yvonne Walbroehl will kick off the meeting with a brief “tour” of some of the useful features of our new Penvelo website.

Next, Joe Pessano of Park Road Fitness will speak about core strength. Core fitness is something that many of us are guilty of ignoring. However, a strong core is not only one of the best ways of improving our cycling performance, but also of reducing the risk of injury. Click HERE to learn more about Joe.

All club members and prospective members are encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there!

coffee bike croppedThe next no-drop “Coffee Ride” will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

This ride is targeted at newer riders looking for some more fitness or/and group riding experience before joining the regular club ride, non-club riders looking for an introductory ride, and more experienced riders who want to get some recovery miles in their training  The pace and duration should fit squarely as a base/recovery ride in a more experienced riders training calendar, or as a challenging but very achievable ride for a less experienced rider- and of course, it’s ‘no-drop’, so the pace changes to accommodate.  If you know someone who is considering joining the club, but would like to ease into it, please send them our way.

We will depart with the regular club ride from Canada/92 at 8:15am and then drop off at the end of Canada and STOP and regroup at Roberts Market, to then do our own ride from there.  This gives riders the length of Canada to decide whether they want to do the regular club ride or get in some social base miles with the Coffee Ride.  The ride leader will drop back through the club ride as we approach Woodside Rd, to announce the ‘no-drop’ regroup at Roberts.

The ride will be somewhere in the range of 2.5 to 3 hours, inclusive of coffee stop. Through Portola Valley to Los Altos.  At Stevens Creek Dam we will double back, making a coffee stop in Los Altos on our return trip back to Canada/92.

No advance registration or club membership is required to participate in this ride.  If you have questions about the ride or your ability to participate in it, please contact the ride leaders, Franklin Rice and Ken Jorgensen (coffeeride@penvelo.org), who will be happy to discuss details with you in advance.