The Wheels to Meals (W2M) group does not use the club ride rating system as our group is very diverse and we welcome all levels. We have riders of all abilities and we try to accommodate everyone that wants to ride with us.Our Tuesday and Thursday daytime rides are typically between 20 and 40 miles and often there are options for shorter or longer variations of a given ride.
Our riders move at their own pace. Some of our riders really get out and pound the bikes and often get in additional miles and additional hills.Others move along at a “social” pace. We make every attempt to never leave a rider behind and we have a group of experienced riders that rotate to “bring up the rear” and make sure no one gets lost of left behind with a breakdown.We have riders that will assist with flat tires and minor mechanical repairs.Most of the group members are retirees and we have many that stay with the group well into their 80’s.As the name implies, the one common theme of our rides is the lunch stop.W2Ms provides physical exercise, good conversation, and social interaction.If you are available for mid-week day time rides, give the group a try.
The W2M rides are announced via the STBC’s yahoogroup e-mail listserv. To subscribe to this listserv, send a note to Larry Blumberg (LBlumberg@stny.rr.com) who will provide you with a Yahoogroup-generated invitation.Follow the instructions in the invitation in order to complete your subscription process.
The details for each ride and announced a day or two prior to the ride.
The following link provides access to a database listing and describing a large number of ride routes typically taken by the Wheels to Meals group.The rides can be selectively viewed based on one of the following categories:starting point, distance, terrain, destination, climb, grade and difficulty.
In the past 9 years, our W2M cyclists have traveled a collective distance of 208,000 miles - nearly to the moon. A 'moon-landing' is anticipated in 2014!
Editor's note: The moon landing did occur-along NY-434 a couple miles East of Owego. All returned safely to the starting point that day. A picture of the group that was present that fateful day is to be found below.