Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I participate?
A: Show up! Non-members are expected to join FLCC after their first two rides. Join the WRR mailing list
to get up-to-date info on the rides and routes.
Q: Do I need special equipment to join WRR?
A: You need a road bike with gearing that can handle the hilly roads, blinking lights that fix to you or your bike for safety at dusk, water bottles with water, a bicycle helmet, a spare tube, frame pump, and clipless pedals.
Q: I'm new here, how do I know which group I should join?
A: You should be able to complete the route your group is doing in 2 hours or less. If you are unsure about your ability, it is always best to first join an easier group and then, the following week, join a faster group if you want a more challenging ride. Depending on who shows up, some of the groups break up into two subgroups if there are riders with really mixed abilities, so its highly likely you will have someone to ride with.
Q: I'm a man who rides slow and/or who is looking to improve my group road riding skills. Can I join WRR?
A: No, sorry. These rides are for women only. There are other club rides where men are welcome!
Q: I ride a tandem, can I join WRR?
A: No, we don't allow tandems to participate in WRR. Also, we do not allow recumbents.
Q: I don't like to use clipless pedals. Can I still join WRR?
A: Typically no, but early in the season, new riders in the C group have started out on platform pedals and transitioned to clipless as they gain confidence. We like to have all of our riders in clipless pedals for safety by the third week. If you are new to using clipless pedals, we recommend you try these pedals
. This pedal is clipless on one side and flat on the other. You can use this product to get used to riding clipless if you were previously using platform pedals in the past.
Q: If it is raining, will we still ride?
A: This depends. We update the mailing list, sometimes up to 20 minutes before we are set to leave. Sign up to the mailing list for up-to-date info on the rides.
Q: I'm not a member of FLCC, can I still ride with WRR?
A: We welcome all riders for the first two weeks of riding. If you wish to continue, then we ask that you pay your dues to FLCC, which is very affordable. Sign up here!
Q: Are the rides no drop?
A: Yes! The rides are no drop, meaning if you get a flat or have some other mechanical issue, the group will wait. And the groups all wait and regroup at the top of the climbs and before crossing major intersections (e.g., Route 13, Route 79). But no drop does not mean if you have jumped into a group that is at a higher fitness level than you, the cyclists will wait for you at each and every corner. It is up to you to know which group to ride with by studying the route and deciding ahead of time if you can complete that route in 2 hours or less.
Q. What are typical WRR routes?
A group: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13756715
B group: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13756959
C group: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13757026
Spread the word to women who are looking to ride. WRR organizers welcome riders of all skill levels and experience, and will find a group for you.