A tutorial for using the CIBA Ride Calendars
The CIBA calendars have over 700 rides per year. It can be a maze to work through to find a ride that meets your needs. Here, we offer some guidelines about the different CIBA rides to help explain what the rides are and how to find them in the CIBA Calendars.
All rides start and end at the same location for that particular ride.
If you are a rider new or returning to cycling, these might the rides for you.
Experienced riders or riders looking for high level of fitness may enjoy:
Rides that have a moderate fitness level or a higher social element include:
Rides suitable for adults with children:
[Note: Children are usually welcomed on any CIBA ride. They are expected to meet the fitness level described for the ride.]
For places to go off on your own, there are several Internet sites to search and view rides and routes posted by other riders.
The list includes:
Wherever you go and how you go, it’s up to you to decide what fits your needs. We’re here to help you to have fun, socialize, achieve fitness and ride with safety. If you have questions, contact the ride leaders listed in the ride descriptions, or the CIBA Ride Committee Chair, Marc Walter at email@example.com or 317-709-5737.
Dan Henry (1913-2012) was a Pennsylvania bicyclist and former commercial aircraft pilot. Henry is the creator of directional pavement markings used to guide riders along the route of bicycling events and routes. The markers themselves are usually called "Dan Henrys" or "Dan Henry Arrows".
Originally, the markings consisted of a circle with a vertical line from the edge of the circle pointing in the direction of travel (straight ahead, left turn, right turn). Other common markings are a circle X to denote wrong way, and a circled horizontal line to denote caution.
Variations of the circle pattern may differentiate different rides for use among the same roads. Variations include color, triangles, squares, letters, etc.
SAG (Formal Support) is an acronym for "support and gear" or "support and grub." For CIBA rides, SAGs are typically "rest areas" where riders stop to retrieve refreshments of water, snacks, sometimes fruits such as bananas, oranges, watermelon chunks and flavored beverages.