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Training / Evaluation Ride
March 25, 2017 (Saturday)

Meet at Horseshoe Lake  72 Eyland Ave Succasunna NJ in front of Roxbury Recreation Center at 0900.

25-30 miles

Reasonable pace with varied terrain

RSVP to williamfichter@yahoo.com

 

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Posted on March 25, 2017

TRAINING RIDE
Sunday, March 26, 2017

35 mile ride departing Rastelli’s Market, 710 Route 73 South, Marlton, NJ at 9:00am

Please rsvp to Sandy at 609-841-9025. The terrain is mostly flat with a few hills.

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Posted on March 26, 2017

April 23, 20176 (Sunday)

Skylands Cycling Ride to Support the Police Unity Tour is a charity bicycle ride to honor fallen police officers and raise money for the Police Unity Tour.

Sheridan’s Tavern
631 Limecrest Road
Andover, NJ 07860
Google Map

Registration at 8:30 AM, Ride starts at 10:00 AM
Law Enforcement (active & retired) may ride at no charge – Donation appreciated

The Ride: Two routes are available: The famous 30-mile “Skylands Paceline” route and a 12-mile family route. This is a recreational fundraising ride. All traffic laws must be obeyed. Novelty chain ring & golden saddle awards.

********** Free Lunch for all riders courtesy of Sheridan’s! **********
All proceeds benefit the Police Unity Tour.
A big THANK YOU to our sponsors: Sheridan’s Tavern & Skylands Cycling.

Click here for details

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Posted on April 23, 2017

Training and Evaluation
Riding 300+ miles in four days will require you to complete some substantial bicycle training. Base training can be done on a spin bike or trainer, but within 3 months of the Police Unity Tour (February), you should be riding on the road at least twice weekly at distances that exceed 20 miles. Within 1 month of the Police Unity Tour, you should be riding at least three times weekly at distances that exceed 30 miles. You can track your training with the P.U.T. training log that will total your miles weekly and cumulatively leading up to the tour.

Evaluation Rides
For new members, or those who did not complete all phases of the ride in the previous year, an evaluation ride consisting of at least 25 miles is recommended for 2017. Any Police Unity Tour Ride Marshal can do the evaluation. Please contact jscully@policeunitytour.com for assistance with setting up an evaluation ride. The P.U.T. Training/Evaluation form shall be completed upon completion.

The rider should be able to complete 25 miles in at least a two-hour time frame. If you are riding further than 25 miles, an average pace of 13-15 mph for the duration of the ride is also an acceptable level of riding. Please keep in mind that during the tour you will have days where we approach 100 miles of riding, so successive rides in the same day and consecutive days of riding is also important to add to your training regiment.

All Ride Marshals will be required to host a training/evaluation ride.

Marshals should submit to post their ride information on the Chapter 1 calendar of events at least 5 days ahead of time. An email contact should be listed requiring anyone needing evaluation to RSVP to the ride.

Equipment checklist prior to May 9th

At a minimum, you should have the following checked prior to the start of the tour:
• Bicycle serviced – within 6 months, or at least two weeks prior to tour.
• Tires & tubes removed and inspected.
• Helmet inspected (maximum age – 5 years or replace).
• Bicycle shoes and cleats (if used) inspected.
• Bicycle fit – ensure bike is adjusted professionally to rider.

Any questions regarding training and evaluations may be directed to John Scully, Chapter 1 at jscully@policeunitytour.com

The more you train, the less taxing you will be on Tour Support and the more you will enjoy this rather humbling and awe-inspiring experience.

Posted on May 9, 2017