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TRAINING RIDE
April 29, 2017 (Saturday)

Leaving at 8:30AM Sharp from;
Bridgewater-Raritan High School
600 Garretson Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Approximately 50 mile ride with a variety of terrain that simulates the Tour.

If you need an evaluation, be there by 8:00am!

Helmets Required!

Lunch will be provided after the ride but we need you to sign up for the lunch.

To sign up or if you have any questions please contact shobbs@policeunitytour.com

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Posted on April 29, 2017

Training/Evaluation Ride
April 29, 2017 (Saturday)

Time:  0800 (wheels rollin)
Location:  Medford Twp. PD
91 Union Street, Medford, NJ

25-30 mile (flat/scenic loop)
Easy +/- 15 mph pace

Must RSVP: jayderoian@icloud.com

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Posted on April 29, 2017

Training Ride
April 30, 2017 (Sunday)

9:00AM start out of Kittatinny State Park to Colonial Pizza in Easton PA. (use Lake Aeroflex Rd 07860 for start location GPS)

This is an 80 mile C pace ride with stops at 27.3 (Quick Chek), 42.3 (Colonial Pizza) and 63.5 (US Gas & Convenience in Hope).

There are a few hills, but overall not much for the 80 miles.

Colonial is a cool place rich in history, dating back to 1752. Their pizza is excellent!

Great multi-stage prep ride for the tour

rsvp jscully@policeunitytour.com if attending

 

Posted on April 30, 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