15007 Falls Rd. at Butler Village
Butler, MD 21023
Get the most out of your cycling experience.
Increase your fitness, cycle on the most scenic roads, learn to ride safely, increase comfort, and performance!
Length- 1-2 Hours
Designed for- All Level Riders
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Why ride by Rick?
I have been riding my bicycle competitively for 20+ years (a little break in the middle). I have amassed over 100,000 miles on local Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll County (and Pennsylvania!) roads in the last 12 years (I’d like to claim there are VERY VERY few roads I do not know within 30 miles of the shop). I have been leading numerous club and competitive rides in this area for at least the last 10 years. I have been a teacher and coach for almost 20 years (the last 8 at the middle school level – I can work with anyone!!). Once I got my first power meter in 2008, I have never looked back and have analyzed my training (and helped train numerous teammates and friends) in fastidious detail (you name the crazy power metric, I probably already obsess over it!).
I know we can help you get more out of your cycling experience. I know all the roads if you need some new, quieter roads to train on. I know a lot about getting the most speed for your efforts (for better or worse I’ve chased more than a few Strava KOMs). I know a lot about group riding dynamics (how and when to draft, how best to use the wind, how to dose your efforts over the duration of a ride). I also obsess over the little things (I was part of this year’s national championship 4 man team time trial where we won a 20 mile race by 27 seconds – every detail matters!). In addition to the training I am happy to impart my ideas about nutrition, equipment, and position.
Thanks and I hope you join me for a ride!