Purpose: ERTC-Lite bridges the gap between introductory riders and racers by provided a place for new riders to grow, improve fitness and skills in a low pressure atmosphere. ERTC-Lite creates inclusive group riding experiences for new and non-competitive riders with a focus on creating confident, comfortable, safe group riders.
Goal: To offer ride options that are ‘lite-er’ than regular ERTC rides in distance and speed, with a goal of increasing fitness, speed, distance, and rider skill throughout the season. For many, the goal is also to progress to full ERTC rides, however this is not a requirement.
Who is ERTC-Lite designed for?: New riders, riders newer to group riding, new ERTC members looking for a stepping-stone between the Learn to Ride series and full ERTC rides, tenured club members looking for a more relaxed option (recovery ride), riders training for Gran Fondo type events as opposed to races, women looking for similar ride options to the Monday Women’s ride.
ERTC Hills-Lite: Same as the usual ERTC Thursday Hills ride, but we will ride as a seperate group leaving shortly after the main group. The goal is a cohesive relaxed pace between hills, and a similar route/workout while offering the ability to challenge yourself with other riders similar in speed/ability on the hills.
Weekend endurance rides: Will begin at 50km and approx 25km/hr and slowly increase throughout the season, with a goal of reaching approximately 120 km with increased average speed. The actual progression will be based on the group.
Wednesday Social Rides: While not officially lead by ERTC-Lite leaders, the intent and goal of the Wednesday club ride and ERTC-Lite are very similar. If you’re comfortable with one, you’ll be comfortable on the other.
Women of ERTC Rides: ERTC-Lite is an expansion of the WoERTC in that it has a similar purpose, goal, and target rider group - without the gender distinction. Both groups will partner together to ensure there are numerous ride options that work towards the same goal - rider development
All rides have mandatory re-groups and are no-drop, so feel free to shout out if you’re having trouble keeping with the pace. Our goal is to ride in a proper paceline without leaving anyone behind.
Learn to Ride Series: First 4 Wednesdays in May.
ERTC-Lite Season Opener May 5th: We’ll start with a XXXkm ride on Sunday May 5th. Check out Strava for information on route, starting point, and times
ERTC-Lite Hills starts May 9th
For more information be sure to follow ERTC on Strava. All Lite rides will be posted there
Co-Lead by Jason Carter and Thomas Rothschild, ERTC-Lite is supported both by tenured riders and racers who are passionate about rider development and growing the love for cycling in Edmonton.
If you have any questions specifically about the ERTC-Lite group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.