Saturday Morning Group Ride (LAC)

Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
40 - 100
Average Speed
18 - 22
Flat to rolling, Hilly
Saturday, 22 Jan, 2022Weekly on Saturday
10:00 AM
Pace range: 18 to 22 MPH. Rolling hills possible. Distance: Anywhere from: 40 to 100 miles. There's generally a long and short option on Saturday (distances depend on the make up of the group) and the pace is held down until the split. You decide how far you want to go!. Saturday mornings, we typically all start together and then break into two groups about 20 miles into the ride. The "long" group pedals 65 to 100 miles, and the "short" group typically rides 40 to 65 miles.
Sponsored By
Members enjoy the many benefits of organized bicycling in a supportive environment. The club carefully plans rides and related events that result in self-confidence, physical fitness ... moreand improved technical skills. Members support and encourage each other, learn from each other, and enjoy the fellowship associated with LAC membership.

Members span all age and skill levels. Some are experienced cyclists who pursue bicycling as their primary hobby or physical fitness outlet. Others are beginners seeking to improve their skills.

Other benefits include:
To offer the members of a healthy lifestyle alternative through cycling.
Lactic Acid Cycling is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting cycling in the Treasure Valley of Idaho.

To promote and encourage safe cycling and interaction with automobiles.
To support a cycling team to compete in local, state, regional, and national cycling competitions. 
To promote a sense of accomplishment and general well-being through the endurance sport of cycling.
To be an advocate for cycling by increasing safety, awareness and facilities for biking.
To offer mentorship, tutoring, and coaching to riders.
To increase the awareness and acceptance of bicycling in the community through group rides, training and coaching.
To conduct organized weekly rides (both on and off road) {and bicycle races} and to encourage participation within thecommunity.
LAC Volunteer Requirements:

Our club receives benefits from our sponsors, which allows us to be actively involved in the local bicycle community. We request that our members support our clubs sponsors and also volunteer for activities that are sponsored by them. We ask that all club members volunteer a minimum of 3 hours during the year. There are several ways to fulfill this request such as volunteering to support events put on by George’s Cycles, activities to support St. Luke’s bicycle related goals, provide volunteer organization for the club and other opportunities that will be communicated throughout the year.
John M