G3 BIKE


*Remember to always wear your helmet. Familiarize yourself with road rules and safety*  http://floridabicycle.org/bicycle-traffic-law/


*Suggested  - Learn basic bike maintenance and learn how to fix a flat tire. We will have various clinics. Please check the facebook page for updates. 


Gear:


Bike, helmet, eye protection (sunglasses or clear lenses for low light), hydration, shirt/shorts, socks, shoes, tool bag (tire levers, CO2, spare tube for flat tire) cellphone, ID


Other: sunscreen, nutrition, gloves, emergency cash, headlight and tail light (always a good idea for safety… even in the daytime to increase your visibility)    


Depending on budget, goals, and anticipated longevity in the sport:  bento box for nutrition, cycling shoes, clipless pedals, different seat (if yours isn’t comfortable), race wheels, aero helmet, bike computer (wired, wireless, GPS),  heart rate monitor, power meter, etc..


Note: clipless pedals (“clip-in”) require a special cycling shoe with a cleat fitted to the sole, which locks into a mechanism in the pedal holding the shoe firmly on the pedal)  “Clipping in” take some practice. You can expect to fall... everyone does once or twice.  If you decide to purchase these, make sure the cleats you buy match the pedals you have.


** Suggested ** A proper bike fit by a reputable person will improve your alignment and make you more comfortable.  This can increase your efficiency and power. 


G3 sponsor link for this:  https://ufhealth.org/uf-health-sports-performance-center 


** Consider joining a cycling club for safety in numbers, camaraderie, and scheduled rides**


Gainesville Cycling Club-   http://gccfla.org/

Team Florida Cycling – for UF students- https://www.facebook.com/teamflorida/about/


Some biking trails:

Archer Braid Trail  http://www.traillink.com/trail/archer-braid-trail.aspx

Gainesville-Hawthorne trail  http://www.visitgainesville.com/attractions/gainesville-hawthorne-state-trail/

Withlacoochee State Trail  http://www.rttwst.org/

Nature Coast State Trail  https://www.floridastateparks.org/trail/Nature-Coast

G3 - Gainesville Tri-Club
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