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Introducing virtual Thursday Night Group Rides on Zwift

The shop is beginning weekly virtual group rides on Zwift at 6:15pm. The rides will use Zwift’s meetup feature and will generally be hosted by Jimmi @ Jimmi H. Stedman. Follow Jimmi on Zwift to be able to receive the meetup invitation. The rides will be at an endurance pace featuring some competitive sectors followed by regrouping stops. As the ride grows we hope to be able to offer multiple group options for riders with different strength or goals.

We ask that you wear the “bumblebee” jersey called Basic 1 to help identify other people on the ride.

You are welcome to join us from home or bring your trainer and Zwift device (laptop computer, tablet, etc.) into the shop to enhance the social component of these virtual rides.

There are a few demo smart trainers from Tacx and Cycleops in the shop available for reservation for these rides. Please call the shop at 401-789-8664 or email info@westedman.com if you would like to try a smart trainer.

Stay posted on the shop’s website and Facebook for weekly updates regarding each weeks route and group options.

Information on Zwift

Information on Zwift Meetups

Tacx Neo 2 Trainer

Cycleops H2 Trainer

Cycleops M2 Trainer

Fall Training Wraps Up Thursday 10/27: Intro to Winter Riding

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean the riding season is over. On the contrary, look at it as an opportunity; an opportunity to literally see the world differently, ride otherwise accessible locations and- in many cases- have your surroundings all to yourself.

In this final workshop of Fall ’16 we’ll discuss dressing for winter temps and conditions, cover equipment options including studded tires and pogies/Bar Mitts and go over the different types of fat bikes most appropriate for the local area.

Class starts at 7pm and is free to anybody interested in getting the most out of their riding experience. Each week we raffle off a $25 Stedman’s Gift Card and every class you attend enters you in our grand prize drawing for a $75 Stedman’s Gift Card (drawn 10/27).

Questions? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or info@westedman.com.