Creating a New Ride and Cue Sheet For the WTC Cycling Group

We are always looking for new rides for our cycling group, and encourage our cyclists to develop new ride itineraries.  In general, we try to use local routes, incorporate some scenic and interesting points along the way, and limit the use of highly trafficked roads.

If you have an area where you like to ride, and want to design a new ride itinerary, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

  1. Select an area you are familiar with and enjoy riding.
  2. Pick a convenient starting point that can be easily found. The ideal starting location will have free parking, restroom facilities, and a place for people to have lunch together afterwards.
  3. Use Google maps or another mapping program to assist in designing your ride. Find your starting point on the map, and locate a destination or two nearby that can be incorporated into the ride.
  4. Relying county or country roads, use the mapping program to tweak your ride to add the desired mileage. Most rides are not “straight shots”, but meander back and forth to create a scenic tour.
  5. WTC rides vary in length. Friday rides are generally in the 10-20 mile range, while Tuesday rides range from 20-35 miles.
  6. Once you have determined your itinerary, ride or drive it to insure there are no hidden surprises that might interfere with the ride.
  7. Using the Cue-Sheet Template, create turn-by-turn directions that can be included in our cue sheet directory. Please refer to an existing cue sheet for proper terminology and directional cueing.  Be sure to include the name of the ride, address of and directions to the starting point, length of ride, and mileage.
  8. Submit a brief description of the ride, and the completed cue sheet to the cycling coordinator, and offer to lead the ride on one of our regular riding days.

Listed below is our collection of route cue-sheets, organized by meeting location state

         KEY
BL, BR BEAR LEFT, BEAR RIGHT
DISR DISREGARD
QR, QL QUICK RIGHT, QUICK LEFT
R, L RIGHT, LEFT TURN
S STRAIGHT
SS STOP SIGN
T T 3-WAY INTERSECTION
TL TRAFFIC LIGHT
TRO TO REMAIN ON
U U TURN
X CROSS

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