Sports: Queer Cycling
We here at TNG firmly believe in fitness. Exercise is good for you. It will help you live a longer, healthier, happier life. Oh, and it will generally result in you looking hotter than you would otherwise. We’re all about increasing the amount of hotness in this world.
I’ve already written about one of my athletic past-times, yoga. Now I have a chance to share with you my other favorite form of exercise: cycling.
Yours truly has teamed up with the gay-owned Bike Rack bike shop at Q and 14th NW to provide a weekly community bike ride for beginner to intermediate cyclists. We meet up every Saturday (weather permitting) at a “civilized” hour (10 AM) and do rides in the 20- to 30-mile range. These rides generally take about two hours, and usually include a break or two along the way.
If you’re interested in joining the rides, you’ll want to bring a few things:
- Helmet (mandatory)
- Water bottle
- Spare tube or patch kit
You might also want to hop on the stationary bike at the gym and see if you can make it 20 miles in one sitting. While these rides are accessible to beginner cyclists, you’ll need to be in relatively good shape in order to keep up with the pack (or at least prevent everyone from waiting for you at the tops of the hills.)
If you have any questions about the weekly ride, feel free to email me. If you’re gung ho and ready to roll, subscribe to the Bike Rack’s Google Group to keep in touch with the rest of the cycling community, then meet up with us on Saturday. If you are a more experienced rider and want a more challenging ride, check out the Bike Rack’s Sunday ride. (8:30 AM, 40- to 50-miles, 16+ mph)
Cycling is great way to get or stay fit. It’s a zero-impact workout, so you don’t have to worry (too much) about your knees. It’s a great workout for the quads, glutes and calf muscles. And riding behind someone with a hot, spandex-clad ass is much more fun than doing squats and lunges.
** Update: The Saturday Bike Ride now has a website/blog. Check it out. **
The Bike Rack hosts weekly bike rides for beginner and intermediate cyclists every Saturday. Meet at the shop, 1412 Q St NW, Saturdays at 10 AM. Rides canceled if it is raining or the roads are wet.
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