Six years ago I got into cycling. I would normally ride by myself, or maybe with a friend. I loved the freedom that cycling brought, and the exploration that it allowed. Some of the rides that I continue to lead today, The Dead Pool and Ramblersville, were the result of these early rides. When I first found out about the 5BBC - my initial reaction was NO. I do not like group rides. I am a lone wolf. But, I did try it - and immediately discovered that riding in groups was indeed enjoyable. Here is what I learned.