Please arrive early enough to be ready to go promptly at 6pm. We are planning to have several rider categories.
Advanced (20+mph): This group will not have a ride leader and may or may not adhere to the predetermined route. This is generally not a “no-drop” ride. If you join this group, make sure you know the area and feel comfortable riding by yourself and be self-sufficient in getting back or handling mechanical issues on your own.
Intermediate (16-18 mph): This group will adhere to a predetermined route. Riders in this group enjoy socializing while keeping a steady (and sometimes challenging) pace. The goal is to have fun and keep the group together.
Beginner (13-14 mph): This group is manageable for beginners but can still be challenging. This is a no-drop ride with regrouping stops if needed. It’s a great place to start if you are new to cycling or have been off the bike for awhile. This group will generally follow the same predetermined route as the intermediate group picking up any riders that may have become separated from that group.
We are working on a ride schedule for the entire season. However, initially we are going to ride laps on a marked 7 mile loop as a season warm-up to get back in riding shape and figure out which groups you feel comfortable with.
Review route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26977882
Notes: Helmets are required. A headlight and taillight is recommended especially in the first few weeks.
A road bike is not required but is recommended for these rides. If you have aero bars, do not ride in them while in a group ride. Keep your hands close to your brakes at all times.
Choose the group you ride in based on your skill level. Please do not try to push the pace up. If you feel the group is too slow, go with the faster group next time. If the group is too fast, drop back to the next group.