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6/16 Shop Ride

Can’t wait to see everyone this weekend!

Two routes again available this week. The longer loop heads 32.3 miles up to Exeter and back, breaking up into 2-3 groups based upon pace. The front group is a “drop” group,averaging 25+mph cruising speeds, the other 1-2 groups typically cruise between 17 -22mph with periodic regroups to keep riders together.

The shorter loop rolls 23.6 miles out and back toward Wickford together as one group. Cruising speeds on flat roads will be about 15mph. Couple of little hills on the shorter route this week.

Here are the routes:

32.3 miles (varying speeds):https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27792486

23.6 miles (15mph cruising speed): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27792509

Saturday rides roll each week from the shop at 8am. Helmets required; bring water, tubes, pump, etc.

Hope to see you there!

6/9 Shop Ride

Looks like a beautiful weekend ahead. Kick it off the right way with a ride! Two routes available again this week: 32 miles up into Exeter and back or 25 miles round trip to Shannock.

The long loop ride will break up into our usual 2-3 groups based upon pace.  Fastest group will be a drop group, the other groups tend to try to regroup if any gaps open up. The shorter loop will ride together at about 15-16 mph cruising speed on flat roads. This group will be identified before we leave the shop to avoid confusion. A fun time for everyone!

Saturday rides roll each week at 8am. Helmets required; bring water, tubes, pump etc. We should have all riders back to the shop about 10am.

The routes:

32.4 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22874494

24.5 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22874596

Hope to see you there!


6/2 Shop Ride


Welcome to the weekend! With summer unofficially underway we figure now is a good time to revisit the format of our shop ride. No real changes, just posting for information.

Our Saturday rides typically split into 3-4 groups based upon pace:

“Short” loop group: A great place to start if you are looking to try group riding or aren’t looking to do the mileage of the long loop. This group will ride around 25 miles together with cruising speeds of about 15-16mph on flat roads.

Long loop groups:

First group (approaches 25+ mph cruising speeds): this group moves fast! Fun, friendly group, but at times will feel a bit like a race. Riders will get dropped, BUT have no fear because coming down the road is the..

Second group (around 22ish mph on flat roads): this group also moves right along, but at a  pace that allows for the catching of one’s breath. There are occasional regroups if riders drift back a bit. As the ride goes on, part of this group usually splits off into..

Third group : this group forms to get the rest of group 2 home. It will still move along nicely, but the pain should be over :-) . As the “sweep” group, if you find yourself here, please try to stay together and not leave anyone behind.

Great fun to be had and a riding group for just about everyone.

For rides at an even more casual pace, keep an eye out for our Mellow Monday rides. Bike path rides to the train station and back each Monday at 615.

Now, for the reason you’re all here: The routes!!:

Long loop: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27673353

Short loop: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27673439

Saturday rides roll each week at (or just after) 8am.

As always, helmets required. Bring water, tubes, pump, route map, etc.

Hope to see you there!