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3/16 Shop Ride


***Back to 8 am starting time***

Welcome to the weekend! With the shop ride season underway we figure now is a good time to revisit the shop ride format. We will break the ride up into multiple groups just like last year.

Our Saturday rides typically split into 3-4 groups based upon pace and each group will be limited to 14-16 riders for safety’s sake:

“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 15-16 mph on flat roads. No rider left behind.

Long loop groups:

First group (approaches 25+ mph cruising speeds): this group moves fast! Fun, friendly group, but at times can 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 stay together and do not leave anyone behind.

As the size of the shop ride grows as the days get nicer, there will be 4th and 5th groups. Likely moving along at the same pace as group 3, but created so no one group is too big.

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

With no further ado, here are your routes:

Long route: 34 miles out into Charlestown/Richmond – multiple groups and speeds: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29489268

Shorter route: 25 miles into Shannock – ~15 mph cruising speed; stays together: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29489302

As always: Helmets Required. Bring water, tubes, pump, route map, etc.

Hope to see you there!!

12/29 Shop Ride – “On the road again..”

**8am start time**

group ride

“…I just can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Here we go! Another 50 degree day in December means “road ride.”

Closing out a great year of shop rides with a long one. Thank you all for the camaraderie, the laughs, helpful wheels to follow, and another awesome year riding with friends!

This week, the longer loop is headed west to Burdickville, breaking into the standard couple groups based on pace. Flat road cruising speeds of 19+ mph and 40 miles of smiles:


Shorter option rolls 28 miles out to Shannock and back. This group stays together and has a cruising speed about 16mph.


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

Hope to see you there!!

12/22 Shop Ride – Back To the Tarmac!

Group Road Ride

**8 am start time**

Near 50 degrees Saturday (with trails being muddy) = Road Ride returns for this week!

One 31 mile loop being posted for this Saturday. Will likely break up into a couple of groups. There are any number of options to cut any casual-paced group mileage down to get everyone back around 10 a.m., so don’t let the 31 miles scare you. Casual group will be clearly pointed out at the start of the ride.

Here is your route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28643092

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

Hope to see you there!!

(Trail rides to return 12/29)