Group Rides & Events
Our group rides have begun in 2021! Rhymes aside, our rides have been rolling since mid May and everything has been going smoothly. The following is a quick list of the rides we are currenlty leading from our shop. Scroll down to find a detailed description of each ride.
- Monday Bikes 101 Ride
- Monday WOW Dirt Ride
- Tuesday Fitness Ride
- Thursday Road Ride
- Thursday WOW Road Ride
- Thursday Mountain Bike Ride
This goes without saying, but we'll mention it as a precaution:
*If you’re sick, stay home!*
The big red button just below contains a copy of the 2021 Waiver, please print it and sign it BEFORE you come for your first ride. As in years past, all riders will need to sign the annual waiver before their first ride.
*Please Park in the Ramp if you are driving to the store for one of our group rides. The Garage is FREE after 5pm.*
6:00 PM: Riding 101
Ride with our guides and learn about group riding. This is a casually paced ride that is perfect for riders who have never ridden in a group on the road before or those who want a casual pace. You'll learn about group ride etiquette including proper hand signals and drafting all while having some fun along the way. This ride is typically 10-12 MPH pace for a distance of around 10 miles. This ride is welcome to all riders and all sorts of bikes! Helmet required.
6:00 PM: WOW Dirt Ride (Women On Wheels)
WOW Dirt is a group ride for women who enjoy mountain biking or want to get started. Our ride leader is experienced at riding our local mountain bike trails and will lead you on a lap or two through the woods. The pace is beginner friendly and there is plenty of time to stop and catch up with fellow riders. Mountain bike or Fat Bike recommended, helmets required. The ride will go to either Gooseberry Park or MB Johnson Park.
6:00 PM: Tuesday Social Ride
This is our most popular ride. There's always a friendly face to ride with on this conversationally paced group ride. Tuesday night rides typically average a 14-18 MPH pace over 20 to 25 miles covered. Road bike strongly recommended, helmets required.
There will be no Wednesday Ride when we resume our rides on May 17th, 2021. Stay tuned for information on when the Wednesday Road Ride might return.
6:00 PM: Thursday Training Ride
This ride is our fastest during the week. It focuses more on training and racing techniques in a pack. 18-24 MPH pace & 25 to 30 mile ride. Helmets required.
6:00PM: WOW Road Ride (Women On Wheels)
Women-only ride focuses on spinning & socializing. This is a 15-18 MPH pace, no-drop ride that typically covers 20 to 25 miles. Road bike strongly recommended, helmets required.
6:00 PM: Thursday Off-Road Ride
Ride to and through local single track trails on this mountain bike group ride. This ride is welcoming to riders of all skill and experience levels. Mountain bike and helmet required. This ride will alternate between MB Johnson Park and Gooseberry Park.
Other Local Rides, Clubs, and Events
"Y Ride": Monday - Friday 5:45am Sharp from Fercho YMCA.
If your busy schedule only allows for a quick early morning ride, this could be the ride for you! Monday through Friday a group will gather and depart from the East side of the Fercho YMCA parking lot. They will depart this parking lot at 5:45am sharp so don't be late! This is a spirited and fun ride that typically travels about 20-25 miles in a little over 1 hours time. A road bike is the optimal bike choice for this ride, except for Tuesday Gravel days.
Monday - Road
Tuesday - Gravel
Wednesday - No Y-ride, save your legs for Rollag in the evening.
Thursday - Road
Friday - Road
"Rollag Ride": Wednesday 6:15pm, Rollag, MN.
Wednesday nights during the summer local riders will meet north of Rollag, MN at the corner of 90th Ave. S. and 260th St. S. and depart for a ride that heads south through the small town of Rollag at 6:15pm. This ride also features a spirited pace and incorporates some of the rolling hills that the Rollag area has to offer. The total mileage of the route is about 30 miles with about 1,500 feet of elevation gain.