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Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sun: 10:00am - 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 

About the Club

Venus de Miles Bike Club is about sisterhood, supporting each other as we grow emotionally and physically into strong, beautiful women. It's about having fun, feeling joy, and achieving. It's about riding faster or farther, riding safer, and just feeling better on your bike. We support each other with encouragement and tips on cycling. 
The Venus Bike Club kicked off in Spring 2009 and has been growing ever since. Each year we have over 200 members riding, learning, and having fun! We have a dedicated committee of volunteers who help organize the club and are ready to support you. Our sponsor, Full Cycle, offers a variety of clinics and will help you with any cycling questions or needs you might have. This is a truly special bike club!
If you've ever thought: I'm not sure I'd fitI joined before but never made it to a ride, or What if my gear isn't good enough?...take that first step and come on a ride with us! We promise you will not regret participating in any ride or social event with this group! Whether you are new to cycling, want to improve your cycling skills, are trying to get in better shape, or just want to ride with a group of great women, this club is for you!  For general questions about the club, please contact club leader Karli Gronholm.

Group Rides and More

Our group rides start in mid-March, and there is so much more happening as we get ready to kick off our 8th season.

Our weekend group rides are open to all members, and nonmembers may ride with us once to try it out. Our weekend rides alternate Saturdays and Sundays. In the early season, rides start at 10 am and they get earlier each month all the way to a staggered start time ranging from 7 am to 8:30 am, depending on the route and the heat for that day. We stagger the start times since we can have up to 80+ women and the bathroom line gets CRAZY!

The routes are designed according to training plans to build endurance for 33, 67, and 100 mile events , such as the Venus de Miles, (Late August),  Buff Classic (September), and Tour of the Moon (Late September). The routes are created with scenery, safety, and variety in mind. 

Short route: Early season 10-12 miles at a 10-12 mph average pace. Over the season we increase to about 25 miles with a 12 mph average page

Medium route: Early season 18-25 miles at a 14mph average pace. Over the season this route increases to 25-45 miles and splits into two or three pace groups at 13, 14, and 15 mph+ average paces.

Long route: Early season 30-40 miles at a 15+ mph average pace. Over the season this route increases to a mid-season 45-80 miles at a 15+ mph pace and if needed a super fast group. The super fast group will become a drop ride with check in and check out at Full Cycle.

The real value of the club is not only the rides but also our amazing clinics! Most of these are free to paid club members, although some will be a small discounted fee. Most coaches that are hired for our clinics are $90-$125/hr if you hired them alone so taking advantage of clinics is highly recomended.

Venus Bike Club Membership

2017 Venus Membership Benefits*:

  • Members can ride in ALL Club rides
  • Discounted fee for any club clinics or coached training rides
  • 10% off any regularly priced items and service (except bikes) at all times for member and immediate family.
  • An Extra 5% off on sale priced items at Full Cycle – except for bikes).
  • 20% off bike fits.
  • Members can ride in ALL Club rides
  • Discounted pricing on club jerseys
  • Access to special sales/group discounts with vendors throughout the year
  • Invitation to special sales/group discounts with local partners
  • A portion of the membership fee goes to support to Greenhouse Scholars, a local non-profit
  • Discount on registration for the Venus de Miles rides in Boulder and Chicago
  • Member Only Happy Hour Specials on Thursday Nights at the Full Cycle Bar

* All benefits are subject to change at any time throughout the year. 

Membership Annual Fee: $65 (what do fees pay for?) - A spouse of a club member may join either club for $15 off the normal annual fee.

How to Join
Three easy ways to sign up:

  • Call the shop and ask to join the Venus de Miles Club and you can pay over the phone with your credit card. 303-440-1002.
  • Stop in Full Cycle: 1795 Pearl St in Boulder
  • Click here to Join Online

Club Resources

   
  

Technical Questions?

This season we have a great opportunity as LIV Ambassador Shelley Hartman will lead some of our club clinics! Shelley is also available to answer any technical questions you may have about bikes, including bike maintenance, and cycling techniques.