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Weekly Group Rides

All rides depart from Full Cycle Bikes & Colorado Multisport.

 

Come early for pre-ride caffeination & post-ride refreshments at The Tune Up Bar, located inside Full Cycle Bikes & Colorado Multisport!

You can find more info about each ride and RSVP (not required, but appreciated), on our Strava Club or Meetup Group

For last minute ride updates, follow us on Instagram or Facebook. You can also email us and we'll try get back to you within 24 hours. 

Etiquette & expectations for all group rides: 


Weekly Group Rides Calendar

 TUESDAY CASUAL RIDE

Tuesdays at 9:00 AM

A mellow bike ride mostly on protected bike paths away from car traffic for all. Cruiser bikes and E-bikes (class 1 & 3) are welcome...just don't expect to go full speed! This is a leisurely ride. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING E-BIKE RIDE

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

A ride to connect with fellow e-bike riders (class 1 & 3 only). This is a leisurely ride. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING GRAVEL RIDE
(WITH RIDE OR DIE COLLECTIVE)

Wednesdays at 5:30 PM

A weekday gravel group ride open to everyone, in partnership with Ride or Die Collective

“A” group expectations are that you always practice excellent group etiquette by calling things out, are comfortable riding in large groups, know the route, can average 17+mph in the group, and are ok with being dropped. 

 “B” group expectations are that riders improve their group etiquette, practice riding safely, are comfortable riding in medium sized groups, and can average 14-16mph.

RDC members get special pricing on bike rentals and on food & drinks at The Tune Up Bar 

Stay after the ride for our weekly Wednesday Trivia Night kicking off at 7pm!

THURSDAY EVENING ROAD & GRAVEL RIDES
(WITH BOULDER CYCLING CLUB)

Thursdays at 5:30 PM

Weekday road & gravel rides for Boulder Cycling Club members. 

The public is welcome to join to try it out before joining.

BCC members get special pricing on bike rentals and on food & drinks at The Tune Up Bar

Stay after the ride for our weekly Karaoke Night kicking off at 7 PM!

SATURDAY ROAD RIDES

Saturdays at 8:00 AM

Weekly road rides on tarmac. Every week we strive to have the following 3 pace groups with at least one ride leader per group

ADVANCED / THRESHOLD GROUP

  • Starts easy and conversational, and it becomes progressively harder, especially on pre-determined climbs or segments, with no planned regrouping. This is a DROP RIDE. Conversation will be difficult to sustain, and the group may spread out. 
  • Pick this ride if: You are extremely fit, experienced with high-speed riding in a fast-moving peloton, and really like the performance, training, and competitive aspect of cycling.

B Ride: INTERMEDIATE / TEMPO GROUP

  • A moderate pace ride with parts becoming more difficult, especially on pre-determined climbs or segments, with regrouping at the end of them, within reason (be prepared for this to be a DROP ride).  At other times during the ride it will be mellow and conversation will ensue. 
  • Pick this ride if: You are comfortable riding in a group. You'r re fit, you like to spice up your pace a bit, but not looking for a "hammer-fest". You want to get a workout in, in a social casual setting. 

C Ride: BEGINNER / ENDURANCE GROUP

  • A casual all day pace that you could easily carry on for several hours. It's easy, conversational, and all inclusive, meant to meet fellow cyclists and welcoming new riders to the sport.  “No drop” rules all the way through.
  • Pick this ride if: You are a novice cyclist, or a more experienced cyclist looking to educate & welcome new riders to the sport.

SUNDAY GRAVEL RIDES

Sundays at 8:00 AM

Weekly gravel adventure rides on smooth gravel, single-track, fire roads, and more mixed surface riding.

Every week we strive to have the following 3 pace groups with at least one ride leader per group.

A Ride: ADVANCED / THRESHOLD

  • Starts easy and conversational, and it becomes progressively harder, especially on pre-determined climbs or segments, with no planned regrouping. This is a DROP RIDE. Conversation will be difficult to sustain, and the group may spread out. 
  • Pick this ride if: You are extremely fit, experienced with high-speed riding in a fast-moving peloton, and really like the performance, training, and competitive aspect of cycling.

B Ride: INTERMEDIATE / TEMPO

  • A moderate pace ride with parts becoming more difficult, especially on pre-determined climbs or segments, with regrouping at the end of them, within reason (be prepared for this to be a DROP ride).  At other times during the ride it will be mellow and conversation will ensue. 
  • Pick this ride if: You are comfortable riding in a group. You'r re fit, you like to spice up your pace a bit, but not looking for a "hammer-fest". You want to get a workout in, in a social casual setting. 

C Ride: BEGINNER / ENDURANCE

  • A casual all day pace that you could easily carry on for several hours. It's easy, conversational, and all inclusive, meant to meet fellow cyclists and welcoming new riders to the sport.  “No drop” rules all the way through.
  • Pick this ride if: You are a novice cyclist, or a more experienced cyclist looking to educate & welcome new riders to the sport.

FLAGSTAFF FRIDAY

Fridays at 7:00 AM

Weekly ride up Flagstaff, through a variety of routes.  All levels welcome. 

  • Pick this ride if: You want to experience the best local climb in Boulder before the heat and traffic!  

Group Riding Etiquette

DO'S

  • Show up prepared (all equipment working, water, food, ready to ride)
  • Be able to self support yourself (flat kit, water, food, etc)
  • Point out hazards & oncoming traffic both verbally & with gestures
  • Communicate all directional changes
  • Ride right behind the rider in front of you
  • Follow all road rules: stop at red lights & stop signs
  • Ride in the bike lane, if present (2 abreast is legal)
  • If no bike lane is present, ride single-file in a paceline
  • Be light & gradual on the brakes
  • Be light & gradual on the pedals as you take a pull at the front
  • Be light & gradual as you shift
  • Be light & gradual as you stand up off the saddle 


DON'TS

  • Don't be that guy, late, unprepared, with malfunctioning equipment
  • Don't be a loner - you're joining a group ride after all!
  • Don't half-wheel 
  • Don't sprint off stops
  • Don't run red lights or stop signs
  • Don't slam on the brakes
  • Don't ride off to the side: ride right behind the rider in front of you
  • Don't do anything rushed (gear changes, directional changes, etc)
  • Don't get the group in trouble or danger