2018 Group Rides

 

A number of group bike rides start at The Hub. Hopefully, one of them will be a good match for you.  Helmets are required for all rides. Please call with any questions.

 

Saturday 7:30am Team Ride

Although this ride was begun as a training ride for members of local racing teams, anyone is welcome. The group rides as a pack at “race pace”, usually at a fast 21 mph average, and the route is 30 miles.

This ride goes year-round, unless the weather is bad. It is generally cancelled if the temperature is below 30 degrees, or if there is cold and wet together.

Sat. 7:30am Map

 

Saturday Morning Road Rides

Runs every Saturday from the beginning of April through the end of October.

Once April comes, we add a couple of later start times to the Saturday mornings. The three different start times are meant to give riders of different paces a good experience, so please refrain from joining a slower ride than you usually do and pushing up the pace. On nicer mornings, these three groups can get quite large, so please make sure you are fluent in group riding etiquette to keep everyone safe!

  • 7:30 a.m. group at “race pace”: finishing average speed of 20 mph and above
  • 7:45 a.m. group at a “fast pace”: finishing average speed of 20 mph and below
  • 8:00 a.m. group at a “conversational pace”: finishing average speed of 17 mph and below

The Saturday Morning Road Ride heads westward from the shop, and uses cycling compatible roads in Webster Groves, Kirkwood, and Ladue. There are three different start times to accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Many newer riders advance through these three groups as their familiarity and riding skills grow. The route has 18, 26, and 30 mile distance options. Complimentary bagels and coffee are served after the ride.

The Saturday Morning Road Ride is  intended for riders on road bikes, and the wide variety of rider speeds makes this ride a great one for all abilities. Hybrid and off-road bike riders will usually find their bikes’ wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the road bikes. There is no sag support, but there is generally a shop staff rider to help in case of mechanical trouble.

Sat. Morning Map

Weekly Women’s Beginners Road Riding Series

Runs every Saturday from the beginning of June through the end of August.

Time : 8:05 a.m.

This ride is for women only, and is intended for those who are new to road riding in general and especially those who are new to riding with traffic. It is a no-drop ride, so no one will end up riding alone! Hub friends and local riders Sandi and Grazi will lead the group and will focus on fun and learning as the miles fly by!

This Saturday morning ride is intended for road bikes, so hybrid and off-road bike riders may find their wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the road bikes. If you have any questions about your bike or the ride in general, please call Alex at The Hub. Helmets are required.

 

Wednesday 6:00pm Team Ride

This ride is similar to the Saturday 7:30am ride, and goes at “race pace”. It is held as early and as late into the season as daylight allows. Here are the starting times for 2018:

  • 5:45 p.m. start for March 14 and March 21
  • 6:00 p.m. start from March 28 to Sept 5
  • 5:45 p.m. start for Sept 12 and Sept 19

 

 

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