The 411: A beginner-friendly, social group ride. Perfect for newer riders looking to get comfortable riding in a pack, or for experienced riders who want a casual recovery day. every , May to October.
The start: Lee's Cyclery, 202 W. Laurel St.
The route: Varies, typically about 20-25 miles, flat to rolling terrain. Route will be posted on the Lee's Cyclery Facebook page each week.
The RioBase mile ride will be starting back up on Sun January 8th at 10am. Team Rio Grande Racing will be working to revive the ride this season. It will be an easier 2-3 hour ride as a complement to, or an alternative to, the faster Saturday rides (Oval or SOR).
It leaves at 11:15a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Rock Creek Drive and Technology Parkway. There are a handful of different routes we ride, South and East through Windsor, and then North on 257, or South around the Walmart Dist. center (famously called the Wally ride). Other times we head north through Timnath and around the Bud plant, or up Vine.
It is a fast ride with usually a decent warm-up before things get amped up...but when they do, you best hang on for dear life. It's a friendly ride, but everyone that shows up knows that it's a full-drop ride, no waiting.
06/15/2015 Due to liability concerns, as of Saturday June 13th, both the SOR (Saturday Open Ride), and the WOR (Wednesday Open Ride) will be leaving from the Harmony Library - Front Range County College parking lot. Both rides had been leaving from ProVelo bicycles on South Mason.
The Harmony Library is on the West end of the building complex that makes up FRCC campus located at 4616 S Shields St, Fort Collins, CO 80526. Riders will be meeting at the South end of the library parking lot area.
The Oval light has been forming up already this season. Same route but base mile pace w/ regroups if things *accidentally* get ramped up on the climbs. Should be game on by Saturday Jan 7th.
Done for the season (updated 10/19/2016)
A,B,C paced groups.
The Wednesday Worlds Ride has been around for 30 years and is arguably the hardest group ride in Colorado.
If you have can finish with the lead group, you can win Pro, 1, 2 race anywhere in the nation.
The ride leaves from the intersection of Mountain Vista Dr. and the Eastern I25 Frontage Road at 5:30pm every Wednesday during daylight savings time. Start Map
Classic Loop-38 miles of mostly flat, a few rollers, usually windy and always Route Map
Owl Canyon, Dirt, Dairy, Dams (OCD)- 38 Miles the first 2/3s are mostly flat, the final 1/3 is across the Dams. There's a bit of dirt so if that scares you, leave the fancy wheels at home. Route Map
Short Loop- Usually reserved for the beginning and end of the season when daylight is a factor. 25 fast hard miles. Route Map
If you manage to survive the whole CLASSIC or SHORT LOOP, be prepared for a very hard final 500 meters. The sprint finishes at the top of a left hand sweeping climb near the cement plant on North Overland trail A white sign near at the crest of the climb marks the end of your suffering. Finish Map
The finish for the OWL CANYON DIRT DAIRY DAMS LOOP is at the top of Stadium Hill. Insult to injury.
The Classic Loop
Owl Canyon, Dirt, Dairy, Dams (OCDDD)
Short Loop- (for early and late in the year)