Blue Line Bike Lab: The Miles of Smiles

Road, Social
Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
18 - 20
Average Speed
17 - 20
Flat to rolling
Wednesday, 13 Dec, 2023Weekly on Wednesday
7:00 PM
The Miles of Smiles:
This is our most moderately paced ride, and is usually a happy and social event. Expect moving speeds in the 17-20mph range, with a total distance somewhere around 20 miles. This ride requires an experienced leader, so there will be times when we call it off because we don't have anybody available to lead it. Please call the Heights location on Wednesday afternoon to make sure that the ride is on for the evening.

Shop Rides
If somebody were to ask us what our favorite things in life were, we'd have to say “Riding bikes and making new friends!” With that in mind, we've put together some pretty fun group rides so that we can meet new people and pedal around the city with all of our extended bike family. Anybody is welcome to come ride with us, but it should be noted that all of our rides are built around speeds that are best suited to road bikes.

We do have a few simple rules that we ask our riders to follow to ensure that everybody makes it home safely and has a great time. It hasn't happened very often over the years, but we will ask repeat offenders to please refrain from riding with us in the future. These are our rules:

Helmets and lights are required. No exceptions.
No headphones.
Call out road hazards and don't run red lights.
Be courteous to drivers and other road users.
Be on time, as we don't wait for anyone.
Smile, have fun, and be awesome!
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