Peddler Holiday Group Ride

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.
Expected Turnout
15 - 50 riders
30 - 40
Average Speed
13 - 15
Flat to rolling
Sunday, 23 Dec, 2018
8:15 AM
Joel M
Response rate: 
Response time:
3 hours
8:15 start
We will leave the Peddler at 8:15 and ride to Mozart's to meet up with Stanton's Sunday recovery and social ride at 9. We will ride with Stanton's group for an hour or an hour and a half, at least until we arrive in the Shoal Creek and 45th street area. From there, we will either return to the Peddler or ride a few more miles. The exact route has not been determined, but I expect that at least half of the route will be on city streets. There will be a coffee stop along the way or at the end. Tis the season to be flexible.

 Average speed will likely be in the 13's or 14's, but there may be some sustained intervals of 15-20. This is a no drop ride, and we will regroup at corners and hills as necessary.

Riders should bring helmets, water, spare tube, and emergency insurance info. Please leave headphones, earbuds, and boom boxes at home.

Parking is available on Duval Street north of 51st and on the side streets off Duval. Please don't park in the alley behind the Peddler and the Flight Path Coffe House.
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