GENERAL GROUP RIDE INFORMATION

SO YOU'RE NEW TO GROUP RIDING?

First and foremost, check your tires and the weather. Make sure tires are filled and you are dressed appropriately (when in doubt, dress warmer). 

After that, here are some things to remember to bring on every ride:

  • A road bike (unless otherwise specified)
  • Helmet
  • Water bottles and snacks
  • Photo ID and a few dollars in case of ice cream stop or emergency
  • Cell phone
  • Spare tube, tire levers and a pocket pump (ask your local bike shop)
  • Head and tail lights for rides in the evening

Show up with your bike in good working condition, with tires inflated and ready to ride. Devil's Gear  or College Street will be happy to help you with a tune up!

Devil's Gear Bike Shop    <-->   College Street Cycles    

If you are new to a ride, show up a few minutes ahead of time and introduce yourself to the ride leaders. Tell them you are new. Let them know if you don't know the area.

If you have questions about group riding or ride preparation and are on one of the beginner rides listed, ask the ride leaders or other riders! Most of us love talking about bicycling.

Use the restroom and fill water bottles BEFORE the advertised leaving time. Expect that the ride will leave at its advertised time.

Pay attention to the advertised mileage and speed of advertised rides. Rides are more fun when everyone is on the same page about what the ride should be. If you want/need to ride faster or slower than the group, that ride may not be right for you.

Bring a map or smart phone with you if you don't know the area, just in case you get separated from the group or have an emergency.

 

Other Favorite Routes

YALE CIRCUIT

4.1mi, 420ft

Map & Files

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

13.7mi, 655ft

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QUINNIPIAC LOOP

18.2mi, 975ft

Map & Files

WEST WOODS

24.8mi, 1600ft

Map & Files

HACKER HILL

29.9mi, 2797ft

Map & Files

YALE CENTURY

95.5mi, 6506ft

Map & Files

Weekly Group Rides

YALE SATURDAY RIDE

Saturday at 9:00am
From the Women's Table
Guilford loop - medium pace

54.1mi, 3030ft

Map & Files

SLEEPING GIANT

Tuesday at 6:00pm
From Sleeping Giant State Park
Sleeping Giant - fast pace

40.6mi, 2135ft

Map & Files

FRIDAY MORNING RIDE

Friday at 7:30am
From Orange and Canner
Guido's loop - medium pace

38.1mi, 2660ft

Map & Files

CLASSIC ORCHARD LOOP

Saturday at 10:00am
From Devil's Gear Bike Shop
Orhcard loop - no drop

22.9mi, 1370ft

Map & Files

ICE CREAM RIDE

Wednesday at 5:30pm
From the city flagpole
Canal trail - no drop

18.1mi, 860ft

Map & Files

 

 

WHIRLWIND HILL

36.4mi, 2363ft

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EXTENDED ORCHARD

33.7mi, 2247ft

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SLEEPING GIANT (LONG)

50.1mi, 2540ft

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TRIPLE HILL

53.6mi, 4356ft

Map & Files

LITTLE CITY

72.7mi, 4585ft

Map & Files