Group rides are a great way for new and experienced riders to join like-minded people for an enjoyable time around the area. If you want to see what rides, routes and trails our experienced riders can bring you on, check out the New England Bike Riders Club.  Road Rides happen during the warm weather months – typically starting during April until it gets cold & dark later in the fall. Mountain rides continue year-round.

GROUP MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

MTB Mondays &

Woods Wednesdays

Both of our weekly rides meet at various locations around our great area –  best way to join us on some MTB rides is to keep an eye on our social media – where ride information will be posted. Rides are every Monday & Wednesday usually starting between 5:30 & 6:00, lasting about 1.5 hours. Details included with weekly media posts. Ride waivers will need to be signed your first ride (leader will have copies), and helmets are required. See bottom of the page for other expectations!

*The pace on Mondays cater to more beginner ride with multiple stops along the way. Pace is relaxed for any seasoned riders. Stronger riders, please be patient as we help less experienced riders work on their skills & build confidence! Social pace!

*Wednesdays are also “no drop” but will maintain a bit of a peppier, intermediate pace, with fewer breaks.

 GROUP ROAD RIDES

Road Rides – 6:00pm Monday Social Ride

Monday road rides will be leaving from New England Bike  (512 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077). Be sure that you have all items that you need at the time of the ride departure. Ride leaders will be leaving the store at the posted time. If you need any additional items or service from the store, please arrive early enough to get what you need before the ride starts.  We try to accommodate all riders on our road rides.  If you are new to cycling or a experienced rider we hope you will feel satisfied and comfortable with the terrain and duration of our group road rides.  All Monday group road rides are NO DROP rides (this means if you’re struggling we won’t leave you alone!) and are designed to welcome all riders of many varying abilities and experience.  Our group may split into two groups of quicker pace riders averaging 16 mph 22-28 miles and more conservative pace riders averaging 14 mph 22-28 miles in most cases.  Our routes change most weeks to offer a variety of what our beautiful area has to offer in road riding,  we are very fortunate to live in such a great place to enjoy the sport of cycling.

“Spirited Pace” Road Rides – 6:00pm Thursdays

Thursday road rides will be leaving from New England Bike & Scuba (512College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077). Be sure that you have all items that you need at the time of the ride departure. Ride leaders will be leaving the store at the posted time. If you need any additional items or service from the store, please arrive early enough to get what you need before the ride starts.   Our Thursday night road rides are designed for the experienced rider comfortable with sustaining a fairly aggressive paceline. These will rides will have more climbing than mondays and typically average around 20-21 mph for 25-30+ miles.

EXCHANGE DULUTH TRAILS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL ROAD AND MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES

  • These are NO DROP rides Ride leaders will wait for all riders though please make them aware if you are having difficulty keeping up.
  • Helmets are mandatory on all rides.
  • Please bring any nutritional and mechanical items you may need.
  • All riders are required to follow the rules of the road/trail.
  • Bicycles should be appropriate for the ride in which you are participating in.
  • Bicycles should be in working order before the start of each ride.
  • Rides may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other unforseen factors.
  • For the quickest up to date ride information we suggest Liking us on Facebook – HERE-

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO BRING:

  • Spare Tube & Patch Kit
  • Pump / CO2
  • Tire Levers
  • Water
  • Nutrition Items

BEFORE YOU RIDE:

  1. Check tire pressure
  2. Check quick releases
  3. Check drivetrain
  4. Check brakes