Local Group Rides for Sport Riders

Mike Berg

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Provided by Your Group Rides and Dan Porter

 

CSU Cycling Club Group Ride

Mondays , 3:45pm (only when CSU classes are in session), Moby Parking lot

 

Open to the general public.  This is a 1.5 hour – and they stick to it — easy, “no-drop”, recovery road ride. This is a great way to meet CSU students and staff, especially members of the CSU Cycling Club.

The Route: Varies

 

RIO BASE MILE RIDE

Sunday, 10AM, Rio Grande on Mountain Ave

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This ride is a great way to start building for the upcoming season and the only way to be ready to survive the Oval ride.  It’s your basic base mile ride, except with a great bunch of people, long, slow and chill (and chilly).

The Route: It varies, 2-5 hours depending on who wants to keep riding after the official ride is over.

 

RIOCOVERY RIDE

Monday, 6PM (during daylight savings time), Rio Grande on Mountain Ave

Active recovery workouts are low intensity and low volume workouts in which the goal is to get blood into the muscles that you worked the day before to enhance recovery. In addition, another goal with active recovery is to loosen up stiff muscles.

The Route: Super easy, 20 mile ride at 15 MPH

 

TTH (TUESDAY, THURSDAY RIDE)

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:12AM, Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies, 1833 E Harmony Rd #20,

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.

The Route: It rotates between 3 or 4 routes and is decided on the fly.  The rides usually last about an hour and a half.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wednesday, 5:30PM (during daylight savings times), Mountain Vista Dr. and the Eastern I25 Frontage Road

There are A, B, and C level 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 Route: Classic Loop (38 Miles), Owl Canyon (38 Miles), and Short Loop (25 Miles)

 

WOR (WEDNESDAY OPEN RIDE)

Wednesday, 5:30 PM (during daylight savings times), Harmony Library, 4616 S Shields St.  Riders meet at the South end of the library parking lot area.

Looking for a solid mid-week ride but not quite ready for the Wednesday Worlds?  This is the ride for you.  This is a solid B+ to A pace ride that does a different route every week.

The Route:   The route changes every week but you can plan on hitting all the classic Fort Collins rides during the course of the summer.

 

THE OVAL

Saturday, 10AM, The Southwest corner of the CSU Oval

The Oval is a cold hard Colorado classic and the best way to spend a Saturday morning.  Plus it will make you pretty fit too.

The Route:  When this ride reaches its maximum distance of 80 miles it has it all. From flat crosswind sections, rollers, power climbs to the long grinds.  The city limit sign east of Berthoud has become a hotly contested mid ride sprint.  This ride doesn’t stop for food, flats, pee breaks or bags of money.  Last a guy lost a $30.00 frame pump and keep going. Now that’s a training ride!

 

SOR (SATURDAY OPEN RIDE)

Saturday, 10AM, Harmony Library, 4616 S Shields St.  Riders meet at the South end of the library parking lot area.

Looking for a solid Saturday ride but not quite ready for the Oval, or bored with the Oval course?  This is the ride for you. This is a solid B+ to A pace ride that does a different route every week.

The Route:  The route changes every week but you can plan on hitting all the classic Fort Collins rides during the course of the year.

 

For more information on these rides, others in the Northern Colorado area, and for many biking resources, visit: yourgroupride.com