Gilbert Shop Ride!

Moderate ride through Gilbert and Mesa

  • Help newer road riders learn road riding etiquette and safety tips.
  • Help folks who want to get stronger, improve fitness and prepare for longer distances.
  • Lessen group ride intimidation and get cycling tips from more experienced riders.
  • Improve confidence with clipless pedals, learning to drink while riding and steadiness.
  • Rides start and end at the Gilbert shop on the NE corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe.
  • ALL without the worry of being dropped or unable to manage a flat.

This ride will be at a pace of 16+ mph with distances between 32 and 45 miles, with pre-determined hydration/rest stops along the route.  Routes vary with no hills to more challenging with fun rolling hills – check the comments below for the upcoming route. Ride may split in to A and B groups depending on the groups abilities.  The A group pace is above 19 mph and the B group is between 15 and 19 mph, using hydration/rest stops as re-group points.

Riders should:Be sure to eat a light breakfast; suggestion: toast/peanut butter or oatmeal.Bring a road bike – you MUST wear a helmet to participate in this ride.If it is still dark when we take off you must have headlight and taillight as required by law.Bring plenty of water - we suggest 2 water bottles or a hydration pack.Bring a spare inner tube – stop by the store if you need a road side tool kit or lights.Wear comfortable clothing.Be prepared for two-three hours of riding.Arrive 15 minutes early and be sure to pump up tires.Obey traffic laws – you are responsible for your own safety.

Questions? post a question below.  We hope to see you there!


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  • david t.

    Crazy wet ride, hope everyone made it home safe. Great ride, Bits!

    2 · September 8, 2013

    • Bits F.

      Thx Man U too..

      September 8, 2013

  • Bits F.

    Everyone made it home safe with just a little issues. It was a fun experience riding in the rain and avg mph is still good.see u all next Sunday. Cheers to all

    September 8, 2013

  • Nicholas R.

    Sensible approach to poor weather conditions.

    September 8, 2013

    • Jason H.

      Nick-nice riding with you. Here is my contact info
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      1 · September 8, 2013

    • Nicholas R.

      Yeah, nice one Jason, good ride. I've never seen so much muck wash off me in the shower!

      September 8, 2013

  • Monica H.

    Finally made it home after our rainy ride/flat tire adventure. It took 4 CO2 cartridges (don't ask) and 30 minutes on the flat repair due to extenuating circumstances. Ended up riding back to my house (which we foolishly passed 10 miles earlier) and drove Danelle home.

    3 · September 8, 2013

    • Danelle Browe F.

      Finished my last hour on the trainer watching the Bears game. Neither was enjoyable.

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Brian G.

    I hit something on Pecos and Higley that put a hole in my back tire I can stick my thumb in. Some guy gave me a ride to my house. See you all next ride.

    2 · September 8, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Glad you made home ok.

      September 8, 2013

    • Brian G.

      it was on my Gator Hardshell too. I must have hit some serious glass because it cut a big wedge out of the tire. No chance of putting a sleeve in that tire.

      1 · September 8, 2013

  • Heidi B.

    It was fun, see everyone soon!

    September 8, 2013

  • Jill A.

    Raining. Gary and Jill staying inside.

    September 8, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Common, a little rain is going to stop you guys?

      September 8, 2013

    • Tony L.

      Kidding aside, it was a fast/wet ride. Jason pulling us all the way....'till I couldn't anymore. Thanks Jason.

      September 8, 2013

  • Dave L.

    The rain is coming down hard once again. Glad we made the decision to had back to the shop rather then continuing through the airport. Now it's coffee and Bailey's while waiting for football. Still glad we road. See you next week.

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Danelle Browe F.

    Monics and I peeled off, dodged a few downpours and then spent half an hour changing a tire went through two tubes and to co2 cartridges as well. Next option is we're calling our husbands to pick us up.

    September 8, 2013

  • Bits F.

    Plus 2

    September 7, 2013

  • david t.

    Here is the route for Sunday. It will be fairly flat, and fast. The first stop is relatively early, about 10 miles in, but that will enable us to get in our respective pace groups. If you have any questions, give a ring to the shop, or just stop by. Thanks! http://www.mapmyride.com/us/gilbert-az/global-ride-36-miles-williams-field-route-178253340

    September 3, 2013

  • Dave L.

    Nichols, welcome to the ride. Look forward to meeting you.

    1 · September 2, 2013

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