WHEN: Club rides take place on alternating Saturdays and Sundays MOST weekends throughout the riding season, and will leave from a convenient Longmont location.
ROUTE: Medium-Difficult, click for Ride with GPS Map or Printable Map
Option 1: 51 miles - We will test our climbing legs this week by heading north into Larimer County, and tackling Pole Hill Road. Pole Hill Road is one of the only great climbs around that can be safely ridden with a group since the 2013 Floods. It climbs high above the plains up to 6770 feet, the climb is 3.5 miles. After descending we climb up the North Side of Carter and refuel at the Marine Store.
Option 2: 44 miles - This version cuts out the 7 mile climb/descent of Pole Hill and instead ascends the North Side of Carter Lake, stopping at the Marine Store to rest/refuel and wait for the Option 1 Group above.
RIDE INFO: Club rides will have 2 or 3 groups. We ride as a close group, two abreast only when it is safe to do so. The Club rides are "NO DROP", we will re-group at the top of hills, and at any turns where necessary.
GROUP Abici: This group will be at a faster pace (17 to 19mph average).
GROUP Basso: This group will be at a medium/fast pace (15 to 17mph average).
GROUP Cinelli: This group will be at a medium pace (13 to 15mph average).
WHO: This is a road bike ride for people who have experience riding on the road with traffic. Please only sign up if you are confident you can complete the above described ride/route (distance, pace etc).
RIDE NOTES: Rides roll out no more than 5 minutes after advertised start time, please arrive early & be ready to roll on time.
- Come prepared for mechanical breakdowns (bring spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool).
- Be sure to bring enough water for the length of the ride, especially with warmer weather ahead of us. As a general rule, one bottle of water is good for 1 hour of riding (8oz per 20 mins of ride time).
DISCLAIMER: We try to ensure the safest cycling experience on all of our rides, but cycling does come with some risk. Our ride leaders are all volunteers, not professional guides. Each member accepts responsibility for their own conduct and safety (including the safety of your bicycle and any other equipment) during club rides. You take part in club rides entirely at your own risk.