What we're about
Are you new to cycling? Have you just bought a bike and want to ride with others? Do you know where the best places to ride are? We are Bike Barn Cycling & Fitness, a full service bicycle shop located in Cohoes, New York and we are coordinating group rides for entry level to intermediate level cyclists. Hey, even Lance had to start somewhere. The purpose of our rides is to get those who would otherwise not ride their bikes back into the enjoyment of riding. Be it for exercise, stress relief, or just to get out and meet new cycling buddies, we have a ride for you! Please keep in mind that we also promote these rides through the shop as well as on meetup.com so there will be more riders than just the RSVPs.
We offer weekly rides called "Tow Path Tuesdays". There are three different routes we do on Tuesdays and they rotate every third week so please check to see where the group will meet on that particular Tuesday (weather permitting). This entry level group is open to all types of bicycles, Hybrid, Mt. Bike, Road, etc... As the name implies, rides are every Tuesday on or about 6:00 pm. "Tow Path Tuesdays" will be some around town urban riding coupled with bike paths, canal paths and at times light trails. If you are unsure of where to meet please call the Bike Barn at (518) 238-BIKE for that weeks meeting point. Join us for a fun & laid-back group ride!
As for our other rides, we will mix in some Sundays during the month for easy to moderate road or bike path tours and other Sundays may be an easy to moderate mountain bike ride. All of the rides are easy to moderate unless posted otherwise. If you plan on doing a Sunday ride you can either meet up at the Bike Barn on Remsen Street in Cohoes (suggested if you need to follow someone or wish to carpool) or at the chosen ride starting point. Many of the Sunday rides will start from a destination that we will need to drive to. We choose our rides based on their potential level of fun, their scenic value and feedback from previous rides.
*Members of this group will receive a 5% store discount off of regularly priced merchandise at Bike Barn Cycling & Fitness. Just mention that you are a Meetup.com member of this group. Riders can also have their bikes checked over at no charge up to 30 minutes prior to any ride. As always helmets are required.
If you're looking to have fun and meet people while going for a nice relaxing bike ride, then this group is for you!