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Wednesday night R.A.W. (Right after work)! - Intermediate/Advanced loop ride
Road bikes are recommended for this ride. Please join us on our weekly intermediate/ advanced Loop ride. Arrive by 5:45 and leave at 6:00. We start out riding towards Collinsville on the bike path and into Simsbury using several roads and gravel trails then returning to Farmington via Avon on the bikeway. This will be done at a pace of about 13-14+mph. Ride will be 28 miles total, making only a couple stops at critical regrouping points. Please note the parking location is TUNXIS MEAD PARK. There is a bathroom there. Most rides will include a post ride meal at George's in Unionville. Rain cancels. Please wear appropriate riding gear for the different seasons. Bring your charged lights, a spare tube, clear glasses, water bottle and snack. Ride may vary slightly week to week depending on the amount of daylight and temperature. Some weeks in beginning and end of season may be out and back, and in middle of season on the longest days, we may fit in a super loop. Ride will always include a bathroom break. Get out early to build your endurance and stamina, so you are able to thoroughly enjoy all of the seasons fun and epic rides.

Tunxis Meade Athletic fields

50 Tunxis meade dr · Farmington, CT

What we're about

Hello Riders!

Come out and Ride your bike with us! Farmington
Bike Up is an intermediate/advanced cycling group that rides for fun on the
rail trails, quiet roads and awesome excursions. Attend a weekly ride to build your stamina and skills so you can thoroughly enjoy those weekend excursions and more spirited adventures later in
the season. Trips? There are always trips, Montreal, Boston, Cape Cod, New
York, Pennsylvania & beyond. If you don’t see the ride you would like then
ask to organize it yourself. We are a group of bikers all about biking, the
more rides posted the better. You’ll need a helmet, a bike in good order, your
favorite bike do-dads and always a spare tube (see below).

See ya Thar!
Joe Sully

Some tips:

Intermediate/advanced simply means that you are
familiar enough with your bike, gear, abilities and stamina to make sound
choices when joining a ride. Don’t join a ride you aren’t certain you can do. The
best group bike ride experience is when you are with like abled folks. Start
with easy hour to see where you are at. On any ride, decide early about turning
back or breaking away if you are struggling to keep up or eager to pass the
front. The best group ride experience doesn’t happen when we are looking for
missing riders. There are other rides and you can even post your own ride to
find those that like to ride like you do, it’s all about a great group ride
experience.

Spare tube! Always carry a spare tube that fits your bike. Doesn’t matter if you can change it yourself what
matters is that we can get the ride back up and running if you get a flat.

Commit!! Weekly rides seem to increase in distance and
intensity each week as participants gain stamina and skills. Joining these
early on is far easier than jumping in later. Forge unbeatable comradery as you
and your pals pedal away everything from thanksgiving to Easter.

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