What we're about

WELCOME to the St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club (SVCG) based in Longmont, Colorado. Our aim is to promote and encourage cycling through a friendly club experience, where camaraderie is developed through group riding.

Our rides generally cater to the Advanced Beginner and Intermediate Road Cyclist, who are looking to improve their skill level. We offer at least 3 rides per week, usually splitting into 2 or 3 groups based on pace. Most our routes typically follow the quietest and most scenic routes in Boulder County and the surrounding areas.

Our goal for all rides is to keep the experience of group riding FUN and SAFE!. We are a recreational cycling club, NOT a race club; by joining our group you are expected to be part of the group, and not treat the rides as a race, or as a solo ride. Please take the time to read over our SVCG Group Riding Safety guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1be8xDVC3uh_X9livC34BMrCoXoAdr7oVZlzHfexYBis/edit?usp=sharing).

Before joining/signing up for an SVCG ride, be sure you can ride at the average pace we advertise for each group. If you do not meet this minimum fitness level, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate you, as it is unfair to all other riders. (A Group Pace = 18+mph Avg, B Group Pace = 15 - 18mph Avg).

If you are a new member and intend to ride with SVCG, please sign our RIDE WAIVER (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d9FCZ2cwyQ84x8Wktl7ILAzmAThhYdytX5mBv7tD6cQ/viewform?usp=send_form) as a way of acknowledging you have read our club rules,

We look forward to seeing you on one of our rides soon! ~Ride Safe and Often~

Nick, Peter & the SVCG Crew

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Upcoming events (5+)

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. ROUTE: Will be posted in the comments by one of the ride leaders. Depending on how many riders and/or ride leaders, we will ride in 2 or 3 groups: GROUP Aero: This group will be at a faster pace (18+mph average) DROP/NO-STOP GROUP Breakaway: This group will be at a medium/fast pace (15 to 18mph average) NO-DROP Typically Group A & B will be split into A1 (maybe A2)/B1 & B2 to keep the group size sensible. The pace range may vary slightly between each B group, within the 15-18 range. NOTE ABOUT SAFETY: The time of day this ride takes place is typically during heavier traffic times; our #1 goal is always to keep everyone safe, and to keep the car/bike relationship harmonious. With the large group sizes we often have, please ride single file and within the bike lanes, and do not obstruct traffic. This ride is best suited for Road Bikes, and people with experience riding on the road with traffic. Both Rides will be "NO DROP", we will try to keep everyone together, but in the event some are faster/slower, we will stop and re-group at intervals. RIDE NOTES: Rides roll out no more than 5 minutes after advertised start time, arrive early and 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). RIDE DISCLAIMER: By participating in St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club "SVCG" activities you ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE and FULLY UNDERSTAND that (a) you are in good health, and proper physical condition to participate in Cycling Activities; (b) that the nature of Cycling Activities involves Risks and Dangers, and these may be caused by your own actions or the actions of others participating; (c) "SVCG", ride leaders, volunteers, and Sponsors associated with the club, can not be held accountable for the negligence or actions/inactions of participants, and they are released from ALL LIABILITY.

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. ROUTE: Will be posted in the comments by one of the ride leaders. Depending on how many riders and/or ride leaders, we will ride in 2 or 3 groups: GROUP Aero: This group will be at a faster pace (18+mph average) DROP/NO-STOP GROUP Breakaway: This group will be at a medium/fast pace (15 to 18mph average) NO-DROP Typically Group A & B will be split into A1 (maybe A2)/B1 & B2 to keep the group size sensible. The pace range may vary slightly between each B group, within the 15-18 range. NOTE ABOUT SAFETY: The time of day this ride takes place is typically during heavier traffic times; our #1 goal is always to keep everyone safe, and to keep the car/bike relationship harmonious. With the large group sizes we often have, please ride single file and within the bike lanes, and do not obstruct traffic. This ride is best suited for Road Bikes, and people with experience riding on the road with traffic. Both Rides will be "NO DROP", we will try to keep everyone together, but in the event some are faster/slower, we will stop and re-group at intervals. RIDE NOTES: Rides roll out no more than 5 minutes after advertised start time, arrive early and 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). RIDE DISCLAIMER: By participating in St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club "SVCG" activities you ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE and FULLY UNDERSTAND that (a) you are in good health, and proper physical condition to participate in Cycling Activities; (b) that the nature of Cycling Activities involves Risks and Dangers, and these may be caused by your own actions or the actions of others participating; (c) "SVCG", ride leaders, volunteers, and Sponsors associated with the club, can not be held accountable for the negligence or actions/inactions of participants, and they are released from ALL LIABILITY.

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. ROUTE: Will be posted in the comments by one of the ride leaders. Depending on how many riders and/or ride leaders, we will ride in 2 or 3 groups: GROUP Aero: This group will be at a faster pace (18+mph average) DROP/NO-STOP GROUP Breakaway: This group will be at a medium/fast pace (15 to 18mph average) NO-DROP Typically Group A & B will be split into A1 (maybe A2)/B1 & B2 to keep the group size sensible. The pace range may vary slightly between each B group, within the 15-18 range. NOTE ABOUT SAFETY: The time of day this ride takes place is typically during heavier traffic times; our #1 goal is always to keep everyone safe, and to keep the car/bike relationship harmonious. With the large group sizes we often have, please ride single file and within the bike lanes, and do not obstruct traffic. This ride is best suited for Road Bikes, and people with experience riding on the road with traffic. Both Rides will be "NO DROP", we will try to keep everyone together, but in the event some are faster/slower, we will stop and re-group at intervals. RIDE NOTES: Rides roll out no more than 5 minutes after advertised start time, arrive early and 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). RIDE DISCLAIMER: By participating in St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club "SVCG" activities you ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE and FULLY UNDERSTAND that (a) you are in good health, and proper physical condition to participate in Cycling Activities; (b) that the nature of Cycling Activities involves Risks and Dangers, and these may be caused by your own actions or the actions of others participating; (c) "SVCG", ride leaders, volunteers, and Sponsors associated with the club, can not be held accountable for the negligence or actions/inactions of participants, and they are released from ALL LIABILITY.

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. ROUTE: Will be posted in the comments by one of the ride leaders. Depending on how many riders and/or ride leaders, we will ride in 2 or 3 groups: GROUP Aero: This group will be at a faster pace (18+mph average) DROP/NO-STOP GROUP Breakaway: This group will be at a medium/fast pace (15 to 18mph average) NO-DROP Typically Group A & B will be split into A1 (maybe A2)/B1 & B2 to keep the group size sensible. The pace range may vary slightly between each B group, within the 15-18 range. NOTE ABOUT SAFETY: The time of day this ride takes place is typically during heavier traffic times; our #1 goal is always to keep everyone safe, and to keep the car/bike relationship harmonious. With the large group sizes we often have, please ride single file and within the bike lanes, and do not obstruct traffic. This ride is best suited for Road Bikes, and people with experience riding on the road with traffic. Both Rides will be "NO DROP", we will try to keep everyone together, but in the event some are faster/slower, we will stop and re-group at intervals. RIDE NOTES: Rides roll out no more than 5 minutes after advertised start time, arrive early and 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). RIDE DISCLAIMER: By participating in St. Vrain Chain Gang Cycling Club "SVCG" activities you ACKNOWLEDGE, AGREE and FULLY UNDERSTAND that (a) you are in good health, and proper physical condition to participate in Cycling Activities; (b) that the nature of Cycling Activities involves Risks and Dangers, and these may be caused by your own actions or the actions of others participating; (c) "SVCG", ride leaders, volunteers, and Sponsors associated with the club, can not be held accountable for the negligence or actions/inactions of participants, and they are released from ALL LIABILITY.

Past events (719)

Weekend Road Ride from 300 Suns

300 Suns Brewing

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