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

https://a248.e.akamai.net/secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/a/3/9/0/event_350921872.jpeg

Upcoming events (5)

SVCG Saturday Ride *8 AM* from RED FROG to Sandy's Convenience Store

DESTINATION: Sandy's Convenience Store on Highway 34 west of Loveland. FROM: RED FROG, Departure @ 8:00AM We will meet in the parking lot, away from Red Frog's store front. See RWGPS map. Red Frog is open for TAKE OUT but their BATHROOMS ARE CLOSED. Upon our return we can sit outside on the east side like we have in the past, if tables are available. This is a 50.2 mile ride with 1685 feet of climbing. See the route at: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33659728 ----------- Special guidelines/rules for COVID-19 ------ * Overall * 1. If you have a fever, have been experiencing symptoms, or been near someone positively diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not show up to ride. 2. No matter what your risk tolerance, please respect the risk tolerance of every other individual * Before the Ride in the Parking Lot * 1. It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask in the parking lot. It can be removed during the ride. If you elect not to wear a mask pre-ride, you will be responsible for keeping six feet away from everyone until the ride starts. 2. Please do not congregate near the entrance to Red Frog where customers may be coming and going. 3. We are no longer able to wait on the deck area for the ride to start. 4. A mask is required to enter Red Frog. * During the Ride * 1. Absolutely no more than ten (10) to a group while on the road. This is a State of Colorado rule. We will arrange groups at starting time. Please stay in your designated group for the entire ride. 2. If you find yourself as rider #11 or higher in a group, please back off 150 feet and ride solo or in smaller groups. If one group catches another, as sometimes happens at stop signals, please do not let the two groups combine or change groups. Instead, the group behind should stop 150 feet behind and maintain that distance. 3. No spitting or snot rockets, of course. 4. Maintain social distance at all regroupings, water, and mechanical stops * After the Ride * 1. In sitting at a table with other riders, you will be at less than “social distance” from others. If you are uncomfortable with this feel free to sit further away or leave. 2. A mask is required to enter Red Frog to purchase food and/or drink. Indoor seating is not available at this time. Also, the bathrooms are closed. The mask may be removed if there is food or beverage in front of you but you’ll need to put it on otherwise. 3. All of us must be seated at tables, no more than 8 to a table. Standing in cocktail-party style is not permitted. Plan on sitting outside. 4. Each table is encouraged to clear their own glassware and plates. These are all State of Colorado guidelines that 300 Suns must follow. Please don’t jeopardize their business by not following these rules. ---------- End of COVID-19 guidelines ---------

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. 25 miles SSE this week on this route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33658674 ----------- Special guidelines/rules for COVID-19 ------ * Overall * 1. If you have a fever, have been experiencing symptoms, or been near someone positively diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not show up to ride. 2. No matter what your risk tolerance, please respect the risk tolerance of every other individual * Before the Ride in the 300 Suns Parking Lot * 1. It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask in the parking lot. It can be removed during the ride. If you elect not to wear a mask pre-ride, you will be responsible for keeping six feet away from everyone until the ride starts. 2. Please do not congregate near the entrance to 300 Suns where customers may be coming and going. 3. We are no longer able to wait on the deck area for the ride to start. 4. If you need to use the restroom before the ride, a mask is required to enter 300 Suns. * During the Ride * 1. Absolutely no more than ten to a group while on the road. This is a State of Colorado rule. We will arrange groups at starting time. Please stay in your designated group for the entire ride. 2. If you find yourself as rider #11 or higher in a group, please back off 150 feet and ride solo or in smaller groups. If one group catches another, as sometimes happens at stop signals, please do not let the two groups combine or change groups. Instead, the group behind should stop 150 feet behind and maintain that distance. 3. No spitting or snot rockets, of course. 4. Maintain social distance at all regroupings, water, and mechanical stops * After the Ride in 300 Suns * 1. In entering 300 Suns and sitting at a table with other riders, you will be at less than “social distance” from others. If you are uncomfortable with this, please don’t come in. 2. A mask is required to enter 300 Suns. It may be removed if there is food or beverage in front of you but you’ll need to put it on otherwise or if you are going to the restrooms. 3. All of us must be seated at tables, no more than 8 to a table. Standing in cocktail-party style is not permitted. You’ll notice that they’ve added more tables outside. Plan on sitting outside. 4. 300 Suns will seat us. Always wait for them to perform the seating. They recommend that we send one person in, for a given group, and then let the server give the green-light to the rest of the group. So for example, when the “A” group finishes, one rider should go in while the rest remain in the parking lot. It’s possible that we will not be seated in adjoining tables, that’s ok. 5. All ordering of food and beverages is now done from the tables. No more standing in line inside. 6. Split bills are fine among those seated at a table, the wait staff has handheld units now that are used to manage orders. If you change tables (not encouraged but happens as riders start leaving), be sure to notify your server that you have migrated. 7. Cash is still accepted but plastic is preferred. 8. Beverages now include sales tax so it won’t be a flat round number anymore per drink. 9. Each table is encouraged to clear their own glassware and plates. You’ll see the proper bins outside to place them. These are all State of Colorado guidelines that 300 Suns must follow. Please don’t jeopardize their business by not following these rules. ---------- End of COVID-19 guidelines ---------

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. Route varies week-to-week and will be published in the Comments section a few days before the ride. ----------- Special guidelines/rules for COVID-19 ------ * Overall * 1. If you have a fever, have been experiencing symptoms, or been near someone positively diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not show up to ride. 2. No matter what your risk tolerance, please respect the risk tolerance of every other individual * Before the Ride in the 300 Suns Parking Lot * 1. It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask in the parking lot. It can be removed during the ride. If you elect not to wear a mask pre-ride, you will be responsible for keeping six feet away from everyone until the ride starts. 2. Please do not congregate near the entrance to 300 Suns where customers may be coming and going. 3. We are no longer able to wait on the deck area for the ride to start. 4. If you need to use the restroom before the ride, a mask is required to enter 300 Suns. * During the Ride * 1. Absolutely no more than ten to a group while on the road. This is a State of Colorado rule. We will arrange groups at starting time. Please stay in your designated group for the entire ride. 2. If you find yourself as rider #11 or higher in a group, please back off 150 feet and ride solo or in smaller groups. If one group catches another, as sometimes happens at stop signals, please do not let the two groups combine or change groups. Instead, the group behind should stop 150 feet behind and maintain that distance. 3. No spitting or snot rockets, of course. 4. Maintain social distance at all regroupings, water, and mechanical stops * After the Ride in 300 Suns * 1. In entering 300 Suns and sitting at a table with other riders, you will be at less than “social distance” from others. If you are uncomfortable with this, please don’t come in. 2. A mask is required to enter 300 Suns. It may be removed if there is food or beverage in front of you but you’ll need to put it on otherwise or if you are going to the restrooms. 3. All of us must be seated at tables, no more than 8 to a table. Standing in cocktail-party style is not permitted. You’ll notice that they’ve added more tables outside. Plan on sitting outside. 4. 300 Suns will seat us. Always wait for them to perform the seating. They recommend that we send one person in, for a given group, and then let the server give the green-light to the rest of the group. So for example, when the “A” group finishes, one rider should go in while the rest remain in the parking lot. It’s possible that we will not be seated in adjoining tables, that’s ok. 5. All ordering of food and beverages is now done from the tables. No more standing in line inside. 6. Split bills are fine among those seated at a table, the wait staff has handheld units now that are used to manage orders. If you change tables (not encouraged but happens as riders start leaving), be sure to notify your server that you have migrated. 7. Cash is still accepted but plastic is preferred. 8. Beverages now include sales tax so it won’t be a flat round number anymore per drink. 9. Each table is encouraged to clear their own glassware and plates. You’ll see the proper bins outside to place them. These are all State of Colorado guidelines that 300 Suns must follow. Please don’t jeopardize their business by not following these rules. ---------- End of COVID-19 guidelines ---------

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

WHAT: Weekly Tuesday night 18-25 mile ride. Route varies week-to-week and will be published in the Comments section a few days before the ride. ----------- Special guidelines/rules for COVID-19 ------ * Overall * 1. If you have a fever, have been experiencing symptoms, or been near someone positively diagnosed with COVID-19, please do not show up to ride. 2. No matter what your risk tolerance, please respect the risk tolerance of every other individual * Before the Ride in the 300 Suns Parking Lot * 1. It is strongly recommended that you wear a mask in the parking lot. It can be removed during the ride. If you elect not to wear a mask pre-ride, you will be responsible for keeping six feet away from everyone until the ride starts. 2. Please do not congregate near the entrance to 300 Suns where customers may be coming and going. 3. We are no longer able to wait on the deck area for the ride to start. 4. If you need to use the restroom before the ride, a mask is required to enter 300 Suns. * During the Ride * 1. Absolutely no more than ten to a group while on the road. This is a State of Colorado rule. We will arrange groups at starting time. Please stay in your designated group for the entire ride. 2. If you find yourself as rider #11 or higher in a group, please back off 150 feet and ride solo or in smaller groups. If one group catches another, as sometimes happens at stop signals, please do not let the two groups combine or change groups. Instead, the group behind should stop 150 feet behind and maintain that distance. 3. No spitting or snot rockets, of course. 4. Maintain social distance at all regroupings, water, and mechanical stops * After the Ride in 300 Suns * 1. In entering 300 Suns and sitting at a table with other riders, you will be at less than “social distance” from others. If you are uncomfortable with this, please don’t come in. 2. A mask is required to enter 300 Suns. It may be removed if there is food or beverage in front of you but you’ll need to put it on otherwise or if you are going to the restrooms. 3. All of us must be seated at tables, no more than 8 to a table. Standing in cocktail-party style is not permitted. You’ll notice that they’ve added more tables outside. Plan on sitting outside. 4. 300 Suns will seat us. Always wait for them to perform the seating. They recommend that we send one person in, for a given group, and then let the server give the green-light to the rest of the group. So for example, when the “A” group finishes, one rider should go in while the rest remain in the parking lot. It’s possible that we will not be seated in adjoining tables, that’s ok. 5. All ordering of food and beverages is now done from the tables. No more standing in line inside. 6. Split bills are fine among those seated at a table, the wait staff has handheld units now that are used to manage orders. If you change tables (not encouraged but happens as riders start leaving), be sure to notify your server that you have migrated. 7. Cash is still accepted but plastic is preferred. 8. Beverages now include sales tax so it won’t be a flat round number anymore per drink. 9. Each table is encouraged to clear their own glassware and plates. You’ll see the proper bins outside to place them. These are all State of Colorado guidelines that 300 Suns must follow. Please don’t jeopardize their business by not following these rules. ---------- End of COVID-19 guidelines ---------

Past events (813)

Spin Into the Setting Sun

300 Suns Brewing

Photos (5,393)