RECURRING SHOP RIDES
Monday Night Gravel Road Trainer – from Turkey Foot Park in Zionsville at 6 pm —
Our Monday night gravel road training ride has given local riders a whole new perspective on “road riding” in Central Indiana. The ride is a healthy twenty-eight miles starting from the small town park parking lot just north of the Zionsville Golf Course on Turkey Foot Road. Most of the route is on scenic gravel roads in northern Boone County. This ride usually involves a smaller group which splits into two groups, and we can’t guarantee it as a “no-drop” ride. So call ahead or familiarize yourself with the map (see below) if you’re not sure about soloing. You’ll need front and rear lights and tires at least 33 mm in width on your touring/cyclocross/gravel/road bike. Mountain bikes will also work fine. A map of the course is available on our website under the Upcoming Rides & Events/Maps tab. The ride will run throughout April and May, quit for the summer, and then start back up for the autumn the week after Labor Day.
Tuesday Night Nebo Ridge/CIBA Fast Group Ride – from back of shop every Tuesday at 6 pm —
This faster-paced group ride is one of the most popular rides in Indiana. We are all smiles and group love for the first few miles. Then the fireworks start as we cross north of State Rd. 32 on some sparsely traveled county roads. The ride starts at 6 pm at the rear of the shop and averages 22-23 mph for the lead group, but with numerous surges near 30 mph you will max your heart rate. A second group averages 20-22 mph, again with challenging surges, and we’ve added a third group averaging 18-20 mph. Length of the ride is 27-31 miles.
Thursday Night Nebo Ridge/CIBA Group Ride – from shop every Thursday at 6 pm —
On Thursday night we break into multiple ride groups; there is something for everybody. Two “racy” groups (The “Racy Dudes & Dudettes” at 23+ and “Killer Bs” at 20-22 mph) ride our Tuesday night 31 mile course. Two more moderate groups (the “Honey Bs” group averages 18-20 mph and the “Bumble Bs” group averages 15-17 mph) ride 27-31 miles and often work cooperatively on group riding techniques like paceline riding. Our favorite group is the “Fun & Fitness” group and is intended for anyone willing to ride 17 miles at 13 mph on up. All bikes and riders are welcome – road bikes, hybrids, mountain – we’ve seen them all. All routes are marked and maps are available in the shop or on our website under the Upcoming Rides & Events/Maps tab.