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Polar Bear Ride

This ride is for those who enjoy a longer day in the saddle regardless of the weather, who enjoy the company of others, and who are comfortable at a 16mph average for ~60 miles. This route maximizes the ability to stop for warm food or drink in case the weather dictates it.

Festive 500 Riding

Route:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17605855

Note: there is an additional stop we can advise for riders on the very cold days when a stop between RHQ and RSC on the return trip is necessary in Wayland.

Ride Headquarters in Sherborn is one of the stops on this ride. Come join us to see the largest living room dedicated to making your rides fantastic!

Please watch our Twitter feed for last-minute updates, weather cancellations or other changes. You do *not* have to have a Twitter account to see our feed.

Ride Information

RidePolar Bear Ride
Type of rideRoad ride
Day of the weekSunday mornings fall through winter & early spring
Departing fromRide Studio Cafe
Departing time10am
Estimated time in the saddle~4 hours (including food stop time)
Distance~60 miles
Average speed16mph for the duration or as weather dictates. Not faster.
Difficulty ratingModerate. Be ready for the pace and the distance. Bring $ for food and/or water.
Rain informationWe won't be riding in dangerous weather, but typically ride otherwise. We Tweet if the ride is canceled or if there are last-minute changes; feel free to call for the latest, too.
CoordinatorRide Studio Cafe connect@ridestudiocafe.com

Riding Rules

All riders are required to read and are expected to abide by These Rules.

Waiver: RSC requires a signed waiver before your first ride. Please fill it out online prior to your first ride.

What to bring:

  • Your helmet, cycling shoes with cleats, and I.D. Riders seem to forget these items more often than you might think.

  • Appropriate clothes for changing temperatures.
  • Tool kit including at least one appropriate tube. You'll be on your own if you have a mechanical so you'll want to bring an entire tool kit.

  • PLEASE BE KIND, if the roads are wet put on a back fender that covers enough of your rear wheel so that no one has to eat road grit!

  • LIGHTS. If there's dim sunlight or if the ride begins or ends when the sun isn't shining. Think blinkies!

Don’t forget

  • Before the ride, if you need any mechanical help, or service of any kind, send us an email and we'll gladly be at the Studio to help with anything you need on the fly.

  • We have demo bikes available if you’d like to try one during the ride. Call ahead so we can have something ready.


If you're driving to participate in the ride, make sure that you do not park in the Lemon Grass restaurant parking lot; you will get towed. Fortunately, there is ample parking in the area--and it is inexpensive.  

By the way, here's where you can find our comprehensive list of weekly rides.

We hope to see you there--or somewhere on the road. If you have questions, email or call (339) 970-0187.

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