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Saturday 9am Espresso Road Ride

 

The Espresso Ride Typical Route is here: RideWithGPS

If weather conditions are not appropriate for a road ride, we’ll switch the route to be many fewer roads and mixed terrain. Watch Twitter for late-breaking news about this ride.

Safety is our top priority on our rides. Please read our riding rules, below. We will be talking with anyone who chooses to ignore these rules and not follow the rules of the road.

Bring in your GPS and we’ll load the route for you. We have a Garmin Touring, 510, 810, and 1000 which you may borrow for the ride. Email us in advance if you want to borrow one for the ride or demo it at any time.

The Saturday Espresso ride starts promptly at 9am. Come 15 to 20 minutes before departure time so you can make any last minute adjustments, grab fresh water, a Cafe drink, or use the facilities. We don’t want to leave without you!

RideThe Espresso Ride
Type of rideRoad ride
Day of the weekSaturday mornings all year round
Departing fromRide Studio Cafe
Departing time9:00 am - Sharp
Estimated time in the saddleAbout 2.5 hours for a typical 35 mile ride, more for longer rides.
DistanceApproximately 37 miles typically.
Average speedThere are 2 groups of various speeds. First group to roll out is 17.5mph average. Second group to roll out is 16.5mph average.
Difficulty ratingThis ride is for people who are comfortable and proficient riding properly equipped road bikes and who are interested in riding with a group at a pace of at least 16.5mph average.
Rain informationWe won't be riding in dangerous weather, but typically ride otherwise. We Tweet if the ride is canceled; feel free to call for the latest, too. Here is the weather of the moment.
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.



Parking:

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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