Sunday Morning 9am Rides – Year-Round

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October has snuck up on us once again. Leaves are changing colors and the temps have you reaching for knee and arm warmers. Such fantastic conditions deserve a special route out to Harvard, taking in all the charm New England has on offer. The route is 62 miles, with a stop at Harvard General Store to top off the fuel tank.

Bring in your GPS and we’ll load the route for you. Now 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 Sunday Coffee ride starts at 9:00 am.  Come 15 to 20 minutes before departure time so you can make any last minute adjustments and catch the latest news on the ride.  We don’t want to leave without you :-)!

Route for every Sunday in October is here for Sunday 9am RSC rides (click on map to go to RideWithGPS.com & download file/print cue sheet).

Ride Information

Ride
The Coffee Ride
Type of rideRoad ride
Day of the weekSunday mornings all year round
Departing fromRide Studio Cafe
Departing time9:00 am - Sharp
Estimated time in the saddleAbout 2 hrs & 15 minutes for the typical 32-35 mile rides, more for longer rides.
DistanceBetween 34 & 39 miles typically
Average speedThere will be two groups: a 17+ group (drop) and a 16 mph average group that will ride behind the fast group on the same route. The second group won't drop riders.
Difficulty ratingModerate. Be prepared to ride an average of 15-16mph for the fun group. There is an 18mph+ group as well.
Terrain varies weekly.
Rain informationWe won't be riding in a lot of rain so check the top of this page for weekly details. We'll update minute by minute if necessary. Here is the weather of the moment.
CoordinatorRide Studio Cafe connect@ridestudiocafe.com

What to bring:



  • Your helmet, riding shoes, 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.


Waiver: RSC requires a signed waiver before your first ride. Please fill it out online prior to your first ride. You can also do this at the Studio, but better to fill it out in advance.

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 really 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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