Sunday Morning 9am Rides – Year-Round
2 September: Updated Route
We believe in making our Coffee Ride a social affair, think Boston Pops in lycra. You may not love hearing the 1812 Overture, just as you may not love the dirt section taking you down Reformatory Trail, but the overall experience leaves you with a smile from ear to ear. We ask that you are engaged from start to finish, and for that, you are rewarded with the most enjoyable 43miles out to Brimstone one could ask for on a Sunday morning.
Please note: our system of creating groups has changed: when you arrive at the Studio (please arrive before 9am), there are color-coded cards. Choose one card that matches the pace you would like to ride. We collect the cards as you and your group rolls out. This way, we keep group sizes to a manageable size.
Green Cards: Pace is 18-19mph average – no faster. Riders wishing to go faster are more than welcome to leave prior to our groups rolling out.
Yellow Cards: Pace is 16-17mph average. Moderate. We typically have 2 moderate groups departing.
Red Cards: Pace is 15-16mph average, no drop. We have someone sweeping this group so no one gets dropped.
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 Sunday Coffee ride starts promptly at 9am. 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!
The route for every Sunday is here. (Click on map at the bottom of this page to go to RideWithGPS.com & download file/print cue sheet).
|Ride||The Coffee Ride|
|Type of ride||Road ride|
|Day of the week||Sunday mornings all year round|
|Departing from||Ride Studio Cafe|
|Departing time||9:00 am - Sharp|
|Estimated time in the saddle||About 2 hrs & 15 minutes for a typical 32-35 mile rides, more for longer rides.|
|Distance||Between 32 & 39 miles typically|
|Average speed||There 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 rating||Moderate. Be prepared to ride an average of 15-16mph for the fun group. There is an 18mph+ group as well.
Terrain varies weekly.
|Rain information||We 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.|
|Coordinator||Ride Studio Cafe firstname.lastname@example.org|
All riders are required to read and are expected to abide by These Rules.
What to bring: