Sunday Morning 9am Coffee Rides – Year-Round
July 17 Update: We have the “Decaf” option available today! It’s a 13-14mph average heading the same route as the Coffee Ride, just a little less speed. This option isn’t always offered, so if you’re of the 13-14mph speed, come on out!
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 if you’re up for the pace. We have someone sweeping this group so no one gets dropped if there is a mechanical or other reason someone needs to stop. A minimum 15mph pace is required of all riders.
Brown Cards: “Decaf” Option – offered on select weeks. Pace is 13-14mph average, no drop.
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!
|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 2.5 hours for a typical 35 mile ride, more for longer rides.|
|Distance||Between 35-40 miles typically|
|Average speed||There are 3-5 groups of various speeds. See details above.|
|Difficulty rating||This 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 15mph average.|
|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.
Waiver: RSC requires a signed waiver before your first ride. Please fill it out online prior to your first ride.
What to bring: