This ride offers scenic views of the reservoir and rolling hills that litter Fairfield County as we make our way to the shore. This is a great ride to test your fitness and learn how to ride safely in a controlled paced group. This is a no-drop ride to the shore. Once we turn back inland, the pace becomes more spirited. Although this is a no-drop ride come ready to push yourself!
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These rides are very popular with the local cycling community and the regulars range in ability from racers to enthusiasts out for a fun ride.
If you have never ridden in a large group before, it can be intimidating. If you need some pointers or additional assistance, we will be glad to help! Our goal is to make your ride as enjoyable as possible.
All store rides are designed to promote the enjoyment of cycling in a friendly group atmosphere
Rides leave at 8:00AM SHARP from Bethel Cycle Works
Followed by complimentary coffee and bagels in the shop and the occasional pancake day at O’Neils.
ABC Ride - All levels are welcome.
A Group: 52 miles at 19-20+ mph
B Group: 52 miles at 16-18 mph
C Group: Miles vary depending on turnout. Pace is 14-16 mph
WHAT YOU NEED
Rides require an appropriate bike in good working order, LIGHTS, water, and a helmet. We also suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather although we do ride in all kinds of weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there - and have fun!
RIDE AND EVENT DISCLAIMER
Our goal is to make every ride as enjoyable and safe as possible. However, we cannot guarantee anybody’s safety. We rely on all riders to use proper riding techniques and if you are unsure of proper etiquette or proper technique please ask. We are here to help! There are unknown and unforeseen potential hazards in every ride so we do expect all riders to pay attention and take reasonable precautions. Helmets AND lights are required. Please also ride within your limitations. We are not racing the Tour de France. If we see that you are not riding within your limitations or are becoming a hazard to others we will bring this to your attention nicely😊 We do this for your and everybody’s safety.
Also, it is everybody’s responsibility to follow all traffic laws. We are not lemmings. Just because somebody does something foolish does not mean you need to follow. Use your head and enjoy your ride!