Ride Groups

NEW FOR 2015:

The Blue Group (formerly Thursday group) has moved to Tuesday! Thanks to many generous volunteer ride leaders, we have a full schedule for the season, but we are always in need of additional ride leaders to assist and serve as substitutes. If you are willing to lead a ride, please contact Denny Helke.


New group: If Tuesday’s Red Group was not challenging enough for you, the club is debuting a new group for 2015. The Black Group will be a brisk-paced, sport training group, lead by Dave Mayer. For more information, click here.


Please note: On the chart below, there is a GAP – a white space on the continuum in which we currently do not have a ride group. There is a need. If you are one of those who feel you’d like to ride a little faster than the blue group, but not the 30 miles with the green group, consider leading a ride. You don’t need to lead solo, and with the great group we have, you can count on having someone to cover for you if you are on vacation.

Ride group graphicMeet the current ride leaders.

General information:

Early-season rides (before Memorial Day) start at the Weston YMCA at 5:45 p.m. As we have more daylight hours, the yellow, green and blue groups will change to 6 p.m. NOTE: All groups meet Tuesday, except for the Orange Group, which meets Wednesday.

Helmets are required for all riders. If your bike has aero bars, you will not be able to use them during the group rides.

“Black” Group – “Sport” cycling group

  • Average pace: brisk, competitive pace
  • Approximate distance: Early in spring, distances will start around 35 miles and increase to 50 as daylight allows.

“Red” Group – “Sport” cycling group

  • Average pace: brisk, competitive pace
  • Approximate distance: Early in spring, distances will start around 35 miles and increase to 50 as daylight allows.

“Orange” Group – “Moderate” cycling group (MEETS ON WEDNESDAY)

  • Average pace: 18 to 20 mph
  • Approximate distance: 35 to 45 miles

“Yellow” Group – “Moderate” cycling group

  • Average pace: near 19 mph
  • Approximate distance: 30 to 40 miles

“Green” Group – “Social” cycling group

  • Average pace: 15 to 17 mph
  • Approximate distance: 25 to 35 miles

“Blue” Group Leisure Rides

This family-friendly ride is for anyone who wants to just enjoy a leisurely group ride.

  • Average pace: 10 mph
  • Approximate distance: 10 to 15 miles