Fat Bike Rides: Typically every other Sunday after the snow falls
Run as the weather and trails permit through the winter months, and expanded into the fall and spring as conditions allow. As is common with our group rides, we are more focused on the members of the group than on the ride itself. Pace is adjusted to accommodate everyone, but there are some limitations--when it is -15F, with a windchill, we can't stand around much. Generally rides are two hours, give or take, with an average pace of less than 10 miles per hour. Rides leave from varying locations and almost exclusively use snowmobile trails. We encourage individuals using their fat bikes on groomed snowmobile trails to join their most local snowmobile club and pay their dues. We also encourage pulling to the side of the trail and giving as much room as possible to the snowmobilers. We are in their house when we ride on their trails, and we should respect their network and the riders.
A ride for anybody. No stress. No rush. A limited amount of Lycra. We want to host a ride to promote family and community. Rides will be less than 10 miles in distance and less than 10 mph. We want parents pulling carts and trail-a-bikes. We want your children riding safely within a group of adults. We want hybrid bicycles, comfort bikes, trikes! Remember how fun riding used to be as a kid with your friends? We want to return you there, and we want you to bring your kids (if you have children) with you there. No kids? No problem! We need additional adults to shepherd these children safely along--come out and share the love of cycling with others!
Women's Group Rides: Mondays @5:30 pm (May 15-September)
Remember playing Volleyball in elementary school? Boys always cutting you off from playing because...well, nobody has a good reason for it happening. We know that boys often don't outgrow this behavior and it is nice to get a break from it once in awhile. As our female population of cyclists grows then we want to make sure that they are catered to as best as we can. Monday nights through the summer will be dedicated to the "better half" of our cycling contingency. Primarily consisting of road rides (with a smattering of mountain biking possible/available), Amber will be heading up group of ladies to develop community, friendships, fitness, and a quality riding experience. Of course, Thursday night group road rides and Wednesday night mt. bike rides are open to the women and men, so we expect to see a lot fit women going into next Fall...
Mountain Bike Rides: Tuesdays @5:30 pm (May 16-September)
After a couple of seasons of mountain biking behind us, and the love affair with Circuite Frontiere in East Hereford, Quebec, we are moving our mountain bike season from Autumn only to ALL SUMMER LONG!! This was a new addition in the fall of 2014 and was fun and successful. It made a great transition into fat biking and introduced a number of riders to moon-lit rides and the difference between 100 lumens and 850 lumens on a bike light! We were in the habit of using the snowmobile and ATV trails around Fish Pond and Sims Stream. Pace was generally around 8 mph and rides lasted about 2 hours. Best part? A hot meal waiting after most rides for anybody wanting to sit around telling war stories after the battle! There may (or may not) be fewer homemade meals waiting after the ride, but the pleasure factor increases with the ability to pop over the Canadian border for many of our rides for some sweet single track action! Colebrook itself lacks a cohesive single track network, but there are hopes of one surfacing in the near future for the pleasure of us all. If you would like to see what you can do to help make such a network of trails possible, please contact us. Don't worry, we are more interested in YOU than your money.
Road Bike Rides: Thursdays @ 5:30 pm (April 28-August31)
When the weather warms and the mud season ebbs away, we go back to our roots--road cycling. Since 2011 we have established a small group of riders who like to roll out once a week for a social ride. This year, rides are scheduled to leave Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm from the shop parking lot. Helmets are required to participate, and you are expected to show up with a properly functioning bike that is safe to ride in a group. Typically averaging around 15 mph over a distance in the mid to upper 20 mile range. We are more interested in the people than the ride, so regroups will assure that nobody is left behind, BUT...we do like to sprint town lines and pick the tempo up for the last few miles back into town--we have to keep the speedy riders happy too!
If you are interested in another group ride, such as a faster group road ride, or a gravel road ride, or longer group road rides then PLEASE contact us--we also would be interested in such groups forming, but need to see a core of people to justify the time to put it together as well as time away from the dinner table with family.
**Some rides leave from satellite locations, NOT the shop. Check the ride schedule by clicking on the button below.
Spin Classes: November 'til April, multiple times and dates each week. Check out the Spin Class tab for more info.
Do Spin Classes count as group rides? I don't know, but if you want to learn more about this winter offering, click on the tab at the top of the page labeled "Spin Classes" or click...