Middle of the Road Ride

Posted by Todd Church on

  • Saturdays, 8:30am-11:45am
  • 30-40 miles, 15-20 mph

The MOTR ride is a great fit for the intermediate rider who has spent some time on the bike riding in groups and on urban roads but is looking for a bit more challenge in distance and speed.

This no-drop, co-ed ride averages 17-20 mph in the front group, and 15-16mph in the second/sweep group. We typically start with one large group of 50+ people and naturally split into intermediate and advanced groups. Routes vary from 30-40 miles on in-town bike routes and/or on roads with low to moderate traffic. Riders for this group should have experience riding in groups and understand the etiquette of group riding, be able to change a tire and address minor mechanical issues.

This 35-mile ride begins with a roll out through downtown. The group continues riding south and east to Creedmoor traveling varied terrain. Riders pass an exotic wildlife ranch and spend some time on the old Tuesday Nighter course. There are wonderful views of the city atop the rolling hills along this route.

General group ride expectation: helmet, bike in good working condition, water and nutrition, flat changing tools, and no headphones. We encourage you to ride your bike to the shop. However, if you do drive, please park in the street.

For pre-ride coffee or snack, meet at Juan Pelota Café a half hour before ride time.

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