Rad Shop Rides
If somebody were to ask us what our favorite things in life were, we'd have to say “Riding bikes and making new friends!” With that in mind, we've put together some pretty fun group rides so that we can meet new people and pedal around the city with all of our extended bike family. Anybody is welcome to come ride with us, but it should be noted that all of our rides are built around speeds that are best suited to road bikes.
We do have a few simple rules that we ask our riders to follow to ensure that everybody makes it home safely and has a great time. It hasn't happened very often over the years, but we will ask repeat offenders to please refrain from riding with us in the future. These are our rules:
- Helmets and lights are required. No exceptions
- No headphones
- Call out road hazards and don't run red lights
- Be courteous to drivers and other road users
- Be on time, as we don't wait for anyone
- Smile and have fun because you're awesome!
This is our most moderately paced ride, and is usually a happy and social event. Expect moving speeds in the 17-20mph range, with a total distance somewhere around 20 miles. This ride requires an experienced leader, so there will be times when we call it off because we don't have anybody available to lead it. Please call the Heights location on Wednesday afternoon to make sure that the ride is on for the evening.
Saturday Brunch Ride
This is a pretty quick road ride that sees moving speeds anywhere from 20 mph up to 26mph in the faster sections. The route varies, but often includes multiple bridges and exciting East End environments. Total mileage averages around 37.
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” — Ernest Hemingway, US author