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!
Wednesday Night Rides
We have multiple rides that leave from our Heights location on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Each ride has it's own route and distinct pace, so come on out and decide which one works best for you and hop in!
The Ice Cream Sunday Ride
This is our Saturday morning road ride that leaves from Happy Fatz at 9:30am. We roll out through Oak Forest and Spring Branch before finishing up our 27 mile route back in the Heights. The pace is usually between 19 and 21mph, but there is one section where the fast folks cut loose and sprint up to our midway rest spot. Bring cash - there's a place to refill your bottles, and sometimes we still stop for ice cream!
“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