2019 Village Bike Shop Group Rides

Come out and ride with us!

Every rider must complete and sign the Participation Form.


Monday Night Ladies Road Ride

Jenison shop - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
A Group: 17mph average over ~ 25 miles
B Group: 15 mph average over ~ 20-25 miles 
C Group: Average 12mph 15-20 miles

See the Facebook event for updates and more details
May  - Sept 23rd

Ladies if you're looking for a fun group in the area come on out!
This is a ride for casual road bike riders and the those looking for a faster pace! Routes will vary throughout the season.

Come push your speed with the A Group or chit chat the ride away and see how fast the miles fly past with the B Group, or try the C Goup, which will travel bike paths and some roads at a friendly, not-too-challenging pace. This ride is for road style bicycles only (curly handle bars and skinny tires). Other bikes with wider tires and a heavier frame make it too difficult to keep up.

The pace and distance has increased this year for the B group.

A Group: Average around 17 mph over around 25 miles of roads, hills and occasionally a small stretch of bike path. This group travels in a pace line, drafting each other and taking turns pulling.

B Group: Average 15 mph over around 20-25 miles of roads, hills and some paved path. This group does not regularly draft using a pace line.

C Group: Average 12 mph over 15-20 miles of bike paths, some roads.


Please bring:
- Helmet
- Head light and tail light (don't have one? Stop in the shop before the ride!)
- Water
- Flat kit: tube pump etc
- You! Happy, sad, nervous or glad.

Please NO headphones or music. If you need to take an emergency call or text, tell us and we will stop the group so that you can do this. Bicycling is inherently dangerous and riding in a group is more so. We ask that you are willing to communicate with riders and observe safety rules.

- Deanna, Erin, Jessica, Lisa, Tyla (ride leaders)



*NEW* Thursday Night Village Bike Shop Ride (Co-ed)

Jenison shop - 6:00pm 
15-18mph average over 25-30 miles
See the Facebook event for updates and more details
June - September 26

This ride is for men and women looking for a good to fast pace road ride. We will leave Village Bike Shop in Jenison at 6:00 p.m. Expect to ride 25-30 miles. Good to fast pace 15-18 mph. This is a no drop ride. We will have at least 2 ride leaders to make sure no one is left behind. This ride is for road style bicycles only.

Cancellations due to inclement weather will be posted in the events discussion area or you may call the bike shop if you are unsure.

Please bring:
- Helmet
- Head light and tail light (don't have one? Stop in the shop before the ride!)
- Water
- Flat kit: tube, pump, etc
- You!

Please NO headphones or music. If you need to take an emergency call or text, tell us and we will stop the group so that you can do this. Bicycling is inherently dangerous and riding in a group is more so. We ask that you are willing to communicate with riders and observe safety rules.

Ride Leaders: Deanna, Erin, Lisa, Tyla and Vanessa


 

Thursday Night Women's Mountain Bike Ride

Location changes weekly.  Check the Facebook page.
6:30 roll out.
Starting in April 

Join us for our weekly Women's MTB ride! Don't let the thought of a group ride intimidate you. This ride is for all ages and all riding abilities. We ride at a casual pace, with stops to rest and regroup, and chat about trail features. This is a great opportunity to make new riding friends, and learn from other women in a no-pressure environment. No one gets left behind! We ride at the speed of fun! If you love bikes, good friends and yummy snacks, these rides are for you!

Rides are trail condition dependent, please check the event page the day of the ride for updates/ cancellations. Bring your mountain bike, helmet, water, any questions you might have and your smile :) We switch trails every couple of weeks, so please check the event page to see where we will be riding. Questions?  email Michelle at livcyclingwmi@gmail.com