Saturday Road Ride with The Hub Bicycle Company (All paces, Rec riders through Racers)

Christian Cycling members in St. Louis routinely meet on Saturday mornings in Webster Groves for a road ride sponsored by The Hub Bicycle Company.

Info on the ride is as follows:

Saturday Morning Road Ride

Runs every Saturday from the beginning of April through the end of September.

  • 7:30 a.m. group at “race pace”: finishing average speed of 19 mph and above
  • 7:45 a.m. group at a “fast pace”: finishing average speed of 19 mph and below
  • 8:00 a.m. group at a “conversational pace”: finishing average speed of 16 mph and below

The Saturday Morning Road Ride heads westward from the shop, and uses cycling compatible roads in Webster Groves, Kirkwood, and Ladue. There are three different start times to accommodate beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders. Many newer riders advance through these three groups as their familiarity and riding skills grow. The route has 18, 26, and 30 mile distance options. Complimentary bagels and coffee are served after the ride.

The Saturday Morning Road Ride is  intended for riders on road bikes, and the wide variety of rider speeds makes this ride a great one for all abilities. Hybrid and off-road bike riders will usually find their bikes’ wider tires make it hard to keep up the pace of the road bikes. There is no sag support, but there is generally a shop staff rider to help in case of mechanical trouble.

Sat. Morning Map

E-mail [email protected] if you plan on participating.  More info on the ride and route can be found here:  http://www.thehubbicyclecompany.com/group-rides/

5:40 a.m. Weekday Road Ride.  This is a fast group ride (average speed approx. 20 MPH) that meets every week day and departs promptly from Pardee Road on the Grant’s trail at 5:40 a.m.   If you arrive at 5:41 you will be chasing.  The route takes Grant’s Trail to Green Park Road and eventually for a Figure Eight loop of Jefferson Barracks park.  The JB loop is usually at Team Time Trail (TTT) format.  Riders who live locally are usually back home and showering by 7 a.m.  This is a great way to get your day started with fellowship and a fast ride.    Here is a map of the meeting place: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.557246,-90.3619836,20.82z

 

Thursday Night Dirt Crits and Sno Cones –  Every Thursday night throughout the summer dirt crits happen at Castlewood State Park in Ballwin, MO (June, July) and Valley Park, MO (near the boat ramp off of Cal Hedrick Way).  Dirt crits feature A, B and C races for fast through beginner mountain bikers.  In addition to racing that evening ChristianCycling – Missouri hands out snow cones free as part of our ministry to reach the cycling community.  A great time promoted by SBR Endurance and 2Timing Guys.  More info on how to sign up to race at:  https://www.facebook.com/2016SBRDirtCrits/.  If you don’t want to race come out and ride some of the other trails and help hand out sno-cones.  This is a great way to meet folks in the local mountain bike scene as over 100 people compete on any given Thursday.