Weekly Group Rides

Pedal Power hosts weekly recurring group rides for road, rail-trail, and mountain biking. All rides are free to the public and everyone is encouraged to join up and participate in your local cycling community. We offer group rides of varying intensity so anyone can join. All riders are required to fill out Pedal Power's group-ride-waiver once per year.

"Is the ride on tonight?" "Where are you guys riding tonight?" If you need to know the details about the ride ahead of time, click to our Ride Alert page. In the event of uncertain weather, holidays, or you just need to know where the ride is going, our Ride Alert page will give you more information.

We look forward to riding with you!

Road Rides

Pedal Power offers several road-oriented rides during the week. All rides require the use of a road, gravel, or cyclocross bicycle. All participants are required to wear a CPSC rated cycling helmet, and are mandated to sign the Pedal Power group-ride-waiver once per riding season.

It is highly suggested that you also bring two water bottles, a high energy snack (like gels, Clif bar, etc), a spare tube & an emergency repair kit. If you don't have any of the mentioned items, Pedal Power stocks a wide variety of options. Visit us well in advance of the ride so we can help you pick out the items that will best suit your riding!

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Monday

6:00PM

Middletown Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride. Please check the Ride Alert Page.

Middletown Pedal Power - 359 Main St Middletown, CT 06457

860-347-3776 x1

Monday

6:00PM

Vernon Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride. Please check the Ride Alert Page.

Pedal Power Vernon - 520 Hartford Turnpike Vernon, CT 06066

860-347-3776 x2

Wednesday

6:00PM

Essex Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride. Please check the Ride Alert Page.

Pedal Power Essex - 4 Essex Plaza Essex, CT 06426

860-347-3776 x3

Thursday

6PM

Berlin Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride. Please check the Ride Alert Page.

Pedal Power Berlin - 855 Mill St East Berlin, CT 06023

860-347-3776 x4

Off-Road Rides

Pedal Power offers several off-road & mountain bike rides during the week. All mountain bike rides require the use of a well-functioning mountain bike (hardtails, full-suspension, fat bikes, single speeds are all viable options). All participants are required to wear a CPSC rated cycling helmet, and are mandated to sign the Pedal Power group-ride-waiver once per riding season. Please check the Ride Alert Page for weather updates and cancellations.

It is highly suggested that you also bring water, a high energy snack (like gels, Clif bar, etc), a spare tube & an emergency repair kit. If you don't have any of the mentioned items, Pedal Power stocks a wide variety of options. Visit us well in advance of the ride so we can help you pick out the items that will best suit your riding!

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Sunday

8:30 AM

Sunday Intermediate MTB Ride - Location varies (check the Ride Alert). This ride is suitable for intermediate & higher lever riders (if you are new to riding in the woods or getting back into it, get about 6-10 rides on your own before you join this ride). Depending on which trail system we ride, trail conditions can vary widely. Expect to ride very rooty & rocky trails. Certain sections can be very technical. Ride duration is approx 2-2.5hrs.

Varies - Check our Ride Alert for details

860-347-3776 x1

Sunday

8:30 AM

Cockaponset Gravel Ride: This is a new ride by Brian! This will be a beginner mellow paced ride dictated by the group. The routes will be roughly 10-15 miles all on dirt access roads. Cyclocross or gravel bikes with 32cm or wider tires are recommended. Starting point is at the Pattaconk Recreation Area parking lot at 8:30am. Future ride dates: June 9th June 30th July 14th

Pattaconk Recreation Area (Cockaponset State Forest) , State Forrest Rd, Chester, CT 06412

860-347-3776 x1

Tuesday

6:30 PM

Middletown Intermediate MTB Ride - Join us for a ride out in the Middlesex trails system. This ride is suitable for intermediate & higher lever riders (if you are new to riding in the woods or getting back into it, get about 6-10 rides on your own before you join this ride). Expect to ride very rooty & rocky trails. Certain sections can be very technical. Ride duration is approx 1.5-2 hrs

417 Cedar Lane Middletown, CT 06457

860-347-3776 x1

Tuesday

6:30 PM

Middletown Beginner MTB Ride - Join us for an easy ride at the Wadsworth Mansion trails system. This ride is suitable for beginning lever riders new to the sport. We do our best to avoid extremely technical trails. Ride duration is approx 1hr.

421 Wadsworth St Middletown, CT 06457

860-347-3776 x1

Tuesday

6:00 PM

Vernon Intermediate MTB Ride - Join us for a ride out in the Case Mountain trails system. This ride is suitable for intermediate & higher lever riders (if you are new to riding in the woods or getting back into it, get about 6-10 rides on your own before you join this ride). Expect to ride very rooty & rocky trails. Certain sections can be very technical. Ride duration is approx 1.5-2hrs. Meeting spot varies from week to week.

Case Mountain - Meeting area varies.

860-347-3662 x2

Friday

6:00 pm

Vernon Rail Trail Rides: This ride is currently looking for a ride leader. Contact the shop if you have any interest. These rides are an all-abilities, family friendly, mellow, and begin at Pedal Power in Vernon, wheels down at 6:00pm. We'll roll out to the covered bridge in Andover (don't forget to snag a locally made donuts or two at the 7-11 under the bridge!), where we'll hang out, have a snack, and head on back. If you get tired, or want to bail out at any point, simply turn around & head back to the shop. The group typically breaks up into different paces, and you can't get lost, so it's well suited to all abilities. Cyclocross & gravel bikes are fastest, but mountain bikes & hybrids are suitable as well. We hope you will join us!

Pedal Power Vernon

860-347-3776 x2