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Weekly Group Rides

Pedal Power offers several weekly recurring group rides for road, rail-trail, and mountain biking. All rides are free to the public and everyone is encouraged to join. We love to see you participating in your local cycling community! Our Group rides have varying intensity so anyone can join.

All participants are required to wear a CPSC rated cycling helmet.

Please arrive early to be prepared for your ride. 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!

All riders are required to fill out Pedal Power's group-ride-waiver once per year. You must fill out a waiver for each store if you ride at multiple locations. 

Frequently check this Ride Alert page for ride route and weather status.

We look forward to riding with you and feel free to call your local Pedal Power with any questions.

A Word About Road Ride Dynamics

A Ride: Survival of the fittest. No waiting. Every climb is a challenge.  If you are an A pace rider, you probably know it!

B Ride: Usually the same route as a C ride, but at a pace of 16-18mph.  Generally no regrouping.

C Ride: Some periodic re-grouping.  Usually a pace of 14-16mph. If you're more than a few minutes off the pace of the main group, you'll probably be riding with your own group or on your own.

D Ride: Re-grouping, no drop

E Ride: Re-grouping, no drop, and shorter distance than the D Ride.

Weekly Group Rides Ride Alert


5/28/24 6:00pm

Middletown Group Road Ride
Join us for a post-ride cook-out, starting tonight!
A/B -  Group choice
C - Tilcon Easy
D - Leader's Choice
E - Modified route of the D Ride  

5/28/24 6:00pm
Vernon Group Road Ride
Join us for a post-ride cook-out, starting tonight!
A - SS Northeast
B - Restoration Loop
C - Ellington Ramble
D - Broad Brook II

TUESDAY 5/28/24
Vernon Gravel After Work
The 28th of May
5/22/24 6:00pm
Essex Group Road Ride
Join us for a post-ride cook-out, starting tonight!
A - Two Bridges Short  
B/C - Green Cow Hill
D - Flat Rock Hill

Case Mountain Beginner MTB Ride
Meeting at Mountain Road, Glastonbury

May 29th will be the last ride! Our good friend Alex Rivera knows the Case Mountain Trails like the back of his hand, and he loves to share those trails and the skills needed to make mountain biking fun!  If you are interested in riding some great trails at a beginners pace, come on out!

5/23/24 6:00pm
Willimantic Group Gravel Ride.
Meet at Pedal Power Willimantic.

Road ride from Middletown rear parking lot.
Ride heads out from the back parking lot of our Middletown Store. Ride course and pace are determined each ride. Expect a 'C' type pace and varies by who shows.  It usually goes for 30-40 miles.

This is an un-led ride where are bunch of people just show up and ride.  It's a fun, easy going group.

Weekend Gravel
Sunday 5/25/24
10:30 am
Vernon Gravel Ride

This ride meets in the Pedal Power Vernon parking lot. The course and duration TBD based on who shows.  Tony has a great inventory of roads to choose from.

This Week: Up to Hampden, MA

If weather is sketchy, check back.  The ride may be pushed to another day or cancelled.

Sunday 5/19

Sunday Intermediate/Advanced MTB ride.  

Meets at various locations.

No ride this week 

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