GPBC Club Ride Schedule
Listed below are the upcoming club rides sponsored by the Great Plains Bicycling Club. Regularly scheduled club rides typically start around St. Patrick's Day (mid-March) and continue into November. We also usually have a short ride on New Years Day. All of our rides are non-competitive, recreational rides. For information about a particular ride please contact the listed ride leader.
- weekly training and social rides, mostly leaderless rides in the evening
- rides proposed and led by a club member. We encourage any club member to propose and lead a club ride. If you'd like to, please contact the Ride Director.
We like to schedule a variety of member-led rides. Most of these are longer rides on Saturday or Sunday that may include a stop for a meal and bull session. These longer rides may be on area roads and highways, on area recreational trails, or gravel roads. But we also like to schedule shorter rides such as city trail rides, "ice cream" rides, and night "Full Moon" rides. But we are open to your suggestions of route, theme, pace, etc.
Rides sponsored by other organizations in the area are listed on the Other Area Rides page.
Please note that helmets are required on all club rides.
|October 18 (Friday)||7:30 pm||Booties and Blinkies Full Moon Ride
Meet at parking lot in VanDorn Park, 9th. and VanDorn. Ride the Bison Trail to Pioneers Park, loop around Pinewood Bowl and return on the same route. Anticipated speed 10-12 mph or as determined by the group. Lights front and back required.
Descriptions of Regular Weekly Club Rides
|Tuesdays||5:30 pm or after||Nacho Ride
This is a leaderless social ride. Start at the MoPac Trailhead on 84th St. Take the MoPac Trail to the "One Eyed Dog Saloon" in Eagle (540 S 4th St). Eat, drink and enjoy the company of other cyclists. Join the first ride group leaving at 5:30 or ride out with others at a time convenient to you. Some riders may choose to start at Walton (14 mile ride). Look twice before crossing A St. on the trail.
|Wednesdays||6:00 pm||Show & Go Ride
Training ride with paces 15 mph and above. Just show up and ride with your friends, current and to be discovered! Riders will meet at the bench on the north side of the bridge over Hwy 2 along the Rock Island Trail (approximately 27th & Hwy 2). A riding direction will be selected at the start point with consideration of wind direction (the goal: ride out against and return with the wind. Ride will depart promptly at 6:00 p.m. We will ride and return in daylight. This means that for the first few weeks the ride duration will be between 1 and 1½ hours as sunset is around 7:30 pm. This is a road ride. There may be one, or 2 paces depending on the mix of riders who show up. (A) Pace (15 to 17 mph) and (B) Pace (18 to 20+ mph). All riders will leave together at easy/moderate pace until out of town, then the ride can separate into groups. The distance, direction, and ride leader for each group will be decided each night depending on who and how many show up.
||TBD by riders|