Balance Cycling, Bike Clubs in Minneapolis

Ride Schedule


April 1 – September 30, 2017

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Mondays @ 6 pm: B+ Development Ride (When Posted)

Not a regularly scheduled ride. Check the Facebook Ride Postings Page for posting.

Ride Leader: Ryan Huffman

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: B+

Ride Description: The Development Ride is an instructional ride to improve cycling skills, bike handling, and peloton dynamics. Excellent for racers and competitive cyclists wanting to hone their abilities. The focus is on technique and working together.

Distance: 35–50 miles

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Tuesdays @ 6 pm: Easy Does It (Starting June 7th)

Ride Leaders: Juliet Alden & Tim Bishop

Meeting Location: Parking Lot behind Punch Pizza Calhoun Shopping.

Ride Level: C/B

Ride Description: This ride is intended for individuals looking for a ride that is less in intensity than some of our other rides.

Distance: 25–30 miles

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Tuesdays @ 6 pm: Western Loop

Ride Leader: Scott Mason

Meeting Location: Minnetonka Ice Arena

Ride Level: B+ (average 18–20, rolling 18–22)

Ride Description: Moderately-paced ride originating and rolling west of the metro.

Distance: 30 miles

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Wednesdays @ 6 pm: Team Medium

Ride Leaders: John Markey, Mark Schaefer, John Werhman & Juliet Alden

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: B (average 16–18, rolling 18–21)

Ride Description: Moderately-paced, middle distance tempo ride.

Distance: 30–45 miles

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Wednesdays @ 6 pm: Team Medium+

Ride Leader: Ryan Huffman

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: B+ (average 16–18, rolling 18–25)

Ride Description: Moderately-paced, middle distance tempo ride.

Distance: 25–35 miles

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Thursdays @ 6 pm: Team Fast Thursday Throwdown

Ride Leaders: Ryan Huffman & Carlos Sabillon

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: A+ (average 21–23, rolling 21–27, intervals 30+)

Ride Description: Sporty interval ride with advanced skills and maximal efforts.

Distance: 35–50 miles

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Thursdays @ 6 pm: Thursday Round Down

Ride Leader: Jeff Glover

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: A+ (average 18, rolling 20–25

Ride Description: Sporty interval ride, perfect for those between A and B level.

Distance: 35–50 miles

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Thursdays @ 6 pm: Balance Women

Ride Leaders: Shannon McKeegan, Morgan Luzier

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: B (average 16–18, rolling 18–20)

Women-led, friendly, moderately-paced, middle distance tempo ride. Perfect for less experienced female cyclists who want to learn the dynamics of group riding in an accepting and encouraging atmosphere!

Distance: 25–30 miles

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Saturdays @ 8 am: Team Medium

Ride Leaders: John Markey, Mark Schaefer, John Werhman & Juliet Alden

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: B (average 16–18, rolling 18–21)

Ride Description: Moderately-paced, middle distance tempo ride.

Distance: 30–45 miles

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Saturdays @ 9 am: Fast Coffee Ride

Ride Leader: Ryan Huffman

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: A

Ride Description: Fast consistent tempo ride with a coffee top at the mid-point

Distance: 70–100 miles

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Sundays @ 9 am: Bike Church

Ride Leader: Ryan Huffman

Meeting Location: Bryant Ave S & W 29th St (SE corner parking lot)

Ride Level: A

Ride Description: Long tempo ride with advanced skills. Emphasis is on group dynamics, consistent tempo and effort over longer distances. There will be a coffee stop at the mid point. No actual religious worshipping happens on this ride.

Distance: 70–100 miles

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Rider Key

A

A-rated rides are very fast-paced 40–100 mile rides that do not have required re-group spots. The rides vary from sustained tempo to a series of attacks on hills and flats. The rides emphasize pack riding skills like pace-lining and echeloning. If you are not in top form, you run the risk of being dropped during the ride. The ride leader will expect you to know the route or be able to find your way home. Please visit our Facebook page for each week's specific route or special instructions.

Groups tend to re-group at the tops of climbs, at major turns, and for mechanical instances. Groups will wait for those that seem to be keeping the pace with the majority of the group.

Average Speed: 20–22 mph

Rolling Speed: 22–27 mph

Intervals: 30+ mph

B

B-rated rides are moderately-paced 35–85 mile routes. Weekend rides tend to be longer and hillier, while weekday rides are shorter and a bit faster tempo. These rides are ideal for cyclists experienced riding in packs that want to refine their skills or contribute on the front of the line. This ride does not have required regrouping points and are NOT no drop rides.

Groups tend to re-group at the tops of climbs, at major turns, and for mechanical instances. Groups will wait for those that seem to be keeping the pace with the majority of the group.

Average Speed: 16–18 mph

Rolling Speed: 17–21 mph

C

C-rated rides are easy-paced 25–35 mile, relatively flat routes. These rides are great for cyclists looking to join an organized, but social group. C rides are NO DROP, making perfect for people new to cycling or the club. Learn how to ride in a group without the pressure of higher speeds.

Average Speed: 14–16 mph

Rolling Speed: 15–17 mph


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