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This group is for roadies of all abilities. Tell us about your favorite places to ride, your training, or the tour you just completed. Share info/photos about group rides and gear. Click "START DISCUSSION" below to post your stories/photos.

Location: Colorado Springs and The Pikes Peak Region
Members: 97
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2015

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Rising from Ashes tells inspiring story of Rwandan Cycling Team

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Want a little more than a 5K?

It's not a cycling race, and it's definitely not an adventure race, we give you that, but this WILL get you ready for an awesome spring, summer and fall in our lovely mountains! Check out this…Continue

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Started by Journey Racing Feb 21, 2014.

Breathe deep! The 2014 Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb set for Aug. 24

Cyclist pedaled up the Pikes Peak Highway's challenging switchbacks in the 2013 Pikes Peak…Continue

Tags: Cycling, Hill, Climb, Peak, Pikes

Started by Tim Bergsten Dec 3, 2013.

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Comment by Rob Lucas on August 31, 2010 at 3:40pm
Heading down to the Colorado Springs Cruisers ride in a little while. Come down and join me for an easy spin on the bike and socializing. Details here.
Comment by Jon Severson on August 16, 2010 at 4:48pm

Comment by Tim Bergsten on August 4, 2010 at 8:27pm
A lot of climbing out there. If you get him out the door right at 5:30, the Garden ride sounds doable, otherwise I'd blast over to some of the quiet streets in Old Colo. City and then take him up Gold Camp to the point where the pavement ends..give him a different look at the Broadmoor. He'll be impressed. Then haul it back to the hotel.
Comment by Bill Schmeister on August 4, 2010 at 4:20pm
Hello all, I just joined the Road Cycling group to ask for help. I have never ridden road or owned a road bike, but ride daily up roads like Rampart Range Road, N. Cheyenne Canon, High Drive, etc.

My bosses bosses bosses boss is coming to town (he is president of my division, and I work for a VERY large company), and he wants to do a road ride next week starting from the Broadmoor at 5:30am to be complete before 7am.

He is from St. Louis, so a hill climb like N. Cheyenne Canon is probably not the best (too short and I don't want him to die due to lack of oxygen). We were thinking of taking Cresta up to 21st and work our way into the Garden of the Gods. Any suggestions... A ride with good scenery would be nice as well.

Thanks,

Bill
Comment by David Kriegshauser on July 27, 2010 at 7:20am
I agree with Torie Giffin that Colorado Springs Cycling Club is the way to really get into cycling. They offer group rides for every kind of cyclist, from beginner to advanced, road or mountain biking. In fact, Colorado Springs is one of America's hot spots for cycling, with places like the Olympic Training Center and Carmichael Training Systems right here. We have the best terrain, too. I have a business called OPT OUT Cycling (opt for the outdoors). It's indoor cycling movies made from outdoor rides - reality based indoor cycling.
OPT OUT Cycling's mission is simple:
Defeat indoor cycling boredom.
Build cycling fitness indoors that will translate to stronger riding outdoors.
Bring some of Colorado's best riding to you.

I've made movies from a variety of group road rides and mountain bike races in the Pikes Peak region. See what I'm doing at www.optoutcycling.com.

Comment by Torie Giffin on May 7, 2010 at 9:31pm
As a spin instructor at the YMCA, I tell all of my classes if you want to ride outside you have to check out bikesprings.org and the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. Their weekly ride calendar is packed with offerings for every interest: road, mountain, beginner, fitness, dinner rides and rides for "serious cyclists." They have dedicated, experienced ride leaders who know this town inside and out and know how to lead a great, safe, ride.

I've enjoyed numerous rides with the Tuesday Basics Ride which may start with a nice 4- 5 mile loop along the Monument Valley River for beginners, but regulars come for the 10 - 20 (and sometimes more) mile adventures that follow afterwards. Thursdays with the Olde Pheartes is a bit faster pace and about 15 to 30 miles. The regulars on both of these groups are just some of the best people I know, they're caring, funny, friendly, like family and new riders are always welcomed right in.

When I was a new mom and new to cycling in the Springs they took me & my young children (in tow) under their wings, fixed my flats, lunched at playgrounds and even handed down a mountain bike to me and helped me learn to love life in the Springs and as a full-time mom. Now I'm back to full-time work and leading spin classes and my own bike rides around town, but every chance I get, I join up with them, catch up with their lives and get ideas for more great new rides.

Comment by Torie Giffin on May 7, 2010 at 8:58pm
Recreational cyclists wanted for fun, friendly group rides! Join the Chick-fil-A Cycling Club and enjoy FREE Breakfast entrees and FREE guided rides (around 10 - 15 miles to start and adding increasing distance and challenges through the summer). We meet at Chick-fil-A at Garden of the Gods and leave at 8am. We'll travel mostly paved trails, low-traffic roads and some packed dirt as we tour various parts of our beautiful city. FREE Breakfast entree with purchase of side and drink available before or after the ride from 6am to 10:30am. FREE Waterbottle on your first ride.

Comment by Allen Beauchamp on April 9, 2010 at 10:38am
Two cycling groups in the area that might appeal to many of you.

Colorado Springs Cycling Club - fantastic club that will be celebrating their 25th annniversary next year. Primarily road focused group that has a ride for all abilities. Very social in nature, they recieved the League of American Bicyclist's Club of the Year award in 2008 (Disclaimer: I was the Pres for 4 yrs and do Outreach & Advocacy for them now. Great group of people and many of my closest friends in CS have been found there!)

www.bikesprings.org


North Colorado Springs Cyclists - very fun and dynamic new group of cyclists here in town based off of the Meetup.com site. Ralph Bidwell has done a fantastic job of engaging local cyclists that like to ride road & mountain, they have a very active schedule that keeps increasing!

www.meetup.com/North-Colorado-Springs-Cyclists

My motto: "More Butts on Bikes, More Often, Safely!"
Comment by Pikes Peak Sports on April 4, 2010 at 10:23am
Hey Trudy! There are a lot of quality bikes out there. Be patient. Shop around and find one that fits your body type. Sounds like you're gearing up for a fun summer. We'll see you out there!
Comment by Trudy L DeCoronado on April 4, 2010 at 10:08am
New to road biking...any advice on a good, but not overly expensive first bike for the newbie at least until I start getting more and more into road biking....keep in mind I'm only 5'1 1/2" so I kind of need a small (short) bike lol
 

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