If you would like to ride with some of the friendly Freewheel Bike staff or ambassadors, we would be stoked to have you join us! Rides range from light to moderate, to blow-up-your-legs intense. Our goal is to have fun, challenge you, and cultivate a diverse and passionate riding community! If you are wondering if a ride will be canceled due to weather or trail conditions or whatever, you can check a ride's status on our Events Calendar. We will update the ride status in the details as soon as we know if a ride will be canceled. If there is no update then the ride is on.
Tuesday: Surly Brewing's Fast and Furious Ride @ Eden Prairie
When: Rides leaves at 5:30pm Every Tuesday Night
Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather.
Distance: 45 - 55 road miles
Pace: Moderate to intense, spirited pace!
Requirements: Road bike, helmet, signed waiver
Ride leader: Kevin Ishaug
Route/Description: The route varies depending on the wind direction (we try to head out into the wind so we can finish with a tailwind!) but typically is a 45 to 50 mile route. The riding in the western suburbs offers scenic views of the lakes and rolling hills that dot the landscape of areas like East Union and Watertown. Average speed for this ride is usually around 22 mph. This is a great ride to test your fitness and learn how to ride safely in a fast paced group. Although this is a no-drop ride come ready to push yourself and then get ready to kick back and enjoy a nice cold Surly beer and a hot treat from the grill.
Wednesday Night Road Ride
When: Weekly, beginning in 2017 on May 3rd. Leaves at 6:00. Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather.
Where: Freewheel Bike - West Bank
Distance 30 miles
Pace: NO DROP ride at a quick pace.
Requirements: Road bike, helmet, signed waiver. Lights and water encouraged.
Ride Leader: Matt Johnson
Co-leader/Support: John Easton
Friday Night Lights
When: 1st Friday of the Month. Ride leaves at 7:30pm. Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather. NEXT RIDE JULY 7th!
Where: Midtown Bike Center
Distance: About 20 miles
Pace: Leisure, Casual, no drop. Please bring the tools and puncture repair equipment you'll need for your own bike.
Requirements: A bike of any kind, helmet, signed waiver, bike lights and your TGIF selves.
Ride Leader: Stephen Cottrell
Route/Description: Varies, sight-seeing oreinted
1) Riding bikes is fun, riding bikes with a group of awesome people is even better. Duh.
Cycling is an inherently dangerous sport: Freewheel Bike and its representatives are not responsible in any way for any perceived or actual injury before, during, or after group rides. Please take personal responsibility for your own safety. Helmets are required for all rides. We will ride together in a warm up pace for first 5 miles of all rides. Obey all traffic laws including stop signs and traffic lights. We wait for all riders caught at stop signs or traffic lights and those who have mechanicals or flats. Never say "Clear!" Each person must determine if the road or traffic crossing is clear for them. It is courteous to point out obstacles such as cars, potholes or debris. Drafting is encouraged but be careful. Do not overlap the wheel in front of you. DO NOT 'HALF-WHEEL' IF YOU ARE RIDING SIDE BY SIDE ON THE FRONT! Keep a hand on your rear brake at all times. Watch out ahead of you. Avoid sudden moves left and right and sudden braking or acceleration. NEVER INTERACT WITH OR CONFRONT MOTORISTS. No rider will be intentionally left behind. Ride leaders reserve the right to dismiss or reject riders that display unsafe or dangerous behavior, demonstrate poor bicycle handling skills, or are utilizing faulty/unsafe equipment.