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.


Monday Recovery Ride(s)

When: Ride leaves at 6:00PM

Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather.

Where: Surly Tap Room

Distance: 25-30 Miles (Long Ride) 10 -15 Miles (Short Ride) 

Pace: Moderate (Long Ride) Conversational (Short Ride)

Requirements:  Helmet, signed liability waiver, we ask that you have your bike in good mechanical condition and to obey the laws of the road and the laws of gravity.

Ride Leader: Varies

Route/Description: The 15 mile route is a fun social ride taking place almost entirely on bike paths. We'll usually stop for ice cream or coffee along the way. Any and all types of bikes are welcomed.  The route will take us past Minneapolis landmarks like the Stone Arch Bridge, Target Field, the scenic Kennelworth trail, Midtown Greenway and W. River Parkway. 

The longer ride is designed to be a road bike ride ridden at a "recovery" pace whether recovering from a race on Sunday or from partaking a bit too much on Saturday. The route will cover 30-35 miles of scenic bike paths and parkways in and around our capital city of St. Paul. This route will go through the Como neighborhood, around Lake Phalen, past Indian Mounds Park, around CHS field after which you will be treated to a section of path along the Mississippi River that is one of the nicest trails in the city.  The longer route will take about 2 hours.

Afterwards we'll hang out together at Surly Brewing to enjoy some beer and camaraderie. 

Photo Album Of Monday Recovery Rides

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.

Where: Freewheel Bike - Eden Prairie

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: Leaves 5:45, Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather.

Where: Midtown Bike Center, stops by West Bank at 6:00pm to pick up more riders.

Distance 30 miles 

Pace: NO DROP ride at a quick pace.

Requirements: Road bike, helmet, signed waiver

Ride Leader: Matt Johnson

Co-leader/Support: John Easton

Friday Night Lights

When: First Friday of the month. Ride leaves at 8:30pm. Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather.

Where: Midtown Bike Center

Distance: About 30 miles

Pace: Casual, no drop

Requirements: A bike of any kind, helmet, signed waiver, bike lights and your TGIF selves.

Ride Leader: Varies

Route/Description: Varies

1) Riding bikes is fun, riding bikes with a group of awesome people is even better. Duh.

2) The Greenway is a safer place when you have strength in numbers. So as we ride, swap tall tales and have a laugh, we'll also act as a trail watch. Power in numbers ups safety and fun factors for everyone on the Greenway, so grab a friend and come light up your Friday night with us!

Saturday Family Fun Ride

When: Second Saturday of Every Month, Ride Leaves at 11:00am

Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible cancellations due to bad weather.

Where: Freewheel Bike Eden Prairie

Who: Adults and their children under age of 10 or thereabouts. 

Distance: About 10  Miles total (5 miles out, 5 miles back)

Pace: Casual

Requirements:  A bike for you and your kiddos (tandems, trailer bikes, kids bikes, trailers, cargo bikes or whatever you have), helmet and signed waiver (waiver available at the start of the ride)

Recommended Items: Lock for bike, emergency repair kit (including tubes for your bike, your kids bike, and/or trailer, pump and tire lever, multi-tool, cell phone) snacks and drinks your kids and yourself, sunscreen

Ride Leader: Pete Hamer

Route/Ride Description: Let's explore Eden Prairie by bike! We'll choose a different park each Saturday that is within roughly 5 - 6 miles from the start of the ride. We'll ride to the park and let the kids play for about a half hour and then ride back. Freewheel Bike will lead this ride the last Saturday of every month but we encourage those who are interested to get together as a group every Saturday for your own adventure just to keep the routine going

Sunday Morning Intro To Group-Road-Riding

When: First Sunday of every month. Meet at 10:00am. Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather.

Where: Freewheel Bike - West Bank

Distance: About 10 -15 Miles

Pace: Casual

Requirements:  A road bike, helmet and signed liability waiver

Ride Leader: Chad Burma, Steve Christopher

Route/Description: Meet for a quick discussion about road riding etiquette and techniques then we'll go practice them together. The ride will take place on the local bike paths in order to avoid hazards and distractions.

Here is a good article worth reading before the ride: How To Do Group Road Riding

Sunday Night Theo MTB Ride

When: Ride leaves at 6:00pm. Check our Events Calendar for ride status updates in case of possible bad weather or trail closures.

Where: Theodore Wirth Beach Parking Lot, Look for the Freewheel Bike Subaru

Distance: About 10 -15 Miles

Pace: Varies but with the short loops we will re-group at intersections

Requirements:  A mountain bike, helmet and signed waiver (waiver available at the start of the ride

Ride Leader: Pete Hamer

Route/Description: We'll usually start by riding the Southwest Loop then head north hitting the Glenwood Spur then riding the entire North Loop. 

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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.

Freewheel West Bank - 612.339.2219 Freewheel Midtown Bike Center - 612.238.4447

Freewheel Eden Prairie -  952.377.2230

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