Join us every weekend for a group ride led by The Bike Rack! See our full schedule and ride descriptions below. All group ride participants need to come prepared with a bike in good working condition, a helmet, a water bottle or two, and a flat repair kit, all are mandatory. For safety reasons, all rides are canceled in the event of rain or sub-freezing temperatures. Updates on our weekend rides can be found in our Group Ride Listserv.
Easy Road Ride
This ride is perfect for anyone new to group riding, returning to fitness, or those who are wanting to jump into an easy-paced ride. The Saturday ride heads north through Rock Creek Park for 25-30 miles at 13 -17 mph. This is a no-drop ride, so riders will never be left behind, but this is still a road ride and road bikes are required. Helmets, hydration and a flat repair kit are mandatory. Every Saturday, 10 a.m. at our Q Street shop
This mid-paced gravel ride will head out from our Q St shop, and head to the Capital Crescent trail entrance in Georgetown. Meet us at either of those spots and join us for a 25-35 mile round-trip excursion. We’ll midpoint at the Marsden Tract Campsite with a campfire and get you back to DC by 11 p.m. Riders are encouraged to bring their own meal and snacks to share with others. After all, eating is a big part of this ride. One Saturday a month. See Calendar above for details on the next Campfire Grind.
Intermediate/Advanced Road Ride
Sundays, 8:30 a.m., Q Street. This is our weekly, fast group road ride, and heads northwest out of DC towards the hills and rolling pastures of outer Montgomery County, Maryland. The intermediate group averages 40 miles at 18 to 19 mph. The advanced route is 40-60 miles at 19 to 21 mph average. This is a pure group road ride and we try to maintain and sustain the group throughout the course. For riders without previous group ride and paceline experience, please start with our Easy Ride on Saturday at 10:00 am. Helmets, hydration and a flat repair kit are mandatory.