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WEEKLY SCHEDULED RIDES

(Our Official Season Runs March 21st - September 28th)

SUNDAY

  • Open - Check our Facebook page to see unscheduled member organized group rides.

MONDAY

  • Open - Check our Facebook page to see unscheduled member organized group rides.

  • Non-BRBC Sponsored: Consider riding our sponsor bike shop’s Elite Cycling Monday Night Ride. This ride is a great for recovery or new cyclists. It’s a fantastic way to introduce friends and family to the sport as well. Check out the Elite Cycling Facebook page for details.

    • Time 6:30pm - NA (based on route)

    • Location (Parking Lot Available)

TUESDAY

  • Open - Check our Facebook page to see unscheduled member organized group rides.

  • Non-BRBC Sponsored: Talk of the Town Ride. This is a great ride for all abilities with different courses and lengths. This is a seasonal group ride and more details can be found here.

    • Time 6:30pm - NA (based on route)

    • Location (Parking Lot Available)

WEDNESDAY

  • Open - Check our Facebook page to see unscheduled member organized group rides.

THURSDAY

  • BRBC Tour of Tears Criterium Series: March 14th – September 26th. We meet in a vacant development to ride laps on a tight road course closed to traffic. This practice crit helps develop skills for navigating tighter turns at higher speeds in a group. Afterwards, it's common to head over to a nearby pub to replenish calories.

    On the last Thursday of each month we swap TOT for a road group ride in southern Johnson County. Members are welcome to stay on the course and ride the TOT versus heading out for the group ride.

    • Time 6:30pm - 7:30pm (ride start time will move to 6:00pm once it begins getting darker earlier)

    • Location (Street Parking Available)

FRIDAY

  • Open - Check our Facebook page to see unscheduled member organized group rides.

SATURDAY

  • BRBC Coffee Ride: “Soft Drop” March 16th – September 28th. Be prepared to ride at a brisk pace and keep in mind it may be a more challenging route due to some rolling hills. This ride heads through Prairie Village and Mission Hills to Brookside. We briefly stop to enjoy a caffeinated beverage and croissant before the return to Elite Cycling (18 miles total).

    • Time 7:15am - 8:50am

    • Location (Parking Lot Available)

  • BRBC Parkway Ride: “No Drop” March 16th – September 28th. This is a formatted ride to help establish correct group and race etiquette. Speed =/< 17mph with two pace lines. Front two riders will pull off to the outside after one full loop. The second two riders will take the lead maintaining the pace with the rest of the group following suit. Handlebars of paired riders should be even, matching the cadence of the rider in front of you. All riders should aim to stay within 2 feet of the rider’s rear wheel in front of you.

    • Time 8:00am - 8:50am

    • Location - No official starting spot on the Tomahawk Creek Parkway loop. Show up and jump in the ride. (The Tomahawk Creek Parkway loop is between 119th St and College Blvd.) Ride to the location or use street parking.

  • BRBC Saturday Club A Ride: “Drop w/Regroups” March 16th – September 28th. Meet and greet prior to ride. Traditional route is 40 miles and heads out to southern Johnson County. Some variations may occur on a weekly basis.

    • Time 9:00am - NA (based on route)

    • Location (Parking Lot Available)

  • BRBC Saturday Club B Ride: “No Drop” March 16th – September 28th. Meet and greet prior to ride. This ride occurs assuming there are participants who would enjoy a more relaxed version of the “A” ride. Route length is determined day of by the ride leader.

    • Time 9:00am - NA (based on route)

    • Location (Parking Lot Available)


PREPARE FOR YOUR RIDE

We’re excited to see you push the pedals, but make sure you’re prepared. If you’re joining us for the first time, there are a few things we want to remind you of considering safety is our number one priority.

  • Helmet - We require them on all of our rides.

  • Bike Lights - Sunlight changes throughout the season, so make sure you’re prepared with a front and rear light.

  • Time - All rides start at the designated times above unless otherwise noted on our Facebook page.

  • Weather - Unfortunately this may affect the ride schedule based on conditions. Our Facebook page will have up-to-date information if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

  • Speak Up - We’re a vocal bunch. If you see sticks, pot-holes, or any other dangers, let your fellow riders know!

  • Follow Ride Updates - Use the button below to see if weather or other circumstances are impacting a ride.

 

WHO’S INVITED?

The short answer, everyone! The Blue River Bicycle Club has regular group rides for members to get together and do what we love -- ride bikes! These rides are an excellent opportunity to socialize and improve fitness while learning essential bike handling skills.

Although most scheduled rides are based on road cycling, members often meet up for gravel, cyclocross, and mountain expeditions - utilizing our Facebook page to organize fun activities. Many of our members continue to ride past the season end date as well.

To maintain club operations, BRBC has a modest annual membership fee, however we do not impose it on those wishing to try a ride out.

All we ask is if you come out, have fun, and enjoy our rides, consider becoming a member to gain all the perks! Find out more information on our membership program here.


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