At 78 miles, tomorrow's adventure ride will be the longest of the season. The route will be an out and back with about 2,400 feet of climbing total so that should keep things manageable.
We will meet up at Mug Life Co. a little earlier - between 8:30 and 9:00 in hopes of departing at 9:00 a.m. sharp. We'll make brief stops as needed in Bennington and Fremont, but to get back by 3:00p.m. we won't be stopping for lunch. Please join us if you feel you've ridden more than 60 miles in one ride this season and can maintain an average pace over 14mph.
This Sunday's adventure takes us along scenic Iowa byways to the Twisted Tail Bar & Grill. We will meet up at 9:00a.m. at Mug Life and depart when soon thereafter. Total distance will be 61.5 miles. The Route Out is 29.6 miles and the Route Back will be 31.9 miles.
This is a no drop ride. A ride leader will work with you at your pace. Since this ride is over 60 miles, we are asking riders to have completed at least a 40-50 mile ride earlier in the season.
See you hogs on the road!
The forecast for tomorrow is possible rain and cloudy weather. These April showers have been keeping fair-weather riders off the road more than we'd like.
Even though the weather might not be "perfect" - we're gonna meet at Mug Life and make it happen! Join us at 9 a.m. Our ride out this week will take us to the town of McClelland, IA, where there are no restaurants open on Sundays. So, we'll head back along our 24.3 mile return route to grab a lunch at Barley's in historic downtown Council Bluffs.
Total ride distance 47.1 miles total climbing 1,765 feet. Our goal will be to return to Mug Life before 2 p.m.
Sunday we are on yet another one of our notoriously fun adventure rides. This week we will be going at a longer ride of 50 miles to Glenwood IA. There will be 2000 ft of elevation gain. Once we arrive in Glenwood, we will eat at Tom and Tiff's for breakfast.
Just like last week, we will be starting the ride at 10 A.M. Route below.
"Great" pic from last week's ride, sorry if you're one of the riders cropped out due to the friendly local "photographer"...
Sunday marks our second adventure ride and this time we are venturing up into Fort Calhoun which will be lead by Ben. We will be eating our brunch at the Rustic Inn. Total milage will be 34 miles with 1500 ft of elevation gain. Route in link below.
For those who didn't participate in the ride last week, this adventure ride will be a no drop ride at a casual speed.
We will be leaving the shop at 10 A.M. be a little early to make sure you don't miss the train. We are expected to be back by 1 P.M. with 2 P.M. being the absolute latest.
Here's a shot of the crew from last week's brunch adventure.
This year is going to be filled with fun and exciting group ride action. Beginning in March, we will be leading out several group rides. These rides will be starting in March. Additional rides are in the works as well, so check in periodically and our Group Rides blog will keep you up to speed.
WAM! - Wednesday Afternoon Mountain Rides - Weekly rides to different MTB parks, weather permitting. Details to come on this page.
Greenstreet Gravel Goons - Select Saturday Mornings - This ride will show you routes that will have you winding, climbing and grunting through the back roads of Iowa and Nebraska. This will be the perfect ride to help you train for gravel endurance events such as Dirty Kanza, Gravel Worlds or the Omaha Jackrabbit. Details will be posted in advance on this blog.
Sunday Adventure Brunch / Lunch - Each Sunday we will lead out to a new destination town. Examples range from downtown Papillion, Nebraska to Woodbine, Iowa. Distances will generally start out smaller and increase as the season progresses, with one or two stretch rides each month. Shorter rides will feature brunch in Downtown Omaha upon our return while mid distance rides will have a brunch stop in our turn-around town. We won't get to our stop town until lunch on some of our longer rides, so plan on an all-day adventure for some of our longer ( 60-75 mile + ) distances. Details posted in advance on this page.