Summary: Tuesday, departs 5:30 PM from Iverson Park parking lot at the bottom of hill on Jefferson St./Hillcrest Dr. Slow to moderate-pace (9-12mph) recreational/social ride.
The Ride: This group leaves from parking lot in Iverson Park at the east end of Jefferson St./Hillcrest Dr. at 5:30 PM each Tuesday (5:00 in September). The ride will be cancelled in the event of rain. We ride routes of 12-16 miles on local roads just outside of Stevens Point/Plover. Some portion of the route is on the Green Circle Trail so this is a great opportunity to ride your mountain or cross bike. We may stop once or twice during the ride depending on the needs of the group. We stay together during the ride and will leave no one behind. If rider(s) fall back, we lower the tempo. We socialize as we enjoy the trails and country roads.
All riders must wear approved biking helmets. Consider bringing water and a spare tube. If you don’t know how to fix a flat tire, someone will help you.
Because this ride may be well attended, for safety reasons, it is important for the group to remain together and ride no more than two-abreast on the road.
The Riders: We are a mixed group, married couples and singles. We all have differing levels of training, experience, and physical fitness. We share a passion for bike riding on the roads and trails, enjoy riding in a group, and enjoy the social aspects this ride offers. Some of us ride quite a bit, and others only get out once or twice a week. Conversations often revolve around our biking activities. Mostly, we enjoy riding at a fairly leisurely pace, taking in the scenic beauty, and enjoy being on the bike and visiting with others.
Will You Fit In? If you can average 10-12 mph on a circuit ride of about 16 miles in which your cruise speeds vary from 9-13 mph as a result of wind, hills, etc., then you should be able to handle riding with this group. Because much of the time is spent on this ride in conversation with others, the pace is set to accommodate riding at a low to moderate effort level.