Our Training Rides are not only the best way to get ready for the Ride but they're also a great way to meet the Ride Community!

We'll be offering a variety of different types of training rides and clinics of varying distances and experience levels.  Most rides will depart from The Devil's Gear Bike Shop. (unless otherwise indicated) *The Devil's Gear Bike Shop will open early on these days so you may use their facilities before the rides.

Find a training ride or clinic that works for you, click on the event to see details and RSVP. It's as simple as that! Each event will have initals that are explained in detail below the calendar.

The Devil's Gear Bike Shop (DG-CTF) Sponsored Training Rides

All of these rides will depart from The Devil's Gear Bike Shop at 8am. These rides will be led by The Devil's Gear staff members and they will offer the following categories:

B = Beginner, Basic Skill and etiquette, 10 miles/10mph adding mileage and speed through the summer

M = Moderate, Advanced group ride techniques, 20 - 50 mile rides at 12-16mph pace

W = Women's, Short and slow rides initially with an emphasis on safe and efficient technique, build mileage and speed thru summer

CTF Led Rides (CTF)

All Rides will be led by CTF Ride Volunteers. Each Ride will offer multiple route selections.

The Devil's Gear Community Rides (DG-Comm)

These rides are run by The Devil's Gear for the general population. They aren't Closer to Free specific training rides, but offer additional opportunities for extra training miles in the saddle.  These rides take place every Saturday at 10am and will all depart from The Devil's Gear Bike Shop.

These rides are open to all but do not include any kind of instruction, and are generally aimed at folks who are already comfortable and experienced riding in a group. Please check in with the ride leader before the ride departs if you have questions or concerns about your ability to keep up.

Zanes's CTF Rides (Z-CTF)

These rides will begin April 30th and will be every Monday until the CTF Ride in September.This training ride will meet at Zane's Cycles in Branford  at 6:00 pm and leaves at 6:15 pm.

*The Monday night ride is a slow pace none drop (flat) training ride that will teach beginner riders how to efficiently ride and be comfortable riding in a big group.