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
All of these Rides will also depart from The Devil's Gear Bike Shop. All Rides will be led by CTF Ride Volunteers. Each Ride will offer two categories of experience level:
A = Advanced, starts at 45-50 miles/15-20 mph adding mileage each month
B = Intermediate, starts at 35-40 miles/12-15 mph adding mileage each month
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 Tuesday at 6pm and 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.
The Devil's Gear Bike Shop offers Repair Clinics (BR) and Training Clinics (TC) weeknights. The location for the clinics will be at The Devil's Gear Bike Shop and will take place at 7pm and will last for about an hour.
These rides will begin in May and will be every Tuesday 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 Tuesday night ride is a slow pace none drop (flat) training ride. To teach beginner riders how to efficiently ride and be comfortable riding in a big group. also me and my staff will be training riders on how to efficiently ride for all types of riding.