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Where To Ride When Traveling To Other Cities
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:12:21 PM »
I thought it'd be nice to have a list of rides in various cities and areas around the country should one travel and want to get in a bike ride. Strava links are always helpful.

I'll start with rides in the Phoenix area:

HOP (hour of power) is one of the core training loops, and most of the time guys will go on another loop after - sometimes crevice, the dirt, or others - but you aren't guaranteed anything. Winebrenner made his HOP yesterday about 65 miles, but last week did just HOP and went home (25 miles). http://app.strava.com/rides/7283925#144838871

WVC (west valley cycle) is more of an organized ride with lots of pacelines and structure, designated sprint points, and really fast and flat. http://app.strava.com/rides/7914591 http://www.westvalleycycle.net/

BOS (bicycles of scottsdale) tends to be more of a free for all, more attacks and depending on who shows up can be more like a race, with decent elevation gain for Phoenix. A lot of the Haus guys ride this on Saturdays. http://app.strava.com/rides/8004305

ATM (around the mountain) can be a pain fest and is flat as a board. Longest paceline I've ever been in, and this is a primarily Landis team ride. Can't find a Strava of just the ride... http://app.strava.com/rides/3989369

In Southern Arizona:

Mt. Lemmon - you know about this ride already, if you have to ask, you can't do it. http://app.strava.com/segments/652267

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Re: Where To Ride When Traveling To Other Cities
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 10:17:04 PM »
Here are a few of our club rides.

http://www.nohobikeclub.org/discuss/viewtopic.php?t=1102&sid=a8b75086e811bc1163b9bb99e6c08895

The Wednesday Night Hammerfest and the Thursday Night ride are staples, same route every week in season.

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Re: Where To Ride When Traveling To Other Cities
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 10:52:51 PM »
If you are in the Lake Geneva/Lake Como area you should check out the Tues/Thurs no drop group rides for all abilities. 

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Re: Where To Ride When Traveling To Other Cities
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 11:26:01 AM »
See my Strava stuff.
In my area there's the island ride, and then there's the island loop ride.. and then there's the island loop backwards. Pretty much it. There may be a bunch of names for different rides but they are all part of if not whole, these three rides.

Outside of my county there are a few more since there are organized clubs, with organized rides ect.
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Re: Where To Ride When Traveling To Other Cities
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2012, 10:13:41 AM »
Atlanta, GA
Training http://www.sadlebred.com/atlroadrides.html
Social http://www.atlantabike.org/ridewithus
Social http://calendar.bikesbl.org/rides-day.php

Destinations
Gaps near Dahlonega/Helen
~33mi, 3100ft of climbing.
http://new.mapmyride.com/routes/view/100406613
~48mi, 5100ft
http://new.mapmyride.com/routes/view/100407935


I second the Georgia stuff. I'd also add the Six Gap route from the rock pile if you want ~80 miles, 9k+ climbing:

http://app.strava.com/segments/2398102
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