Weekly Group Rides

We are thrilled to begin another wonderful season of cycling! Starting Tuesday, May 2, if our Wisconsin weather permits, we will begin our weekly evening group rides: Tuesdays from Wheel and Sprocket Bay View, Wednesdays from Wauwatosa, and Thursdays from Fox Point Wheel & Sprocket. New this season, we will also be hosting a longer ride tentatively on one Saturday of each month that will be announced a few weeks in advance. Keep an eye on the calendar on our website and in our Cadence Facebook group for updates.


Here are our routes for 2023!

Tuesdays: South Side Milwaukee Bay View Wheel and Sprocket.

Wednesdays: Wauwatosa from the Little Red House.

Thursdays: from North Shore/Fox Point Wheel & Sprocket. A shortened route is also also available!

About Our Weekly Rides

At the beginning of each ride, we will have a short safety talk about the rules of the road. At this time we will also divide into 2 or more groups, depending on turn out, so that we can maintain small group sizes and separate into desired riding paces. All weekday evening rides DEPART at 6pm! In order to respect the time of our members and to optimize our ride time together, please plan and prepare accordingly so that we can safely head out together promptly at 6pm.

Group 1

  • Pace: average speed of 14-16+ mph
  • Distance: approximately 20 miles
  • This is a drop ride

Group 2

  • Pace: average speed of 12-14 mph
  • Distance: approximately 20 miles
  • This is a no-drop ride. The group will modify pace to allows the slowest rider to stay with the group

All groups will converge at the end of a group for some refreshing beverages, snack, and camaraderie!

Each ride group will have a Lead and a Sweep. The Lead is usually in the front of the pack and understands the route well to lead the group through the ride. Sometimes Leads also lead a pace lining practice for the group. Sweep is the last person in the lineup and makes sure all ride members make it through the ride without getting dropped. Both roles are responsible for using safety call signals and are vital to creating a safe environment on our rides.

Wisconsin weather is unpredictable. We watch the weather carefully — rider safety is our priority, and we take this seriously. In the case of inclement weather, which includes rain, slick roads, and lightning, we’ll make our best effort to notify membership before a ride starts of a cancellation. Because we do not guarantee a ride cancellation notice, we encourage riders to make their own decisions about riding in inclement weather. Ride leadership will not be provided during inclement weather. Riders may still show up to ride with the understanding that other members may not be present. Riders who choose to show up are accepting their own risk. 

Please note that we do not welcome e-bikes to join our weekly or weekend rides at this time.

Team Distance Rides

Team distance rides are faster paced rides with paceline riding.

  • Pace: average speed of 13-15 mph
  • Pace is dependent weather, road conditions, traffic and participants.
  • Distance: 30 – 50 miles
  • Location & Schedule: Please see the Ride Calendar for details.