Rides

Weekly Rides

2019 rides begin on April 30th and will continue through September or whenever Mother Nature and the sun make it difficult to complete our rides – TIMELY and SAFELY. Weekly rides are approximately 20 miles long with wheels out promptly at 6:00 pm. The routes linked below maybe modified for the safety of riders, construction season is also biking season.

TUESDAY – South Side Ride: Start at 6:00 pm from Boone & Crockett (818 S Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53204).

WEDNESDAY – West Side Ride: Start at 6:00 pm from Wheel & Sprocket – Brookfield (13925 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53005).

THURSDAY – East Side Ride: Start at 6:00 pm from Colectivo (4500 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood, WI 53211).   **We heard your comments and the Monday ride is now back to Thursdays.

About Our Weekly Rides

Come join this amazing group of women supporting each other to reach their individualized goals. Each club ride will consist of two parts. First the warm up where the entire group rides as one to POINT X (a different spot for each route); after that, the ride will break into 2-3 groups with varying goals. (A middle pace group will be added dependent upon number and goals of the riders attending.)

Group 1

  • Pace: cruising speed of 16-18+ mph, average speed of 15-16 mph
  • Distance: about 25 miles
  • This is a drop ride.

Group 2

  • Pace: cruising speed of about 12 mph, average speed of about 10 mph
  • Distance: about 20 miles
  • This is a no drop ride. The group will ride at a pace that allows the slowest rider to keep up with the group.

All routes converge at the end for some refreshing beverages and snacks.

Hub Rides

Hub rides are meant for beginners and those wanting to take it easy, meet like minded female cyclists, practice shifting and clipping in, and get general cycling advice. The rides are appropriate for any style bike: cruisers, mountain bikes, fat bikes, or hybrids. Because each ride starts and ends at a Wheel & Sprocket store, the rides are also a great opportunity to meet Wheel & Sprocket staff and purchase needed bike items.

  • Pace: Casual (less than 13 mph)
  • Distance: 10- 12 miles or less
  • Schedule: Please see the Ride Calendar for details.
  • Location: various Wheel & Sprocket stores throughout the Milwaukee area (see calendar for details)

Team Distance Rides

Team distance rides are faster paced rides with paceline riding.

  • Pace: cruising speed of 16-18+ mph, average speed of 15-16 mph
  • Distance: 40- 50 miles
  • Schedule: One Saturday per month (May – August).
  • Location: Please see the Ride Calendar for details.

Special Last Wednesday of the Month Ride

The last Wednesday of the month, we will be having in addition to the West Side Ride out of Brookfield Wheel and Sprocket, an extra Tosa Ride. Wheels will roll 6:00 pm from different locations in Wauwatosa. Check the Ride Calendar for more details.

The dates are:

  • May 29th
  • June 26th
  • July 31st
  • Aug 28th