Weekly Rides

Please see our response to COVID-19 for current information on weekly rides.

Additional information for the weekly rides can be found on the Events Calendar page or on Facebook. Most operate only when DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME is in effect. The number of people at each ride can and does vary greatly. All rides are at-your-own risk as to weather, and if there is enough sunlight to finish the ride (so bring your bike lights because they might be necessary). Helmets are required. Emailing the ride leader to confirm details is always a good idea.

KVBC MONDAY RIDE

Where: Varies week to week (check KVBC Facebook page for details).
When: Time varies week to week (year round).
Who: Mike Thorp
Email: michaelthorp99@gmail.com
How: The average speed on this ride will be between 15 and 16 mph, and the distance generally around 30 miles. The start time and departure point will vary from week to week. The ride will probably have a designated regroup spot around halfway in an effort to keep the group together. This ride is intended for experienced riders who are looking for a group recovery ride after riding longer harder miles on the weekend. Only self-propelled bikes on this ride without battery assist, and of course helmets are required.
Pace: 13-14 mph average

MY PACE MONDAY

Where: Henry T’s, 1521 SW 21st Street. Click here for a map.
When: 6:00 pm Mondays (spring-fall). Check the events calendar for start/end dates.
Who: Angie Shelton
Email: angieshelton@hotmail.com
How: 20-25 miles; great ride for beginners who are ready to get off the trail and hit the open road.
Pace: 12-14 mph average; no drop.

OL’ PHOGEY RIDE

Where: Location varies; contact the ride leaders to be added to the email group or check our Facebook page.
When: Day and time varies each week (year round).
Who: Eric Nordgren
Email: ericnordgren@cox.net
How: 25-30 miles; sometimes longer.
Pace: 13-15 mph average; no drop.

TUESDAY TRAINING RIDE

Where: Davita Dialysis, 37th & Wanamaker Road. Click here for a map.
When: Tuesday evenings at 6:10 pm (spring-fall). Check the events calendar for start/end dates.
Who: Mark and Nancy Kossler
Email: topkossler@cox.net and mommakitty@cox.net
How: Join us each Tuesday as we work to improve cycling endurance and techniques for those interested in longer single and multiple day rides. Rides will explore the hills around southwest Topeka and will increase in length as the days get longer. Current distance about 20 miles. Moderate and advanced paced options are available.
Pace: 16+ mph average for the fast group; 12-15 mph for the moderate group.

SO MO (SOCIAL MODERATE)

Where: Location varies; contact the ride leader to be added to the email group or check our Facebook page.
When: Time and day varies each week (year round).
Who: Bill Lucero and Gary Donovan
Email: phogey@cox.net and wgdonovan2007@gmail.com
How: 15-30 miles; occasionally longer.
Pace: A moderate, social pace of 12-14 mph; no drop.

DOVER DOGS

Where: Western Hills Church, 29th & Auburn Road. Click here for a map.
When: 6:00 PM on Thursdays (spring-fall). Check the events calendar for start/end dates.
Who: Erin Chamberlain and Kevin Rice
Email: echamberlain2@gmail.com and bicycleguy1957@yahoo.com
How: 20 miles round-trip to Dover and back.
Pace: All are welcome; no drop. Mixed group that divides according to speed, but regroups in Dover.

PIZAGEL’S RIDE

Where: Pizagel’s Pizza and Bakery, 29th & Fairlawn Road. Click here for a map.
When: 6:00 PM on Fridays (spring-fall). Check the events calendar for start/end dates.
Who: Lynn Cress and Barb Wittmer
Email: cresslynn@gmail.com and 14741.bjw@gmail.com                                                                                                                      How: This is a casual, social, beginner-friendly street and paved trail ride with a distance of 15 miles; e-bikes welcome.
Pace: 10-12 mph average.

SATURDAY MORNING FAIRLAWN STARTER

Where: Pizagel’s Pizza and Bakery, 29th & Fairlawn Road. Click here for a map.
When: 8:00 AM (spring/summer) or 9:00 AM (fall/winter) on Saturdays (year round). Check the events calendar for the time change.
Who: Mark Kossler and Steve Curtis
Email: topkossler@cox.net and slcurtis758@gmail.com
How: Ride begins and ends at Pizagel’s Pizza and Bakery, 29th & Fairlawn.
Pace: Mixed group that divides according to speed, but regroups at several stops.

TOPEKA ROAD RIDERS (TRR)

Where: Starting location varies each week; contact the ride leader to be added to the email group.
When: Saturdays; time varies each week.
Who: Eric Nordgren
Email: ericnordgren@cox.net
How: No drop; mixed group that breaks down into pairs or smaller numbers and re-groups about every 5 miles.
Pace: 13-17 mph average.

SATURDAY MIDDAY/EVENING RIDE

Where: Starting location varies each week. Check KVBC Facebook page for weekly details.
When: 1:00 PM (fall/winter) 6:00 PM (spring/summer) on Saturdays (year round). Check the events calendar for the time change.
Who: Lynn Cress
Email: cresslynn@gmail.com
How: No drop; great for those wanting a slower pace.
Pace: Slow to moderate; distance varies each week.

KVBC SUNDAY RIDE

Where: Starting location varies each week. Check KVBC Facebook page for weekly details.
When: Sundays; time varies each week (year round).
Who: Mike Thorp and Don Schultz
Email: michaelthorp99@gmail.com and theschultzfamily@hotmail.com
How: Miles vary each week; check with ride leader.
Pace: 13-14 mph average.

YOUTH RAD RIDE

Where: Parking lot in front of Heartland BMX. Click here for a map.
When: On hiatus until further notice
Who: To be announced
Email: To be announced
How: The ride is approximately 10 miles. It is a youth ride on the paved Shunga trail, and will begin and end in the parking lot in front of the BMX track. Check KVBC Facebook page for specific time and details each month.
Pace: Slow, beginner pace; no drop.

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