Colorado Springs Cycling Club
CSCC has rides for new riders and families as well as rides for expert cyclists. So, whether you prefer fast or relaxed, we have a ride for you. If you want to become a better cyclist, your club membership can be one of the best ways to achieve that.
If you are used to riding by yourself, note that it's different riding with a group. Also, keep in mind that there are a few requirements if you participate in a club ride.
CSCC Group Rides – What to expect
All CSCC rides are posted on Meetup. Each ride lists the category (Blue, Black etc.), which indicates the average speed (pace) or difficulty of the ride. If you are new to riding with a club, it's a good idea to start with a ride in a category that you think will be easy. If it turns out to be easier than you’d prefer, it's simple enough to choose a more difficult ride the next time. Starting out with a ride that is too long or difficult for your abilities will likely be frustrating to you and the other riders in the group.
Typically, a Ride With GPS link is posted in the Ride detail on Meetup. The Ride detail includes a Cue Sheet (a detailed route listing streets on which to turn) and a file to download into a Garmin or other GPS device. It is always prudent to print the Ride with GPS Cue Sheet and bring it with you on the ride or download the route into your GPS device. (If you print the Cue Sheet and your GPS device fails you on the ride, you will always have the directions.)
A CSCC ride has a leader that the other riders follow. Some CSCC rides are designated as No-Drop and have a sweep who follows the group to make sure that no one is left behind. (Riders are expected to ride between the leader and the sweep.) Drop Rides have no sweep.
CSCC Group Rides – Requirements