Stay Park City Cycling offers a mix of set road and mountain bike rides for all levels. And chocolate and beer...
Most rides depart from club headquarters and team repair center, Mountain Velo / Max Testa Training, or Ritual Chocolate. Mike McGurl is the owner/guru/manager/everything of our club rides. If you're interested in being a ride leader or helping out, please contact Mike McGurl (Mike.McGurl@sothebysrealty.com, (435) 901-9300).
All rides are open to non-members, so feel free to join us or bring a friend. Weekly rides:
Tuesday Sunrise, 7am. Get out and put in miles before the day gets busy. A morning road loop around Park City is the perfect way to begin your day. This ride is a shorter loop of various routes in and around Park City (approximately 20 miles). This is a bit faster ride with intervals included to keep you warm on those chilly mountain mornings! The ride leaves promptly at 7am from Ritual Chocolate.
Opening season ride: May 7th
Ride leader: Jeff Sumsion
Route: leader’s choice
Level: Average speed 18-21mph. Intermediate/Advanced, no-drop ride.
Wednesday Night Worlds (WNW), 5:30 pm. A road ride for those with strong legs who enjoy race intensity. You will be riding with some of the best riders in Utah, so try and hang on! Departs at 5:30 pm sharp from Mountain Velo. Note, this is not an SPC Cycling owned/managed club ride.
Opening season ride: April 10th, weather dependent
Ride leader: The leaders are the people in front of you ;)
Route: Kamas Loop CCW. Departs from Mtn. Velo.
Level: Advanced, drop ride
Saturday Rides, 9 am (New for 2019!) We are going to have a mix of mountain bike, gravel, and long road rides on Saturday mornings. We will depart from and return to Ritual Chocolate unless, the route is changed.
Road Rides - Long Days in the Saddle: If you're looking to get in some long training days on your road bike, routes and distances, but will start from Ritual Chocolate and cover 80 - 100 miles.
Ride Leaders: Marlene Murnin (Max Testa Training), Doug Almstedt
Gravel Rides: Dust off your Gravel Bike and meet us to explore the gravel roads in and around Park City. Distance will be about 25-60 miles of pure gravel fun.
Ride Leaders: Andrew Fast, Tim Bochnowski
Mountain Bike rides: A mid-distance mountain bike ride exploring the trails in and around Park City.
Ride Coordinator: Rex Dannan
Weekly schedule: (Location starts and routes TBA. Keep checking back as the type of ride is subject to change based on conditions.)
May 4 - Gravel
May 11 - Mountain Bike
May 18 - Gravel
May 25 - Long Road Ride
June 1 - “Field trip” to High West Distillery! Special road and separate gravel groups.
June 8 - Gravel
June 15 - Mountain Bike
June 22 - Gravel
June 29 - Long Road Ride (8am departure)
July 6 - Gravel
July 13 - Mountain Bike
July 20 - Mountain Bike
July 27 - Long Road Ride (8am departure)
Aug 3 - Long Road Ride (8am departure)
Aug 10 - Mountain Bike
Aug 17 - Tour of Utah Spectating Road Ride
Aug 24 - NAC Ride
Aug 31- Mountain Bike
Sunday Road Worship, 10 am. A longer road ride (35 - 45 miles) departing & finishing at Ritual Chocolate. All group levels will depart one after another, allowing for riders to fall back if desired. All levels encouraged! Four groups for four levels.
Opening season ride: April 28th
Common routes, all departing from Ritual Chocolate:
Break Away group: ”A” level drop-ride. Average speed 20-25mph.
Ride leaders: John Allison, Doug Almstedt, Mike McGurl
Level: Advanced/Intermediate, drop ride.
Peloton group: Drop ride. Average speed 18-21mph.
Ride leaders: Toni Allison, Monika Gilmore, Sarah Probert (sub: Carolyn Sterrett, Drew Gilmore)
Level: Intermediate, drop ride.
Groupetto group: No Drop ride. A great way to start if you have never ridden in a group or desire a more leisurely pace. Average speed 17-18mph
Ride leaders: Andrew Fast, Alycia Hill
Level: Beginner/intermediate, no drop ride.
Town Loop Group: Twice a month (1st and 3rd Sunday) a slower paced town loop will leave at the same time as the Sunday ride from Ritual Chocolate. This is geared for first time group riders looking for a little less mileage and a little more fun.
Ride Leader: Chandra Almstedt
Level: Beginner group riders, no drop ride