Come ride with us!

You don't have to be a member to join our rides. But we hope that once you've ridden with us that you will see how much fun it is and will want to become a member and help us to support cycling in northeast Indiana. Visiting cyclists are always welcome.

Monday Morning Meandering and Musings

Depart time: 10:00 AM.
Start Location: varies - check MMM ride schedule
Distance in miles: 8 - 12 miles
Ride Leader: Mona Will and Angie Quin
Pace: leisurely, E pace
Route Description: varies between city streets, city trails and the occasional over a grassy tuft or bumpy stretch to get to where we want to go.
Ride Description: This ride is designed for women and girls that are fairly new to riding or if it's just been a long time since they've ridden. Rides are slow paced and no one will be dropped. This is an opportunity to meet other women and girls, enjoy a mid-ride refreshment, and put in a few miles each week.
Note: This is a women-only event.

 

Monday Grabill Ride -  Every other Monday beginning May 6, 2019

Depart Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Sauder Feed 14033 Grabill Rd. (Meet near the long Green/white building
Distance: 28-35 miles depending on group and sunset
Ride Leader: Andrea Egeland (possible 2nd ride leader for off weeks TBD)
Pace: 16-19 mph
Route: Depending on group and weather, towards Woodburn, Leo, and around Grabill area.


 

Tuesday Kreager Tour

Depart Time:  6:00 pm.
Location: Kreager Park, 6400 North River Road, east of Maplecrest Road. Meet at the main parking lot, on the west side, near the tennis courts.
Distance: 25/30 miles
Ride leader: Deb Watts and Susan Zuber
Pace: 13/15 MPH.
Route:  This tour is designed for leisure, enjoying the scenery and a little exercise. Early season tours will ride in the direction of Woodburn.

 

Tuesday Skills Tour

Depart Time:  6:00 PM.
Location: Jefferson Middle School, 5303 Wheelock Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.
Distance: 25/42 miles based on the group and sunset time.
Ride Leader: Steve Pequignot and Scott Tomsits
Pace: 18/20 MPH at the beginning of the season, pace usually increases during season as riders improve their training and skill level.
Route:  Heads east on County Road 424 to Woodburn and Antwerp, on near perfect, flat, low traveled roads. This group focuses on group riding and drafting skills. As the season progresses riders will try to earn their A Group Wings by staying with a 20-MPH pace group using the group skills they learned during these rides. Riders will learn various drafting techniques, how to rise from the saddle in a group, and how to ride safely with a group. This is an aerobar friendly ride.

 


 

Wednesday Saturn Ride 

Depart Time:  6:00 PM.
Location: Saturn Church, 6731 East 800 South (in Whitley County, about 1 mile West of Aboite Center and County Line Road)
Distance: 25/27 miles
Ride Leader: Patrick Stelte
Pace: 20+ MPH.  There may also be a second group that rides at a slower pace that generally stays together for the entire ride.
Route: The routes go to either Roanoke or Columbia City and will be the same as last year. The group decides on which route to take the night of the ride.

Saturn - Columbia City map

Saturn - Roanoke map

 

Wednesday Rogue Ride

Depart: 6:15 PM.
Location: Arcola Elementary School
Distance: 13 - 17 miles early season, then 20 - 25 miles
Ride Leader: Mona Will
Pace: 16/17 MPH.
Routes: Still being developed.

 


 

Thursday Girls Ride Out

Depart Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Roanoke Park, corner of Seminary & 8th Street, Roanoke, Indiana.
Distance: 20/25 miles.
Ride Leaders: Brenda Wiley and Sara Landrum
Pace: 14/15 MPH.
Route: Will change weekly.
Note: This is a women-only event.

 

Short & Sweet Ride

Depart time: 6:30 PM
Start Location: Sweetwater, 5501 US Highway 30 W, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Park in customer lot (between Sweetwater and US 30) on the west side (between Service Department entrance and Customer Pickup entrance).
Distance: 20 miles (with option for up to 30 mile distance later in the season)
Ride Leader: Johnny Grabowski
Pace: 16/18 MPH
Route: Southwest loop from Sweetwater toward Arcola and back. (30 mile option will instead utilize Leesburg/Old Trail to Hartman Rd and back).
Ride Description: A pre-designated 20-mile route should appeal to riders who want to get a ride in within a more limited timeframe, and a 6:30 start time provides (for some riders) a bit more time between work and their ride. Sweetwater amenities (i.e. public restrooms, water fountains, food and drink available for purchase, air conditioning) accessible via the Service Department entrance (Door 4). The group will ride together and adjust pace accordingly with the goal of leaving no rider behind.

 

Thursday Kreager "A" Ride

Depart Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: Kreager Park
Distance: 38 miles, based on sunset time.
Ride Leaders: Scott Tomsits and Steve Pequignot
Pace: 20+ MPH.
Route: East route to Antwerp, 38 miles on flat roadsThis ride will feature and then the pace will increase to L4(FTP) time trial pace. The ride leaders will slow the pace toward the end to achieve a proper cool-down period. This is an aerobar friendly ride.

 


First Friday of each month The City Tour

Depart Time:  6:30 PM.
Location: Lawton Park, east end of parking lot near trailhead kiosk.
Distance: 8/10 miles.
Ride Leaders: Amy Copeland and Jennifer Altherr
Pace: 10 - 12 MPH.
Ride first Friday of every month, including winter.
Route: Downtown paved city streets and trails. The tour concludes with a post-ride social review at an indoor location.