NOTE: The first Over-the-Hump Day ride of each month is a shorter route and ride to have time afterwards to be social.
Click for the: First Thursday of the Month Route
The ride will try to stick close to this route, but changes may occur due to unforeseen circumstances
Over the Hump Day Ride
When: 6pm for 1 to 2 hours (rolling at 6:03pm)
Where: Criterium Bicycles - next to the Crit-Cafe
How: No-Drop ride with occasional effort with full regroup
Details: Join us for a group ride from Criterium Bicycles. Arrive around 5:50 to 5:59 pm to depart the shop just a little after 6 pm. The route will change each week but you can plan on 1 to 2 hours of riding. It's a no-drop ride but be prepared for some climbing. From the shop, most of the routes (but not all) involve some elevation gain. We will have a lead and try to have a sweep for each event.
If you can, please consider biking to the event as there is NO parking for the group ride allowed at Criterium. The best parking location is the back of the Furniture Row Parking lot (click for map location).
Criterium has restrooms and drinking fountains that you can use before the ride. But when gathering for the event we will meet on the West side of the building in the Crit-Cafe Patio to avoid blocking up the entrance (click for map location).
Any non-member of SoCoVelo must sign a paper waiver at least once per calendar year to participate in any riding event. Waivers will be available at the bike shop to sign before each ride. OR you can sign a digital waiver at this website without creating a login and for free. Just click "register as a guest" at the bottom of the Digital Waiver Page.
Safe Group Riding
Our group practices safe riding by communicating with each other along the ride and following the rules of the road.