What is the difference between a "Free Ride Page" and a "Sponsored Ride Page"?
A free ride page allows a user to submit and post basic information about each ride. The Sponsored Ride page allows a user to sponsor each ride page and promote the organization or shop that hosts the ride. The user can create an organization that will be featured on their Sponsored Ride page. Each Sponsored Ride page includes its own URL, link to the shop or club website, a logo, a GPX file upload (to provide a route map), and a video upload. This allows Sponsored Ride posters to provide more information for cyclist searching for rides and to promote their shop or host organization.
What if I don't see a weekly ride I do?
Create an account and submit one! It's that easy.
How do I get my shop/club logo on our ride page?
Create an account and submit a Sponsored Ride. After submitting your Sponsored Ride you will be asked to create an organization that will be the sponsor or host of that ride. The organization could be a bicycle shop, race team, club sponsor, etc. The organization’s information (Title, URL, Logo) will be featured on the ride page. You will also have the ability to add a video or photo, and a GPX file for the route map.
How accurate is GroupRide’s ride information?
Our rides are submitted by the users and by GroupRide staff and we do our best to verify each ride’s details, but some ride times change based on the season. If you’re looking for a ride in early spring or late summer, we suggest contacting the ride host to verify times.
What is the frequency of these rides?
Unless otherwise noted, our rides occur weekly.
What if there isn't a contact name?
Whenever possible, GroupRide posts contact information however some ride posters do not provide this information. It is up to you whether you want to join one of these rides.
Who generates this content?
Most of the content is generated by the GroupRide’s users. GroupRide staff add rides on occasion, too, but mostly our staff verifies ride information so our users have the most up-to-date and useful information.
What is a “Drop Ride”?
A Drop Ride consists of a group of riders who do not wait or regroup when slower riders fall off the pace. It is generally understood that if a rider gets dropped, he or she is on his/her own and there are no hard feelings.
What is a “Women's Only” ride?
Some group rides are for the ladies only. If you want, you can search for those rides using our advanced search tool.
How do I know if I can complete a hard ride?
GroupRides feels you can likely complete a hard group ride, if you can maintain 18+ mph for up to two hours, solo. However, these rides often feature sharp changes of pace which may wear down fit riders who are not used to riding in groups.
How do I know if I can complete a medium ride?
You would be able to sustain a hard group ride, if you can maintain 16-18 mph for up to two hours, solo. Medium-paced rides are generally smoother, and feature less abrupt changes of pace. If you’re not confident you can complete a hard ride, try a medium ride first.
How do I know if I can complete an easy ride?
An easy ride is just that, its easy. The speed is based off of riding a road bike and a person could 14-17 mph for up to two hours, solo. This might seem like a lot for some, however, in a group this is a comfortable pace.
How do I get my URL on our shops ride page?
Create an account and submit a Sponsored Ride and create your ride-sponsor organization (see above). The organization’s information (Title, URL, Logo) will be featured on your ride page. You will also have the ability to add a video and a GPX file for the route map.
What if I there is a ride I host or that leaves my shop that is on GroupRide, but I don't have control of it?
Email us at [email protected] We will get in touch with you, the ride poster, and verify a few things then attempt to assign you as the owner of the ride. This is a sensitive matter, and we realize that someone might switch shops or clubs. We'll be happy to make sure that you can manage the rides that you actually host or sponsor.
What do the color of the pins mean?
The pins that show up in blue are considered "Sponsored Rides". Sponsored Rides have have more information for GroupRide users, and more promotional features for ride hosts and sponsors. For example, Sponsored RIde pages include a route map, shop or club logo, a URL link, and a ride video. The green pins are the "free" ride pages. The free ride pages include basic information about rides don’t include sponsor or host promotional information.