Weekly Rides

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COVID-19 protocol will be in place to minimize exposure throughout the season. Protocol includes online registration (no paper or pens).

Different paces, every week by trained leaders all over Columbus and surrounding areas

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Interested in becoming a ride leader for Outdoor Pursuits?
Contact us at cycling@outdoor-pursuits.org

Helmets are required on all COP rides.
Rides are free, but a $20 donation is suggested to cover costs for volunteer leaders. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER so there’s no delay at the start of the ride. Registration opens the last week of March.

Monday Night Rides — April 5 through Sept. 21
6 pm (B and C pace)
Fisher Catholic H.S., 1803 Granville Pike, Lancaster
Leader: Dale C: 740.-974.-3491 Justin C: 740.-409.-4099

DogTap Tuesday Night Rides — April 6 to Sept. 28
6 p.m. (A, B, C pace)
96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester
Leader: Ric N. at CyclistConnection 614.-833.-2453
https://www.facebook.com/events/732934043949857/     cyclistconnection.com  twitter.com/CyclistConnect

Shamrock Cycling Tuesday Night Rides – April 6 – September 28th
April Start Times 5:30pm  May-September 6pm (A,B,C pace)
9801 Hyland-Croy Rd, Plain City, OH 43064 In the wind turbine parking lot at the back of the park
Leader: Roy Burnham (614)735-6420
Day of ride announcements and routes posted on Facebook Shamrock Cycling (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1046866555375619) and at the blog https://bikerdudesworld.blogspot.com/


Hilliard Tuesday Night Ride
A Pace — April 6 to Oct. 26

Heritage Trail Trailhead, 7262 Hayden Run Rd.
COVID guidance changing: See Strava link for detail. Respect others wishes for social distancing & mask wearing, so everyone can have a good ride.
Sign in by 6:05 pm, prompt departure at 6:10 pm
Non-aggressive, drop ride but still in front of sweep
New route each week: see https://www.strava.com/clubs/COPHilliard for details

B, C Pace — April 6 to Sept. 14

Sign in by 6:10, prompt departure at 6:15 pm
No drop ride. Same route each week: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27588752
Leaders: Joanna P: 614-832-2453, Mark S: 614-625-3244, Susan S: 614-441-2067, Paul S: 614-668-0524, Mark C: 614-668-6606, Aaron A: 614-205-2012

Wednesday AM ride on the Olentangy Trail — April 7 to Oct. 27
Wednesday, 9 a.m. (C,D Pace) — south end of the Hills Market center off State Route 315 just north of I-270
Ride Leaders: Gail F: 614.-861.-4478

Wednesday Heritage Rides – all year round as weather permits
Meet at Park Street Intermediate School (3205 Park Street Grove City, OH)

Options: Slow Roll: Kid-friendly ride! The route is about 8 miles at a 8-9 mph pace. Bring the whole family and enjoy a sweet treat at the end! The route for this ride utilizes quiet neighborhood streets and bike trails.
Middle Group: 15-20ish miles at about a 10-12mph pace. This group will be riding on the road.
Distance Group: 25-30ish miles at about a 14+mph pace. This group rides on the road.
All groups are NO DROP rides. Roll out time is approximately 6 pm and routes will be posted in event details on our Facebook events and on our event calendar.  https://www.heritagecycles.net/upcoming-events

Leader: Josh S., Thomas and Tiffany K: 614.-992.-2453  heritagecyclesllc@gmail.com

Thursday Night Hilliard Ride
A, B Pace — April 7 to Oct. 28

Heritage Trail Trailhead, 7262 Hayden Run Rd.
COVID guidance changing: See Strava link for detail. Respect others wishes for social distancing & mask wearing, so everyone can have a good ride.
Arrive by 6:00, departure at 6:10 pm
A’s: Non-aggressive, drop ride but still in front of sweep. B: no drop.
New route each week: see https://www.strava.com/clubs/COPHilliard for details
Leaders: Karl L: 614-266-5495, Aaron A. 614-205-2012, Troy W: 614-738-9286

Vaccinated riders only.  Helmets required.  PRE-REGISTER (once for the season) at https://outdoor-pursuits.org/activity/weekly-rides/

Hilliard Der Breakfast — Saturdays — May 22 to Sept. 25
Vaccinated riders only.  Helmets required. 30-40 mile route each week.
* No Ride July 31 (Do XOBA instead!)
Depart promptly at 8:00 AM (arrive by 7:45) (B, C pace)
Meet in parking lot at Hayden Run Road Trailhead (at the Dog Park) along the Heritage Trail
Directions: I-270 to US33/161 exit. West on 33/161 and exit at Avery Rd.  Left on Avery for 1.6 miles, Right on Rings, Left on Cosgray.  Right on Hayden Run (Giant Eagle at corner).  Trailhead (and parking) is 0.8 mile on right.

We’ll ride to Der Dutchman in Plain City for breakfast and turn around and ride back to the trailhead.
Leaders: Henk C: hocolijn@gmail.com 614.-306.-1162 Brian R: 614.-738.-9195, Karl L: 614.-266.-5495


The ride leader will accompany the group in the manner that best supports the entire group, not an individual rider. COP highly recommends that you contact the ride leader if you have any questions about the ride/tour.

Pace classes are intended to give a rough idea of the common “riding” speed of the group, rather than the average speed. Completing a century ride (100) miles in 5 hours indicates a mathematical average of 20 mph, but the common riding speed to required to complete this ride in 5 hours can easily be in the mid-20s. Variables such as wind, hills and time off the bike can greatly detract from an average, as it is a time-based figure. The speeds listed below refer to common “riding” speeds.

A 19-23 MPH:  Our fastest pace. Licensed racers frequently attend these rides, which might be listed as A+ rides in this schedule. Be prepared to maintain this pace over 30-50 miles on a weeknight ride, and 60-100 on a weekends. Stops typically are few and short. Average speeds can be over 20 mph. B 16-19 MPH:  A fast recreational clip. The ride distances will be somewhat lower than the “A” group, and the stops can be longer and more frequent. Opportunities for regrouping will be more frequent.

C 13-16 MPH:   An enthusiastic pace. Many of our longer-distance riders ride in this pace range. The mood will be less competitive and more social. Groups will tend to stay together more, but the riding will still be consistent. The routes often avoid the hilliest options. D 10-13 MPH:   A very social pace. Riders can be experienced, or fairly new, but are usually familiar with the basics of cycling on the open road and in groups. Distances are modest, and often a meal stop or sight-seeing is involved.

NR:   No designated speed. These rides are specifically oriented around introducing new riders to the sport. The pace will be dictated by those who attend, and often these rides are intended as an introduction to cycling. NR rides can use bike paths or roadways. DOWR:   Depending On Weather and Riders, usually for winter rides. This note in any ride listing indicates an “open” condition, and will usually be included with a pace class. The leader may choose to leave the pace, distance and destination to be decided by the group, so maps may not be included for these impromptu rides.

You must wear a helmet on all COP rides.