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Your Local Cycling Community and How To Get Connected

I remember the first time. Well, not the first time because I was only five or six years old then.   But I remember the first time as an adult when I decided to go for a bicycle ride. A friend had been riding and invited me to join her. So, I did. I was lucky. I had a friend to help me get started. Sure, it's like riding a bicycle in that you really don't forget how once you've learned. But learning to ride as an adult, in a new town or large city requires more than just balance.

That was 18 years ago. Today, for many others, the motivations to ride a bicycle vary. But the challenges are usually the same. Where can I ride and with who? Are there any rides on Monday afternoons or Saturday mornings?  Am I fast enough to ride with that group on Sunday? Whether you're new to cycling or a seasoned expert, the questions are always the same. Fortunately, we have a few things that help make getting started today easier than ever before. We have a very welcoming cycling community, a climate that allows us to ride year-round and we have is a website that has been serving the local cycling community since 2005. The idea behind the website was simple. Create a central location where anyone looking to ride a bicycle could find a ride. Group rides, charity rides, community events, commuter groups, racing, mountain biking and even the new craze of gravel riding are all featured on the website along with other resources like a list of local bicycle shops and links to almost everything cycling. It's all in one place so you can check one and be done. And just like buying the right bicycle to get started is important, so is finding the right ride. makes it easy to find a ride based on the time of day, day of the week, the required skill level, and even by location.

Getting started can feel daunting at first but for now, keep it simple. If you need a new bicycle or want to get your old one ready to ride, check out a few of the local bicycle shops. And then check out Find your ride and start having some fun.