Group Rides

2018 Group Ride Calendar

Nashua Group Rides           

Start Time 6:00pm - Thru August then switches to 5:30pm for September                                                

  
AUGUST  Day of Week    Start Time 6PM  
8/2THURPEPPERELL COVERED
8/6MONDAYWIL-B-CAR
8/9THURPEPPERELL OAK
8/13MONDAYBLAZING Pitch Fork
8/16THURMINION MILE
8/20MONDAYOLD MILFORD REVERSE
8/23THURBCAR
8/27MONDAYOLD MILFORD
8/30THURBOSTON POST


SEPTEMBERDay of WeekStart Time 5:30PM
9/3Monday
MOULTONS MARKET
9/6ThursdaySHORT RIDE - Last Ride of Season - See you in the Spring
9/10MondaySeason Ended
9/13Thursday
9/17Monday
9/20Thursday
9/24Monday
9/27Thursday


 Goodale's Bike Shop Group Rides Information:

Welcome back, to the start of the 2018 group ride season. The season is scheduled to start on April 16th and the Women’s Only Group rides are scheduled to begin on May 8, 2018.

Here at Goodale's, we like to ride, so come  join us for a Group Ride. Rides are a great way to stay in shape, train for an upcoming event, and meet new friends.

As we approach the start of the season we just want to remind you of a few things.

  • A waiver is required for all participants prior to riding.(Once per year)
  • Arrive early to get yourself all squared away.
  • Have your bike in good working order and please have the necessary tools to change a flat tire.
  • Helmets and lights are required
  • Steady rain or thunderstorms we will cancel a scheduled ride. (Check FaceBook)
  • Our goal is to have the rides posted to the Goodales Bike Shop Facebook page by 2pm. 

Monday Night Rides: (April 16th / Start Time 5:30pm) – Drop Ride

Newcomers welcome. The ride will be for advanced intermediate to advanced riders that are able to ride in a group and can be part of a fast moving pace line. The group average can range from 18 to 23 mph, with routes from 25 to 45 miles. Again, this is a drop ride, which means you must be self-sufficient. We try to limit the size of the groups to 8 t0 9 riders matching them up by their ability.

Thursday Night Rides: (April 19th / Start Time 5:30pm) – Drop Ride

Newcomers welcome. The rides are for the advanced beginners to intermediate road riders with the ability to average 15 to 18mph. All rides will be 15 to 30 miles at a moderate pace of 15 to 18mph, and is social in nature. Focus will be on rules of the road, how to ride in a pace line, group ride etiquette and bike handling skills. Distances and pace will be discussed by the group and routes will be posted on Goodale’s Facebook page prior to the ride. Distances may vary week to week. Again, this is a drop ride. Bring hydration, your bike, water, lights front & rear, tubes, flat repair items and a helmet.

Tuesday Women’s Only Ride: (May 8th / Start Time 6:00pm)

The ride will be for the intermediate to advanced group riders. Group will ride a pre-planned route posted prior to the ride by the ride leader onto Goodale’s Facebook page.  Cue sheets will be available at the start of every ride.  Rides will start at 6pm, with distances ranging from 15 to 30 miles with an average speed of 13 to 15 mph. Must be comfortable riding in a group and a pace line.

Group Ride Rules & Etiquette

Arrival & Pre-Ride Rules:

1. We share our parking lot with other businesses, so please be courteous of their customers.

2. Please, no warming up or fast riding in the lot.

3. If this is your first time riding for the year, you must sign a waiver prior to departure.

4. Operational front and rear lights are required to ride.  

5. Helmets are Required!

6. Have emergency contact information

During Ride Rules:

1. You must follow all rules of the road

2. You must always ride single file in groups no greater than 6 to 10 riders

3. Ride safe and be aware of road and traffic conditions.

4. Ride will always start with a “neutral zone” or roughly 3 miles at warm up pace 

5. Stay hydrated – Bring water and or sports drinks.

Group Ride Etiquette:

1. Signal to other riders if there are upcoming road hazards or road signs

2. Wait for group at the top of prolonged climbs

3. Avoid overlapping wheels while in a pace line, riders should be directly behind each other.

4. Avoid surging as you move to the front of your group (maintain a steady speed)

5. Limit your time at the front (share the work)

6. Promote a culture of safe cycling.

7. Have fun.

* If you cannot follow these rules we reserve the right to not allow you to participate in our group rides*


You can view our group ride routes by store below!

NASHUA     HOOKSETT     CONCORD

A little friendly competition between stores never hurt, right?  Here's the weekly ride numbers from each store's STRAVA club.  Join your local club today!

2017 Group Rides - Nashua

Helmets, Front Head Lights and Rear Tail Lights are Required For All Rides and Must Be On During Rides. 

Below you find the routes we use for our Nashua shop rides.  Route will be announced on our Nashua Facebook Page by 2PM the day of the ride.  You can also call us the day of the ride after 2PM to find out which route we will be using.

Rides are rain or shine.  If we see lightning or hear thunder at ride time, we don't ride.

1 STAR - Very easy.  Little to no climbing and less than 25 miles
2 STARS - Easy.  Expect a few hills. Nothing too challenging, typically less than 800 feet total elevation gain.
3 STARS - Moderate.  Most rides are up to 30 miles and will see 800-1000ft of climbing.
4 STARS - Strenuous.  Definitely more than 1000ft of climbing and typically 30+ miles
5 STARS - Insanity.  'nuff said.

Route NameDistanceElevation GainMax ElevationMap & Cue SheetSTRAVA.tcx FILE
Difficulty
MONUMENT SQUARE20.1 mi856 ft402 ft 
BLAZING PITCHFORKS 30.3 mi 1609 ft 433 ft
NATICOOK16.8 mi768 ft384 ftTCX Coming Soon!
BOSTON POST23.0 mi980 ft380 ft
WHEELER16.8 mi818 ft407 ftTCX Coming Soon!
SILVER LAKE21.8 mi1019 ft407 ft
SOUHEGAN24.1 mi1013 ft327 ft
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RIDE (BCAR)24.8 mi1456 ft389 ft
MOULTON'S MARKET26.1 mi1064 ft372 ft
WILSON HILL21.1 mi1035 ft384 ftTCX Coming Soon!
PEPPERELL COVERED BRIDGE30.0 mi1389 ft406 ft
NORTH AMHERST RD32.9 mi1466 ft406 ft
HARRY RICH STATE FOREST34.2 mi1664 ft407 ft
MINION MILE RIDE 25.8 mi 1260 ft 384 ft
PEPPERELL OAK HILL 26.8 mi 1711 ft 435 ft
OLD MILFORD RD 30.5 mi 1901 ft 673 ft
WIL B CAR31.0 mi1787 ft391 ft
MONT VERNON35.29 mi1982 ft825 ft
CENTER ROAD38.64 mi2529 ft906 ftTCX Coming Soon!
LYNDEBOROUGH47.0 mi2703 ft897 ft
UNCANOONUC LITE41.5 mi2754 ft1282 ft
UNCANOONUC47.6 mi3354 ft1282 ft

DIRTY UNC - Caution, Dirt Roads!

47.9 mi

3369 ft

1282 ft


2018 Group Rides - Hooksett

Helmets, Front Head Lights and Rear Tail Lights are Required For All Rides and Must Be On During Rides. 

Rides will start May 2, 2018 - 5:30PM Rollout

Newcomers welcome. The rides are for the advanced beginners to intermediate road riders. Show and go rides. All rides will be 12 to 35 miles at a leisurely to moderate pace and social in nature. Focus will be on rules of the road, how to ride in a paceline, group ride etiquette and bike handling skills. Distances and pace will be discussed by the group and routes determined by the group prior to the ride. Distances may vary week to week. This is a no drop ride. Meaning that we wait at turns to make sure no one is dropped. Bring hydration, your bike, water, tube and a helmet.. Some routes have a store to stop at and some do not. 

PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DAY OF RIDE INFO. https://www.facebook.com/GBS.Hooksett

Route Name Distance Elevation Gain Max Elevation Map & Cue Sheet STRAVA .tcx FILE Difficulty
DUBES POND14.5 mi613 ft528 ft TCX Coming Soon!
CHARMINGFARE FARM17.3 mi745 ft705 ft TCX Coming Soon!
EPSOM CIRCLE31.0 mi727 ft377 ft TCX Coming Soon!
MASSABESIC LOOP19.4 mi769 ft562 ft TCX Coming Soon!
CONCORD PANCAKE36.8 mi1082 ft600 ft TCX Coming Soon!
LIVINGSTON LOOP14.3 mi520 ft454 ft TCX Coming Soon!
HACKETT HILL TO DUNBARTON19.0 mi1201 ft603 ft
HACKETT 2.023.4 mi1539 ft823 ft
BEAR BROOK LONG31.1 mi1235 ft704 ft TCX Coming Soon!
BEAR BROOK SHORT25.8 mi1,528
MT. DELIGHT36.472,800
SUNCOOK ALLENSTOWN21.2 mi985 ft389 ft
HACKETT HILL24.0 mi1277 ft848 ft TCX Coming Soon!
TOWER HILL23.1 mi1083 ft705 ft TCX Coming Soon!
OUT TO THE FARM AND BACK25.3 mi1253 ft440 ftTCX Coming Soon!
CROSS COUNTY LOOP29.5 mi1386 ft696 ft
DESTROYER ROUTE25.5 mi1415 ft429 ft
PATTEN HILL TO PALMER25.0 mi1767 ft556 ft
UNCANOONUC - SHORT27.2 mi1784 ft903 ft
UNCANOONUC - HOOKSETT32.1 mi2693 ft1229 ft
UP AND DOWN 27.671877


2017 Group Rides - Concord

Helmets, Front Head Lights and Rear Tail Lights are Required For All Rides and Must Be On During Rides. 

TUESDAY - Temporarily delayed. Ride leaders wanted. If you are intterested please email ron@goodalesbikeshop.com

All rides depart at 6:00pm unless otherwise posted on our Facebook Page This is an UNSUPPORTED ride, however the route will be announced on our Facebook page, and cue sheets will be available at the store for all riders.  Please use the sign-in/sign-out sheet inside the store so we know everyone has made it back safely.

PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DAY OF RIDE INFO. http://www.facebook.com/goodalesconcord

Route NameDistanceElevation GainMax ElevationMap & Cue SheetSTRAVADifficulty
SHAKER ROAD14.5 mi613 ft528 ft
OAK HILL17.1 mi500 ft571 ft
HOPKINTON25.8 mi1134 ft666 ft
N.PEMBROKE RD BACK SIDE16.9 mi969 ft756 ft
N.PEMBROKE RD FRONT SIDE 20.0 mi1060 ft758 ft
SHAKER VILLAGE28.2 mi837 ft638 ft
TDF 10037.6 mi1762 ft957 ft