Group Rides

2018 Group Ride Calendar

           April Rides - Start Time 5:30pm                                                

4/16 MONDAY NO RIDE
4/19 THUR. WHEELER
4/23 MONDAY MONUMENT SQUARE
4/26 THUR. NATICOOK
4/30 MONDAY WILSON HILL
May Rides    Start Time 6PM
5/3 THUR. MONUMENT SQUARE
5/7 MONDAY NATICOOK DOUBLE
5/10 THUR. WILSON HILL
5/14 MONDAY SILVER LAKE
5/17 THUR. NATICOOK DOUBLE
5/21 MONDAY BOSTON POST
5/24 THUR. SILVER LAKE
5/28 MONDAY BCAR
5/31 THUR. SILVER LAKE

    

 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 Name Distance Elevation Gain Max Elevation Map & Cue Sheet STRAVA .tcx FILE
Difficulty
MONUMENT SQUARE 20.1 mi 856 ft 402 ft 
BLAZING PITCHFORKS  30.3 mi  1609 ft  433 ft
NATICOOK 16.8 mi 768 ft 384 ft TCX Coming Soon!
BOSTON POST 23.0 mi 980 ft 380 ft
WHEELER 16.8 mi 818 ft 407 ft TCX Coming Soon!
SILVER LAKE 21.8 mi 1019 ft 407 ft
SOUHEGAN 24.1 mi 1013 ft 327 ft
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS RIDE (BCAR) 24.8 mi 1456 ft 389 ft
MOULTON'S MARKET 26.1 mi 1064 ft 372 ft
WILSON HILL 21.1 mi 1035 ft 384 ft TCX Coming Soon!
PEPPERELL COVERED BRIDGE 30.0 mi 1389 ft 406 ft
NORTH AMHERST RD 32.9 mi 1466 ft 406 ft
HARRY RICH STATE FOREST 34.2 mi 1664 ft 407 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 CAR 31.0 mi 1787 ft 391 ft
MONT VERNON 35.29 mi 1982 ft 825 ft
CENTER ROAD 38.64 mi 2529 ft 906 ft TCX Coming Soon!
LYNDEBOROUGH 47.0 mi 2703 ft 897 ft
UNCANOONUC LITE 41.5 mi 2754 ft 1282 ft
UNCANOONUC 47.6 mi 3354 ft 1282 ft

DIRTY UNC - Caution, Dirt Roads!

47.9 mi

3369 ft

1282 ft


2017 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 March 22, 2017 - 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 POND 14.5 mi 613 ft 528 ft TCX Coming Soon!
CHARMINGFARE FARM 17.3 mi 745 ft 705 ft TCX Coming Soon!
EPSOM CIRCLE 31.0 mi 727 ft 377 ft TCX Coming Soon!
MASSABESIC LOOP 19.4 mi 769 ft 562 ft TCX Coming Soon!
CONCORD PANCAKE 36.8 mi 1082 ft 600 ft TCX Coming Soon!
LIVINGSTON LOOP 14.3 mi 520 ft 454 ft TCX Coming Soon!
HACKETT HILL TO DUNBARTON 19.0 mi 1201 ft 603 ft
HACKETT 2.0 23.4 mi 1539 ft 823 ft
BEAR BROOK LOOP 31.1 mi 1235 ft 704 ft TCX Coming Soon!
SUNCOOK ALLENSTOWN 21.2 mi 985 ft 389 ft
HACKETT HILL 24.0 mi 1277 ft 848 ft TCX Coming Soon!
TOWER HILL 23.1 mi 1083 ft 705 ft TCX Coming Soon!
OUT TO THE FARM AND BACK 25.3 mi 1253 ft 440 ft TCX Coming Soon!
CROSS COUNTY LOOP 29.5 mi 1386 ft 696 ft
DESTROYER ROUTE 25.5 mi 1415 ft 429 ft
PATTEN HILL TO PALMER 25.0 mi 1767 ft 556 ft
UNCANOONUC - SHORT 27.2 mi 1784 ft 903 ft
UNCANOONUC - HOOKSETT 32.1 mi 2693 ft 1229 ft


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 Name Distance Elevation Gain Max Elevation Map & Cue Sheet STRAVA Difficulty
SHAKER ROAD 14.5 mi 613 ft 528 ft
OAK HILL 17.1 mi 500 ft 571 ft
HOPKINTON 25.8 mi 1134 ft 666 ft
N.PEMBROKE RD BACK SIDE 16.9 mi 969 ft 756 ft
N.PEMBROKE RD FRONT SIDE  20.0 mi 1060 ft 758 ft
SHAKER VILLAGE 28.2 mi 837 ft 638 ft
TDF 100 37.6 mi 1762 ft 957 ft