There are several regular, race-paced group rides available to Davis-area cyclists. The rides are open to anyone. Though previous racing experience is not a prerequisite, please make sure you meet these basic requirements:
- If you are relatively new to racing or want to become proficient at pack-riding skills, the Thursday Skills Ride is a great place to start. These rides are a good way to get up to speed before attempting the regular Race Rides. This ride starts at 5:30 Thursdays at the Starbucks in northwest Davis on Lyndell Terrace. Rain cancels! More information and requirements can be found here.
- Other race rides (Tuesday/Thursday at 5:30, starting at Mondavi Arts Center and Saturday, starting at 8:00 at Mondavi) feature fast-paced pack riding with sets of intermediate sprints. You should be completely comfortable riding in a pack before attempting these rides and able to manage mechanical problems and be familiar with return routes if you are “dropped.” Please make sure your bicycle is in good working condition. Bring all necessary food and hydration provisions.
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Current Davis area rides: