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Group Rides

Group Rides

Group rides are weather permitting. Please watch our facebook page or call the shop for details: 507-388-9390.
Helmets are required for all group rides. Triathlon Bikes and Aero Bars are not allowed on group rides for safety.

Contact us for more information about group rides.


Mountain Bike Mondays: The ride will be held at Kiwanis or Mount Kato trails depending on trail conditions. Ride is weather permitting. Give us a call if the weather is questionable. Starting at 6 pm in May.

Chit Chat Ride: Social paced ride for casual or beginner riders. Meets at the West High School back parking lot next to the YMCA. Mondays- 5:30 pm June-August.

A Ride: For experienced road riders. Pace is an all out effort and does not wait for dropped riders. 40-60 miles. 21+ mph. Leaves at 5:30 pm sharp.
B+ Road Rides:  Advanced to intermediate paced ride. For riders looking to get a solid effort in and work together to rotate smoothly in an echelon. 30-50 miles. 15-18 mph average. Leaves the shop at 5:35 pm.
B- Road Rides:  Intermediate paced ride. 20-40 miles. 14-16 mph average. Leaves the shop at 5:35 pm.
C Road Ride: Fitness or road bikes recommended. 15-30 miles. Ride is a mix of paved trails and country roads. 12-15 mph average. Leaves the shop at 5:30 pm.
A/B Skill Work Ride: For riders looking to learn how to comfortably and safely ride in a group. This ride is less about the workout and more about learning the skills necessary to ride in the A level road rides. Ride leaves the shop at 5:35 pm.

Flying Penguin Group Ride: 20-25 miles. Social B pace. Leaves the shop at 6 pm.

Gravel Road Ride: Join us to explore the beautiful back roads of our River Valley. Gravel or Cyclocross bikes recommended. 25-40 miles. A and B and C paces. Leaves the shop at 7 am sharp.

Flying Penguin Group Ride: 20 mile Rapidan Loop with cobblestones near the end! Ride leaves at 10am from Mankato West High School back parking lot.


Fat Bike/Mountain Bike Ride: Ride will leave the shop at 5:30. Lights required. Ride will be a mix of single track, ATV trail, and pavement. Once we have snow on the ground this ride will switch to Fat Bikes only.

Gravel Rides: Ride leaves the shop at 5:30 pm. Lights required.  Gravel Rides are usually held in the fall and spring. Stop in or call the shop for more details on dates and times.

All Week Long
YMCA Spin Classes: Check out the Nicollet Bike Spin room at the Mankato YMCA.  For a class schedule go to


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