Obviously, we ride. But where? And when? This page is structured like an FAQ of sorts.
The club has a Strava page where current and former members post rides they've done. You can also track performances on individual Strava segments to further enhance your riding.
The heatmap is a general look at where people ride more commonly. You can use this to get an idea of some of the rides we do, no matter whether on or off-road. Best yet, combine different segments to make your own ride!
In the past, club members mapped rides using MapMyRide. These are the most common rides.
In short, members ride when they feel like it.
For prospective competitors, there is no set ride or practice schedule unlike some other sports. Collegiate cycle racing is broken up into categories based on experience and ability; often times you would be riding and racing with others of similar category.
Rides are often posted on the mailing list. They contain relevant information such as route, pace and drop ride or not. Most rides are no-drop, but the more workout-oriented ones tend to be drop rides. Unless otherwise specified, the default location where rides leave is Rec Hall.
The speed ride is a drop ride focusing on riding as hard and fast as possible. It meets most Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at a barn near the corner of Nixon and Whitehall Roads, not at Rec Hall. This is because this ride is an open State College area ride rather than a PSU Cycling ride. Some club members choose to gather some others at Rec Hall and then ride over to the barn some time before the official start, however. This ride may not happen when inclement weather threatens.
MTB Fun Ride
This is traditionally called the "Friday Fun Ride", but this semester the more experienced MTBers most likely leading the ride have conflicts during the traditional time, so some weeks this ride will happen on Thursday instead. This is a no-drop ride intended for MTBers of all abilities to enjoy their craft together. By default, meet on the IST bridge at 5:30 p.m. to ride over to the Accuweather trails or the Scotia Range.