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Team Training Ride

Be sure to check Facebook and Twitter for updates on weather related or other cancellations.

When & Where: Every Sunday morning we leave BFF Bikes (2113 W Armitage) at 8am. Please arrive a few minutes early.

What to Expect:
Join the BFF Bikes Racing team on their fast-paced, 45ish mile Sunday training ride. The team’s goals for these rides is to increase speed, gain fitness and improve group riding skills. We ride in a rotating paceline and practice advanced riding skills. The speed ranges between 18-22mph as we ride out of the city. We pick up the pace once outside of Chicago and have designated interval and sprint points. We stop in Highland Park for a quick coffee break before heading back.

The team’s training ride is a challenging ride, but we encourage and expect a range of abilities. It’s not uncommon for the pack to fragment into smaller groups. If you can’t stay with the leaders, you will probably have a small group to ride with. Do your best to stay with others, but we will hand out cue sheets in case you find yourself alone. A smartphone will also come in handy for directions. Then come back the next week and see how much longer you can stay with the pack. Soon you’ll be leading everyone during a sprint!

If you are new to training rides, please attend our Beginner Training Rides, the first Sunday of the month. There you will learn important basics to ensure a safe and fun ride.

Ride Requirements:
Road bike without tri-handle bars
Flat repair kit and knowledge to fix a flat (not sure how to fix a flat? Come to BFF’s monthly fix a flat clinic!)
Credit card or cash for coffee, etc
Water bottle
Breakfast in your stomach!
While not required, we highly recommend wearing clipless shoes!


On occasion we will keep riding north past Highland Park and make this a 75 mile-ish ride! Ride updates will be posted on Twitter and Facebook.

Earlier Event: July 15
Intelligentsia Cup 2016
Later Event: July 21
Thursday Night Track Racing