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Wed Mar 18 2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Kyle's Bikes
Ankeny, IA


Kyle's Bikes


Trail Ride

Distance - ~27 miles

UPDATE: This year we are delaying the start of our spring/summer paved rides until the COVID-19 pandemic slows down. The recommendations from the CDC and the president are to avoid groups, and the guideline about what size group to avoid keeps getting revised smaller and smaller.

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We've been riding on Wednesday evenings since our Ankeny store opened in March 2008. For eleven years the ride was led by Dave Hammer, but now that he's leading the Waukee store (and a Friday ride there), the ride leader for this ride is Paul Black.

All spring and summer, we meet at the shop around 5:30 p.m. We will roll out at exactly 5:45. Paul is a stickler for time.

The pace, distance, route, and number of groups all depend on who shows up. So show up, let us know what you're looking for, and we'll find a group for you! Generally, we have two groups:

  • The main group sticks mostly to paved trails and averages 14–18 mph. It often spreads out into smaller groups and comes back together at multiple regroup points. A few experienced riders hang in the tail of the group to make sure no one gets dropped or lost. (If someone wants to make the ride shorter by turning back early, just let one of these riders know, so we don't worry.) This group takes advantage of the many rec trails in the area, choosing a 27–30 mile route based on wind direction and the whims of the group.
  • The road group averages 18+ mph for the entire ride including a couple regroup spots. Typical pace when riding is 18 to 22 mph depending on conditions. This group follows the same(ish) 27 mile route every week (They've been mixing it up a little this year due to construction and weather). If you are unfamiliar with the route, let the ride leader know.

The main group is a social and fitness ride. Riders looking for something faster should join our road group. The road group is is intended as a workout.

In 2020, we are considering adding a slower trail ride. Less than 15 mph. Let us know if you have interest in this. We will talk about it.

We (members of both groups) go out to dinner afterward, so stick around. Watch our Facebook page to see where we plan to eat each week.



Varies with group and the week. We have several regular routes we use, and we like to try new routes.


Kyle's Bikes

1840 SW White Birch Circle
Ankeny, IA 50023


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