Saturday Strade - Every First and Third Saturday
Team BBC's Saturday ride is back---now with upgrades! The Saturday Strade is the upgraded, uptempo version of the Saturday Social, departing now from Baltimore Bicycle Works' newest location in Belvedere Square at 10 am every first and third Saturday of the month. BBW Belvedere Square is located at 518 E Belvedere Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212.
The route remains more or less the same as last year, and as the weather improves, we can add mileage depending on how the group feels. Riders should expect a leader's average pace of between 15-16 mph, and the same sprint points as last year (Thornton Rd. climb, Padonia sprint to Falls, Lake or Bellemore depending on road conditions of either). We will emphasize riding together as a group, and will work on pacelining from time to time on Hillside.
Helmets are mandatory, and flat kits and clipless pedal systems highly recommended. Feel free to arrive early for pre-ride coffee at Belvedere Square to meet your fellow riders, and we invite riders to hang out after the ride for lunch or more coffee at BSQ.