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Casual Rides and Beginner Rides

Subscribe to the Easy Rider ride line and receive the Casual Ride postings by joining the Google Group Easy Riders ride line

The Easy Riders cluster is for riders all over the city who identify as Beginner or Casual. Our rides are usually 20-30 miles long, social, and often involve stops for coffee, ice cream, etc. Frequently, we host Destination Rides to an event or attraction. We lead rides from various locations around Cincinnati. For rides rated Casual, everyone is welcome who can keep an average pace of 11-12 mph. For rides rated Beginner, everyone is welcome. Helmets and sign-in are required on all rides. Water recommended.

All rides are subject to change. Check the ride line e-mails and the CCC website Ride Calendar for updates. 

Saturday Morning Breakfast Ride, Shorter and Slower Route

When:Saturdays at 8 AM
Where: Goshen Kroger, 6725 Dick Flynn Blvd., Goshen, OH 45122
Ride Leader: Bruce Fields
DIFFICULTY RATING: Casual - The ride is 16 or 27 miles and goes at the pace of the slowest rider Easy/no-drop ride in Goshen area. NO ONE LEFT BEHIND!

Monday Lebanon Casual Ride

When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon Ohio 45036
Ride Leader: Mike Schuessler
We meet at the YMCA north parking lot shelter by the bike trail. This is a ride on the roads in and around Historic Lebanon Ohio. Expect rollers, no big hill climbs. Great for people new to road riding and those who just want a relaxed pace, usually 9 to 12 mph average. Bike helmet required. Rain and wet roads will cancel ride. Should be back before dark; bring lights if you have them. 

Tuesday Morning Casual Ride

When: Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Start location varies, check the Easy Riders ride line
Ride Leader: Bob Myers, Cynthia Smith
20-30 miles on quiet roads with some hills. This ride is for those who want to ride in a group. No One Left Behind and lunch along the ride or after.  On cold days we may do a hike. 

Thursday Bishop’s Casual Ride

When: Thursdays at 6:15 PM.
Where: Bishop’s Bicycles, 313 Main St. Milford, OH 45150
Ride Leader: Dave Mills
DIFFICULTY RATING: Casual/Beginner-The ride is 15 or 20 miles and goes at the pace of the slowest rider Easy/no-drop ride on Little Miami Bike Trail and roads in Milford area. No One Left Behind.   

Sunday Funday Ride

When: Sundays at 10:45 AM.
Where: 4003 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati Ohio 45226
Ride Leader: Daniel Budin
We start over at Streetside Brewing and ride over to the Lunken Loop. We can change the route based on time of the year and who shows up. Our speed is determined by the least fast rider. We will ride as slow as 6 mph or until it is hard to stay upright. The goal is to dust off your old bike, bring your friend or family member who hasn't ridden in a long time, or just an excuse to have a fun casual ride on Sunday!

Womens Casual Ride

When: TBD
Where: Kugler Mill Soccer Fields
Ride Leader: Tracy Ortman
This women’s focused group ride is designed through recreational cycling to achieve goals in a setting of a comfortable 15 mile or less group ride. The group will take advantage of the Little Miami Trail along with some quiet roads that run adjacent to the trail. Group ride safety tips will be introduced at the beginning of each ride.  The pace is an average of 9 to 11 mph but not to exceed 13 mph. Ride start begins at Kugler Mill Soccer Fields, then travel on the Little Miami Trail to the streets of Terrace Park, back on the trail until we reach Avoca Trailhead and turn back onto the trail to return but with additional on the road stretch taking Campbell Road off the trail first. Turning left onto Camp Road, we pass Camp Dennison Stables. Once we reach Kugler Mill Road again, we turn left and then left again back into the parking lot.