Links

1. Google Maps Biking Directions
2. Oak Leaf Trail (running/biking)
3. Hank Aaron State Trail - PDF Map7-mile continuous connection via dedicated trails and marked streets between the lakefront and Milwaukee's west end
6. Emma Carlin Trails information (mountain biking)
7. Cycling Performance Tips - weight training
10. Alterra Coffee road/mountain bike team - some of their current rides
11. Bikedr.com Bike Routes/Cue Sheets - Rides out of Dousman, WI (about 12 miles west of Waukesha)

Other Cycling Club's Weekly Rides
(These were taken from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article entitled Ride options blossom in spring. Please check these cycling club's respective contact numbers to verify that the times listed are correct.)

Social:
1. The Beans & Barley race team departs from the 
Crank Daddy's Shop, 2108 N. Farwell Ave., for a "recovery ride" on Monday nights. The pace is steady, but easy enough to help weekend-weary muscles recuperate.

2. Out in Pewaukee, 
Transition Cycle has moderately-paced "chat rides" that leave the store, 203 W. Wisconsin Ave., at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

3. The 
Bicycle Doctor's ride on Wednesday nights has a slower group that leaves the shop, 105 N. Main St., in Dousman, at 5:30.

4. 
Emery's also is organizing a recreational-oriented ride that leaves its shop, 9929 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee, at 7 a.m., on Saturdays.

Harder efforts:
The 
Velo Trocadero team leads a fast-paced chase that starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday nights at the pedestrian bridge in the Village section of Wauwatosa. The ride often breaks into two groups, with the front-runners pushing the pace beyond 25 mph.

The 
Alterra Mountain Bike team has a similar ride that leaves the coffee shop, 2211 N. Prospect Ave., at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday nights. That ride also generally splits into two groups, with the faster flight tackling roughly 40 miles.

Emery's has a moderate ride that starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the Menomonee Falls shop, N. 88 W. 15036 Main St. This ride typically splits into three groups and allows plenty of opportunity for coaching and mentoring.

The 
Kettle Moraine Flyers lead a fast-paced outing from the La Grange General Store on Hwy. 12, south of Palmyra, on Tuesday nights. They're starting at 6 p.m. now, but hit the road a bit earlier for longer rides later in the year. Most nights, the group splits into two or three packs. Check in with Backyard Bikes for more information, and details of the Thursday night women-only rides.

Hard and fast:
The Tuesday night ride leaving the Transition shop at 5 p.m. most likely fits this category, especially when the distance stretches to 50 miles.

The tempo rides starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and the "Dad's Ride Hard" outing at 6 a.m. on Thursdays also are good tests.

Emery's has an early-morning outing, leaving the Milwaukee store at 6 a.m., on Thursdays, designed more for racers than charity amblers. You don't have to race to join this ride, but you better be fast and fit.

There is a more-aggressive component to the Wednesday night Doc ride that starts at 6 p.m., and the Drop the Doc outing on Saturday mornings has more than a little testosterone. That Saturday morning start time is 9 a.m., but will shift to 8 a.m. in a couple weeks.

For the few who need a bit more than that 40-mile Drop the Doc sprint, there's a group that joins the ride in Dousman after a 7 a.m. start from the Transition shop on Pewaukee Lake. That full outing will put a hard 70 miles on your legs.


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