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Easy Riders and Beginners

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 Wyoming, College Hill, Kenwood, Lebanon, Newtown, Maineville and Newport. 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 Groupspace e-mails and the CCC website Ride Calendar for updates. 

Performance Ride

When: Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Where: Performance bike shop, 7690 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236
Ride Leader: Bruce Fields
DIFFICULTY RATING: Pace of slowest rider
Easy no-drop ride in Kenwood area. 

Decaf Ride

When: Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Behind 6128 Hamilton Ave. (College Hill Coffee Company)
Ride Leader: Jim Lindner
DIFFICULTY RATING: Beginner or Casual - Will adjust to most casual rider.
Short Ride - less than 20 miles and coffee or hot drink and or Ice cream stop for socializing. No race – No drop – No worries. If I do not hear conversation I figure that the pace is too fast, or it is time for a stop. 

Monday Lebanon Casual Ride

When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Countryside YMCA, 1699 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon Ohio 45036
Ride Leader: Mike Schuessler
DIFFICULTY RATING: Social/Casual
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. 

Wyoming Monday Ride (three paces)

When: Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Wyoming Tennis Court Parking lot at 1038 Springfield Pike, Wyoming Ohio. Tennis Courts/Tot Lot is across street from the Methodist church at 1025 Springfield Pike. This is just south of the corner of Springfield Pike and Fleming at a light. Enter off Springfield Pike where the wooden sign says "Tennis Courts City of Wyoming.
Ride Leader: 
Ed Houston 16+
Nimra Tariq 13-15
Jim Lindner casual
DIFFICULTY RATING:
Intermediate 1: 16+mph average with pace of 18 to 22 at times
Intermediate 2: 13-15 mph average with a pace 1 to 2 mph higher at times
Casual: 9-12 average, speed will be adjusted to the most casual rider
Approximately 29 miles. This ride will follow a common route downtown and into Kentucky. Casual group takes a shorter route. Headlights & Taillight are required in the fall, winter and spring. 

Tuesday Morning Casual Ride

When: Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Start location varies, see Ride Calendar
Ride Leader: Bob Myers, Cynthia Smith
DIFFICULTY RATING: Casual, 12 mph
20-30 miles on quiet roads. 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.   

Hell on Hills Hill Training Ride

When: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Where: 11 Wyoming Ave., public lot beside Robinson Dry Cleaners, Wyoming, OH 45215
Ride Leader: Cynthia Smith
DIFFICULTY RATING: No rating, go at your own pace (it is a 2-mile loop)
We go up Reily and down Oliver as many times as desired. Go at your own pace. Distance depends on how many loops you choose to do. The hill is not steep, but it is one mile long. About 200 ft. of elevation rise from Wyoming Ave. to the top.