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Northern Kentucky Cluster Bike Rides

The Northern Kentucky Cluster covers Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties. Rides include both urban and rural routes. Enjoy some beautiful scenery and exhilarating hills. We have rides for all levels.

Subscribe to the Main CCC ride line and receive the ride postings by joining the Google Group  CCC Ride Line.

Monday No Brainer

When: Monday evenings
Where: Vets Hall 830 Elm Street (Rt.8) Ludlow KY
Ride Leader: Bill Johnson 513-604-5271, Mitchel Killian
This is a good ride for all levels.

1. No Brainer Classic 
Start time: 6:15 p.m.
Length: 12 miles each way, average speed 12-16 mph 
DIFFICULTY RATING: Casual/Intermediate

2. No Brainer Challenge Start time: 6:30 p.m. Length: 14.8 miles each way, average speed 16-20 mph 
DIFFICULTY RATING: Advanced/Elite 

This is an out and back ride with no turns on a lightly traveled scenic road along the Ohio river. Riders can go at their own pace. You can zoom with the fast crowd or kick back and enjoy the ride. The ride generally breaks up into groups of similar speeds.

 Reser Tuesday Night Ride

When: Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. (6:05 pm during early and late season)
Where: 648 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY, 41071, free parking on 7th street and in National Band & Tag parking lot 
Length: 18 to 45 miles 
Ride Leader: Jason Reser 859-261-6187 ( Reser Bicycle Outfitters)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Casual/Intermediate/Advanced/Elite

Speed groups: 
Four ride groups for different skill/intensity levels:
1. Mellow Rollers - This group is no-drop. The pace is generally 12-14 mph on flat ground and slows up the hills. 18-24 miles.
2. Medium - This group is no-drop. Pace is generally 16-18 mph on flat ground and slower up hills. 20-28 miles
3. Fast - Faster and more hills. 98% no-drop. Average speed on flat ground 22-24 mph, 25-35 miles.
4. Race-Pace - Extremely fast, averages 25-30 mph when on flat ground. Bike handling skills a must, sometimes fun, but always a good workout. "Race-Pace" group is a "drop-ride," though 90% should be able to stay with group ;)

This ride is open to all road bikers including beginners.  Only prerequisites being 1) you have a road bike 2) helmet and 3) lights. Different route every week. Two water bottles recommended. Pumps, changing rooms and bathroom available. Ride at your own risk, you are responsible for your own safety. Rain probably doesn't cancel unless it's actively raining at start time.

Look to the Reser Facebook page for updates and info.


Wednesday Tour de NKY Rabbit Hash

When: Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.
Where: Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Kentucky 41091
                   Hebron KY, Strong's Brick Oven Pizza parking lot on the last Wednesday of each month
Length: 25 to 40 miles 
Ride Leader: Jay Hissett Jay_Hissett@hotmail.com and Susan Tomboly
DIFFICULTY RATING: Intermediate+/Advanced/Elite
Speed groups:
15+ mph. avg. group: Advanced, NO DROP "Fun Group"
17+ mph. avg. group: Elite (dig deep and hang on) "Race Pace"

Preliminary route is 34 miles and passes through Rabbit Hash (Evil Twins, 338, down Waterloo, back in thru Rabbit Hash, up Big Bone). These are beautiful roads and traffic is generally fairly light. This is NOT a good ride for beginners. There are three category 4 climbs and two steep descents. There will be one or two speed groups depending on attendees.

Thursday Återhämtnings

When: Thursday at 6:15 p.m.
Where: 5516 East Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076
Length: 30 to 50 miles
Ride Leader:
 Jan-Erik Rosenberg Je_rosenberg@yahoo.com
DIFFICULTY RATING: Advanced & Elite
Speed: 18+ mph avg. group

Brisk fast paced ride in scenic northern Kentucky. Distance varies with available daylight.
Starting point is the parking lot, on the corner of Alexandria (27) and east Alexandria pike in Cold spring You probably can use 5516 East Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076 if you need to look it up.