Events

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Group Rides 2023

Mondays 6pm: MTB ride suitable for all levels although complete beginners might want to start with the Tuesday ride.  We will split up if needed.  We usually ride for 11/2 -2hrs. Meet at the shop.

Tuesdays 5:30pm: Beginner MTB ride this is for true beginners to learn the basics of handling a mountain bike and getting to know some trails in the area. It will be gentle paced and non technical. Ride for about an hour. Meet at Old  Town Elementary School. Please call the shop if you are interested in this ride!

Tuesdays 5:30pm: Mixed Surface Ride will take you on some road, dirt and gravel. This is a mellow ride suitable for most bikes except road bikes.(a reasonably wide tire is recommended) and will last about an hour and a half.

Wednesdays 5pm: Women’s MTB Ride. All are welcome although complete beginners might want to start with the Tuesday Beginner ride. We usually ride for just under 2 hours. Most often we meet at the shop but every now and then we visit one of the other local trail systems-check on Facebook

Thursdays 5:30pm: Road Ride this year will start gently (at least 12 miles) and build up. You will ride in a paceline at times but there will also be a chance to chat with other riders. Plan on being out for about an hour and a half. You need a road bike for this group ride. If you are interested in longer road rides, contact Jim.

New! Coming soon-Saturday Mountain Bike Ride will meet at the shop at 10am. Jim is going to lead this ride. Suitable for all but true beginners.

Coming back soon! The Rainbow Ride

General information.

Above all, we want everyone to have fun-but safely. You will need a helmet and an appropriate, functional bike. All our rides are ‘no-drop’ rides. We try to change our routes every week so that you can learn all the fun trails/ roads that our area has to offer. Often we will go for a drink to socialize after the ride. If you are not sure which ride is right for you or if your bike is appropriate, come and talk to us!

If there are changes in the schedule due to weather/unforeseen circumstances we will post on Facebook -please check there for any updates

 

‘Rose Bike After Hours’ 6pm February 1st

Join us at the shop for a discussion about our favorite winter activities! We’ll be talking about fat biking, Nordic skiing, ice skating, and more.  Tell us about your favorite activities, ways to find out trail conditions, and general tips for having the most fun outdoors.

There will be a special sale on select store items for attendees, plus door prizes. Afterwards, join us at Marsh Island Brewing (21+). We hope to see you there!

 

Group Rides 2022: all stopped currently

Mondays 6pm: MTB ride suitable for all levels although complete beginners might want to start with the Tuesday ride.  We will split up if needed.  We usually ride for 11/2 -2hrs. Meet at the shop.

Tuesdays 6pm: *NEW* Hybrid/Gravel ride. We will ride some road, dirt road and maybe some doubletrack trails. Plan on around 10-15 miles of riding at a medium pace. Usually we are out for up to an hour and a half. We meet at the shop

Tuesdays 5:30pm: Beginner MTB ride  this is for true beginners to learn the basics of handling a mountain bike and getting to know some trails in the area. It will be gentle paced and non technical. Ride for about an hour. Meet at Old  Town Elementary School. Please call the shop if you are interested in this ride!

Wednesdays 5pm: Women’s MTB Ride. All are welcome although complete beginners might want to start with the Tuesday Beginner ride. We usually ride for just under 2 hours. Most often we meet at the shop but every now and then we visit one of the other local trail systems-check on Facebook

Fridays 6pm: Road Ride. Not as fast as in previous years but a medium paced ride for road riders.

Weekend Rides: We are currently putting together a list of weekend rides-these will vary to include MTB, gravel and road. Some weeks we may visit another area. If you are interested in introducing a group to your favorite ride/trail system, please let us know. Look out for info here or on Facebook.

 

Group Ride Requirements

  • Helmet required for all group rides.
  • If the weather is questionable please call ahead to see if we are going out. 207.866.3525
  • Lights are recommended for road rides
  • All night rides do require you to bring your own headlight.
  • Unless otherwise noted, all rides leave from the shop in downtown Orono.
  • If you have any medical issues please let the ride leader know for safety reasons.
  • Check Facebook for last minute changes to our ride schedule!
  • Questions? Please contact us.

Anyone is welcome to come on our group rides. We enjoy meeting fellow cyclists who share our love of a great sport. The only requirements are that you wear a helmet, bring an appropriate machine and have fun!  If we have enough people show up sometimes we will split the rides into two groups based on ability level. The whole idea is to enjoy riding bikes together. Please come join us!

2018 Thanksgiving Plans at Rose Bike

We will be closed November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving. Open Saturday 9-5.

We will have our traditional group mountain bike ride 9am Thanksgiving morning. Meet at the shop. Ride then eat a lot.

 

Anyone is welcome to come on our group rides. There is no charge and we enjoy meeting fellow cyclists who share our love of a great sport. The only requirement is that you wear a helmet, an appropriate machine and have fun!  If we have enough people show up sometimes we will split the rides into two groups based on ability level. The whole idea though is to enjoy riding bikes together. Please come join us!