The La Strada La Plata gravel ride preview with Todd was a big success. About 40 people started and split into two groups for either the 40-mile or 56-mile version. Bags led the 40-mile ride, Todd and I were on the 56-mile version. The 56-mile group rode at a steady pace and regrouped several times so no one would get lost or dropped. Meghan and Cooper set up a surprise aid station at the base of the Glockenspiel with Coke, Swedish fish, and donuts! We’ll be doing a gravel group ride once a month and will let everyone know as soon as we set the schedule.

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The proprietor of the Smiley Cafe, Carrie, has invited us to use her coffee shop and bakery as a meeting point for our Saturday ride. As a bonus for DWC members you can get a free cup of coffee, and refills, with the purchase of any food item! The Smiley cafe features homemade baked goods, all gluten-free, breakfast burritos, and quiche. The Cafe is located in the Smiley Building 1309 East 3rd Avenue.

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This Friday, August 10, Rick Seaborn will be leading a gravel ride departing bread at 9 am using the La Plata La Strada short route. Tempo pace to be back by noon, not a hammer-fest, more like a real ‘B’ ride. There is the possibility of rain in the forecast, so a rain jacket might be a good idea. The route is on gravel roads so be sure to bring whatever you need to fix your own flat. Read on for details and links to maps! Continue Reading…