April 21, ride from Doolittle to Sugar Tree Road and return (those wanting more challenge than this can continue the ride to Arlington and return). Meet at Cooking from Scratch (gas station) at Doolittle at 9:00.
April 27, ride from Buehler Park to Doolittle and return (those wanting more challenge can continue the ride to Newburg and return). Meet at Buehler Park at 9:00.
May 4 St. James to Cuba (and return), meet at the visitors center in St. James as 9:00 am.
May 11 St. James to overpass of Hwy V over I-44 (and return), meet at St. James visitors center at 9:00am. Ride to Hwy V by way of North outer road and back on Hwy V.
May 18 Katy Marthasville (near Washington) to Augusta (and Return). About 22 mile ride. If you need transport for your bike, please contact Dan Canfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Thursday May 16. Meet at Buehler Park in Rolla at 8:00am. If you would like to meet the club at Marthasville, please contact Dan Canfield in advance, so he can make plans to meet you there.
May 26 4th Sunday Ride (TOTO warmup) Check for this ride on the Tour of the Ozarks link from the RATS webpage.
Wine Country Tour (spring and Fall)
Please let me know your desires by return e-mail or call me at 341-3108. Rides we have made in the past for your consideration follow:
You do not have to be a club member to participate in rides. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL CLUB RIDES. A lunch stop will often be available during or after each ride. Bring your own riding accessories (water, biking gloves, spare tube, pump, etc...). The following rides are not guaranteed to take place. In case of questionable weather, call Dan Canfield at 573-341-3108 or email@example.com
"Show 'n Go" means that there is no designated leader or route.
KEY: All rides are road rides unless color coded. Blue is the KATY trail. Red is mountain biking.
Weekly Mountain Biking
I left a notice on the board at Rt.66
Bikes with directions to the place but I'll include it here. South on
63 past Lane Springs until you see Lucas Garage on the right. Turn left
on road 6050 (which is almost right across from Lucas Garage) then left
again on Road 6040 (it's a gravel road and the only one off of 6050).
Go approximately 1 mile until you see a Big Black Mailbox on the right
(with 14976 on it, it's the first mailbox on the right) - turn here. Stay
on this 'driveway' (Forest Road 1700), it's kinda sorta mowed, until you
get to a sign on the right: "Posted - Private Road". Go down
the hill and stop at the house - park anywhere you can. You can start
riding whenever you want to - I'll most likely start around 6:30.
Some Bicycle Ride Groups in the Rolla Area
a bicyclist in the Rolla and Ft Wood area, you are invited to join up
with one or more
Scheduled Low to Intermediate Bicycle Rides
The Rats Planned rides are for those who ride more infrequently and who want to enjoy the scenery as it passes by. These rides are suitable for families, and have a coordinator and a ride leader. Bicyclists of all abilities are invited to join in the celebration of experiencing the joy and freedom found in pedaling your own bike. Many times lunch stops are included in the itinerary. Rides of varying distances are planned as shown below on the ride calendar. Dan Canfield firstname.lastname@example.org
Here the riders are engaged in competition and training for it. These rides are usually in support of the triathlon preparation. Ride times can be on the weekend or during the week and are always coordinated by email. Many rides are in the 30-50 mile range and of high intensity. To get on the communication list contact Dennis Noel DNoel@rolla.K12.mo.us
Fourth Sunday Rides
The Rolla Area Touring Society supports the fund raising efforts of the American Diabetes Association by communicating and hosting several monthly bicycle rides in preperation of the Tour of the Ozarks in September. These rides begin at 20 miles and are as long as 47 miles. Usual support includes a vehicle on the course. These rides are planned well in advance and show on the ride calendar below. Contact Morgan Bearden email@example.com
Tour of the Ozarks
visits since Feb 14, 1999