Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are there cyclists that can share their experience riding in a group, while out on the road?
Yes. Each time you come on a Velo City Rider Cycling Club Ride, there are members that have been riding for many years that are always willing to answer whatever questions you may have.
Q: Are their designated rest stops on certain rides or all rides
Yes. There are rest stops on the on the weekday and Saturday rides on both B/C and C/D rides. The weekday A/B rides generally do not have a rest stop because that group tends to ride without stopping. There are rest stops on Saturdays because the rides tend to be more than 50 miles.
Q: Where can I purchase Velo gear?
Velo gear can be purchased when the kit store is open. Emails are sent with the instructions and deadlines for making a purchase. The store is opened a few times per season at the discretion of the Vice President.
Q: When is the store opening?
The store opens a few times throughout the season. When it opens its normally 10 to 14 days at the discretion of the Vice President and depending on demand.
Q: Where are the organized/charity rides posted?
All rides are posted on the ride calendar on the Velo City Riders calendar.
Q: Will there be ride leaders on all Velo rides?
Velo City does try to have ride leaders on all club rides; however, that is based on availability.
Q: I know the store has closed, but is it to late to reopen it for myself?
When the Velo Store is opened for purchasing kits and a deadline is provided that is he when the store is closed.
Q: Are the rides posted on Strava and Meetup?
Club rides are posted on Strava only. Rides that are open to the public are posted on the website.
Q: Are the rides posted on the Velo website?
The Velo Ride Calendar is an overview of the month in advance. The routes for rides and the details of the ride are on Meetup.
Q: With the routes being built on Ride GPS, is there a way to navigate the route via STRAVA or Ride GPS without the paid subscription for either?
You do not need a paid membership to Strava or Ride with GPS to use your phone to navigate rides. You do have to have a paid account to go straight from the Ride with GPS link we provide for the rides to navigate. In order to navigate the routes without paying, you have to go straight to Ride with GPS and search for the rides there. It will allow you to navigate straight from the app.
Q: What are the club discounts?
Club discounts are based on our club sponsorship and they change from year to year. The current discounts will be available on the Velo City website.