Saturday Race Ride

Another long-standing Davis tradition. Starting 28 April 2012, this ride leaves from Wheelworks in downtown Davis. Note: from late-February 2012 throug 21 April 2012, the group started at the Mondavi Center but decided to return to the original Wheelworks start place thereafter. Wheelworks is open at 7:40 AM, with access to bathroom and last minute purchases. The Davis cycling community thanks Davis Wheelworks for extending this hospitality to us. For more information, subscribe to the “community” email list or check “Davis Area Group Rides” on Facebook.


Every Saturday, departing at 8:00 AM.


Meet at Davis Wheelworks, 247 F Street, downtown Davis.


Warm-up part of the ride is in groups of eight riders riding two abreast. This is the social part of the ride when we get to know each other. The warm-up pace is 18 mph or less for about 8 miles. Then a series of three sprints over the next 30 miles. After each sprint there is a cool-down section where all riders can regroup. All riders are welcome, but when the sprint sections start, you must be comfortable with high-speed pack riding or content to ride “off-the-back”.

Ride Rules

  • Rides will neutralize in traffic situations
  • Ride leaders support “Share The Road.” Riders will yield to cars and politely wave them by when safe to pass our groups rides.
  • No tri-(aero) handlebars allowed.
  • No aggressive or squirrely bike handling allowed.

For more information, contact Alan Rowland.