General Ride Information

General Info -- Club activities are open to anyone interested in bicycling. Parental consent is required for those under 18 years old.

Club rides are categorized and listed in Pedal Talk as recurring, non-recurring, invitational, charity, or weekend activities. Rides are listed as on-road, off-road, or Show-and-Go. Show-and-Go rides have unscheduled routes. Most rides have leaders who offer maps or cue sheets. GSW rides are usually not arrowed. In case of rain, most rides will be cancelled or rescheduled. If in doubt or if you have any questions, call the ride leader.

The leader and the riders for Show-and-Go rides select the route and the pace is expected to be at the pace of the slowest rider. Newcomer rides are denoted with a smiley face. The codes with mileage, pace, and terrain of each ride are listed below. A 2-L-16 ride code means the ride has easy grades at a leisurely pace for 16 miles.

Courtesy Recommendations -- Rides start on schedule. Please have your bicycle in good working order. Always carry on your bike a spare tube, tire levers, a patch kit, a pump, water, snacks, and emergency numbers.
Helmets are required.

Volunteer -- If you don't find a ride you like, then volunteer to become a ride leader. Call the ride coordinators for more information.
Ride Leader Guidelines may be viewed on-line or downloaded then printed via a PDF file.
Ride leaders must be GSW members.

Charity Rides -- Charity riders are welcomed at all GSW rides. Let the ride leader know you're in training for a Charity Ride!

Invitational Rides -- Events sponsored by area bike clubs and organizations, but not for charity fund raising.

Mileage Tracking -- All GSW, charity, and invitational rides listed in Pedal Talk and this web site are recorded for recognition at our annual banquet in November. Please see the Ride Credit Guidelines for more information.

Liability Release -- A form is to be signed by both members and guest cyclists before starting any ride. The form also serves the purpose of recording club mileage. Ride leaders should provide the form for all ride participants to sign. Downloadable PDF versions are available for both on-road and off-road rides.

Questions? Wondering where to start? Please click here for more information. If you need more details than provided on this web site, please contact the GSW at the link below.

Granite State Wheelmen


Ride Credit Guidelines

Ride Leader Guidelines

Ride Leader Guidelines
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On-Road Sign-Up Sheet
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Off-Road Sign-Up Shee
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