The Semi-Tough Cycling Club hosts numerous standing weekly rides. Our Fall 2015 Ride Schedule is posted below.
Our Saturday club ride, and our Tuesday Group Training ride are “no drop” rides. Our weekday morning rides are casual and social, but can get fast. Occasionally slower riders will get shelled on these rides, but the routes are easy to follow and double back on themselves, so getting back on or riding it out off the back is easy. Tuesday Loops is a training race, and some riders should expect to be dropped after the neutral roll out. But because the ride is a loop and regroups after each 10 mile lap, no one should expect to be too far gone. frequently, even if someone is dropped by the group, they will never be left off the back. Strava information for our weekly rides as well as from other popular occasional club rides is below. The ride/route names link to more detailed descriptions and information about the rides.
We always try to keep someone who knows the route with the new riders , but mistakes and wrong turns happen, so it is always a good idea to be familiar with the route before coming out.
Pagoda Cafe, Bayou Rd., Saturdays, 7am
New Orleans Museum of Art, Tuesdays, First Loop leaves at 6pm
Other Popular Routes
The Mississippi River Levee
The levee is a popular route for quick, pre-work weekday rides because of its proximity to uptown New Orleans. Though currently undergoing some construction closures and re-routes, it remains a go-to ride for many local cyclists. Frequently, groups of STCC riders will meet at the front of Audubon Park on St. Charles Ave at 6 or 6:30 am to ride 25-ish miles on the levee. Check the Facebook ride postings for the latest.
Across Lake Pontchartrain lies an enchanted land, known to New Orleans cyclists as a land of country roads, rolling hills and open miles of riding. If only we didn’t have to put the bike on the car and drive an hour to get there…
Rides out of Abita Springs and the Mandeville Trailhead utilize portions of the Tammany Trace (a teriffic rails-to-trail project) to get out to the open road. The STCC tries to get over to the Northshore about once a month, but as yet there are no standing rides there. Here’s an idea of a great Northshore ride…