Ride & Race

redbike Club Group Rides

Please check the updates below


1. Monday Night Trail Rides:

This is a mountain bike group ride meeting at Rosso Pizzeria at 6:15 pm and leaving at 6:30 pm.  Rosso Pizzeria is the restaurant located across the street from redbike. We are located at 10918-88 Ave.  This is intended to be a fun trail ride for all levels of mountain biking with a "no drop" rule, but you are required to have some basic cycling skills since we will be riding as much technical singletrack as we can find.  While the group leaders will be carrying extra equipment, we would recommend that each rider be self sufficient.

2. Wednesday Night Optional Rides:

This is a club member optional night where we change the rides every week. Some days we will go for a race pace mountain bike ride, an adventurous cross ride or if the weather doesn't allow us to go for a ride, we will do a trail maintenance night. Please check the updates below for more information for the week's Wednesday rides.

3. Thursday Night Trail Rides:

This mountain bike ride is intended for the seasoned trail rider who wishes to go out and ride the trails at a consistent pace but doesn't necessarily want to bust a lung. We will link the more techinical trails and session them if need be for a fun night of riding. This will be considered a "gentleman's/gentlewoman's ride" so make sure you are self sufficient if you want to join the group. We still meet up at Rosso at 6:15pm leaving at 6:30pm.

4. Sundays, there is a trail ride meeting at 11:00am.  This is an interclub fun ride where we just head out on the trails and recover from the weekend activities.

There will be rides added and cancelled throughout the year depending on weather, group leader availability, races and other unforeseen events, so please check the updates below. Please note that if you plan on racing or joining us on frequent club rides, you are required to purchase a club membership.  This includes the insurance that would cover each rider in the group.  There are two options for club membership:  The first is at a cost of $99 and includes the ABA membership, insurance, redbike T-shirt, 15% off accessories/parts and guaranteed good times.  The second membership costs $150 and is the same as the first option, but you get a redbike race jersey instead of a t-shirt.


redbike Race Team

Anyone who wishes to join the redbike race team, please contact Brent or Mark at the store.  It really is a fun experience and will help you improve all aspects of your cycling.  I just do it for the 15% off discount for team members.

Monday, Oct 5

No excuse not to ride trails given the lovely fall we are having, so hope to see everyone out tonight leaving from Rosso at 6:30pm. All-inclusive pace in effect.

Thursday, October 1

The river valley is at peak fall beauty right now, and it's only going to last another day or two. Come enjoy it the best way possible - out riding Edmonton's magnificent trails. See you tonight leaving from Rosso at 6:30pm.

Monday, Sept 28

It was a punishing weekend of cyclocross racing, but there's no better way to recover than with a fun, easy-paced trail ride. Come on out with your lights and warm clothes for an enjoyable hour or two of trail riding leaving from Rosso at 6:30pm.

Thursday, Sept 24

Beautiful fall day for an evening trail ride! We will be leaving from Rosso at 6:30pm. It gets dark fast though, so remember your fully charged lights and an extra layer to throw on for the chilly ride home after the post-ride beers.

Monday, September 21 - No ride tonight

Tonight's group ride is cancelled so we can let the trails recover from the wet weather from yesterday. Also, Mark is quite tired from the highland dancing stair climbing technique he displayed over the weekend. Enjoy your evening off!

Sept 10, 2015

Some of us are busy tonight planning and coordinating Sunday's cross race and can't make the Thursday ride, but trail conditions are likely to be quite amazing tonight, so we encourage people to meet up and get out and ride anyways.

Well that was fun, wasn't it?!

The first midweek cyclocross race went off like a rocket last night, and a fun (and painful) time was had by all. Well over 100 racers on the inaugural night tells you just how pumped everyone is for cross this year, and a gaggle of redbike members turned out to show off our awesome kits with great representation in all three categories - hooray! This is also the perfect time to remind everyone that our very own cyclocross race is less than three weeks away! The red cross is scheduled for Sunday, September 13 at Hermitage Park (same as last year - northside baby!), and Mark and Shantel would love it if as many club members, friends, and family were there to partake in the fun. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the set-up, day-of workings, and tear-down, so if you or anyone you know would like to help out, please let either of them know. The tech guide should be posted shortly on the ABA website. 


Midweek cyclocross races start tomorrow evening, Aug 26!

The midweek cyclocross races start tomorrow night. These races are super casual, fun, punishing, and a great way to try out cross racing or to improve your skills. Check out the deets here: http://cxalberta.org/post/127311542470/cxalberta-midweek-races-pb-united-cycle-this-will

Wed Aug 15

Word is everyone is still more interested in mountain biking than cross riding, so no group cross ride is scheduled for tonight.

Time to dig out the cross bike!

With the first cyclocross race of the season a mere five weeks away, it's time to switch gears from just mountain biking over to some cyclocross riding and training. Starting next Wednesday, August 5th, Shantel will be leading cyclocross training/skills rides leaving from Rosso at 6:30pm. We'll be practicing skills, doing some drills, and getting used to the excruciating pain and taste of blood that only comes with cyclocross racing again. Beer to follow, as in the true cyclocross tradition.


Hope to see you there!