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Community Rides

Looking for a cycling adventure? We love riding in our community. We very much look forward to riding with you again.

 

Below are the rides currently scheduled for the 2021 season.  Sign up to our email list and be the first to know when we ride.

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PICNIC RIDE TO JORDAN PARK

April 24th

Lettuce ketchup and relish these fair-weather moments!  

We're having a picnic!

Pack your picnic lunch, maybe a frisbee, and meet at PABS at 11:00 AM.  We will roll out by 11:15 AM for a relaxed pace eight-mile scenic ride to Jordan Park. We'll hang out, have lunch, and play some yard games before taking the eight-mile journey back to the shop.  (16 total miles)  Limited attendance is available for this FREE event! 

Please reserve your spot today!

What to expect & expectations:

  • The relaxed-pace no-drop ride between 8-10 mph.

  • Follow the rules of the road and stay together. (We represent cycling culture)

  • Bikes must be in working order before riding.

  • Riders must be prepared to ride the entire 16-mile distance.

  • BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)  And leave no trace.

  • Helmets are required to ride with us, and having a functioning red rear light is a plus.

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ELROY - SPARTA DESTINATION RIDE

May 15th

Join us for a 36-mile day-trip adventure through the train tunnels

on America's first rails-to-trails route!

Join Todd and Johnny for a 36-mile day-trip adventure on America's first rails-to-trails route.  This relaxed pace scenic ride will take you through Wisconsin's driftless region along the hardpacked crushed limestone Elroy-Sparta trail.  We'll stop and explore the three amazing train tunnels along our route and stop for lunch and ice cream in Norwalk before returning to the Kendall Depot.  Limited attendance available; reserve your spot today!

Tickets cost $50 and include:

  • Guided tour

  • Trail-side mechanical support

  • A PABS water bottle

  • Trail Pass (Daily)

  • Trailside Snacks & Ice Cream in Norwalk

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Transportation to and from the Kendall Depot trailhead

  • Bicycles must be in working order before riding

  • Participants must be able to ride the entire 36-miles 

  • Lunch (Packed or Purchased in Norwalk, WI)

  • Hydration needs

  • Proper clothing for the forecasted weather

  • Helmet

  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form

  • $50 fee

PABS / RUBY CAMPOUT

May 22nd - 23rd

We're bikepacking to Hartman Creek for a campout

and paying a visit to our friends at the RUBY Coffee Roastery!

We're going camping by bike!  Join us for a beautiful ride from PABS to Hartman Creek State Park in Waupaca County (35 Miles), where we'll be camping at a large group site for the evening.  We'll feed you an excellent spaghetti dinner, have some fireside chats, and maybe a few Central Waters beverages.  Sunday morning, we'll cook you breakfast while piping-hot RUBY Coffee is delivered to our campsite.  Once we fuel up on delicious food and coffee, we'll make our way back to Stevens Point.  Limited attendance available; reserve your spot on our first 2021 campout event.  (Approximately 75 total miles over two days)

 

Tickets cost $100 and include:

  • Guided tour

  • Trail-side mechanical support

  • SAG Vehicle (we encourage you to pack all your gear on your bicycle, but we will have a van to haul excess gear)

  • A PABS water bottle

  • Water refills and snacks along the route

  • Spaghetti Dinner (Saturday)

  • Breakfast (Sunday)

  • RUBY Coffee (Sunday)

  • Camping fee

  • Trail Pass (Daily)

.Your Responsibilities:

  • Bicycles must be in working order before riding

  • Participants must be able to ride the entire 75-Miles (over 2-days)

  • Follow all rules of the road and PABS Ride Guidelines

  • Leave no trace

  • Camping gear & essentials

  • Proper clothing for the forecasted weather

  • Helmet & Light-set

  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form

  • $100 fee

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MOUNTAIN BIKE CLINIC - LEVIS MOUND

June12th

Learn the tips and tricks to expand your mountain biking skills
at Levis Mound!

Join Michael and Alan at the Levis Mound mountain bike trail system in Neillsville, WI, for a day of tutorials and trail rides.  This day clinic will provide beginner and novice riders professional guidance for proper trail bike setup and maintenance and tutorials for enhancing the skills and confidence to ride a variety of trails and features.

Limited attendance available; reserve your spot today!

 

The ticket cost of $50 includes:

  • Guided tour & tutorials

  • Trail-side mechanical support

  • A PABS water bottle (water is available at the trailhead)

  • Snacks

  • Picnic lunch

  • Trail fee

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Transportation to and from the event

  • Bicycles must be in working order before riding

  • Proper clothing for the forecasted weather

  • Spare tube

  • Helmet & closed-toe shoes (we also recommend additional safety equipment like gloves, elbow, knee, and shin protection)

  • Leave no trace

  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form

  • $50 fee

SUMMER SOLSTICE COMMUNITY RIDE

June 19th

Summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime!  

We're so excited to roll with our cycling community again!

This will be our first large group ride since 2019, so for our first stop, we're taking in the sunset views at Con & Bob's Lake Side Bar.  The riverside back lot of this fine establishment is one of our favorite spots to catch a glimpse of mother natures crepuscule and to play a few rounds of u-lock toss.  From there, we will embark on a paved back roads journey along the northside of town with added stops at a couple of our favorite watering holes.  We will end our ride at the Mathias Mitchell Public square.  This is a 21+ event.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Bicycles must be in working order before riding

  • Follow directions from group leaders

  • Respect all traffic laws (We represent cycling culture)

  • Don't get trashed (That ain't cool)

  • Leave no trace

  • Helmet & Light-set

  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form

4 TRAILS DESTINATION CAMPOUT RIDE

June 25th - 27th

3 days and 2 nights of epic riding and camping along

Wisconsin's beautiful driftless region!

We're going camping by bike!  Join us for a 3 days 2-night campout cycling adventure along the "Bike 4 Trails" route.  More information coming soon.  

 

REGGAE FIREWORKS COMMUNITY RIDE

July 31st (Tentative)

Bumpin' feel-good reggae music on our ride to the

Celebrate Plover Day Fireworks!

This event is considered tentative until we receive confirmation that Celebrate Plover Day will be held in 2021

Join us for our 6th annual Reggae Fireworks Community Ride. We'll be bumpin' feel-good reggae tunes while we roll to the always impressive "Celebrate Plover" fireworks! (16 total miles)

Your Responsibilities:

  • Bicycles must be in working order prior to riding

  • Follow directions from group leaders

  • Respect all traffic laws (We represent cycling culture)

  • Don't get trashed (That ain't cool)

  • Leave no trace

  • Helmet & Light-set

  • Signed release of liability, waiver, and assumption of risk form

BICYCLE ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA VIII

August 23rd - 27th (photo scavenger hunt)
August 28th (challenges & after-party)

The most fun you'll have on two wheels!

B.A.E. is a points-based cycling adventure. Swing a leg over your bike and explore Stevens Point in order to acquire points through a five-day photo scavenger hunt and follow your week up with an afternoon of challenge checkpoints and afterparty pot-luck! 

 

The photo scavenger hunt portion of the event will consist of 200 photo items to be found within 5 days (August 23rd through the 27th). 

That’s right, 5 days to find time to get outside and ride before we gather for the Challenge Checkpoints and Mega Radical Afterparty & Pot-Luck at Iverson Park on Saturday, August 28th!

PICNIC RIDE TO COLLINS PARK

September 11th

Enjoy a backroad ride to Collins Park for a picnic!

Pack your picnic lunch, maybe a frisbee, and meet at PABS at 10:00 AM.  We will roll out by 10:15 AM for a moderately paced 17.5-mile scenic ride to Collins Park. We'll hang out, have lunch, and play some yard games before taking the same 17.5-mile journey back to the shop.  (35 total miles)  Limited attendance available; please reserve your spot today!

What to expect & expectations:

  • The moderate pace no-drop ride between 11-13 mph.

  • Follow the rules of the road and stay together. (We represent cycling culture)

  • Bikes must be in working order before riding.

  • Riders must be prepared to ride the entire 35-mile distance.

  • BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)  And leave no trace.

  • Helmet and a functioning red rear light is required.

MICKELSON TRAIL DESTINATION CAMPOUT

September 24th - 26th

Take part in an amazing adventure by bike on the Mickelson Trail

in South Dakota!

For more information, please call PABS at (715) 498-4122