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"We Make Riding Fun!"

Celebrating over 20 years of making riding fun! Located in Middletown, Vernon, Essex, & Berlin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Weekly Group Rides

Pedal Power hosts weekly recurring group rides for road, rail-trail, and mountain biking. All rides are free to the public and everyone is encouraged to join up and participate in your local cycling community. We offer group rides of varying intensity so anyone can join. All riders are required to fill out Pedal Power's group-ride-waiver once per year.

"Is the ride on tonight?" "Where are you guys riding tonight?" If you need to know the details about the ride ahead of time, click to our Ride Alert page. In the event of uncertain weather, holidays, or you just need to know where the ride is going, our Ride Alert page will give you more information.

We look forward to riding with you!

Road Rides

Pedal Power offers several road-oriented rides during the week. All rides require the use of a road, gravel, or cyclocross bicycle. All participants are required to wear a CPSC rated cycling helmet, and are mandated to sign the Pedal Power group-ride-waiver once per riding season.

It is highly suggested that you also bring two water bottles, a high energy snack (like gels, Clif bar, etc), a spare tube & an emergency repair kit. If you don't have any of the mentioned items, Pedal Power stocks a wide variety of options. Visit us well in advance of the ride so we can help you pick out the items that will best suit your riding!

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Monday6:00PMMiddletown Monday Night Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride.Middletown Pedal Power - 359 Main St Middletown, CT 06457860-347-3776 x1
Mondays- Bi Monthly6pmWomen's Monday Night Group Road Ride: Alternating beginner and advanced group rides for women only. The main focus will be on building skills such as shifting, signaling & riding in traffic, hill climbing, riding in a pace-line, and riding in a tight, safe, cohesive group setting. Varying speeds & distance will be offered. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride.Middletown Pedal Power - 359 Main St Middletown, CT 06457860-347-3776 x1
Monday6:00PMVernon Monday Night Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride.Pedal Power Vernon - 520 Hartford Turnpike Vernon, CT 06066860-347-3776 x2
Wednesday6:00PMEssex Wednesday Night Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride.Pedal Power Essex - 4 Essex Plaza Essex, CT 06426860-347-3776 x3
Thursday6PMBerlin Thursday Night Road Ride: Several different groups with varying speeds & distances to suit your preference. Free BBQ at the shop after the ride.Pedal Power Berlin - 855 Mill St East Berlin, CT 06023860-347-3776 x4
Saturday8AMMiddletown Saturday Morning Road Ride: Pace & distance vary depending on attending rider's ability levels. Typically in the range of 15-17mph. This ride frequency varies. Please call the store to verify it's happening prior to attending.Pedal Power Middletown - 359 Main St Middletown, CT 06457860-347-3776 x1

Mountain Bike Rides

Pedal Power offers several mountain bike rides during the week. All rides require the use of a well-functioning mountain bike (hardtails, full-suspension, fat bikes, single speeds are all viable options). All participants are required to wear a CPSC rated cycling helmet, and are mandated to sign the Pedal Power group-ride-waiver once per riding season.

It is highly suggested that you also bring water, a high energy snack (like gels, Clif bar, etc), a spare tube & an emergency repair kit. If you don't have any of the mentioned items, Pedal Power stocks a wide variety of options. Visit us well in advance of the ride so we can help you pick out the items that will best suit your riding!

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Tuesday6:30PMMiddletown Intermediate MTB Ride - Join us for a ride out in the Middlesex trails system. This ride is suitable for intermediate & higher lever riders (if you are new to riding in the woods or getting back into it, get about 6-10 rides on your own before you join this ride). Expect to ride very rooty & rocky trails. Certain sections can be very technical. Ride duration is approx 2-2.5hrs.417 Cedar Lane Middletown, CT 06457860-347-3776 x1
Tuesday6:30PMMiddletown Beginner MTB Ride - Join us for an easy ride at the Wadsworth Mansion trails system. This ride is suitable for beginning lever riders new to the sport. We do our best to avoid extremely technical trails. Ride duration is approx 1hr.421 Wadsworth St Middletown, CT 06457860-347-3776 x1
Wednesday, Bi-Monthly6PMWomen's MTB Ride - Pedal Power is now offering a Women's Mountain Bike Ride. This ride will occur bimonthly, and is best suited to beginner and intermediate women mountain bikers. Join the women of Pedal Power for a ride at various trails around CT. Rides will cover a variety of different terrain, and no one will be left behind. Check our Ride Alert page for the location of the next Women's MTB Ride.Varies - Check our Ride Alert860-347-3776
Sunday8:30AMSunday Intermediate MTB Ride - Location varies (check the Ride Alert). This ride is suitable for intermediate & higher lever riders (if you are new to riding in the woods or getting back into it, get about 6-10 rides on your own before you join this ride). Depending on which trail system we ride, trail conditions can vary widely. Expect to ride very rooty & rocky trails. Certain sections can be very technical. Ride duration is approx 2-2.5hrs.Varies - Check our Ride Alert for details860-347-3776 x1