Bikes & Beer Rides 2018

Pedal Power Bikes & Beers

Pedal Power's Bikes & Beers is a series of fun rides, suitable for all types of bicycles, and riders of all ability levels. Routes are planned with an emphasis on fun, with minimal hills. We do our best to utilize quiet roads, vehicle-free bike paths, and streets with ample shoulders. Bikes & Beer rides end at breweries, brew pubs, or restauarants that support local, craft beers. These rides are free of charge, and anyone may join us to ride. We have only a few requirements in ordrer to participate, check them out below and we hope you will join us on the next ride!

We don't have a big list of rules to ride with us, but we do have a few requirements to keep you and your fellow riders safe (and help our lawyers sleep better at night!). Give them a read below. Should you have any questions, Pedal Power is happy to help you answer them. Don't forget to check out our schedule of rides below!
  • Helmets are required to be worn by all participants during the ride. Protect ya dome!
  • Pedal Power requires all riders sign an event waiver. Our waivers are now electronic (save a tree!) and are accessible on any device connected to the internet. Sign once and you're covered for an entire season (one calendar year) of Bikes & Beer rides. How easy is that? Click here to sign the 2017 waiver.
  • Once you've signed your waiver, you are required to display a bike-band on your bicycle. Bike bands can be picked up at any Pedal Power location at any time, or from a Pedal Power representative at the start of any Bikes & Beer ride. HINT: Fill out the waiver & pick up your bike band before the Bike & Beers rides & avoid the wait in line the day of the ride!
  • Please use your best judgement during the ride. Refrain from any activities that may jeopardize the safety of fellow participants, pedestrians, or yourself.

Hog River Brewing. Sunday May 6th. 1PM.

Pedal Power is riding to Hog River Brewing on Sunday, May 7th, wheels on the ground rolling at 1PM! We are leaving from our Berlin location and headed to Hartford! Join us for a day of fun on your bike, ending at Hog River Brewing for a "recovery drink". Most of our ride will be on paved surfaces, so a road, cyclocross, or hybrid, will be the best bike for the ride. This will be the kick-off beer ride from Berlin, so we hope you can join us!

This ride rolls at 1PM on Sunday, May 7th. Please plan on arriving early as a courtesy to your fellow riders who are ready to go at noon. NOTE: Pedal Power will have representatives you lead you out to our destination at Hog River. You are responsible for getting yourself home. Don't get lost! Download the gps file, or memorize the map here:

Stony Creek Brewery

Sunday, May 20th - Stony Creek Brewery - 12PM

Join us for our first ride of the season at Stony Creek Brewing in Branford! We'll take a leisurely ride leaving from the brewery, down along the coast, winding along scenic roads as we end where we started. Stony Creek will have their great selection of beers available, as well as food to replenish the energy you expended during the ride!

This ride rolls at 12 Noon on Sunday, May 20th. Please plan on arriving early as a courtesy to your fellow riders who are ready to go at noon. Stony Creek has very limited parking available. However, parking is extremely plentiful at the commuter lot on Maple St / Kirkham St. Please park at the commuter lot & ride 2-3 minutes to the brewery. Don't get lost! Download the gps file, or memorize the map here: