Feb
25
10:00am10:00am

FireFrost Ride - part of the Burning Snowflake Series

The next ride in the FireFrost ride is a road ride appropriate for road bikes! We're kicking off spring riding on the road. For this one, we won't have a mixed terrain option because the trails are soft. There will be breakfast pre-ride, and lunch afterward. Use this as a tasty excuse to get out your road bike and enjoy a long ride with your friends and meet new people, too!

Details are on the Ride Page. RSVP now!

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Jan
16
11:30am11:30am

Tour Seven Cycles in Watertown

Seven Cycles is located just down the street from us in Watertown. Seven is a company full of bike building professionals. It is the place where custom bikes come to life and many new innovations in bike building have been created. Get ready to see how great hand-built bikes are created! Join us for a tour of Seven Monday, January 16.

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Seven has been making the finest bikes for 20 years and their experience shines as they work. It’s manufacturing at its best: handcrafted bikes are very carefully and perfectly built one at a time, yet the short lead times show efficiency, and a well-run business full of highly-skilled people who are passionate about what they do.

We’re doing a group tour of Seven Cycles this upcoming Monday, January 16. This is MLK Day; hopefully you have the day off from work. The tour of Seven will begin promptly at 11:30am. Feel free to arrive 10 to 20 minutes early to check out their showroom prior to the tour. Please RSVP by Sunday, January 15 by 3pm. Children who can wear safety glasses are welcome to attend with you. An email will be sent to you with details and directions after you register. We hope you join us!

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Jan
12
7:15pm 7:15pm

Full Moon Ride #5

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We're riding under the Full Moon during each full moon! This is the fifth of the Ride HQ Full Moon Series! The ride starts at 7:15pm so be sure to bring lights and your sense of adventure.

IMPORTANT RIDE UPDATE:

The trails are too soft to ride with all of the snow melt and warm temperatures. Therefore, the best bike setup is: 

  • Mixed terrain bike with 30c + tires
  • Studded tires - there might be ice on the roads
  • Fenders (to keep the person behind you dry)
  • Front and rear lights that will last 2.5+ hours

We have a ride leader so you will be led through the night at a moderate - comfortable pace. This is not fast (we need to stay safe in the night and with ice), nor is it slow (we don't want to get cold out there). We won't publish a route, but will share it with attendees in person prior to the ride should you want it.

The route's length is weather-dependent and trail-condition-dependent. We adjust the route so you can expect the ride to last around 2 hours total. 

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Full Moon Mixed Terrain Ride #4
Dec
13
7:15pm 7:15pm

Full Moon Mixed Terrain Ride #4

We're riding under the Full Moon during each full moon! This is the fourth of the Ride HQ Full Moon Series! The ride starts at 7:15pm so be sure to bring lights and your sense of adventure.

We have two ride leaders so you will be led through the night at a pace comfortable for you. This is a mixed terrain ride so bring appropriate shoes and pedals (mtn), a bike with a minimum of 32c tires, and a front light that will illuminate for 2.5+ hours and a rear with at least 3 hours when on solid. We won't publish a route, but will share it with attendees in person prior to the ride should you want it.

The route is 16 miles in length and will take 1.5-2 hours to ride. Come join us for this moonlit adventure!

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Nov
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Movie Night #1 - Moving to a December Date

Coming up: it's movie night! We'll have the first movie night in December. We're serving up an entertaining movie along with appetizers and drinks. This is the first of a 5-part movie series which will be shown once a month on a variety of days of the week. Come join the fun! Admission is free. We'll post a registration form for the evening so we're sure to have the right number of chairs, along with enough food and drinks.

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Full Moon Mixed Terrain Ride #3
Nov
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Full Moon Mixed Terrain Ride #3

We're riding under the Full Moon during each full moon! This is the third of the Ride HQ Full Moon Series & the moon is particularly spectacular/bright/full/close to earth this go around. The ride starts at 6:30pm so be sure to bring lights and your sense of adventure.

We have two ride leaders so you will be led through the night at a moderate plus or moderate pace. This is a mixed terrain ride so bring appropriate shoes and pedals (mtn), a bike with a minimum of 32c tires, and a front light that will illuminate for 2.5+ hours and a rear with at least 3 hours when on solid.

We won't publish a route, but will share it with attendees in person prior to the ride should you want it on your Garmin.

The route is 16 miles in length and will take close to 2 hours to ride. Come join us for this moonlit adventure! Drinks and snacks will be served post-ride. 

In order to ensure a quick rollout right at 6:30pm, please fill out the Ride Headquarters liability waiver in advance, unless you've already done it. (Note: Ride Studio Cafe waivers are not the same as ours.)

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Oct
16
6:15pm 6:15pm

Full Moon Mixed Terrain Ride #2

We're riding under the Full Moon during each full moon! This is the second of the Ride HQ Full Moon Series! The ride starts at 7:15pm so be sure to bring lights and your sense of adventure.

We have a ride leader so you will be led through the night. This is a mixed terrain ride so bring appropriate shoes and pedals (mtn), a bike with a minimum of 32c tires, and a front light that will illuminate for 2.5+ hours and a rear with at least 3 hours when on solid. We won't publish a route, but will share it with attendees in person prior to the ride should you want it.

The route is ~15 miles in length and will take 1.5-2 hours to ride.

Note: we are starting the ride at 6:15pm, not 7:15pm as was previously posted. 

Come join us for this moonlit adventure!

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Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Get the Inside Intelligence on Eating Right, Training, Riding Comfortably by Molly Hurford & Peter Glassford

Molly Hurford and Peter Glassford are coming to speak Thursday evening, October 13.

Molly is a writer for Bicycling Magazine, and has written three books for cyclists. She knows a lot and likes to share what she's learned through experience and through connecting with experts on many topics.

Peter Glassford is an elite racer and owner of Smart Athlete Coaching. He has a lot of expert advice where it comes to training properly and making the most of time in the saddle for those with busy schedules.

The two will discuss:

Racing, training, nutrition, and how to be comfortable in the saddle. These two have a stock pile of tips to help any rider, from beginner to experienced, make the most out of their riding season: from chamois choice to best recovery and training foods. How do you handle the off-season in order to be ready in the spring?

Also, a very special twist on the evening: we're splitting the men and women into two groups. Peter will address questions and issues for the men, Molly will do the same for women. As everyone knows, but is not all that interested in saying outloud, men and women have very specific concerns and questions that are uncomfortable to talk about, especially with the opposite sex in attendance. Take advantage of this opportunity to pick the brains of both of these terrific individuals and you'll be a better, faster, and more comfortable rider as a result!

Don't miss this very special evening with Molly and Peter! We are serving refreshments. Please RSVP below. Let us know if there are any questions for these two you'd like to ask in advance!

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Oct
10
11:30am11:30am

Tour Seven Cycles

Seven Cycles is located just down the street from us in Watertown. Seven is a company full of bike building professionals. It is the place where custom bikes come to life and many new innovations in bike building have been created.

Seven has been making the finest bikes for 18+ years and their experience shines as they work. It’s manufacturing at its best: handcrafted bikes are very carefully and perfectly built one at a time, yet the short lead times show efficiency, and a well-run business full of highly-skilled people who are passionate about what they do.

We’re heading to Seven Monday, October 10. This is Columbus Day. The tour of Seven will begin promptly at 11:30am. Feel free to arrive 10 to 20 minutes early to check out their showroom prior to the tour. Please email connect@rideheadquarters.com by Sunday, October 9 by 5pm. Children who can wear safety glasses are welcome to attend with you. An email will be sent to you with details and directions after you register. We hope you join us!

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Oct
8
6:00am 6:00am

Formidable Ride: The Toughest Ride in Mass, now with road and mixed terrain options

Ride the toughest ride in Massachusetts! Choose from a 160-mile paved route, 110-mile paved route, or 120-mile mixed terrain route.

Complete details and registration are on Overland Base Camp's website.

Everyone who registers by September 20 will receive a Velocio premium-quality embroidered jersey prior to the ride!

 

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Oct
1
9:30am 9:30am

Ride down to the KMC Cross-Fest and Watch Exciting CX Racing at its Best

UPDATE: Approriate-to-cyclocross rainy weather is predicted for Saturday. Therefore, we are CANCELING the road ride since a long day riding and then hours standing in the rain isn't the best mix. We will do this road ride event next year, so mark your calendars early! We *highly* recommend visiting the KMC Cross Fest this weekend, as it's going to be great racing and a lot of fun to participate as a spectator. 

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The Cyclocross race scene is fun for everyone, no matter if you're a racer or spectator.

We are riding our road bikes down to the KMC Cross Fest taking place at the Thompson Speedway on Saturday, October 1.

The ride departs from here at 8:30am. The route is 65 miles in length and does include a few dirt roads. 25c or wider road tires are appropriate for the ride. 

PLEASE NOTE: If the forecast still looks like rain for 60% or more for the full day Saturday, we will cancel the ride this Thursday. Check back here to see if it's running or if we need to cancel. Being wet when riding and then staying wet at the race won't be good for anyone!

Schedule:

  • Depart Ride Headquarters at 9:30am. Here's the route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16823482
  • Arrive by 1:30 at the Thompson Speedway. Change, get food, etc. There are showers on-site.
  • 2pm: Cat 2/3 Men Race
  • 3pm: Elite Masters Men Race
  • 4pm: Elite Women Race
  • 5:15: Elite Men Race
  • 6:30: Shuttle departs for Ride Headquarters (see below for details)

We are offering a shuttle to return back here at 6:30pm, at the conclusion of the Elite Cyclocross Men's race. The shuttle fee is $45. Otherwise, the ride is free. If you'd like to take advantage of the shuttle, we need to hear from you by September 27 via email at connect@rideheadquarters.com. The shuttle will bring down your change of clothes and anything else you want to send down in it.

The KMC Cross Fest is incorporating the Gran Fondo New England and Major Taylor Century on Sunday, October 2. Camping at the Thompson Speedway is an option. If you'd like to send down your camping things, we'll bring them down. You'll just need to find a way home on Sunday.

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Sep
16
7:15pm 7:15pm

Full Moon Mixed Terrain Ride #1

We're riding under the Full Moon during each full moon! This is the first of the Ride HQ Full Moon Series! The ride starts at 7:15pm so be sure to bring lights and your sense of adventure.

We have a ride leader so you will be led through the night. This is a mixed terrain ride so bring appropriate shoes and pedals (mtn), a bike with a minimum of 32c tires, and a front light that will illuminate for 2.5+ hours and a rear with at least 3 hours when on solid. We won't publish a route, but will share it with attendees in person prior to the ride.

The route is ~15 miles and will take 1.5-2 hours to ride.

Join us for this very well-lit fun night ride!

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Aug
21
9:00am 9:00am

Grand Opening

Our supplier partners will be here and we hope you will, too! This is a full day of demonstrations, seeing the latest and greatest bikes, components, apparel, riding accessories, and so much more. 

We will have a HUGE raffle full of great items from our suppliers. A full list of who is coming and an events schedule is on our Grand Opening Page. 

We hope to see you here on this very special day!

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