Please RSVP for the ride so we can plan accordingly. We look forward to you joining us for this great ride and day!
What & Why: Keep your momentum of riding outdoors going into February. We should be riding outside at this time of year!
Ride together with others who like to be outside all year.
Date & Time: February 4, Saturday at noon
Brunch begins at 10:45am and ends at 11:45. Doors open at 8:00 am. Be early to enjoy the food calmly. After the ride returns, lunch is served!
Type of Ride and Ideal Bike: Probably fat bikes, mountain bikes, and gravel bikes. As with our previous rides, the ideal bike is very weather-dependent based on trail conditions, how much snow has fallen, and other factors. We typically make changes to the route very near the ride date to take into account the weather and trail conditions. We'll update this page and post very last-minute changes on our Twitter feed.
Routes: Two distance offerings – the route design is weather specific.
We’re designing the February Frost Route to take about 2-3 hours, depending on pace and weather. The Double Burning Snowflake Route will probably take about 4-6 hours depending on pace and weather.
The below estimates assume we'll be on frozen trails.
Snow & Ice Routes: If there’s new snow or more than about 3” of old snow:
o Double Burning Snowflake: 35 miles – about 4-6 hours
o Burning Snowflake: 15 miles – about 2-3 hours
Cold & Clear Routes: If there is no snow or very sparse snow:
o Double Burning Snowflake: 40 mile – about 4-6 hours
o Burning Snowflake: 17 miles – about 2-3 hours
Ride Navigation Options:
o Guided Groups: Three pace options. Group rollouts begin at noon and will head out every 10-15 minutes.
o Fast Pace – Working hard the entire ride; not stopping very often – maybe a photo-op or two.
o Moderate – A steady pace that will keep riders warm; your heart rate will be high at times. Not looking to win, but not dilly dallying, either.
o Fun – This is a no-drop ride. Dress warm and be ready for a some stops to enjoy nature and get some good photos.
o Self-Guided Ride: For the solo or duo adventure that enjoys solitude and exploring what we hope are some new trails for you. A GPS unit for the route is required. Ride at your own pace and rollout whenever you want, anytime after 12:01.
o Teams: Ride with your friends at the pace you like. At least one of your teammates has to have a GPS unit for the route. This is required; we recommend three or more GPS units for any group. Rollout whenever you want, anytime after 12:05.
Get your butt out and ride with us in the cold. We’ll make it worth your time!
o Special Offer: We're passing out vouchers for special items related to the ride. We'll announce what to expect here prior to the ride.
o Burning Snowflake Credit Voucher: You’ll get one or two credits for the Burning Snowflake Ride – depending on which route you do. You’ll get a lot more credits depending on the weather conditions. See details on the Burning Snowflake ride series page about the value of credits and how to rack them up fast.
o Extra Burning Snowflake Credit Punches: Bring a friend to the ride who hasn't ridden at Ride HQ before, and you'll get an extra punch per friend! See details on the Burning Snowflake ride series page about the value of credits and how to rack them up fast.
o Food: Full brunch with hot foods and hot drinks - caffeinated and non. Brunch and lunch assumes some attendees are vegetarian and vegan. Please let us know if you have other special dietary needs, we're happy to accommodate.
o Learn and connect: New trails and new riding friends: We hope you’ll ride some new trails on one of the routes we’re offering. We work hard to bring new rocks and roots to our cycling family. We promise you’ll meet unfamiliar riders, too.
o Get a jump on the season. Be the envy of your cycling friends when you’ve already got some good miles in and it's only February!