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Adventure 500 Rides Series 2019

2019 Adventure 500 Ride Series

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  • Location: Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington, MA and Ride Headquarters -- depending on the start date. See details below.

  • Ride Type: Road Ride Adventures, 100 miles and further

  • Date & Time: 5 Dates spanning the spring, summer, and fall

  • Distance: 100-120 miles -- each route in the series is different. Details below.

  • Price: Free, RSVP required

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Five long road rides.  500+ miles.  Some dirt.  All adventure.

Description:  The Adventure 500 Series is comprised of one century-plus ride each month beginning in May.  The average pace is 16 mph for one group, and about 17-18 mph for a second group. If we have more participation, we'll break up into more groups with about 10 people per group.

Calendar for the Adventure 500 Series

  1. Done - May 18: Saturday, 8:00 am departure from Ride Headquarters. About 110 miles.

  2. Done - June 15: Saturday, 8:00 am departure. About 110 miles. Start Location: Ride Studio Cafe

  3. Done - July 27: Saturday, 6:30 am departure. About 110 miles. Start Location: Ride Studio Cafe

  4. Done - August 24: Saturday, 6:30 am departure. About 115 miles. Start Location: Ride Studio Cafe

  5. Done - Mini Adventure 500: Saturday, September 28. 9:30am departure. 100k with 20% dirt roads. Begins & ends at Ride Headquarters. One guided group of 16-17mph offered, riders wanting a faster/slower pace should load the route on their GPS computers. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31205750

  6. Coming up! October 19, 7am departure. Doors open at 6:30am. Start Location: Ride Headquarters

Series Details

Proper Bike for this ride:  25-30mm road slick tires, clipless pedals, drop handlebars; no aero bars. 

Routes: Usually 100-120 miles total. Destination: We send route information and specifics to people who RSVP. Some of the fun of an adventure ride is the mystery of the destination.

Ride Notes:  There are plenty of stops planned for each route.  There will be some dirt on every ride of the series -- somewhere between 10 and 30% dirt.  There are some rough sections of road and there is a possibility of a small amount of dirt road/construction work.

Estimated time:  About 8 to 12 hours depending on the time of year, the weather, and pace of the group.

Last Minute Information:  We email everyone who has RSVP’d with last minute information and updates.

Contact Information:  Email - connect@rideheadquarters.com, Phone for Ride HQ - 508-975-4678

Phone for Ride Studio Cafe - (339) 970-0187

Riding Rules, What to Bring, How Our Rides are Different:  All riders are required to read and are expected to abide by These Rules. 

Waiver:  The hosting bike shop requires a signed waiver before your first ride. If the ride you’re doing leaves from Ride Studio Cafe, fill this out online prior to your first ride.

If the ride you’re doing leaves from Ride Headquarters, fill this out online prior to your first ride.


Honey Bikes is sponsoring the Adventure 500 series!

If you RSVP for the Adventure 500 Series: You will receive a voucher from Honey Bikes for $350 off a titanium Honey Bike that is ordered before the second Adventure 500 ride. Please email us at connect@rideheadquarters.com to request the voucher and schedule time to discuss the bikes and options.  

Two bikes Honey offers that are particularly appropriate for the Adventure 500 series are:

The Honey MidDurance titanium bike. This is a rim-brake bike with clearance for 33mm tires, and fender/rack mounts. This is a performance, endurance bike.

The Honey Allroads titanium bike also is very much into road riding and mixed terrain trail riding. It is outfitted with disc brakes, rack/fender mounts, and is built for all-weather, all-year riding. It fits 43mm tires in frame and fork on 700c wheels, along with 50mm tires on 650B wheels.

Ask us for details!

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RSVP so We Know to Expect You!

Note: RSVPs are required at least 24 hours prior to the start of the ride(s) to allow us to organize the rides most effectively. This also allows you to be eligible for the offers tied to this series, as well.

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