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Tues/Thurs Morning Rudy Rides

Not sanctioned PBA rides, but still a lot of fun!

Rides start and ends at the Northeast corner of Legacy and Independence, near the Dunkin Donuts in Plano. Rides are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning and are followed by coffee at Einstein’s Bagel Shop where many of the world’s problems are solved by some of the most tenured and experienced minds of our local cycling community. This co-ed ride is designed for experienced cyclists with the knowledge and skills of group riding. Expect to have a small cadre of big engines doing much of the work on the front (thanks!) with the rest taking a turn now and then or just hanging on for the ride. We do not ride off the front of this ride unless we are going up the road to take a nature break and we have informed the front of the pack. This ride has one rest stop. In the summer we often stop again for water. A slower/shorter version of the Rudy Ride goes on both days, called Rudy Ride Lite.

Tuesday’s ride is a little faster paced than the Thursday ride, which is called the social ride, where riders have been known to break into song. Ride times and details are subject to change (especially in the winter) so check for the latest ride status at the Rudy Ride FB page. Often we divide up into two pace packs at the rest stop (big engines, the rest of us) for the ride home. And sometimes on Tuesday a group will elect to do extra miles (remember the Tuesday Fat Boy ride?)

Ride Schedule

Tuesday Rides

Rudy Ride
Leaders: Rudy Andrea, Dick Thompson, Bob Molyneau
Distance: 45-55 miles
Pace: 18-21 MPH

Rudy Ride Lite
Leaders: Chris Mathews and Nancy Riedl
Distance: 35-45 miles
Rolling average over entire ride: 16 - 16.5 MPH
8:00am except for Jun-Sep when it goes at 7:30am
Check the Rudy Ride FB page or get on the Rudy Ride Lite mailing list for start time changes during the winter, based on morning temperatures.

Rudy Ride Xtra Lite
Leader: Jerry Hubbard
Distance: 30-35 miles
Rolling average over entire ride: 14 - 15 MPH
This ride goes at 8:00am

Thursday Rides

Rudy Ride
Leaders: Rudy Andrea, Dick Thompson and Bob Molyneau
Distance: 45-50 miles
Pace: 17-19 MPH

Rudy Ride Lite
Leaders: Jackie Miller
Distance: 35-45 miles
Rolling average over entire ride: 16 - 16.5 MPH
8:00am except for Jun-Sep when it goes at 7:30am

Rudy Ride Xtra Lite
Leader: Jerry Hubbard
Distance: 30-35 miles
Rolling average over entire ride: 14 - 15 MPH
Start time is 8:00 am


Time:
Usual start times (Always check Rudy Ride FB page for last minute changes)

Jan-Feb 9:00AM
Mar-May 8:30AM
Jun-Sep 8:00AM (Jun-Sep Tuesday Rudy Ride Lite goes at 7:30am)
Oct-Dec 8:30AM
Leaders:
Rudy Andreas

We follow all PBA and Texas Transportation Code rules and laws; stop at all stop signs, travel single file on all two lane roads, signal when turning, calling out road conditions, etc.

Please read the PBA ride rules before you ride your first Caffeine Cruise.

Every rider must have:

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Shoes (Closed toe, no flip-flops or sandles)
  • Water or sports drink
  • Flat repair kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing