About

Get to know Saratoga Cycling Club.

Our club offers group rides for cyclists of all abilities several days a week in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Disciplines include road and cyclocross. We have rides that are perfect for beginners (usually 10-15 miles), enthusiasts (25-40 miles) and advanced riders (up to 100 miles). We also offer virtual winter training sessions through our club sponsor Elevate Cycles.

The goal of our cycling club is to provide a means to encourage the principles of safe cycling, teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, cycling advocacy and community involvement through cycling. Participation in our club is open to everyone and is free of any club dues.

SCC is a free, non-dues club that is sustained by the efforts of volunteers who display an extraordinary amount of commitment and hard work, ensuring that our club is an asset to it’s members and the community.

The Saratoga Cycling Club is also comprised of club members who have advanced to the competition level and competed in regional and national events. Some members are also members of the Elevate Cycles Team, riding for our club sponsor.

Thank you for visiting our site and we hope to see you on our rides!

Simply put, our mission is devoted to you--making the most of your time on your bike and helping you achieve your cycling goals. — Sue Commanda, co-President
Group rides

We offer a variety of self-paced rides.

Our riders encourage one another, providing a stimulating and supportive environment that prepares you for larger rides. We offer a few different routes throughout the year, enabling you to challenge yourself with rides of greater difficulty. Our rides are self-paced, allowing riders to find others that ride at a similar pace.

Ride schedule
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Weekly Ride Schedule

Saratoga Cycling Club rides are an enjoyable way to get in shape, learn about cycling and meet other cyclists that share the same passion and love of cycling.

Start locations and/or start times may change.
*Our Facebook page is updated daily with route specifics.*

Pace
Rating Speed
A avg 18+, max 23
B+ avg 16-18, max 21
B avg 14-16, max 19
C+ avg 12-14, max 17
C avg 10-12, max 15
D avg <10, max 12
Terrain
Rating Description
1 Primarily flat, occasional hills
2 Moderate rolling hills
3 Mostly rolling hills
4 Hilly with one or more steep climbs
5 Consistently hilly with several steep climbs
6 Straight up!

Monday Rural Fun

Day of the Week Monday Time @ 6:00pm
Waterfront Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
PaceB+PaceB
Terrain2
No Drop
Distance: 2530 miles

Monday Beginners

Day of the Week Monday Time @ 6:00pm
Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY
PaceC+PaceC
Terrain1
No Drop
Distance: 1520 miles

Tuesday All Out – BLCC

Day of the Week Tuesday Time @ 5:30pm
Round Lake area - refer to Facebook
PaceA
Terrain3Terrain4
Drop
avg speed 20+ Distance: 3045 miles

Wednesday Kim’s Adventures

Day of the Week Wednesday Time @ 9:00am
Waterfront Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
PaceC+PaceC
Terrain1
No Drop
Distance: 4050 miles

Thursday Good Luck – Elevate

Day of the Week Thursday Time @ 5:45pm
Hank Hudson Brewery / Fairways of Halfmoon, Halfmoon, NY
PaceAPaceB+
Terrain2
Drop
Distance: 3045 miles

Saturday Breakfast

Day of the Week Saturday Time @ 8:00am varies 8-10am
Waterfront Park, Saratoga Springs, NY
PaceB+PaceB
Terrain2Terrain3
No Drop
Distance: 4045 miles

Saturday Wake Up Call – Elevate

Day of the Week Saturday Time @ 8:00am
Elevate Cycles, Clifton Park, NY
PaceAPaceB+
Terrain2Terrain3
Drop
Distance: 3035 miles

Saturday 53-12

Day of the Week Sunday Time @ 10:00am
Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY
PaceAPaceB+
Terrain2Terrain3Terrain4
Drop
Distance: 4060 miles

Sunday 53-12

Day of the Week Sunday Time @ 10:00am
Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY, NY
PaceAPaceB+PaceB
Terrain2Terrain3Terrain4
Drop
Distance: 4050 miles
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Important Safety Information

All ride participants are required to sign a club waiver and provide an emergency contact name and phone number before the ride starts.

Please be cognizant of your fitness and be able to ride the pace listed. If you are unsure, have the route downloaded in case you want to drop off the back.

No Drop Rides will stick together at the pace listed. Riders who want to ride at a faster pace are welcome to do so. You will be on a separate ride and need to have the route downloaded. Leaders will not chase down front-runners that go off course.

Drop Rides are training rides, there is no sweep. Experience with group and pace line riding is required. If you want to expand your training and build stamina but are unsure if you can hold the pace, ride in the back and have the route downloaded. You must have the route downloaded in case you decide to drop off the back. It is your responsibility to know the route and know how to get back to the start.

As always, please obey all traffic laws, we stop at all stop signs and red lights. No more than 2 abreast in the lane and single file when being overtaken by vehicles.

Helmets required, no earphones/ earbuds, no use of time trial bars while in a pace line.

Your bike should be in proper working order, and you should have supplies in case of a problem…tubes, a pump or CO2, etc.

Rain at the start of the ride cancels.

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