WEEKLY Ride Groups  (Times for these rides are subject to change during the year) 

The Melon City Bike Club has so many different riding groups...there is surely one that will fit your liking.  To make it easier to select, rides are color coded by typical ride style and average speeds.  The same color coding is used on the ride calendars (click to view).

Leisure (10-12 MPH)   Great for beginners, kids, seniors   

Relaxed Pace (12-15 MPH)   Great RAGBRAI training rides. An average rider's pace.    

Racing Mode (18-25 MPH)      High energy level ride.  Stay the heck out of these rider's way!!                               


MONDAY NIGHT (Brew Burger) RIDE
WHERE: Muscatine Riverfront
WHEN: 6 pm, Spring/Summer
WHAT: Relaxed pace group fitness/social ride, 15-25 miles @ 12-15mph, & then relax and enjoy some Brew Burgers at Missipi Brew
(Coordinated by Deb Elliott)

MELONHEAD EVENING RIDES (Monday and Wednesday nights)
WHERE: The MISSIPI Brewing Company (look for Melon Jerseys)
WHEN: 6pm, Spring/Summer/Fall (starting first Monday after daylight savings time change)
WHAT: Moderately motivated riding group.  Will usually ride to Fruitland (Mad Marv's) and back.  15-25 miles @ 12-15 mph, & then food and beer at the Missipi Brew.  To avoid riding during the dangerous dusk period, return is usually after sunset.   The use of head and tail lights is highly recommended!
(Coordinated by Dave Bender)

TUESDAY NIGHT PEDAL & PIZZA RIDE 
WHERE: Muscatine Riverfront
WHEN: 6pm, Mid-Spring/Summer
WHAT: Really relaxed pace group social ride, 10-20 miles, & then enjoying pizza at local eatery.
(Coordinated by Deb Elliott)

TUESDAY NIGHT RACE TRAINING RIDE
WHERE: Harper's Cycling and Fitness
WHEN: 6pm, Spring/Summer/Fall (meets @5:30pm early Spring and late Fall)
WHAT: Advanced level race simulation ride, 25-40 miles @ 20-25mph Ave.
(Coordinated by Greg Harper)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER RIDE (BI-WEEKLY)
WHERE: Harper's Cycling and Fitness or other locations as will be announced.
WHEN: 1st & 3rd. Wednesdays, 6pm, Late spring & summer (meets @5:30pm for longer rides TBA)
WHAT: Relaxed ride to various eateries outside Muscatine.  Bring money!    15-25 miles @ 12--15 mph.  Eat and return to Muscatine via sag wagons.  Call Harper's (
263-4043), by 2PM, so sufficient sag wagons can be arranged for your return.                                                                                        (Coordinated by Greg Harper)

THURSDAY NIGHT GROUP PACE LINE RIDE
WHERE: Harper's Cycling and Fitness
WHEN: 6pm, Spring/Summer
WHAT: High Tempo Fitness Pace Line Ride, 25-40 miles @ 18-22mph Ave.
(Coordinated by Mike Doyle)

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
WHERE: Harper's Cycling and Fitness
WHEN: 5-7PM, December through February
WHAT: 2 Mile Indoor Roller Time Trial Races
(Coordinated by Greg Harper)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON RIDE
WHERE: Pearl City Station
WHEN: 1pm, All year round (weather permitting).  
WHAT: Pace and distance determined by group that shows up.
(Coordinated by Joe Mann)