Recreation Riders

Come out for a bike ride with us on over 100 annual rides and enjoy the benefits of group riding. You'll be glad you signed on for both the fun and fitness.

Chilkoot Velo offers recreational riders a wide variety of paces and distances. Maybe you want to ride at a conversational pace and focus on the social aspects of riding or perhaps you want to do a training ride at a hard pace. We have a ride for you!

You are also invited to join any race team rides knowing that they are typically faster “drop rides”, and they expect riders to be able to repair their own bikes.

Members will need to follow the Recreation Forum for notifications on last-minute changes (e.g. cancellations, time or location changes).


Standing Weekly Rides

These rides start at the beginning of May and run weekly through the end of September. Morning rides begin and end at the Chilkoot Cafe & Cyclery (826 4th St S, Stillwater, MN 55082). Locations of evening rides vary. Please come 10-15 minutes ahead of time to be prepared to ride at scheduled times.

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Weekday Morning Social/Coffee Rides


These rides occur Tuesdays through Fridays starting at 7:30 AM. Riders need to get on a text list to be notified if that day’s riding is happening. These easy rides typically last approximately one hour and end back at the Coffee Paw Cafe. After the ride, stick around for coffee and to chat with other members.

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Tuesday Evening Rides

The rides are approximately 25 miles and average 14 mph or slower. These rides are intended to be casual and relaxing.


In the past these rides had been 'women-led', and could be again if we find some willing leaders.

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Saturday Morning Group Rides

These rides are for all members. Depending on your capabilities, skill level, and willingness, you may join Group A, B, C, or D on Saturdays. Groups vary by speed, distance, & ability. Ride routes are different depending on the group too.

Group A: > 45 miles @ > 18 mph (Typically Race Riders)

Group B: 25 - 45 miles @ 16 - 18 mph


Group C: 15 - 25 miles @ 14 - 16 mph

Group D: < 15 miles @ < 14 mph

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Sunday Morning Social/Coffee Ride

These rides begin at 10 AM on Sunday morning. The rides are approximately 25 miles and average between 14 - 16 mph. Come an hour before the ride, or stay after, eat breakfast or lunch, or drink a cup of coffee...


CVCC Recreation Photos

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After a ride
In the Shop
Mid ride
Before the ride
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June 3rd The start of a great ride
Heading for tunnel under County Rd 12
Fulton Gran Fondo 100 Mile Ride - Mpls - May 9  Before
2015 ALS Ride - May 9