|Monday Night||Thursday Night||Saturday Morning|
The Thursday Night Ride is both faster and longer than the MNR, logging about 38 miles.
The Thursday ride leaves at 6:00 from mid-May to late August (5:30 in April and Sept) from the upper parking lot in Payson Park, and covers a rolling course at a moderate to moderate-quick pace, and features a climb of Dutton Hill at the apogee. As with Monday, there are several groups:
- Elite Group (19-21 mph)
- A Group (18-20 mph)
- B Group (16-18 mph)
- C Group (14-16 mph)
There are several stopping points for people to regroup in all but the Elite group so no one gets permanently dropped. If the ride is too fast, you can slow down and pick up the next group down. The range of speeds means there is almost always someone to ride with.
Richard Hutchins leads the Elite group: rjhutch10 at yahoo dot com
John Tabb leads the A group: jatabb66 at yahoo dot com
Bron Nelson leads the B Group: bron at cyclemaine dot com
Kris Clark leads the C Group: kris at gwi dot net