Gravel Bike Group Rides - Sioux Falls, SD
Are you looking for a fast cycling group to ride with? Your search is over! Zepto group rides start near Sioux Falls, SD and traverse gravel roads, paved bike trails, and low maintenance farm roads.
On these bike rides things are done differently. There will be no map and you are responsible for you. We will do everything we can to get you home safe but should you need to drop from the group for any reason YOU MUST have the means to navigate home or call for a ride.
Ride speed and distance varies greatly depending on the riders who show up. Most rides will be between 30-60 miles but rides over 100 miles will be planned occasionally for cyclists preparing for gravel races. Since this is South Dakota (where the average wind speed is ~64mph) rides will likely be modified to pedal towards the wind at the start and catch a tail wind heading back. Most rides will start early Saturday morning in Hartford, SD.
...I am new to South Dakota and this ride exists because of my desire to find a solid group of cyclists similar to the awesome bike clubs I left when I moved away from Minnesota. I am here to ride bikes, have fun, and meet friends! If you want to get an idea of ride speeds and distance you can browse our past rides on Strava:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- A bike with 33mm tires or bigger
- Phone or GPS for emergency route navigation
- Ability to fix a flat and handle simple mechanical problems
- Two (2) large water bottles - we will refill mid ride when needed
- Food is recommended (gels, bars) but on long rides we will refuel at gas stations.
Feel free to contact me, Logan, to inquire about joining the next ride. You can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If no one contacts me by 9pm Friday night I will ride solo.