On Monday, May 15, San Jose will host the Stage 2 Finish of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California. Would you like to go on a group ride that leaves Mountain View and ends at the finish line, just in time to see the pros crossing the line? You’ll be watching Sagan defend last years victory, right here in Silicon Valley.
A Cognition Cyclery group ride will be riding from their Mountain View shop to the Stage 2 finish. A guided road ride at a medium pace through Stevens Creek County Park, Los Gatos, Almaden Lake and finishing at Motorcycle County Park in South San Jose. The group will make a couple of stops to regroup and refuel. Total mileage will be about 35 miles. The last mile may be challenging for some people, as it is uphill. I heard a rumor that there will be a van to pick up those that need help in the final stretch.
At the Metcalf Road finish line, everyone will relax, recover and watch the pros finish the stage. It’s an experience not to be missed!
As an extra special bonus, the first fourteen riders who sign up for the event will get a complimentary shuttle back to the shop with their bicycle, courtesy of Specialized Bicycle Components.
RSVP to the event on Cognition Cyclery’s Facebook page to join the fun. The event starts at 11:00am on May 15th.
If you’re unable to join Cognition for this event, stay connected to their Facebook page because they have group road rides on Saturday mornings. The regular Saturday group rides leave at 9:00am from both stores (Mountain View and San Mateo) every weekend.
The group rides start and end at both Cognition Cyclery locations. Meet at either 903 Castro Street in Mountain View or 66 East 4th Avenue in San Mateo (the two rides will meet at 9am at both locations). Cognition staff will lead these no drop rides and provide a safe and fun cycling experience for everyone. The rides will be less than 30 miles and will target less than a few hundred feet of climbing. This ride is for fun, fitness and to further connect riders in our area. The entire family is welcome, as long as they can pedal 30 miles. What a great way to get to know the area and to connect with other bicyclists in your community.