Wednesday Night Social Road Rides

Wednesday Night Social Road Rides provide an opportunity for a smooth and enjoyable ride for all experience levels. Wednesday Night Social Road Rides provide an opportunity for a smooth and enjoyable ride for all experience levels. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: August 01, 2019 10:48 AM

If you are looking for a way to keep your wheels turning during the middle of your work-week, then Ski Hut's Wednesday Night Socail Road Ride might be just what you are looking for. "We try to keep the rides at a nice moderate pace, maybe like a 15 mile an hour average for 20 to 30 miles," Cory Oseland of Ski Hut said. "Some nights a little shorter like tonight when it is going to be a little bit warmer."


Speaking of the warmer weather we have had recently, these cyslists are hoping Lake Superior will help them stay a little bit cooler on this particular ride up the North Shore.

"The ride is going to be great tonight. We are going to go up to the McQuade Safe Harbor. It's a nice big parking lot. There is going to be fresh water and rest rooms to use that people need at the turn around, and then we will just ease our way back into town via the Lake Walk," Oseland said. "Hopefully the lake will give us a little bit more cooler effect kind of thing, but its still fun and everybody is just here to have a good time."

But some riders aren''t complaining about our recent stretch of heat and humidity. "I grew up down in Georgia, so this heat, this is nothing," Brad Sasser said. "I actually enjoy the heat more so than I do the cold." Sasser has traveled by bike across the state of Georgia and was excited to join the group for the ride along the Lake Walk on a warm and humid Northland evening.

Just like Sasser, many of us don't want to think about the cold months ahead yet, so joinning this all pavement ride every Wednesday at 6pm through the end of August is a great way to soak up that summer sunshine.

Cory Oseland of Ski Hut says the unique thing about road riding is you can use almost any type of bike. "You want a bike that is a mountain bike or a halfway decent hybrid or a road bike just to kind of make it easy on yourself."

Everybody seems to have a great time on the ride. "You get to see a lot of interesting things," Sasser said. "You also get to see a lot of stuff via bike that you don't see via car because you take the road less traveled."

If you would like more information on where and when the Wednesday Night Rides take place you can visit Ski Hut's website or you can give them a call at 218-724-8525 to join their email list.

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