VELO CLUB de VIS - RIDES
Where have we been? See below. Where might we go? Watch this space ...
2016 - BALTIMORE
We'll take this 85km ride (1,150m climbing) into the rolling hills north of the City suggested by Brenton @ Race Pace Cycles ...
We'll start at 8am from Central Baltimore - so if you are renting, pick up bikes from Race Pace on Friday (they close at 8pm) as they only open at 10am on Sat - by which time we'll have gone.
We need to be back by 4pm latest - so please consider this when booking flights. You need to be at the airport 2hrs before flying.
Please download the route prior to the ride.
Planned stops at ...
- Bonjour French Bakery on the Falls Road @ 16km for great coffee and pastries
- Veloccino in Butler @45.5km for coffee, more croissants and bike kit
Full list of catch-up stops at which groups will er ... catch up ...
|2.7km||left off CALVERT|
|8km||left on ROLAND AVE|
|18.1km||left on HILLSIDE|
|24km||right on PARK HEIGHTS|
|32km||right on GARRISON FOREST|
|51.3km||left on IVY HILL|
|57.6km||left on PADONIA|
|66.7km||right on BELLONA|
|70.5km||right on CHARLES|
2015 - CHICAGO
Le Tour de VIS
Rain, wind, waves and an unexpected and prolonged interaction with the various saturated cows, zombies, superheroes and Scooby Doos participating in the Halloween Monster Dash half marathon made #LeTourDeVIS Chicago a bit of a challenge. But we braved the weather, found good coffee and managed not to skid into Lake Michigan. Just about.
Miriah and Brian set things up on Friday - we all used Divvy bikes to head along the Lakeshore and up to the Hop Leaf bar in a loosely formed and easily distracted peloton.
2014 - PARIS
In 2014, #LeTourDeVIS was introduced as a post-VIS bike ride open to all, with a peloton of 20 decked out in ColorBrewer jerseys taking in Le Tour Eiffel, Le Chateau de Versailles and a well known laboratory in science park near Gif-sur-Yvette that does some pretty cool visualization. Wes and Lora figured out the route, the rest of us rolled along behind ...
2013 - SEATTLE
Jo and Jason found helpful bike shops (Velo downtown and the Montlake Bicycle Shop) and a great route from the centre of Seattle round Lake Washington. Breakfast at a brewery, fantastic coffee and brunch back at Oddfellows listening to Elliott Smith
2013 - SANTA BARBARA
The Velo Club de VIS came about after an exhilarating ride in California. Ross, Miriah, Jason & Kerry climbed the Gibraltar Road after a workshop at UCSB. The ascent was spectacular and involved climbing through and above the cloud, dodging vultures and descending rapidly through thick mist.
2012 - ATLANTA
Atlanta didn't seem to have a very vibrant roadie scene so Jason headed to Chattahoochee National Forest, found some grits for breakfast, got a lift in a pick-up to the top of a hill and pounded down and around on a Mountain Bike. He felt like he needed a bike club.
2010 - SALT LAKE CITY
Aidan, Jo, Jason and Yarden cycled up in the hills above Salt Lake just before VisWeek. This included a climb up the Snowbasin road under Mount Ogden. Yarden did a great job getting bikes set up.