The Gruppetto Series

The Gruppetto Series is designed to help people learn to ride in a group, learn the basics of nutrition, bicycle etiquette, and build a fitness base.

The Gruppetto

Using an 8 to 12 week rotating schedule, this group starts off slowly and builds on fitness and skillsets gained each week. The structured rides progress over an 8 to 12 week period, culminating in distances of 60 miles and encountering hills that are considered relatively challenging, even to experienced riders. After 8 to 12 weeks, the schedule resets and returns to the first ride, allowing new people to attend.

Schedule duration varies from 8 to 12 weeks, depending on group cohesion. Start and finish dates can sometimes be delayed due to rain-outs. Members can see the current schedule/progress on our Meetup Calendar. Sample Schedule

Download this outline of some of the topics covered each week, prior to the start of each Gruppetto ride. Download PDF

Try a favorite local 10-mile intro route around Lake Natoma to build your fitness while you wait.
Click to see the route on: RideWithGPS.com

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