SWFBUD member store Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium is offering some fun Tour de France Month rides. Check out these "Tour de CBE" group rides. CBE owner Brian Eckman said his store is hosting a few special Tour De France / CBE Group rides this month, and he'd love for cyclists to join them:
Sunday 7/19: "Flat Stage" -- CBE Safety Harbor Ride. 8:am from CBE back parking lot. ~42 miles with definite A (avg 20mph) and B (avg 17-18mph) groups with a C group/shorter loop (avg 14-15mph). Stop for coffee at Starbucks Safety Harbor and plan to be back at the shop here by 11:00am latest. We'll have Tour coverage on our 2 TVs, and a spread of French wine, cheese, croissants, pastry and other munchies. And of course, some Belgian beer for those who just don't like wine (like me). :)
Sunday 7/26: "Mountain Stage" -- San Antonio hills ride. (map on cbebikes.com) meet at San An ballfields @ 7:15am - Roll out by 7:30am. We'll do a 36-40 mile loop at a B / B- pace and try to average 17mph or so. We won't "host" a post-ride party there since it's in a public parking area and everyone has to drive home, but there's a very nice deli / store just down the road that's great for an after ride sandwich and beverage.