Riding with The Bluemont Connection
WHY RIDE WITH US?
We’ve done our research
We’ve spent years riding the best roads inside and outside of DC, and have compiled beautiful routes for riders of varying abilities. We love to ride so it was one of the more instantly rewarding aspects of starting The Bluemont Connection.
Ride leaders who are more than cycling geeks
Our ride leaders are friendly people, who are interested in all sorts of things besides cycling. Riding with us won’t be spent talking about the finer points of cycling equipment. Along with enjoying the scenery, we’re well-rounded people who love to talk about other aspects of life.
Leading with attentiveness
We’re going to look out for you from beginning to end. Ride leaders are well-versed in the most effective and safe ways to lead rides. We’re there for you if you need any riding advice or technical assistance. We’ll help you assess what type of ride would be most suited to your abilities. We’ll help you finish the ride feeling fresh and accomplished.
We’re into real food
Getting the most out of riding means eating well, too. We offer an optional, curated picnic basket on our private rides, full of locally sourced items that fit your preferences and dietary restrictions.
The group experience
With dedicated leaders and predetermined re-group spots in case you get separated, you and your group can ride knowing that you won’t miss a turn or end up far behind because of a tough climb.
Solo efforts and cue sheets
On rides where riders will meet at the same finishing spot after riding at their own pace and continual solo efforts make the most sense, we’ve created detailed cue sheets and maps that are easy to follow. You can go at your own pace while feeling confident about ending up with everyone else.
If you don’t have your own bike, or are in DC from out of town without your bike, ride one of our rental fleet bikes. We’ll help you discover which of our carefully selected bikes would be the best fit. They’ve been hand-built by our co-founder Eric to provide a memorable riding experience.
Your safety comes first
We’ve personally tested all routes for maximum scenery and minimum traffic. But as with any sport, there’s inherent risk. Our country escape rides are meant for fairly experienced road cyclists. Still, before every ride, we’ll go over basic safety practices and expect everyone to help keep each other safe. Our rides are about fun, fresh air, and fitness—not about competition and unnecessary risk.
Please note that our rides do not currently feature a SAG vehicle.
Learn more in our Frequently Asked Questions.