If there’s one place we can all improve, it’s in the bunch. Riding a bike alone is straightforward. You push the pedals, and the thing practically balances itself. It doesn’t get complicated until you start adding other riders around you.

If you’ve never done it before, it can be terrifying. Heck, even if you’re a Pro, it can still be sketchy sometimes. That’s why every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday we go to La Escuelita Ziel. To practice our bunch skills, and get comfortable riding within a pack of other cyclists.

During these rides we focus on good pack etiquette, which will help you be safer, more relaxed and more efficient on the bike. We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 at the entrance of Key Biscayne.

The B group is for those of us just getting our feet wet in the Group Ride scene. The A group is for those of us who already have some base skills, and just need to stay sharp. These rides last about an hour and are mainly used to build structure into your hectic week. Think of it as the Anti-DonPan.

Saturdays we meet at the shop at 7:00 am and ride south for 60-80 miles, smooth pace. We ride together. We ride as a unit. It may get quick at times, but it’s not a race.