Gus' Ride, Race and Event Guide

Check this page often for Gus' updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around New Hampshire and New England. Scroll down for info on  shop, fun, road, tri, cyclocross or mountain bike rides/races.  Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Gus' Weekly Group Rides

Join Gus' ride leaders on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.  Be sure to check out our "Local Maps & Rides" section to find a list of rides of all distances starting right from the shop.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Sunday Morning Adventure Rides


Sunday morning adventure rides - we try to have one ride a month not based out of the shop. Location varies but typically riding a rail trail or visiting a state park on our cyclocross, gravel/adventure bikes. Mountain bikes will work as well. Follow Facebook/gusbike for ride updates & announcements.

Varies - check twitter Varies, check Facebook/gusbike for details


Saturday morning ride

Roll at 7:30 AM

Saturday Shop Rides will start as soon as life returns to normal and will go into the fall. We usually have to groups. A 25 mile group and a 40 mile group. Both groups stop for coffee at KB's a couple of miles from the finish here at the shop. The 25 mile group usually breaks into different groups based on pace. The 40 mile group averages over 20 MPH. Check our Facebook page if weather is questionable.



Every Thursday evening starting April 2, 2020

Hopefully starting at 6 PM in May

Thursday Evening Women's Ride AKA Gus' Gals. Ladies join in the fun as we ride the Seacoast. All abilities welcome! We break up into different groups; fast, medium, social and really social

Gus' Parking Lot



July 2020

Sunday - Century Club training rides. Ride with us as we train to complete a century (100 mile) ride. We'll be slowly building up our mileage each week using our training plan. We do the long ride of the weeks training schedule together on Sunday.



Tuesdays, August 2019

August 2020

Cyclocross Clinic. Designed for both experienced riders and those interested in learning the sport our clinics will focus on both skills and strength work. If you need a cyclocross bike they will be available for demo from the shop.

Rye Airfield and Skate Park.


In-Store Clinics and Workshops

Fun & fund-raising rides - mostly local with a few other New England faves

These are a few of our favorite local events. Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

To find events throughout New England please visit

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

May 1, 2020

Bike To Work Month


Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride.


May 3, 2020

Cycle the Seacoast

Portsmouth, NH

25, 50 and 100 mile routes along the seacoast of New Hampshire. Starts in downtown Portsmouth. Registration fee of $35.00


May 30, 2020

Rye By The Sea Duathlon

Learning Skills Academy Rye, NH

A local favorite and a great event for those who don't like to swim, but want to experience a race. Always a wonderful event. Mechanical support provided by Gus'

Jun 7, 2020

Raid Rockingham

Newmarket, NH

Raid Rockingham features a 100K (approx. 62 Miles) route that includes about 28 miles packed gravel roads and only two Category 5 climbs (average over 3% grade on a segment of at least 500 meters). That’s easy enough, eh?

Jun 14, 2020

Kennebunks Tour De Cure

Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk, Maine

25 - 100 mile ride options. Take the challenge and get ready to Take the Ride of Your Life! The sense of accomplishment that you'll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the difference you'll be making in the lives of the 25 million Americans living with diabetes. Mechanical support by Gus'

1-888-diabetes ext 3720

Jul 18, 2020

Granite State Quest

Timberland Company in Stratham

The Granite State Quest is a one day ride through southern New Hampshire. You may choose to cycle 50 or 100 miles. Mechanical support by Gus' BIke Shop.

Jul 18, 2020

Raid Lamoille

Craftsbury, VT

Lamoille – say it like a local, “lah-moyl” – rhymes with olive oil. Got it? We’ll again have both long and shorter routes, stout climbing on quintessential Vermont gravel, a hearty group of riders and an incredible after party. This is one ride you won’t want to miss.

Aug 8, 2020

Kearsarge Klassic

The Kearsarge Klassic is, indeed, a gravel riding classic. Launched in 2012 the reins were handed over to GRVL Cycling in 2019. Now based out of the the quaint town of Warner NH the ride includes many of the same roads legacy riders have come to love. We offer challenging routes that includes a significant amount of packed-gravel riding and, to test your mettle, some climbing segments. The event is not timed, this is not a race. A properly prepared rider and a gravel bike of most any type can do this. Our guarantee – you will finish tired but feeling accomplished. At the finish, riders will be treated to a delicious meal and craft beer.

Sep 26, 2020

Tri-State Seacoast Century

Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, NH

A very popular ride with over 1600 riders last year. Register early! Routes from 25 to 200 miles available. May be ridden on either Saturday or Sunday


Check out Bike Reg for a listing of New England cross races:

Race Info and Registration

Gravel Rides

Gravel rides   Come join us all throughout New England. Like a challenge? Like dirt roads?? Want to try your hand at some amazing New England climbs??

Check out Bikereg for a list of "Gravel Grinders"


Start your adventure at Gus'

You're always welcome to park

and start your ride from the shop.