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No riding buddy? No problem, thanks to these group bike rides

Tuesday Cruiseday takes place in Aspen each week.

These casual group gatherings are often as much about socializing as they are about riding. Riding in a group increases visibility, but don't let your safety precautions fall by the wayside.

Tuesday Cruiseday, Aspen

Join the Facebook group for up-to-date information about this weekly cruise. The group meets at 6 p.m. and sets out at 6:30 p.m. Search Tuesday Cruiseday ~ Aspen Cruiser Ride on Facebook.

Carbondale Full Moon Ride

Check the lunar calendar and save the date (or visit Facebook for more specific guidance). This Carbondale ride gathers at Sopris Park under the light of the full moon. There's no set route, but you can count on merriment. facebook.com/CarbondaleFullMoonCruiserRide

The Bike Shop

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Grand Junction's aptly named The Bike Shop offers three weekly rides, April through September. Meet at Canyon View Park's handball courts for road rides, setting out at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mountain bikers, head to the Lunch Loops main parking lot at 6:20 p.m. Wednesdays. Call the shop for details at 243-0807.

Fruita Velo

Coffee and bikes? Yes, please. Those are the shared loves of this group, which aims to ride at least once a week. Fruita's Bestslope Coffee is frequently the starting point, and the pace of rides can range from conversational to cranked up. Facebook.com/GJcycling