What to Expect
We like small roads, natural scenic beauty, nice climbs, and big views. The focus is not on going fast but on seeing some cool places. We have ridden all these rides and try to provide you with a darn good idea of what to expect. When we work on a course we always try and find a safe place to park a car. We try to keep rougher roads on the uphill. And if possible, include a water stop … Which riding in the middle of nothing proves to be a huge challenge.
Warning: we aren’t afraid of a few rough roads and we love a good climb. Hey, we try and warn you.
To use our rides you need to have a GPS. Yes, some of you old school folks want those turn by turn directions and skip carrying a GPS. That’s all fine if you do rides on big roads, but these are off the beaten path and we have found most people just get lost so we haven’t really helped them much. Modifying the directions proved to be a nightmare so instead, we just say you wanna, gotta have a GPS. That means either use your smartphone or buy a Garmin. We also like the Wahoo devices. Sorry about that!
To download our rides for FREE onto your device or phone using the RideWGPS application, you just need to join the Dirty Freehub Club. (Many thanks to Webcyclery for sponsoring this!) Here is the link for how you can be automatically approved: https://ridewithgps.com/auto_approve/Club/2721/ryH865WqISSpdTSy
Here are the directions on how to search, download, and use the club routes: https://ridewithgps.com/help/club-benefits/
Using a GPS
Don’t know how to use a GPS? Here are a couple of hints to get you started. We recommend you try mapping out a few routes close to home and trying them BEFORE you head out on one of ours. Duh! Yep, our routes have few cars; that means nobody is going to find you.
Can I Steal Your Rides?
To thoroughly map and document a ride takes us from several hours up to 20 hours. We are thrilled if you want to use them for group rides, tours, as a way to promote your town. But, yes we would like a little credit. Please read or “Sharing with Integrity” statement for more information.
Suggesting a New Ride
We are open for suggestions on rides, but we won’t post anything we haven’t ridden. Yeah, yeah too many times we have done a ride and felt it needed a few changes or just didn’t have the wow! factor. If your interested in going the Dirty Freehub team as a route finder, send us an email. DirtyFreehub@gmail.com
Using Ride with GPS
Ride with GPS is the mapping program we use to document our rides. For help with the features of Ride with GPS, see their Help Page.