Great Scott Cycling Club

2024 Season will start on May 6, 2024

Membership Level

Bicycling enthusiasts are invited to join the Great Scott Cycling Club. The club rides Monday and Thursday evenings from May 6, 2024 through late September.
The group leaves at 6:15 PM (6:00 PM starting in late August) from Michael's Cycles in Prior Lake (behind to TJ Hooligans). Get Map.

  • To minimize in-person contact we would prefer if you sign up for memberships online. You may sign the waiver and pay with a credit card via PayPal all online. Even if you were a member last year, we need you to complete the waiver with all of your information. Please register in advance of of showing up for a ride, it is very important for insurance purposes.
  • Speaking of insurance, you do NOT need to sign the waiver at every ride anymore. Instead, you will need to check-in with the Club Treasurer or the Ride Leader. This is mandatory so we can keep track of who was on the ride for insurance purposes.
  • We will NOT be posting a route on the calendar for every group every night, but leaders should feel free to utilize the calendar if they know they will be leading a group that evening.

Great Scott Cycling requires dues. Dues are $25 for a single membership, $40 for household. Dues cover insurance during official club rides and member discounts at Michael's Cycles. The first ride to tryout riding with the club is free. Membership dues cover the current summer riding season. If a member joins the club in July, membership is valid for the rest of the riding season, not until the following July. Waiver form

The club is for all levels of riders. All groups except the A group have a "no-drop" policy. The chart below displays average speeds for the entire ride. There are times on flats when the groups go faster.

TeamDistanceAverage SpeedPrimary LeaderDescription
A-Team30-50 miles21+ mph avgKyle/BryanPaceline, No stops
A/B-Team*25-40 miles19-20 mph avgDave/Andrea/Travis/MikePaceline, Rare stops,
No Drop
B-Team20-35 miles16-18 mph avgBruce/Rob/JustinPaceline, Some stops,
No Drop
Free-Team15-30 miles15-16 mph avgJenn/MichelleNo Rotating Paceline, Some stops,
No Drop
C-Team15-25 miles13-14 mph avgBrian/KathiNo Rotating Paceline, Some stops,
No Drop
Recreational12-20 miles12 mph or less avgRogerBeginners Ride
Stop & Smell the Roses
No Drop

* A and A/B teams will combine if there are not at least 3 riders for each group.

Helmets are required; road bikes are highly recommended.

This is a social club for riding and gathering afterward for friendship, food, drink and conversation.