Stage 1 Cycling Team

and the Muddy Mayhem Junior Team

The Stage 1 Cycling Club is a registered non-profit cycling organization based in East Hampton, CT. We got our start over 30 years ago and have gone through many iterations and changes over the years. But one constant remains: Stage 1 is dedicated first and foremost to having fun, building a community of cyclists where all are welcome, and promoting the sport. We believe that pretty much everyone is happier on a bike.

We welcome and are composed of riders of all levels, from beginners to elite racers. If you don’t know how to ride a bike, we’ll teach you. If you’re a national level rider, we’ll support you and help make you better. Most of all, we want to ride with you. To join Stage 1, please contact us first through our Facebook page, or drop by AirLine Cycles in East Hampton, CT so we can meet with you, tell you more about our club, and learn more about you and your goals. The waiver form on this BikeReg page is the final step in the process, AND is also required for anyone interested in joinging in on our rides — regardless of club membership. It’s completely free!

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Segment Nation! Down here in Old Lyme, it is fairly warm with a strong dry breeze out of the northwest. The good news is that it's melting and drying things out pretty quickly. The somewhat bad news is that the breeze may offer a headwind for the last 1.5 miles of Keeny. It's pretty sheltered though, so it may not be so bad. Regardless, I wouldn't wear anything you want to keep clean, and now may be a good time to invest in some removable mud guard fenders. 🙂 I think today and tomorrow are probably the best bets. Rain on Saturday is predicted to start around 7:00 am and last throughout the day.

Congrats to all the Minor Threats who braved the conditions yesterday! #thuglifers

Huge thanks to AirLine Cycles, Skratch Labs, and Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. for such great support! They help make it all happen!
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I'm planning on a down and dirty run at the segment tomorrow afternoon (3:00ish). I *may* have a small cooler of FOC and some chips and salsa as extra motivation (before or after - your choice) if a critical mass develops. [Note: critical mass is at least one other person :P)

I’m bringing julian down this morning around 6:30 to take one more shot at it before school.

Shout out to Justin Greg Green for riding the segment challenge with the Stage1 Juniors. Support from the senior members make a huge difference for these kids and is what makes our team so strong. 💪🏻💙💚 ... See MoreSee Less

Shout out to Justin Greg Green for riding the segment challenge with the Stage1 Juniors. Support from the senior members make a huge difference for these kids and is what makes our team so strong. 💪🏻💙💚

Happy Saturday boys and girls! I am out here on Keeney Road this morning. I figured I would drive the route to eyeball conditions and pack it down a bit more with my truck. The unplowed section has some firmly packed double track. I did see a rider out here this morning riding a cross bike. The tracks are basically firm, but there are a couple sections where it gets a little loose.

Unless you have four wheel drive, I do not recommend attempting to drive the unplowed section.
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Ya if you get off the hard packed center you’re screwed. Hopefully snowmobiles will pack a center strip

My bike only has two wheels. Will this be a problem for the segment?

I'll be out there tomorrow. Thanks for doing your part!

See any tracks on the trails off Keeny?

The rider you saw was probably the intrepid (and somewhat crazy) Donnie.

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Hey everyone, the segment is currently a rutted icy mess. We advise not riding there until conditions improve. With big weather moving in, we should see conditions changing soon!

Please remember, wacky weather and changing terrain conditions are what make this sort of challenge fun. If you want consistent stable conditions, you might want to look into velodrome track racing. Otherwise, enjoy this wacky world! Be safe out there!
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Hey everyone, the segment is currently a rutted icy mess. We advise not riding there until conditions improve. With big weather moving in, we should see conditions changing soon!

Please remember, wacky weather and changing terrain conditions are what make this sort of challenge fun. If you want consistent stable conditions, you might want to look into velodrome track racing. Otherwise, enjoy this wacky world!  Be safe out there!

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Or you could move to Texas......oh wait.....

I'm hoping for something between velodrome and icy death chute. 🤪

Hey; I take offense at the crack against us Trackies. 😂 😂

I have been considering running in my micro spikes while holding my bikes.... does that count?

Snow is one thing and an ice skating rink with potential traffic is another.

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Gang, the word on the street is that conditions on Keeny are quite icy and not conducive to riding. ... See MoreSee Less

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