The Drop In bike ride is an informal, ride at your own risk road ride that departs on Thursday evenings from Riverfront Crossing Park in Iowa City at 5:45pm. The ride is fast paced (typically 19-21 mph ave speed) with an average distance of about 35 miles. The ride emphasizes pace line drafting, working together, maintain steady speeds, and riding safely. Road bikes and a strong base level of fitness are recommended. This is a drop ride, meaning that if you get dropped from the group you should be prepared to find your own way back home. No aero bars. Lights recommended. If the weather is bad, it’s safe to assume no one will be riding.