Signature Rides

I was thinking it would be fun to ride in all 50 states. On top of that, I thought it would be cool to ride a signature ride in each state. But I have no idea what those rides might be. Certainly most states would have more than one candidate. In Iowa the best known ride is certainly RAGBRAI but in North Carolina you could say Assault on Mt Mitchell or Blue Ridge to the Beach or even the 24 Hours of Booty in Charlotte.


In California you could say the Aids Lifecycle Ride but I suspect there are lots of others.


I just mentioned organized rides, but some candidates could just be well known routes. So if you want to add to the list that would be great. Also being a charity ride is interesting but not necessary. Also don’t worry about having a link.


Let’s put our heads together and see what we come up with.

  • will1

    Yeah, the five boroughs tour is a big one, though I understand that it can be hard to get a spot in it.

    Honestly, as little as I support them, I think I would have to do a Critical Mass ride in NY, LA, or SF as one of the signature rides.

  • jackbulkley

    Wow. 7 speed brifters are hard to get. A guy in SC sells refurbished ones on eBay and they usually go for ~$180 which is about what new 9 speed brifters cost.

    I am considering getting some to switch from my down tube shifters I am running in friction mode. My main concern is the way the cables come out the sides. I want to add a handlebar bag for the long rides, so I might go with bar end shifters.