WHAT’S A RIDENFADEN?

Crazy Team Ridenfaden is a SPONSOR SUPPORTED diverse group of cyclists based in Louisville, KY who ride year-round each and every Wednesday night, ending up at a little bar in German-Paristown called Seidenfaden’s Cafe – hence Riden + faden. Summer heat, snow, and freezing cold – many of us ride year-round all over town and the surrounding area (this is where the Crazy comes in). What began as two cyclists cutting a ride short for a cold beverage at Seidenfaden’s in 2009 has now grown into more than 1350 facebook members for late 2023.

Riders pay no dues, just our tabs. Some of us race; some pretend to race, some slow roll. Ridenfaden is made up of all levels of rider from beginners to pro and everything else in-between. We ride the road, we ride gravel, and we ride in the dirt on mountain bike trails all over the region. What unites us is our love of cycling and our support for local businesses (and our local bartenders).

While our weekly Wednesday night ride, food and camaraderie at Seidenfaden’s are our main attraction, Ridenfaden hosts numerous rides every month of the year. From 20 mile spins around town to our epic 100 mile centuries around the city. We’re always exploring and looking for new routes and opportunities to grow our cycling community.

RIDE WITH US YEAR ROUND

Whaley Tempo Monday & Little Ring Recovery Ride

Meets at Big Four Bridge, 1101 River Road, Louisville, KY 40202

Show and go ride that’s not always lead by someone. Both meet at 5:30, Rolling at 5:45 PM from the Kentucky side of the big four Bridge towards new Albany Indiana for a 19 or 12 mile ride on paths and roads. Weather permitting. Post ride beer and food somewhere in Jeffersonville. The routes: https://www.strava.com/routes/2933444760203965376 and https://www.strava.com/routes/3020411369950535418

Le’ Ridenfaden Roubaix Tuesday

Meets at Seidenfaden’s, 1134 Breckenridge Street, Louisville KY 40204

LIGHTS REQUIRED – FRONT AND REAR – 6:30 ROLL TIME
I recommend a road bike with larger tires, 28mm or more running slightly lower pressure than normal. Second choice, just bring a cyclocross bike or mountain bike. Ride tempo on the cobbles, easy on pavement. Route TBD each week. 10 MILES. Maybe less, maybe more. Ride ends at a food and beer stop by 8PM

Ridenfaden Wednesday

Meets at Seidenfaden’s, 1134 Breckenridge Street, Louisville KY 40204

Come join the fun EVERY Wednesday evening year round for RIDENFADEN WEDNESDAY leaving from Seidenfaden’s at 6:30 We all end up back at Seidenfaden’s by 8 o’clock, for post ride beverages and socializing with a food truck if we are lucky. Seidenfaden’s, “where we park inside”.

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3154828321228072660

We also tend to have other weekday or weekend rides and post ride meet-ups (see our events page for information). See you then! 

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