Thinking about joining a group ride? Start here. It's springtime - group rides are in full swing. Get in on one and watch what happens - you'll ride faster, further and have more fun than you've ever had on a bicycle. There are a few important things to know about riding in a group, but don't be intimidated - once you get the hang of it, you'll be glad you took the plunge. You don't have to be on a team to ride with a group. Ask your local bike shop if there are any standing rides you can join. Chances are, if they don't have one of their own, they'll know where you can find one.