Novice Level Rides

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All rides posted require the rider to wear a helmet. Riders should have a ride appropriate bicycle in good working order, food and water. It is also suggested to carry a spare tube, basic tool kit, emergency contact information and ID. All ride starts are subject to weather. Posted start times may change as the season progresses. Contact the listed ride leader with any ride specific questions.

6:00pm  First Flight Bicycles Tuesday Mtb Ride

Leave from the shop at 6:00 sharp, ride to the Signal Hill Trail (about 2.5 miles on the road), ride a 4 mile lap or two and return to the shop via the Statesville Greenway or Broad Street.  Round trip is approximately 12.5 miles. With  winter weather, we  try to ride most weeks but it's a good idea to phone ahead especially if the weather has been questionable.   

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Tuesday6:00pm12.5No DropAllRd/TrailJeff Archer
Links    Map To Start     First Flight     (704)878-9683 



7:00pm  Ride A Bike Pee Wee's Mtb Park Ride

Enjoy this night time mountain bike ride. Usually 1 lap through the park. We run lights in the fall/winter/spring and ride year round. Ride is cancelled only for inclement weather.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Tuesday7:00pm1 LapShow & GoMtbRHBrantley Smith
Links    Map To Start     Ride A Bike     Night time trail ride



8:00pm  PMTNR (Plaza Midwood Tuesday Night Ride)

A very social ride around the city. 15 miles with 1 or 2 stops along the way. Party pace of 10mph. Lights and helmet required.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Tuesday8:00pm15No Drop5, SocialFL,RHPamela Murray
Links    Map To Start     PMTNR     Ride proceeds rain or shine



6:00pm  Bike Line of Charlotte Wednesday Social Greenway Ride

Unwind and enjoy our 10+ miles of shaded greenways each Wednesday evening. We will gather in front of the Bike Line store shortly before 6 to ride the Toby Creek, Mallard Creek and Clark's Creek Greenways. Great for beginners, children and people wanting to take it easy! We post ride updates regularly at

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Wednesday6:00pm10+No Drop5, SocialFlatShane Hockensmith
Links    Map To Start     Bike Line of Charlotte     Store Phone: 704-549-8804



11:00am  Y Xtreme Team Thursday Beginner Ride

This is a ride for anyone that is new to cycling or just getting back into it. We'll spend time on the basics of riding, equipment and training. A fun, social ride from Colonel Francis Beatty park. The ride starts from Lake Point Hall which is at the very back of the park. No ride if its raining or below 40 deg. at the start of the ride. This ride leaves out after the 9am ride returns to the park.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Thursday11:00am10No Drop5FL,RHAnne Marie Lax
Links    Map To Start     Y Xtreme Team    



10:00am  C4 SAMBO - C Ride

The SAMBO (Saturday AM Bike Outing) features A, B, and C rides intended to accommodate all levels of riders. All groups will leave from The Right Gear in Concord every Saturday. The "C" ride will run on most of the same roads as the A & B, but will cut off several of the more challenging sections. For those who want to take it easy and be social, or want to get some riding tips from a more experienced rider, this one's for you. This ride will be a no-drop, 13-15 mph pace ride and is flexible depending on who shows up.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday10:00am28No Drop5FL,RHMatt Hartman
Links    Map To Start     Central Carolina Cycling    



9:00am  TrySports South Park Sunday Funday 

The Sunday Funday ride is around 20 miles at a 15-mph pace. This a no-drop ride with a leader and a sweeper, with regrouping points along the way. Road bikes are encouraged, but hybrid bikes are allowed. Beginners welcome! For those training for a triathlon, bring your running shoes for a 2-3 miles run afterwards! Year round ride. Show & Go below 40 deg.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Sunday9:00am20No Drop4,5FL,RHKathryn
Links    Map To Start     Sunday Funday FB Page     No ride if raining at the start



2:30pm  Gaston County Cyclists Winter Sunday Group Ride

Will split into a/b/c groups if needed, very informal, all inclusive.  See FB page for updates. Rolling hills, small hill climbs.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Sunday2:30pm21No Drop1,2,3,4,5FL,RHFB Group Page
Links    Map To Start     Gaston County Cyclists    



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Pace Cat 1 / 20+ mph avg.

Pace Cat 2 / 18-19 mph avg.


Pace Cat 3 / 16-17 mph avg.

Pace Cat 4 / 14-15 mph avg.


Pace Cat 5 / 12-13 mph avg.

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Charlotte, NC, US

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