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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.

8:30am  Sun City Beginners Ride

A ride for beginners and novice cyclists. A short ride for absolute newbies. A longer ride for slightly more experienced riders. 5-7 miles short route, 10-20+ long route.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Monday8:30am7 & 20+No Drop5, SocialFL, RHTim Cline
Links    Map To Start         

 

 

6:00pm  Rock Hill Bicycle Club Monday Night Ride

All riders are welcome. Multiple groups as necessary. Marked route. Sweep ride. Dinner usually afterwards for anyone interested. Location announced before the ride.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Monday6:00pm20No Drop1,2,3,4,5,SocialFLClub Ride Dir.
Links    Map To Start     Rock Hill Bicycle Club    

 

 

6:00pm  Ride A Bike Shorts & T-shirt Ride

Leave from Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop. Fun, social paced ride intended for advanced beginners and casual intermediate riders. This is a great opportunity to pull out your single speed, commuter, hybrid, folding bike, etc. 16 miles with shorter options. Helmets are required, lights are optional.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Monday6:00pm16No Drop4,5,SocialRHBrantley Smith
Links    Map To Start     Ride A Bike    

 

 

6:00pm  South Main Cycles Monday Night Ride

Fun slow paced very informal, all inclusive. See South Main Cycles FB Page for details

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Monday6:00pm15No Drop4,5,SocialRHJaimee Jenkins
Links    Map To Start     South Main Cycles FB    

 

 

6:05pm  Uptown Cycles Womens Ride

Women's ride... No drop...only as fast as the slowest rider... 25-28 miles. A ride meant to develop skills or for true recovery after a hard weekend!

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Monday6:05pm25+/-No Drop4,5,SocialFL,RHErica Chard
Links    Map To Start     Uptown Cycles    

 

 

7:30pm  Cool Breeze Mtb Ride at North Meck Park

Group Mountain Bike Ride at North Meck Park, Huntersville - Join a group for our weekly mountain bike ride at North Meck Park. We will run as many laps as the day allows - and pull out the lights if necessary. We will try to have our Mtn. Bike Demo fleet available on the first Monday of every month.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Monday7:30pmVariesShow & GoMtbTrailTrek Bicycle Store North
Links    Map To Start     Trek Bicycle Store North    

 

 

6:00pm  C4 Touchdown Pizza Ride

Tuesdays we will have an evening ride starting at Touchdown Pizza at 6:00 PM. This will be split into an A, B  and C rides.  The A Ride will be race pace 18mph+ full drop ride at about 26-36 miles depending on the light.  The B Ride will be a NO DROP Ride that will follow the A ride route , but at a slower pace.  The C ride will be a true beginner ride at 14 miles.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Tuesday6:00pmupto 36No Drop1,2,3,4,5FL,RHMatt Hartman
Links    Map To Start     Central Carolina Cycling Club    

 

 

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 

 

 

6:00pm  Mooresville Area Cyclists Tuesday Beginners Ride

Please join us every Tuesday evening for this weekly slow ride. No speed demons allowed. This will be a casual ride (14-15 mph avg pace) from Lowe's YMCA parking lot in Mooresville and will roll down Brawley School Rd. We will meet in the parking lot at about 6:15 and be ready to roll out by 6:30. It will be a great relaxing ride with some beautiful views of Lake Norman out through The Point. We will ride for an hour to 2 hours depending on how the group feels. Watch for updates on our Facebook group or fan page in case of rain-outs. They will be announced up to 1/2 hour before ride time.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Tuesday6:00pm2 hrsNo Drop5, SocialFLKevin Elder
Links    Map To Start     Mooresville Area Cyclists FB Page    

 

 

6:00pm  South Main Cycles Ladies Only Ride

No drop, fun ladies only ride at a beginner relaxed pace.  See South Main Cycles FB page for details.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Tuesday6:00pm15Show & Go4,5,SocialRHJaimee Jenkins
Links    Map To Start     South Main Cycles FB    

 

 

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

 

 

5:30am  Harris YMCA Wednesday Morning Ride

You are welcome to come ride with us. We are not super fast and try and keep together as best as possible. We meet at the pavilion. Sometimes we break up into two groups. Front and Rear Lights highly recommended. No Ride if raining or under 40 degrees

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Wednesday5:30am16-18No Drop2,3,4,5FL,RHChuck Malinowski
Links    Map To Start         

 

 

8:30am  Sun City Beginners Ride

A ride for beginners and novice cyclists. A short ride for absolute newbies. A longer ride for slightly more experienced riders. 5-7 miles short route, 10-20+ long route.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Wednesday8:30am7 & 20+No Drop5, SocialFL, RHTim Cline
Links    Map To Start         

 

 

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 Facebook.com/BikeLineofCharlotte.

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    

 

 

7:00am  C4 Saturday Breakfast Ride

This ride will start early on Saturday morning at the sunrise, so times will change over the course of the season.  We do 20-40 miles starting in Concord at around a 12 mph pace.  Our ride leader is Steve Mosier, who is an experience touring cyclist.  Check with Steve for weekly date, time, and start location confirmations.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday7:00amVariesNo Drop5,SocialFL,RHSteve Mosier
Links    Map To Start     Central Carolina Cycling Club    

 

 

7:30am  Gaston County Cyclists Saturday Ride

All inclusive ride from one of four Gaston County routes.  Early season will be ~30 miles and extending to 80 miles near the end of the year.  Rolling hills and a few good hill climbs that make Gaston County a great place to ride.  Start site rotates weekly. See our website and Facebook page for each weekly start site and ride leader.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday7:30am30Show & Go
No Drop
3,4,5RH,H+Mike Scott
Links         Gaston County Cyclists    

 

 

7:30am  Harris YMCA Saturday Morning Ride

You are welcome to come ride with us. We are not super fast and try and keep together as best as possible. We meet at the pavilion. Sometimes we break up into two groups. We usually have a quick rest stop along the route to regroup. No Ride if raining or under 40 degrees

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday7:30am24-30No Drop2,3,4,5FL,RHChuck Malinowski
Links    Map To Start         

 

 

8:00am  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 Kannapolis 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
Saturday8:00am28No Drop5FL,RHMatt Hartman
Links    Map To Start     Central Carolina Cycling    

 

 

8:00am  Cool Breeze Saturday "C" Ride

The ride starts in the Cool Breeze Cyclery parking lot. The ride rolls through the backside of Mooresville out into the country side with several rolling hills. The "C" ride will be a no-drop ride to the best of the ride leaders ability with an average speed around 14-16mph. This is a mellow ride for advanced beginner to intermediate level cyclists that are able to average 14-16mph for 30-35 miles. At times, the ride speed may increase to 20+ mph if the wind and terrain cooperate. This will be a mostly steady ride with regrouping at major intersections if the group splits up on the hillier sections. Please keep in mind that this will not be a true beginner ride. This is for riders that have some bike fitness and can handle riding for a couple hours but aren't quite at the 'B' level and are looking to get to that level.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday8:00am35No Drop3,4,5FL,RHCool Breeze
Links    Map To Start     Cool Breeze Cyclery     Advanced Beg. Level and Above

 

 

8:00am  Ultimate Bicycle Saturday Road Ride

The staff at Ultimate Bicycle are proud to announce that our Saturday road bike ride is back. Join us every Saturday at 8 am at our storefront for a 20 mile no drop ride. Ultimate's road ride has been re done as a no drop casual ride aimed at getting unfit riders back in shape and beginning riders more exposure to group ride techniques.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday8:00am20No Drop3,4,5RHMike Perry
Links    Map To Start     Ultimate Bicycle    

 

 

9:00am  Performance Bicycle Saturday Ride

A No Drop ride traversing bicycle friendly city streets and neighborhoods that teaches the fundamentals of group riding.  Ettiquette, hand signals and basic paceline techniques will be discussed and in practice. The route varies by week, but will range from 18-25 miles of mostly flat and rolling terrain.  All skill levels are welcome and encouraged; a helmet and road bike are required.  Ride is NO GO in the event of rain.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Saturday9:00am18+25No Drop3,4,5FL,RHJacob Naylor
Links    Map To Start          Call store to varify ride.

 

 

7:30am  Gaston County Cyclists Sunday Ride

Will split into a/b/c groups, very informal, all inclusive.  See FB page for weekly updates. Rolling hills and some climbs that make Gaston County a great place to ride.  In addition there is the Coffee Ride Sub Group, which will split off for coffee at a relaxed social pace. This ride begins at South Main Cycles in Belmont.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Sunday7:30am25Show & Go
No Drop
1,2,3,4,5,SocailRH,H+Mike Scott
Links    Map To Start     GCC Facebook Page    

 

 

8:30am  Trek Bicycle Store North Sunday "C" Ride

The average speed is 15-16mph over 23.5 miles.  The group will follow the B-Ride but WILL NOT complete the hill loop.  This is a mild to moderate training ride for folks wanting a casual outing on their bikes. We do ask that folks be able to maintain a 15 mph average over rolling terrain. These rides are intended for those on road bikes, but those on fitness bikes able to maintain the average speed are also welcome and encouraged to attend. 

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Sunday8:30am27No Drop3,4,5FL,RHCool Breeze
Links    Map To Start     Trek Bicycle Store North    

 

 

9:00am  Sunday Morning Beginner MTB Ride

This ride sponosored by Performance BIcycles. It is a No drop ride for beginners wanting to get into mountain biking, or are just needing more practice riding and want a no pressure group ride. We wil also cover basic handling techniques.

DayTimeMiles +/-Ride TypePace Cat
TerrainRide Leader
Sunday9:00amVariesNo Drop5, SocialFL,RH,H+Jacob Naylor
Links    Map To Start         

 

 

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!

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

 

 


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