Atlanta Cycling offers multiple group rides leaving our stores almost everyday throughout the year. These rides take place in the evenings during the week and in the mornings on Saturday and Sunday. The weekday rides are generally 20-25 mile rides and take about an hour and a half to complete. The weekend rides vary from 40-65+ miles depending on the ride options you choose and can take 2.5-4 hours.
Safety is a primary function of these rides.
These rides are not designed to drop riders. Rides are ridden at as close to a steady tempo as traffic and the route allows, not too fast, not too slow. There may be portions of the ride where riders can "attack" but fear not, should you decide today is a rest day for you or you're in a "spot of bother" the group will regroup. These rides are designed to be fun and enjoyable while providing a challenge. We typically average about 18 - 20 miles per hour, shop to shop. There are designated “beginner' rides that will average 14 – 16 miles per hour. Maps are available on our website for most of the rides, both text and interactive. Print one and put it in your pocket if you're unsure of the route. Please ride safely and obey all rules of the road.
We try our best to ride double or single file at all times. Pay attention, stay awake, don't daydream about the glory days. We have some of the best rides in the Southeast. There is no entry fee--just show up with your bike, a good attitude, and a few essentials listed below.
We do not have many rules, and if you will follow the guidelines below, you will have an enjoyable ride. Ride two abreast whenever possible, especially when first departing. Obey all rules of the road. (Red lights and stop signs). If the pack splits on a red light, don't worry (be happy), we'll regroup. We may go single file from time to time for safety reasons or other reasons. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Helmets - HELMETS ARE MANDATORY. Also, bring money, food, drink, spare tubes, and adequate clothing.
Bring a road bike - These rides are intended to be ridden on a road bike. A hybrid or mountain bike is not appropriate on these rides.
You ride at your own risk. You assume all risk of injuries. You are expected to ride safely at all times. Look out for the other person. You undertsand that sometimes crashes happen.
YELLOW LINE MUST BE OBSERVED.
Please show respect to motorists. Please show respect for the communities we cycle through by not littering, being careful where you pee, and obeying ALL RED LIGHTS AND STOP SIGNS.
Disclaimer: The above stated group rides are not officially sanctioned nor sponsored by Atlanta Cycling. Risk is inherent in recreational bicycling and Atlanta Cycling accepts no responsibility and/or liability for any injuries or damages occurring on any of the above stated group rides.
|Standard Time - Tuesdays and Thursdays||EST 4:30 pm - ride stops with DST||Until Daylight Saving Time returns, please join us for a 24 mile ride following the painted Vinings Loop on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the standard time dates. The ride stops during DST. We'll finish before dark; mount flashing lights as desired.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Weekday DST Schedule||DST - March 6:15 / April- Aug 6:30 /Sep 6:15 / Oct 6:00 pm||Daylight Saving Time is fast approaching - March 8th. As always, Thank You for attending our rides. Please do not park in the "L" in front of the other stores. We are welcome to park in all of the outer spaces or behind the main building. Thank you !|
|Mondays||March 6:15PM / April 6:30PM/ Sep 6:15/ Oct 6:00||"Recovery Ride" Easy, Moderate Please join us for a conversation based, stay together, active recovery paced 20 mile ride on low traffic streets in Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Route is painted. Dinner following.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Tuesdays||March 6:15PM / April 6:30PM/ Sep 6:15/ Oct 6:00||Atlanta Cycling-Vinings “Separate Men’s and Women’s Ride" Beginner, Easy, Moderate WOMEN only, please join us for 11, 18 or 22 mile ride on low traffic streets following a painted route with one group at no drop pace. The emphasis will be on meeting others and on becoming more skillful and comfortable while road riding. MEN/MIXED, riding a different route, please join us for a 24 mile ride on low traffic streets following a painted route. Ride stays together at conversation pace until the last 5 miles.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Tuesdays||March 6:15PM / April 6:30PM/ Sep 6:15/ Oct 6:00||"Beginners Ride-Ansley" Beginner, Easy, Moderate DST – March 6:15PM / April 6:30. Please join us for a slow paced, stay together ride of 17 miles on quiet streets. The emphasis will be on meeting others and on becoming more skillful and comfortable while road riding. The group will split, but one group will ride at no drop pace. Store located one block south of Cheshire Bridge Rd. at 1860 Piedmont Ave.||Ansley Store||404-873-2451|
|Wednesdays||March 6:15PM / April 6:30PM/ Sep 6:15/ Oct 6:00||Ansley: “Go West Ride" Moderate DST – March 6:15PM / April 6:30. Please join us for a steady 22 mile westward loop on low traffic roads. Store located one block south of Cheshire Bridge Rd. at 1860 Piedmont Ave.||Ansley Store||404-873-2451|
|Wednesdays||DST Mar 6:15 /Apr-Aug 6:30 /Sep 6:15 /Oct 6:00||"Ride-in Ride" - ride your bike to the Vinings store for extra miles and to warm up for a very quick paced, 24 mile loop around the Silver Lake neighborhood.||Vinings store||770-952-7731|
|Thursdays||DST - 5:45 pm||"Early Bellyache" Moderate, Strenuous DST – Meet us at St. Phillips Cathedral in Buckhead, 2744 Peachtree Rd. We'll ride as a group to intercept the Vinings ride; ride with them to the top of Stella Dr. at Chastain Park before reversing to the church for dinner at Fillini's on P'tree. This will be a 30 mile ride. The Church requests and welcomes our use of their restrooms including all clothing changes. Dinner following across street.||Start - St Phillips Cathedral||770-952-7731|
|Thursdays||March 6:15PM / April 6:30PM/ Sep 6:15/ Oct 6:00||Atlanta Cycling-Vinings "Conversation Ride-Mixed" Beginner, Easy, Moderate Please join us for rides of 11, 18 or 22 miles on low traffic streets. The emphasis will be on meeting others and on becoming more skillful and comfortable while road riding. The group will split, but one slower group will ride at stay together pace.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Saturdays - returning to old route||Oct - March 10:00AM / April -Sep 9:00AM||"Six Flags" Moderate, Strenuous, Training Ride moves back to 9:00 in April and has returned to the original out and back painted route. Please join us for a 40, 50 or 62 mile ride on rural roads following an out and back painted route. Lunch following. Store located 1/2 mile north of Chatt. River at 4335 Cobb Pkwy.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Saturdays||10:00AM Year Round||"Vinings Loop" Easy, Moderate Please join us at 10:00 am year round for an 11, 18 or 22 mile ride through Buckhead and Sandy Springs on a low traffic, painted route. Moderate pace with re-groups at the top of longer hills. Lunch following.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Sundays||Watch for the rotating Sunday ride announcement posted here on Saturday afternoons. If you would like to be added to our weekly ride email, please send an email to Don@AtlantaCycling.com or call the stores.||tbd||770-952-7731|
|Sunday 3-1-15||1:00 pm||Sunday - Meet at Atlanta Cycling- Vinings to ride at 1:00 pm. The Sunday morning weather forecasts are all over the place - most likely is cold and drizzle. We may get a break early afternoon. We'll determine the route based on current conditions.||Vinings Store|