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.
|Thanksgiving Day||10:00 am||Thanksgiving in-town loop at 10:00 from the Vinings store. Winter pace; we'll ride just enough to work up a good appetite. We'll follow the "V" Vinings Loop for 23 miles or add Silver Lake for 35.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Friday, 11-27-14||Friday Special - Vinings Store at 10:00 We'll ride the old Six Flags route to the store on GA 92 near Riverside Pkwy before reversing to head home. Route is painted with "6". This is an out and back ride so pick your mileage. To the store and back is 45 miles. Lunch following.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
|Tuesdays||4:30 pm EST||VININGS LOOP - Nov-Mar. Join us for a 20 mile ride around Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Low traffic,painted route at winter pace. Store located at 4335 Cobb Pkwy, 1/2 mile north of Chatt. River.||Atlanta Cycling - Vinings||770.952.7731|
|Thursdays||4:30 pm EST||VININGS LOOP– Nov-Mar. Join us for a 20 mile ride around Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Low traffic,painted route at winter pace. Store located at 4335 Cobb Pkwy, 1/2 mile north of Chatt. River.||Atlanta Cycling - Vinings||770.952.7731|
|Saturdays||10:00 am Year Round||VININGS LOOP - Join us for a 22 mile ride around Buckhead and Sandy Springs. Low traffic, painted route at moderate pace. Store located at 4335 Cobb Pkwy, 1/2 mile north of Chatt. River.||Atlanta Cycling - Vinings||770.952.7731|
|Saturdays||10:00 am Oct-Mar; 9:00 am Apr- Sep||SIX FLAGS - Join us for a 40, 50, or 62 mile ride on rural roads following a painted route at a crisp pace. During the winter a second winter paced group forms just after the start for 40 miles. Store located 4335 Cobb Pkwy, 1/2 mile north of Chatt. River.||Atlanta Cycling - Vinings||770.752.7731|
|Sunday 11-30-14||10:00 am||Bud Light at 10:00 It looks as if Sunday is going to be a superb day weather-wise. Meet at the Bud Plant for the 55 miles following the painted "BL" markings. Ride 40 miles by reversing at the Sunoco store stop. Lunch following. Directions: Bud Light Take I-75 North to Exit 296, Cassville-White, GA. Turn right off exit and turn right at first light at the Pilot/Subway/McDonald's Truck Stop. Follow Busch Drive to the brewery. Turn left into the brewery and right into the parking lot. Drive time from I-285, 35 minutes.||Budweiser Plant, Cartersville, GA|
|Sundays||Temperature Dependent||Sunday Ride - watch for the postings on Saturday afternoons or email Don@AtlantaCycling.com to be added to the Sunday Ride email list.||TBA||N/A|
|Wednesday, 12-10-14||6:30 pm, Vinings Store||Atlanta Cycling - Christmas Lights Ride - Add lights and decorate your bike as desired for our annual ride to see the "lights". We'll ride at a slow pace for just over an hour. You'll need lights front and rear to be seen more than to see since the street lights do a pretty good job. The pace will be slow and enjoyable so dress warmly. Dinner following with riders and non-riders at 8:00. The ride will have full sag support. The donation of a toy is purely optional, but it will be exchanged for a store discount coupon. The toys are directed to Children's Village (metro Atl.) by Dr. McCarty's church, Peachtree Christian. Wednesday, 12-10-14, 6:30 pm, Vinings store.||Vinings Store||770-952-7731|
For complete information on each of the rides, please follow the links to maps, cue sheets, and GPS files. To submit your ride to Atlanta Cycling, please email email@example.com