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.

Our Weekly Summer Group Rides

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Weekdays6:30 WeekdaysBEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1 - WEEKDAY RIDES BEGIN AT 6:15. OCTOBER 1 - 6:00. 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 the outer spaces or behind the main building. Thank you !
MondaysMarch 6:15PM / April 6:30PM"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 Store770-952-7731
TuesdaysMarch 6:15PM / April 6:30PMAtlanta 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 Store770-952-7731
TuesdaysMarch 6:15PM / April 6:30PM"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 Store404-873-2451
WednesdaysMarch 6:15PM / April 6:30PMAnsley: “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 Store404-873-2451
ThursdaysMarch 6:15PM / April 6:30PM"Buckhead Bellyache" Easy, Moderate, Strenuous DST – March 6:15PM / April 6:30. Please meet us at St. Phillips Cathedral in Buckhead, 2744 Peachtree Rd. for a relaxed 12 or brisk 24 mile ride in the Buckhead-Vinings area. Route is painted and easy to follow. The Church requests and welcomes our use of their restrooms including all clothing changes. Dinner following across street.St Phillips Cathedral770-952-7731
ThursdaysMarch 6:15PM / April 6:30PMAtlanta 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 Store770-952-7731
SaturdaysMarch 10:00AM / April 9:00AM"Six Flags" Moderate, Strenuous, Training March 10:00AM / April 9:00AM. 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 Store770-952-7731
Saturdays10:00AM"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 Store770-952-7731
SundaysWatch for the rotating Sunday ride announcement posted here on Saturday afternoons.tbd770-952-7731
Sunday, 8-24-20149:00 amSunday Ride - Silk Sheets at 9:00 am. Park across from the church on Church St. We'll ride the painted route for 50 miles or reverse at the Roscoe store stop for 40 miles. Lunch following. Silk Sheets Directions:I-285 to I-20W first exit outside the perimeter - Fulton Industrial. Turn left (south) for 8 miles at which point the 4-lane becomes 2 lanes. Continue straight for 4 more miles to the intersection of GA-92 (red light at Texaco station). Turn right at the light. Turn next right to park along roadside - Church St. The church (next to Texaco) always welcomes cyclist parking except during church service hours. Painted routes of 25, 40, 50 miles. Drive time from Atlanta Cycling-Vinings is 30 minutes. GA 70 and GA 92 intersection
Monday, Sep 1, Labor Day9:00 amLabor Day Metric Century - Monday, September 1, 2014 Please register early to insure a spot since a sellout is anticipated. The Atlanta Cycling stores- Ansley and Vinings, are proud to sponsor this event. Please join us Labor Day morning for a metric century through the rolling, rural countryside of South Fulton County in support of the church that is so supportive of cycling in the community. Routes of 24, 40, 50 and 62 miles will be painted and supported. An 'ole fashion summer picnic will greet the riders upon their return.Ride this event to see why these roads are called Silk Sheets. Register at ... ACTIVE.com On the home page type Labor Day Century into the search box to bring up registration. Fee $27.00Intersection GA 70 and GA 92

Ride Maps & Cue Sheets

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 info@atlantacycling.com



Special Event Rides

 

Atlanta Cycling Ansley

1860 Piedmont Ave.

Atlanta, GA 30324

404-873-2451

 

Atlanta Cycling Vinings

4335 Cobb Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30339

770-952-7731

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