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.
|Weekdays||6:30 Weekdays||BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1 - WEEKDAY RIDES BEGIN AT 6:15. OCTOBER 1 - 6:00. NOVEMBER BEGINS - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30, Vinings store. 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 !|
|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|
|Thursdays||March 6:15PM / April 6:30PM/ Sep 6:15/ Oct 6:00||"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 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||Oct - March 10:00AM / April -Sep 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 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.||tbd||770-952-7731|
|Sunday, 9-14-2014||9:00 am||Sunday - Silk Sheets Clockwise at 9:00. We'll ride clockwise for 50 miles or ride 40 by skipping the Happy Valley Loop. Park across the highway from the church on Church St. 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.|
|Tuesdays and Thursdays||4:30 pm Standard Time||Once DST ends, Nov - Mar, meet at the Vinings store on Tuesdays and Thursdays to ride at 4:30 until just before dark. We'll ride the painted Vinings Loop for 22 miles.||Vinings Store|
|Tuesday, 9-23-14||7:30 pm||Trek Travel Night at Vinings - Tuesday evening, September 23rd meet representatives from Trek Travel at the Vinings store to review their numerous trip options including the upcoming Greenville Cycling Camp which is scheduled for October - a terrific month to be cycling in the Greenville, SC area.||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