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.
|Monday-Saturday DST||Daylight Saving Time - 6:15 pm in March; 6:30 pm April||DST returns on March 8, 2015 and with that the weekly rides begin on March 9th. Recovery - Mondays Women's Only and Men's Conversation - Tuesdays Wednesday - Silver Lake, the fast ride Thursday - Vinings Loop|
|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|
|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|
|Sunday 1-25-15||11:00 am||Sunday - Silk Sheets at 11:00 am. We'll allow a little extra time for the morning to warm up. Park across the highway from the church on Church St. Pick the 50 mile route at a crisp pace or ride base miles for 42 by riding to the Roscoe store and back. 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 (Fulton Ind) and GA 92|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org