Atlanta Area Group Road Rides
These rides are put on by various organizations and bike shops around the greater metro Atlanta area. Some rides do not have a leader and are “pick up rides.” Always check with the ride leader, if there is one, for a ride map. Call the ride leader or shop to verify that the ride is still going on. Unless specified, these are hard training rides geared towards advanced riders and racers and those that have group riding experience. Aerobars or tri-bikes are not allowed on group rides. If you have them, do NOT ride in them in the group. Expect to be dropped and be on your own if you cannot keep up with the group. If you want a more relaxed ride or are a beginner the Southern Bicycle League hosts rides for all levels of cyclists. Athens rides can be found at Athens GA Bicycling.Cycling is a dangerous sport. Southeastern Cycling, Trish Albert, and the sponsoring ride groups are not responsible if you get lost or hurt on these rides. You ride at your own risk and assume all responsibility for yourself and your equipment. All ride times give are Daylight Savings Time unless noted. Many rides stop after Daylight Savings Time ends. Check with the sponsoring organization for specifics about any rides. Please note that all times are PM (afternoon/evening) unless otherwise noted.

Sunday

  • Roswell Bikes Sunday Ride-Training/Strenuous. 42 Miles. Leaves at 9 am from Roswell Bikes in Roswell. Please park in the Andretti’s lot adjacent to the shop. Bathrooms and post ride coffee will be available in the Roswell Bikes lounge. Summer A – 42mi @ 21-23mph (faster some days) B – 42mi @ 18-20mph Winter B – 55mi @ 18-19mph.
  • Dunwoody Chick-Fil-A Ride, 8:00 am, Ride through either Brookhaven or Vinings. 30 miles. Meet at the Chick-Fil-A on Mt. Vernon near Abernathy Road, Email morecarl@hotmail.com.
  • Dunwoody Sunday Warm Up, 6:30 am, 1.5 hour warm up before the Chick Fil A Ride. Meet at the Crema Cafe. Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com.
  • Dunwoody Dark Side Ride, 5:30 am, 48 miles, A group. Email rides@dunwoodycycling.com.
  • Dunwoody Sunday PM Ride, 1:30, 42 Miles, A and B groups with some regrouping. Meet at Dunwoody High School. Email morecarl@hotmail.com
  • Sandy Springs B&B Ride, 9:00 am, 25 Mile. Moderate. Leaves from city Walk Sandy Springs, 230 Hammond Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. No drop ride through Buckhead and Brookhaven with plenty of conversation. Average speed is 14-15 mph. Ride goes on no matter what the temperature, but no ride if it’s raining. Ride goes year round.  Email Henryharryvanb @gmail.com. Garmin File.
  • PC3 Ride, 8:00 am, Moderate, 40-50 miles, The routes are moderately hilly.  No drop ride with two groups. Depart from the Peachtree Corners Lifetime Fitness. Cue Sheet/GPS
  • Loganville Witness to Fitness Sunday Ride. 4:00 pm (2:00 through May). Loganville First Baptist Church, 680 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, GA. 34 and 20 mile options. Various ride levels. No drop. Cue Sheet.
  • Atlanta Cycling Roswell Sunday Ride. 9:00 am (8:00 am summer). Training. Meets at the Atlanta Cycling on Holcomb Bridge Rd. store in Roswell. ake GA-400 to exit #7 east (Holcomb Bridge Road). From southbound, turn left onto Holcomb Bridge Road. From northbound, turn right onto Holcomb Bridge Road. Head east on Holcomb Bridge Road for approximately 3/4 miles. Turn left into the Connex Shopping Center at the Aqua Blue Restaurant. This is a 52 mile loop with plenty of beautiful back roads rambling through North Fulton and Cherokee counties led by members of the Mission Source/NGCA Team. 17-18 mph pace, regroups after hills Ride start / finish is in the bike shop parking lot.This ride is for experienced cyclists, not recommended for beginners because of the hills and the 17-18 mpg avg. During the summer season, this is a drop ride, although there are a couple of regroup points and a store stop. Strava route.
  • Silver Comet Cycles Ladies Ride, 2:00 pm, Easy/Moderate. 12-13 mph average. No drop, beginners welcome. Road bikes required.  The distance is about 20 miles.
  • Bikes + Life Advanced Beginner’s Ride. 8am. 30 miles, no drop.
  • Peachtree Bikes Westside Ride, 10:00 am, 2 groups, chill at 14 mph (no drop), moderate at 18 mph, 22 miles. Lights and helmets required. Map.

Monday

  • Atlanta Cycling Recovery Ride, Recovery/Moderate. It leaves from the Atlanta Cycling Vinings Shop at 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept..6:00 Oct.). 20 miles. Ride Map. Strava Map.
  • Peachtree Bikes Recovery Ride, Moderate, 6:30. 6:00 starting mid-September. Ends Oct. 1. Meets at the Chastain store. No drop. 20-21 miles. Route changes weekly. Map.
  • Atlanta Cycling Duluth Recovery Ride, Moderate, 6:00 pm, Duluth, Map.
  • Smyrna Bicycles. 6:15 (6:00 in March), Moderate/Strenuous. KOM and Sprints. Regroups. 23 miles. Meets at Smyrna Bicycles.
  • CTown Bikes, 6:30, Moderate, Hills and Lakes Ride, 25 miles.
  • Shaking the Blues Ride, 6:30. Recovery, 20 miles, no drop. Meets at Bicycle South in Decatur. Recovery ride through Decatur, Emory, Atlanta, Kirkwood, and Avondale Estates. Contact Joanne or Walt Massey wallcom@concast.net.
  • Dunwoody 20, 6:30, 6:00 Sept/Oct., Oct. 6:30 EST. Meet at Los Rancheros on Jett Ferry Rd.
  • Monday Night Buford Ride, 6:30, 18 Miles, Moderate/Varies. Meets in downtown Buford at 123 Main Street.
  • Grayson Cycling Club Monday Ride. 6:30 pm, 6:15 Sept/Oct. Meet at Grayson Coffee. 20-28 miles. A (28 miles at 18-19 mph), B (28 miles at 17-18 mph), B2 (20 miles at 15-17 mph), and C (14-17 miles at 13+mph) groups. Dinner nearby after the ride.
  • Roswell Bicycles Recovery Ride. 6:30 (6:00 in March). No drop ride with a ride leader and a ride sweeper.
  • Alpha Lifetime. 10:00 am. Recovery Ride.
  • SCC Ride, 6:15, Meet at Atlanta Trek McDonough. A SCC member will lead the ride. Number of groups depends on who shows up. Usually an A, B, and C group. B and C groups if any that night are no drop. A is drop.
  • Snyder Cycles Females Only Beginner and Recovery Ride. 6:00. Moderate.  Join us for Snyder Cycles weekly women’s Beginner and Intermediate rides! New to riding in a group or looking to practice your group riding skills, all female identifying cyclists are welcome. The emphasis of the B ride will be on learning and becoming comfortable riding in a group. This will be a no drop ride but please be prepared for 16 miles at around 12 mph to Stone Mountain, around, and back. The A ride will be a moderate paced 15mph ride of the same route focused on continuing to develop skills and strength. Helmets required and lights recommended. Leaving the shop at 7:00 sharp. Helmets required and lights recommended. Check the Snyder Cycles Facebook page for the latest start time.

Tuesday

  • Marietta Training Crit-Training. Starts at 6:30 pm at the West Oak Business Park in Marietta. From Downtown Atlanta, take I-75 North to first Hwy. 5/Canton Hwy. exit. Turn right off of the exit. Turn right at the first light onto Sandy Plains Rd. At the second light, turn right into the West Oak Business Park. Look for the cyclists. This is a training race for racers and strong riders only. Not appropriate for beginner riders! Aerobars or similar bar extensions are not allowed, and the yellow line rule is enforced. Ride is 60 minutes plus 5 laps. Daylight Savings Time only. Check the Facebook page for start & end dates as it generally does not go the full length of DST! $5 donation per rider and sign in required since the Crit is required by the City of Marietta to have a police officer at the stop sign in the business park. There is no insurance & no ride leader. Ride at your own risk!
  • Bicycle South Ride, Moderate/Strenuous. Meets at Bicycle South at 6:30. Map.
  • Northlake Loop Ride. 6:30. Strenuous/Training. 30 miles in summer, 23 in winter. Meets in the back of the parking lot of the stores located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA.  Ride is to Stone Mountain, one or two loops around the park and then back to the parking lot. Same pace/difficulty as the Thursday Pizza Ride.
  • Perpetual Motion Bicycles. 6:30. 15-35 miles. Varying abilities and paces. Park at the store. “C” group is no drop. Map.
  • Dunwoody Cycling-Perimeter “See and Be Seen”. 6:30 pm. Moderate/Paced. 23 miles with 1500 feet climbing. Start at Mellow Mushroom Dunwoody Village. Ride in the Dunwoody/Brookhaven area. Two Groups: Faster / drop (18-19 mph avg.) & Moderate (15-16 mph avg. No drop with sweep) with regroup at key points. Dinner & Drinks at Mellow Mushroom after the ride. Route: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/51763563
  • NCGA Training Ride/Nancy G’s, 6:30 Year Round (lights required for riding in fall/winter), Training, 24 miles. Map. There will be an A Group and a B Group. The ride leaves from the Fountain Oaks/Nancy G’s parking lot on Roswell Rd. Parking has been worked out by Nancy with the management group so that we can park behind the Kroger on the Nancy G’s side. There is always a group that meets afterwards to have drinks and eats on deck. Nancy G’s will have specials after the ride! GPS File
  • Atlanta Cycling Women’s Ride. 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.), 22 miles, Strenuous/Moderate/No Drop. Join Atlanta Cycling for a women’s only ride on the Vinings Loop. The ride breaks into A and B groups. There is a sweep rider, so no one rides in alone! Road bikes are required, and you should be comfortable averaging 14 mph on a very hilly course. Join the Facebook group. Strava Map.
  • Atlanta Cycling Ride, 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.), Moderate. 20  miles to Silver Lake and back. Meet at the Atlanta Cycling Vinings Store. Strava Map.
  • Atlanta Cycling Ansley Beginner’s Ride, 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.),  Beginner/Easy, 17 miles, Meet at Atlanta Cycling, Ansley, 1860 Piedmont Ave. Call 404-873-2451 for more information.
  • Atlanta Cycling, Roswell, 6:00, Moderate. The average speed is 15-17 mph for 27 miles. No drop ride. Map My Ride.
  • Portable Rock Climbing Team, 6:00 Training, Starts at Senoia Cycle Works, 23+ mph pace for the A group. Breaks up into smaller groups. Strava map.
  • Dunwoody Dark Side Ride, 5:30 am, Team Time Trial Laps (4 laps=24 miles). Meet at Dunwoody High School. Email rides@dunwoodycycling.com.
  • North Gwinnett High School, 6:30, Strenuous/Training, 22 miles
  • Faster Mustache MTB Ride, 8:30 pm year round, 20 miles (60% road, 40% singletrack), leaves from Fellinis/Flying Biscuit on McLendon intown Atlanta. Returns around 11 pm, pizza afterwards. Lights 300+ lumens are required. Every Tuesday Night in Atlanta, a group of mountain bikers meets up under the cover of darkness to shred the single track hidden in Atlanta.
  • PC3 Tuesday Night Ride, 6:00 pm, 20 miles, Moderate, Ride Description Join PC3 for an after work spin around Berkeley Lake. This is a medium intensity tide which avoids most of the rush hour traffic! It is no drop at 15-16 mph. Plan for about 20 miles and a little more than an hour. Depart from the Robert Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners, just north of Dunwoody. Cue Sheet/GPS
  • Apalachee Cycles, 6:30- Moderate/Strenuous/Training. 25-30 mile route. 16-20 mph+ Breaks into 2-3 groups. This is a drop ride, so ask for a cue sheet at the shop.
  • Grayson Cycling Club Tuesday Ride. 6:30 pm, 6:15 Sept/Oct. Meet at Grayson Coffee. 20-28 miles. A (28 miles at 18-19 mph), B (28 miles at 17-18 mph), B2 (20 miles at 15-17 mph), and C (14-17 miles at 13+mph) groups. Dinner nearby after the ride.
  • Velocity Racing. 6:00. Meets at Trek of Peachtree City. A ride: 35+ miles averaging 18+ mph, B ride: 25+ miles averaging 15-17 mph.
  • Alpha Lifetime. 6:00 pm. A, B, and C groups. Not a No Drop ride. 15 mph average pace minimum.
  • Olde Blind Dog, 6:30 year round, Meets at the Olde Blind Dog Pub in Crabapple. 20 miles, Average 14 – 16 mph through mostly linking neighborhoods with 2-3 different groups. Slower group is no drop. Lights and reflective gear required during the winter. Recovery beverages at the pub afterwards. Latest info. on the Facebook page.
  • Briarcliff Bonzai Morning Ride. 6am, 20 miles, year-round, even if it’s a little cold. Moderate-Strenuous, with an A group around 20mph, hang or drop. And a B group at 17-18mph, no-drop. Lights required, and no one gets left behind solo in the dark. All are welcome but this is not for casual riders. Meet at Shallowford Presbyterian Church (2375 Shallowford Rd, 30345). Route map.
  • SCC Ride, 6:15, Meet at Atlanta Trek McDonough. A SCC member will lead the ride. Number of groups depends on who shows up. Usually an A, B, and C group. B and C groups if any that night are no drop. A is drop.
  • Whitetail Bicycles, 9:30 am. Training/Strenuous, 40 mile loop, 17-18 mph avg. pace, Please park at the Alpharetta Municipal Building located at 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta 30004.
  • Whitetail Bicycles. 6:15 pm. Training/Strenuous, 25 -30 mile loop, 18+ mph avg. pace, Please park at the Alpharetta Municipal Building located at 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta 30004.
  • Snyder Cycles Charm School for Cyclists, 7:15 pm, Strenuous. Ever wonder what happened to the nice two by two club rides of legend? Want to practice your group riding skills without surges and attacks? Come join us Tuesday nights for Charm School for Cyclists. We ride steady at 16-17 mph to Stone Mountain for a long loop and a short loop with a focus on skills and riding etiquette. 22 miles total. This will be a no drop ride but please be prepared to keep up. Riders of all levels are welcome. No time trial bikes or flat handlebar bikes please. Helmets required, lights recomended.

Wednesday

  • Silver Lake Loop “Ride In” Ride, Moderate/Strenuous. Leaves from the Atlanta Cycling Vinings shop at 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.). Distances up to 25 miles. The main group goes at “race pace,” but come join a few others for a ride at your own pace ride. Map. Cue Sheet. Strava Map
  • Cart Path Ride, Easy/Moderate. 7:00. Meet at Bicycles Unlimited in Peachtree City. Not recommended for road bikes. For more information, contact Mark or Holly at 770.486.9252.
  • Atlanta Cycling Duluth “Race” Ride. 6:30 pm. Meet at the Duluth Atlanta Cycling on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. The ride is 34 miles over rolling terrain with several sprints.   Map. Map My Ride.
  • Sorella Cycling Women’s Only Ride. Leaves from E. Rivers Elementary in Buckhead at 6:30. Varying abilities, but you should be able to average about 15 mph in very hilly Buckhead terrain. They regroup at the top of some hills, but this is not a beginner ride. Map.
  • Hickory Flat Ride. 6:00. Moderate/Strenuous. 30-32 miles. There are a few climbs and a lot of rolling hills. Ride leaves from the Publix at East Cherokee Dr. and GA Hwy. 140 in Cherokee County. For more information, call Out Spokin’ Bicycles at (678) 483-0200. Cue Sheet.
  • Ansley “Go West” Ride, 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.), Moderate. 22 mile westward loop. Meet at the Ansley Atlanta Cycling Store.
  • Reality Bikes Ride, 5:50-6:00, A, & B groups. Full Details at the Reality Bikes website. The A group features a Sprint. The B ride has two groups, one with no regroups and one with regroups. B Ride Cue Sheet.
  • Dunwoody Lunch Bunch, 12:00 Noon, Meet at the Fresh Market in Dunwoody Village. 15 miles, no drop. Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com for more information.
  • Endurance House Ride, 6:30pm, Meets at Endurance House in Alpharetta, Groups: A: 28 miles/19+ mph, B: 28 miles / 17mph C: 15 miles/15 mph, Short route, long route.
  • Apalachee Cycles Gravel Ride, 6:30, 25-30 miles of pavement and gravel. MTB or Cyclocross bikes. Please, no road bikes. Front Lights to see by will be needed. Bring a blinkie.
  • Cycology Shop Ride. 6:30. Strenuous/Training. Meets at Cycology Bike Shop in Hiram. A Group – 34 miles, 21+ mph avgerage, B Group – 31 miles, 18 mph average
  • Free Flite Sandy Springs, 6:30 pm, Moderate. No drop ride at 13-15 mph, 20 miles.
  • GTC Harbins Elementary Ride, 6:30, Moderate to Training 2 route options.
  • Jackson County Ride. 6:00, 25 miles, more as daylight increases. Meet at 115 Towne Center Pky, Hoschton, GA 30548. A and B groups.
  • Outspokin Ride. 6:00 pm. 30 miles with lots of climbing.
  • Apalachee Cycle Wednesday Nite Gravel Grinder. Leaves the shop @ 6:30ish PM about 25-30 miles of pavement gravel roads. We regroup to stay together. Cross bike or Mtb bike with lights needed for this ride.
  • Peachtree Bikes 6:30, 6:00 starting mid-September. Ends Oct. 1. Chillfest or Chase the Rabbit, Moderate. Slower than Tuesday but not a beginner ride. 2 groups-one chill, one faster. Leaves from Peachtree Bikes Chastain Shop. Map.
  • Virginia Highland Velo Wednesday Ride. Wednesday’s ride is a “business lunch” most of the year and turns into a “business breakfast” during the summer. These run from East Decatur MARTA Station at 11 a.m. (winter) and 7:15 a.m. (summer) for a “friendly, but be prepared to keep up” ride to/from Stone Mountain Park, with a perky pace inside the Park.
  • Briarcliff Bonzai Morning Ride. 6am, 20 miles, year-round, even if it’s a little cold. Moderate, averages 16-17 mph. Our Wednesday ride is K&G (kinder and gentler) vs. other days. No-drop, but it’s designed to be a workout. Lights required, and no one gets left behind solo in the dark. All are welcome but this is not really for casual riders. Meet at Shallowford Presbyterian Church (2375 Shallowford Rd, 30345). Route map.
  • Atlanta Cycling MTB, April-Aug 6:30, Mar, Sept. 6:15, Oct. 6:00 Depart from the Vinings Location to ride the Bob Callen Trail to the MTB trails at Cochran Shoals. Then, return after a loop or two at dusk. The entire route is off-road. The group will split into different rider levels so no one feels pressed. The trail is multi-use and federal, so please be courteous to other users to protect the privilege for all. If wet, the trail is closed. Check the SORBA-Atlanta website for trail status.
  • Twisted Spoke Bicycles, Road Ride 6:00, Moderate/Strenuous,  20-25 Miles 16-18 mph- Drop Ride.
  • SCC Ride, 6:15, Meet at Atlanta Trek McDonough. A SCC member will lead the ride. Number of groups depends on who shows up. Usually an A, B, and C group. B and C groups if any that night are no drop. A is drop.
  • Whitetail Bicycles. 6:15 pm. 6:15 pm, Training/Strenuous, 20 mile gravel loop, 16+ mph avg. pace. Can be ridden on a road or CX bike. Please park at the Alpharetta Municipal Building located at 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta 30004.
  • Coffee+Margaritas Ride, 6:30. Strenuous/Training. Meet at Cafe + Velo, End at Superica. 22-24 miles of steady but hard riding with the Litespeed BMW and Wahoo Masters Race Teams.
  • ChicksWhoRide, 6:30. Moderate. Meet at Outback Bikes in Little 5 Points. Road bikes required, ladies only. Expect an average speed of 15-16 mph on this hilly intown route. This is NOT a no drop ride. You need to be comfortable riding intown with traffic and typical intown stuff. Strava Route.

Thursday

  • Pizza Ride-Moderate/Strenuous. Meets in Avondale (70 North Avondale Rd.) at 6:30 pm during DST. Ride to Stone Mountain and back. Varying paces and distances.
  • Atlanta Cycling-Vinings Loop 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.), Beginner/Easy/Moderate/Your Pace 18-22 miles. The emphasis will be on meeting others and on becoming more skillful in a group. The ride leader will stay with the last group on the road. The A group sets a lively 18+ mph pace. Store located 1/2 mile north of the Chatt. River at 4335 Cobb Pkwy. Atlanta Cycling, Inc. 770-952-7731. Map Facebook Group. Strava Map.
  • Weekday World Cup. 6:30. Strenuous/Training. Meets at Chastain Park in amphitheater parking lot (Powers Ferry/Stella Drive). The map is here.
  • Newnan-Madras Thursday Ride: 6:30 pm Madras Middle School, Newnan, GA. Approx. 40 min from ATL Airport. Strenuous, hilly training ride. Riding 45 miles at the height of daylight savings time. Includes 3 KOMs and 3 sprints. The A Group is led by Cat 2/3 riders and does not stop. A Cue Sheet. The B Group welcomes everyone but may be a “drop” ride. B Cue Sheet. Cue Sheets (may not be accurate): 23 Miles, 35 Miles, 41 Miles, 46 Miles. Facebook Group.
  • Roswell Ride. Roswell. 6:30. 6:00 in Sept. A, B, and C Groups. Meet at near Roswell Area Park (exact location here) for a 21 or 26 mile ride through Roswell. Map. *Note: The start time may change during April and Sept. Check with Bike Roswell for the correct start time. 2008 Map, 2008 Cue Sheet
  • Faster Mustache, 6:45 pm. Strenuous/Training. Social Hilly Road Training Ride. Leaves from Atlanta Beltline Bicyce. About 35 miles with about 3100 feet of climbing, some regrouping. Map. 2013 Route. 2014 Route. 2015 Route on Strava.
  • NGCA Mission Source Ride, 6:30 pm, 6:00 starting in September, Moderate, meets at Mission Source 5975 Shiloh Rd, 30005 Directions: North on 400, Exit 12A – 1 M. East on McFarland Rd, Left on Shiloh Rd. Moderate pace – No drop at 17-18 mph pace. 25 miles.
  • Atlanta Cycling Roswell, Roswell, 10:00 am. Casual Ride. The pace is usually 13-15 mph. The route varies week to week but is usually 18-20 miles. Beginner Rider friendly.
  • Perpetual Motion Bicycles. 6:30. 15-35 miles. Varying abilities and paces. Park at the store. Map.
  • C4 Thursday Ride, 6:00, Training, 32 Miles. The A Group averages 22 mph, and the B Group averages 19 mph. There is also usually a more casual C group. Meets at the Georgia International Horse Park.
  • Dunwoody Dark Side Ride, 5:30 am, Ball Mill Road Repeats (5 repeats).  Meet at Dunwoody High School. Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com for details.
  • Dunwoody Social Evening Ride. 6:30 Meet at Village Burger.  Route: 21 miles. .
  • Suwanee Creek Bicycles, 6:30, Strenuous. 21 mile loop to Lake Lanier.
  • Wrenched Bicycles, 6:30, Varying abilities and routes.
  • PC3 Thursday Night Ride, 6:00 pm, 20 Miles, Moderate, Join PC3 for an after work spin around Berkeley Lake. This is a medium intensity ride which avoids most of the rush hour traffic! It is no drop at 15-16 mph. Plan for about 20 miles and a little more than an hour. Depart from the Robert Fowler YMCA in Peachtree Corners, just north of Dunwoody. Cue Sheet/GPS
  • Cycology Shop Ride. 6:30. Strenuous/Training. Meets at Cycology Bike Shop in Hiram. Group ride on the Silver Comet, 24 miles, 17-20 mph average.
  • Decatur Wonderful Evening Ride (aka the CVS Ride), 6:30 year round. Moderate ride. Meet at the Mellow Mushroom parking lot in Decatur. 19-25 miles. Breaks up into different groups.
  • Olde Blind Dog, 6:30 year round, Meets at the Olde Blind Dog Pub in Crabapple. 20 miles, Average 14 – 16 mph through mostly linking neighborhoods. No drop. Lights and reflective gear required during the winter. Recovery beverages at the pub afterwards. Latest info. on the Facebook page.
  • Beck Cycling. 6:00 pm. Leaves Piedmont Fitness on the Newnan Square. The A group is 17-18 mph, B group is 15-16 mph.
  • Velocity Racing. 6:00. Meets at Trek of Peachtree City. A ride: 35+ miles averaging 18+ mph, B ride: 25+ miles averaging 15-17 mph.
  • Alpha Lifetime. 10:00 am. Women’s Ride. 2 groups
  • Jackson County Ride. 6:00, 25 miles, more as daylight increases. Meet at 115 Towne Center Pky, Hoschton, GA 30548. A and B groups.
  • Apalachee Cycle Thursday Night Ride. Leaves the shop at 6:30 or 25-30 mile route -pace 17-20+mph. This is a drop ride Let someone know if you are new and don’t the route. Post ride refreshment back at the shop!
  • Briarcliff Bonzai Morning Ride. 6am, 20 miles, year-round, even if it’s a little cold. Let’s call this one “Brisk-Vigorous,” which is intended to mean max 18mph no drop. All are welcome but this is not for casual riders. Lights required, and no one gets left behind solo in the dark. Meet at Shallowford Presbyterian Church (2375 Shallowford Rd, 30345).  Route map.
  • Twisted Spoke Bicycles, Evening Weekly Greenway Ride, 7:15 Beginner, Fitness and/or For those who do not feel comfortable riding on road, Ride will be approximately an hour and 15 minutes, no drop.
  • SCC Ride, 6:15, Meet at Atlanta Trek McDonough. A SCC member will lead the ride. Number of groups depends on who shows up. Usually an A, B, and C group. B and C groups if any that night are no drop. A is drop.
  • Whitetail Bicycles. 6:15 pm. 6:15 pm, Training/Strenuous, 20 mile gravel loop, pace determined by group, no drop. Can be ridden on a road or CX bike.
    Please park at the Alpharetta Municipal Building located at 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta 30004.

Friday

Saturday

  • Beyond Six Flags, 9:00 am year round, Moderate/Strenuous. 40 and 53 mile options. This is a really fun ride with a good mix of flat, rolling, and hilly terrain. It starts in Vinings at the Atlanta Cycling Store at 9 am during DST and 10 am during Standard time. Ride Map, Ride Cue Sheet. Strava Map.
  • Tucker Ride-Strenuous/Training. Meets at 9 am during DST and 10 am during Standard Time at Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA. Show what you are made of!  VERY fast paced training ride, 24 mph++. Terrain is hilly, and distance is about 43-47 miles. This is where the big boys and racers show up to play. Cue Sheet, Cue Sheet 2, Cue Sheet 3 (2013)
  • Baby Tucker, Strenuous, about 20 mph, slightly slower than Tucker. Meets at 8:30 am during DST and 9:30 am during Standard Time at Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA. Rides from Tucker to Stone Mountain and back. Terrain is hilly, and distance is about 43 miles. Cue Sheet, Cue Sheet 2, Cue Sheet 3 (2013)
  • Atlanta Cycling Duluth. Strenuous. 30 or 60 mile options through Gwinnett County over rolling terrain with a few good climbs. Pace is usually fast. 8 am. Meet at the Duluth location of Atlanta Cycling.
  • Old Chastain Ride. 11:00 am. Meets at the Amphitheater Parking Lot at Chastain Park.
  • John’s Creek. 8:00 am. (10:00 am in winter) Moderate-Strenuous. Meet at Bikes and Life in John’s Creek. Ride is approximately 25-30 miles with various groups and paces ranging from 15-20 mph averages.
  • Free Flite Sandy Springs, 8:00 am, Moderate. No drop ride on the Silver Lake Loop. 25 miles.
  • Roswell/Bike Roswell “40+ Ride.” 8:00 am. Starts at 7:30 am Memorial Day Weekend and through the summer. Check here for current start time. 20-25 miles. Moderate pace with several regroups but not “no drop.” Meet at near Roswell Park on Woodstock Rd. in Roswell-exact location here. Park in the lot between the park entrance and the school. Map.
  • Atlanta Cycling Vinings Loop. Easy/Moderate. 10:00 am year round,11, 18, or 22 mile loop through Vinings and Buckhead. Route is marked with a “V.” Several groups in the warmer months or ride at your own pace. Leaves from the Atlanta Cycling.
  • Atlanta Cycling Duluth. 8:00 am. Moderate. Leaves from the Duluth Store. 18 and 26 mile options.
  • Kennesaw/Beyond Allatoona, 9:00 am, 8:00 am starting in late May. 55 and 75 miles. Training/Strenuous/Not for casual riders. 18 mph average. Rolling terrain from KSU towards Cartersville. One restroom break and one store stop. Take I-75 to exit 271-Chastain Rd. Go west on Chastain Rd approximately 1/4 mile and take a left onto Town Point Dr. Bear right at first intersection and park in Pacesetter Steal parking lot. Thanks Team Pacesetter! From I-75 and 285 expect about a 15 minute drive to the start of the ride.  One restroom break and one store stop. A and B group split after restroom (~12 miles in). A group is 20+ mph avg and varies from 55-72 miles, B group is 17-18 mph avg and is 55 miles. Rolling terrain from Kennesaw towards Cartersville. 2008 Cue Sheet, 2006 Cue Sheet. 2016 Short Route GPS. 2016 Long Route GPS.
  • Outspokin Ride. 8:00. Moderate/Strenuous. 33+ miles. There are a few climbs and a lot of rolling hills. A & B groups.
  • Northstar Bicycle, 8:00. Beginner and Advanced rides. Distance Vary.
  • Trek of McDonough Road Ride, 8:15, Beginner is 12-23 miles at 15-17 mph with Intermediate riders doing 28 miles at 17-20 mph. No drop.
  • PTC Road Ride. 8:00 am. Meets at Trek of Peachtree City. Beginner/Moderate/Training. Group A – 30+ miles at an average of  17+ mph. A Group: 40+ miles at 21+ mph, B Group:m 25-30 miles at 17-19 mph (regroups, no dropped rider), C Group: 20-25 miles at 12-16 mph with no drop.
  • Sky Loop, 8:00 (summer), moves to 9:00 in Sept. Moderate/Strenuous. 27, 40, or 45 mile options. Meets at the Florence Road Trailhead on the Silver Comet in Powder Springs. Details are posted weekly on the forum on ATLBike.org and full maps are available as well.
  • Perpetual Motion Bicycles. 8:00, Varying abilities and paces. Park at the store.
  • CTown Bikes, 8:00, Easy, Beginner Friendly. The ride regroups throughout the route. 26 miles.
  • Dunwoody Saturday Ride, 7:30 am, Meet at Dunwoody High School. 36 miles, A & B groups.Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com for more information.
  • DunwoodyWarm Up Ride, 6:30 am, Meet at Dunwoody High School, 1 hour warm up ride before the 36 mile ride.
  • Dunwoody Dark Side Ride, 5:30 am, Camel Back with a Side of Overlook, 42 miles, A and B groups. Email rides@dunwoodycycling.com.
  • Free Flite-Marietta. 8:00, 25 mile no drop on rolling hills.
  • Suwanee Creek Bicycles, 8:30, All Levels, 16+ mph, Ride to Lake Lanier and back. 22 miles.
  • Performance Bikes Marietta, 8:00. Beginner Ride. Averages 10-15 mph. Ride route varies but is under 20 miles. 770-795-9868, 50 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Marietta.
  • Wrenched Bicycles, 8:30, Varying abilities and routes. 25 mile route, 40 mile route, 60 mile route.
  • Performance Bikes Roswell, 9:00 am, Beginner Ride, 12 mile loop at 12-15 mph, no drop. Call the store for details. 770-587-5072.
  • PC3 Saturday Ride, 7:00 am, 35 miles, Moderate-Stenuous, Usually splits into 2 groups. Depart from the Peachtree Corners Lifetime Fitness. Cue Sheet.
  •  Georgia Fitness, 9:00 am. 30-40 mile drop ride at a moderate pace. Route is an “out and back” to Lake Lanier Islands. Meet  at Georgia Fitness in Suwanee
  • Peachtree Bikes, Sandy Springs, 8:00 am. Moderate. Distance and speed varies. 25-35 mph. A/B groups as needed.
  • Buford Cycling Club, 8:00. Moderate. Meets at Performance Bike-Buford. Performance Bicycles Buford Ride. 6:30. Various Speeds. Advanced (B1) ride will average 17 mph and ride for 90+ minutes. No sweep. Intermediate ride (no drop) will average 15 mph and ride for 90+ minutes. Beginner ride (no drop) will average 10-12 mph and ride for 60+ minutes. Helmets are required. No ride if raining.
  • Apalachee Cycles, 8:30, Strenuous, 30 miles, 16-19 mph, please park around the corner from the shop and not in front of the open businesses.
  • Bike and Life, 8:00, Strenuous/Moderate, 32 miles with a lap around Berkley Lake. A Group averages 21-23 mph, and the B Group average 16-18 mph.
  • Bikes + Life Beginner’s Ride, 8:00 am, 15 miles, no drop
  • Grayson Cycling Club  Meet at Grayson Coffee. 20-28 miles. A, B, and C groups. 15-40 miles. Stay for coffee afterwards.
  • Alpha Lifetime. 10:00 am. ABC Ride.
  • Cycology Shop Ride. 8:00 am. Meets at Cycology Bike Shop in Hiram. Introduction to road group rides, Intermediate ride, 18 miles, 15-17 mph average.
  • Whitetail Bicycles. 9:00 am. Training/Strenuous, 40 mile loop, 17-18 mph avg. pace. Please park at the Alpharetta Municipal Building located at 12624 Broadwell Rd, Alpharetta 30004.

Fall-Winter 2017-2018

Atlanta Cycling The Atlanta Cycling rides will start at 6:15 in March, 6:30 April-August, 6:15 in September, and 6:00 in October. Six Flags leaves the Vinings store year round at 9 am, and the Vinings Ride leaves year round at 10:00 am.

Eastside and DST Ride Info. Trish’s Note: All of the rides in this list can be considered Fast/Advanced rides averaging 20+ mph. They are NOT for the casual rider or beginner. You must have group riding experience and be able to hold your line at a very fast pace. They are “drop” rides. Put the route in your Garmin/Wahoo and be prepared; bring hydration, food, and your cell phone. These rides wait for no one. They are also not sponsored by any rider, shop, or group.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end Sunday November 5. The FIRST Tuesday of September: Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will be 6:15 PM. The Northlake ride will be normal summer- 2 loops- Belgium Finish. The Pizza loop will be will be normal summer- 2 loops. The First Tuesday of October until time change- Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will be 6:00 PM. The Northlake ride- we will do one counterclockwise intermediate loop- Belgium Finish. The Pizza loop will be one large clockwise 8.75 mile loop. Northlake Ride Start- meet at the back of the parking lot of the Restaurants located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA. If you look at a map- meeting location is between Montreal Rd and Harobi Drive, East of Wendy’s/Popeyes across the street from Chevron Gas Station / McDonald’s. Distance- Approximately 30 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 23 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park). Pizza Ride Start- meet in the old location (which is now closed and a deserted building) Avondale Pizza Cafe parking lot: 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Distance- Approximately 33 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 26 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Winter Pizza The First Thursday after Daylight Saving Time Ends- Every Thursday Winter Pizza until the time changes in the spring- Starts- 6:00PM- winter pace to the park, two small counterclockwise loops (approx 9.75 miles) at approximately 22-23.5 mph (winter pace to/from the park- in the park- no attacking, steady paceline, but final sprint allowed.) If you want to show how much power you can produce, please consider riding off the back of the group or choose a more suitable ride. Climbing segments, when leading the group, should be kept under 5.2 watts/Kg.

Airport Ride– rolls out 10AM Sunday, (the day Daylight Saving Time Ends) – through the last Sunday in March. Airport Ride Start- meet at Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, just west of Forsyth St SW. Approximate address- Trinity Lofts- 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

“Big” Tucker Ride– rolls out 10AM Saturday, the first Saturday AFTER Daylight Saving Time has ended, until it goes back to 9AM- the first Saturday in April. Tucker Ride Start- meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA, Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).

“Baby” Tucker Ride– rolls out 9:30AM Saturday, the first Saturday AFTER Daylight Saving Time has ended, until it goes back to 8:30AM the first Saturday in April.

Sunday Ride Start- a roving ride- all details here.

Winter “Bike League” Rides
WBL (Athens, GA). The only, original Winter Bike League, the Other Season!
Atlanta Winter Bike League (GA): The “WBL” for recreational riders. http://mycyclecoach.wordpress.com/
Upstate Women’s Only WBL (SC): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Womens-Only-Upstate-Winter-Bike-League/ (unable to confirm for 2014)
Finish Strong WBL (Greenville, SC): http://www.teamfs.org/pages/winterbikeleague
Charlotte WBL (NC): http://www.totalcyclist.com/tc-media/blog/173-winter-bike-league
PCP Winter Training Series-Albany (GA): http://www.teampcp.com/pcp-winter-training-series
Peach Peloton Macon (GA) http://peachpeleton.blogspot.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/PeachPeloton
Birmingham Bicycle League (AL) https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamBicycleLeague
Spartanburg WBL (SC) https://www.facebook.com/pages/globalbike-Spartanburg/475255862582082

Spring 2017 Rides

Atlanta Cycling The rides will start at 6:15 in March, 6:30 April-August, 6:15 in September, and 6:00 in October. Six Flags leaves the Vinings store year round at 9 am, and the Vinings Ride leaves year round at 10:00 am.

Airport Ride The last Airport Ride of the season will be March 26. Roll at 10:00 am always. Airport Ride Start- meet at Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, just west of Forsyth St SW.  Approximate address- Trinity Lofts- 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

East Side Rides

Saturday Tucker- goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 1) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 1. Tucker Ride Start- meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA- right by Snyder Cycles, Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).

Tuesday Northlake Ride – Kicks off March 14 @ 6:15PM. 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 Belgium loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 small five mile counterclockwise and 1 eight mile Belgium loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 loops in park) Summer Solstice Trifecta- 3 loops in the park the week before, the week that includes June 21, and the week after.

Thursday Pizza Ride – Daylight Schedule Kicks off March 16 @ 6:15PM 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 small counterclockwise loop until top of carving hill- continue onto a full pizza loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 large loops in park) Summer Solstice Trifecta- 3 loops in the park the week before, the week of (June 21), and the week after.

Northlake Ride Start- meet at the back of the parking lot of the Restaurants located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA.  If you look at a map- meeting location is between Montreal Rd and Harobi Drive, East of Wendy’s across the street from Chevron Gas Station / McDonald’s. Distance- Approximately 30 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 23 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Pizza Ride Start- meet in the old location Avondale Pizza Cafe parking lot-(which is now an outdoor Artist Park). 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Distance- Approximately 33 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 26 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Fall-Winter 2016-2017 Rides

Atlanta Cycling Weekday Ride Times: Beginning with September the weekday rides begin at 6:15 pm. In October the weekday rides begin at 6:00 and Saturday’s Six Flags ride moves to 10:00 until April.

Winter Weekdays, Road – After the time changes on November 6, ride from the Vinings store at 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays until DST returns on March 12. Leaves from Atlanta Cycling-Vinings.

Winter Wednesdays, MTB from Atlanta Cycling-Vinings continues on Wednesdays ….November 9 – March 8, mtb ride begins at 4:30. We’ll ride the Callen/Rottenwood Creek Trail to Cochran Shoals. Be sure to check the trail status on ride days.

(Sep 6:15 / Oct 6:00)
Mondays – “Recovery “- Vinings
Tuesdays – “Women’s Only” – Vinings
– “Conversation” – Vinings
– “Beginner’s” – Ansley
Wednesdays – “Ride-In” Ride – the quick one – Vinings
– “Go West” – Ansley
Thursdays – New – “Early Bellyache” – St Phillips
– “Vinings Loop” – Vinings
Saturdays – “Six Flags” – Vinings (Old, friendly route)
– “Vinings Loop” – Vinings’ in-town route

Mission Source/NGCA Thursday 6pm loops at Mission Source ….off McFarland in Blue Grass business park. Lights mandatory.

Eastside Rides Week of 9/4 – 10/1 Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will be 6:15 PM.  The Northlake ride will be normal summer- 2 loops- Belgium Finish.  The Pizza loop will be will be normal summer- 2 loops. Northlake Ride Start- meet at the back of the parking lot of the Restaurants located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA.  If you look at a map- meeting location is between Montreal Rd and Harobi Drive, East of Wendy’s across the street from Chevron Gas Station / McDonald’s. Distance- Approximately 30 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 23 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park). Week of 10/02 until time change- Start times for Northlake (Tuesday) and Pizza (Thursday) will be 6:00 PM.  The Northlake ride- we will do one small counterclockwise inner loop, followed by the typical Tuesday intermediate loop- with Belgium Finish.  The Pizza loop will be one large clockwise 8.75 mile loop.

Winter Pizza Week of 11/6 through 3/09- Every Thursday Winter Pizza Starts- 6:00PM- winter pace to the park, two small counterclockwise loops (approx 9.75 miles in the park) at approximately 22-23.5 mph in the park (winter pace to/from the park- in the park- no attacking, steady paceline, but final sprint allowed.) Pizza Ride Start- meet in the old location (which is now closed and a deserted building) Avondale Pizza Cafe parking lot: 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Distance- Approximately 33 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 26 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Airport Ride- rolls out 10AM Sunday, 11/06 – through the last Sunday in March. Airport Ride Start- meet at Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, just west of Forsyth St SW.  Approximate address- Trinity Lofts- 249 Trinity Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

“Big” Tucker Ride- rolls out 10AM Saturday, 11/12, until it goes back to 9AM- the first Saturday in April. Tucker Ride Start- meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA- right by Snyder Cycles, Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).

“Baby” Tucker Ride- rolls out 9:30AM Saturday, 11/12, until it goes back to 8:30AM the first Saturday in April.

Trainer Classes Cycle Therapy, Rome, GA: Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm. Free (call to confirm)
Outspokin Bikes, Augusta, GA Wednesdays 6-7:30. Free.
C-Town Bikes, Conyers, Monday 6:30 pm. Free (call to confirm)
Reality Bikes, Cumming, Wednesday, 6:15-7:15, Free.
Endurance House, Alpharetta, Wednesday, 6:30, $150 for 10 classes or $25/drop in

Spring-Summer 2016 Rides

Atlanta Cycling Weekday Rides All of the Atlanta Cycling rides will start at 6:15 in March and 6:30 in April.

Eastside Rides Time Change this weekend!
Airport– Sundays- 10:00AM through – end of March  (ride tradition goes through end of March).

The Sunday Ride– Starts- First Sunday in April, this is a 9:00AM roving Sunday Ride- approximately 65-75 miles, often at a steady 22-23.5 mph.  Want more details? Subscribe to sundayride@yahoogroups.com see details below for how to subscribe.

Saturday Tucker– goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 2) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 2.

Tuesday Northlake Ride – Kicks off March 15 @ 6:15PM. 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 loops in park) Summer Solstice Trifecta- 3 loops in the park the week before, the week that includes June 21, and the week after. Northlake Ride Start- meet at the back of the parking lot of the Restaurants located at: 3900 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA.  If you look at a map- meeting location is between Montreal Rd and Harobi Drive, East of Wendy’s across the street from Chevron Gas Station / McDonald’s.Distance- Approximately 30 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 23 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).
Thursday Pizza Ride – Daylight Schedule Kicks off March 17 @ 6:15PM 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for all April Rides (1 loop in park); 6:30PM for May – late summer rides (2 loops in park) Summer Solstice Trifecta- 3 loops in the park the week before, the week of (June 21), and the week after. Pizza Ride Start- meet in the old location (which is now closed and a deserted building) Avondale Pizza Cafe parking lot: 70 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002 Distance- Approximately 33 miles round trip in Summer- then moves to 26 miles as ride gets shorter (shorter options available in the park).

Sorella Cycling Women’s Only Ride Wednesdays. 6:30. Leaves the walk up gate at Stone Mountain. Moderate (14-15 mph pace) ride with laps around the mountain. Approx. 20 miles. Do more or less loops if you like. The park requires front and back lights for cyclists. Fellas welcome, but the women will set the pace. This is more social than training!

Tuesday Nigh Rampage Allatoona Night Rides. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00, Meet at the Pitner Road Dog Park, 2450 Pitner Road, Acworth, Georgia. Ride the Turtleback, Whipper Snapper, and Red Baron trails. No night riding at Allatoona outside of these official rides.