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 stated
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Winter 2018-2019 Rides List is here.

Sunday

  • Roswell Bikes Sunday Ride-Training/Strenuous. 43 Miles. Leaves at 8 am from Roswell Bikes in Roswell May-Sept. and 9 am October-April. Please park in the Andretti’s lot adjacent to the shop. This ride is a drop ride. Expect summer pace of 21-23 mph+ and winter pace 18-20 mph. Map.
  • Dunwoody Sunday 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 Sunday Ride. Meet at the Crema Cafe. Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com.
  • Dunwoody Dark Side Ride, 5:30 am, Training/Strenuous. Leaves from Dunwoody High School. 48 miles, A group. Email rides@dunwoodycycling.com.
  • 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 Through 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.
  • Senoia Bicycle Beginner Ride. 2:00. 20-25 miles at 14 mph.
  • Sunday Outlaw Publix Ride (Gwinnett). 9:00 am. Meet at Publix, 1000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suwanee, GA. Distance; 40+ miles, Speed: 18+ mph, Drop ride.
  • Free Flite Sunday Ride. 8:00am summer months, 9:00-10:00 winter months (depending on temps). Meet at Terrell Mill Park, Marietta for a 38 mile ride with about 1700′ of climing. A Group (20-22 mph) and B Group (17-19 mph). This is not a no drop ride. Email Peter at pleafman at comcast.net for questions; ride announcements via the NARC Facebook group. GPS Route

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. 20-22 miles. Route changes weekly. Map.
  • Atlanta Cycling Duluth. 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.) Recovery Ride, Moderate, Duluth, Map.
  • Smyrna Bicycles MNR (Monday Night Ride). 6:00 pm. Moderate/Strenuous. KOM and Sprints. Regroups. 23 miles. Meets at the Silver Comet Mavell Rd. Trailhead.
  • C4 Hills and Lakes Ride, 6:30, Moderate, 25 miles. Meet at the Depot in Olde Town Conyers.
  • 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 Ride, 6:30. Meets at Grayson Elementary School. 27 miles. Several managed pace groups, no drop.
  • SCC Ride, 6:00, 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.
  • Monday Night Freak Show. 6:00. Meet at 123 Main St., Buford, GA 30519, Distance 16 miles, Speed: 16 mph, No Drop.
  • M Plus M Ride, 7:00 (7:30 roll out), The ride starts and ends at Augustine’s on 327 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312 (Grant Park neighborhood), New Route every week, any and all welcome (ride what ya brung), Distance is about 15 miles, no drop.

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. 15-25 miles. Varying abilities and paces. Park at the store. 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: A / drop (20+ mph avg.) & B (16-18 mph avg.) with regroup at key points. Dinner & Drinks at Mellow Mushroom after the ride. Contact dunwoodycycling at gmail.com for questions. Map.
  • 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 (no mountain bikes, hybrids, or beach cruisers, please). 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 Ride, 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.), Moderate/Intermediate. One group will ride at a no drop pace, 17 miles, Meet at Atlanta Cycling, Ansley, 1860 Piedmont Ave. Call 404-873-2451 for more information.
  • Atlanta Cycling, Roswell, 6:30 (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.). 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 Bicycle, 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.
  • Faster Mustache MTB Ride, 8:00 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, 20-23 miles, Moderate, Join PC3 for an after work spin around Berkeley Lake. A/B (17-18 mph average) and B/C groups (14-16 mph average) Depart from the Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Peachtree Corners. 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 Elementary School. 27 miles. Several managed pace groups, no drop. Dinner after the ride.
  • Cycle Alpharetta. 6:00 pm. Level-5 21+ mph average, Level-4 = 19+ mph, Level-3 18 mph, Level-2 =15 to 17 mph, Level-1 12 to 14mph. Levels 1-3 are No Drop. Leaves from the parking lot and deck behind the Haynes Bridge Publix.
  • Olde Blind Dog, 6:45pm year round, Meets at the Olde Blind Dog Pub in Crabapple. 20 – 28 miles, Average 13 – 20 mph through mostly linking neighborhoods with 2-5 different pace groups, depending on the time of year. Slower groups are no drop. Lights and reflective gear required during the winter and anytime it’s dark during any part of a ride. Recovery beverages at the pub afterwards. Latest info. 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, 6:00, 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 dropWh
  • Whitetail Bicycles. 6:15 pm. Training/Strenuous, 25 -30 mile loop, 18+ mph avg. pace, Map.
  • Tuesday World Championship Ride (Gwinnett). 6:00 pm. Meet at 249 N. Price Rd., Buford, GA 30519, Distance: 22 miles, Pace 20+ mph.

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
  • Beginner Ride, Easy/Moderate. 7:00. Meet at Bicycles Unlimited in Peachtree City. 10 miles, family friendly–every kid must have a parent riding. For more information, contact Mark or Holly at 770.486.9252.
  • Atlanta Cycling Duluth Ride. 6:30 pm (6:15 March & Sept. 6:00 Oct.). Meet at the Duluth Atlanta Cycling on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. The ride is 34 (22 or 31) miles over rolling terrain with several sprints. The main group does this at a very fast pace; other groups form for shorter options. 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.
  • 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. 20 miles. Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com for more information.
  • Alpharetta Ride, 6:30pm, Meets at in back of the Haynes Bridge Publix in Alpharetta, Groups (may be more): A: 19+ mph, B: 17mph C: 15 mph, Short route, Long route, Windward Loop, Facebook Group.
  • Cycology Shop Ride. 6:30. Strenuous/Training. Meets at Cycology Bike Shop in Hiram. A Group – 34 miles, 21+ mph average, B Group – 31 miles, 18 mph average+
  • 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.
  • Appalachee 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 Ride to the River. 6:30, 6:00 starting mid-September. Ends Oct. 1. Moderate/Intermediate. Leaves from Chastain Store. Ride down to the river. 25-30 miles.
  • 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.
  • SCC Ride, 6:00. 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.
  • #WNJACS Ride. 8:30 pm. Meet at Earl’s Bike Shop. Routes vary weekly, ~15 miles in/around town with occasional gravel or trails. Pace around 12-13 mph, no drop, road/mtb/all bikes welcome. A casual and social group ride geared towards commuters, hobbyists and adventurous cyclists. Email Emory at emory at earlsbikeshop dot com for details.
  • Recovery Ride (Gwinnett). 6:00. Meet at 123 Main St., Buford, GA 30519, Distance 16 miles, Speed: 16 mph, No Drop.
  • Faster Mustache, 6:45 pm. Strenuous/Training. Social Hilly Road Training Ride. Leaves from The Spindle. About 39 miles with about 3600 feet of climbing, some regrouping. Map. 2013 Route. 2014 Route. 2019 Route on Strava.
  • Roswell Bicycles Wednesday Night Ride, 6:30, moderate/strenuous. Goes year round. 17 miles. It’s “no drop” if you can maintain 15-17 mph. There is a ride leader and a ride sweeper. Front and rear lights required after Daylight Saving Time.
  • Mash to Brash, 6:00 am, 20 miles, no drop. Meet at Loose Nuts Cycles and ride to Brash Coffee on the Westside for breakfast. (BYOB-Buy Your Own Breakfast).

Thursday

  • Pizza Ride-Moderate/Strenuous. Meets in Avondale (70 North Avondale Rd. at the Artist Park) 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.
  • Roswell Ride. Roswell. 6:30. 6:00 in March, Sept. A, B, and C Groups. Meet in the parking lot at 10517 Woodstock Road, Roswell, GA between Roswell Area Park & Roswell North Elementary for a 21 or 26 mile ride through Roswell. Additional Parking across the street at City Hall. 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
  • Atlanta Cycling Roswell, Roswell, 10:00 am year round. Casual Ride, no drop. 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. 15-25 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.
  • PC3 Tuesday Night Ride, 6:00 pm, 20-23 miles, Moderate, Join PC3 for an after work spin around Berkeley Lake. A/B (17-18 mph average) and B/C groups (14-16 mph average) Depart from the Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Peachtree Corners. Cue Sheet/GPS
  • Cycology Shop Ride. 6:30. Strenuous/Training. Meets at Cycology Bike Shop in Hiram. Group ride on the Silver Comet, 25-30 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, 6:45pm year round, Meets at the Olde Blind Dog Pub in Crabapple. 20 – 28 miles, Average 13 – 20 mph through mostly linking neighborhoods with 2-5 different pace groups, depending on the time of year. Slower groups are no drop. Lights and reflective gear required during the winter and anytime it’s dark during any part of a ride. Recovery beverages at the pub afterwards. Latest info. the Facebook page.
  • 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.
  • SCC Ride, 6:00, 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. Training/Strenuous, 25-30 mile loop, 18+ mph avg. pace, Map.
  • Tour De Atlanta, Urban MTB Ride, 7:00, Intermediate and expert mtb riders. Meets at Earl’s Bike Shop. Helmets and lights required. 15-20 miles with plenty of hills. (Trish’s Note: This is not a beginner ride. The pace is very brisk, and you will be riding at dark.)
  • Atlanta Trek – Peachtree City, 6:30. Cart Path ride from Line Creek Brewery.

Friday

  • Everyone needs a night off! Go have a beer (or soda)!
  • Dunwoody Weekend Warmup Noon, Meet at the Fresh Market in Dunwoody Village. 15 miles B/C Pace. Email bike@andrewfuqua.com for more information. Meets at 10:30 in the May-Sept. and noon Oct.-April. Strava Route.

Saturday

  • Beyond Six Flags, 9:00 am year round, Moderate/Strenuous. 40 and 53 mile options at a spirited pace. This is a really fun ride with a good mix of flat, rolling, and hilly terrain. Ride Map, Ride Cue Sheet. Strava 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.” The group ride is 17-18 mph or ride the route on your own.
  • Tucker Ride-Strenuous/Training. Meets at 9 am during EDT and 10:00 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. BTucker starts at 8:30 during EDT and 9:30 during EST. Pace is 20-22 mph.  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. 9:00 year round. Moderate Strenuous. One group rides 26-36 miles at 17+ mph. A second group rides 18 miles at 14 mph. Meet at the Duluth location of Atlanta Cycling.
  • Old Chastain Ride. 11:00 am. Meets at the Amphitheater Parking Lot at Chastain Park.
  • Free Flite Sandy Springs, 8:00 am, various routes and abilities.
  • Free Flite-Marietta/Canton Road. 8:00, 20-22 mile no drop on rolling hills.
  • Free Flite-East Cobb. 8:00, various routes and abilities.
  • Bike Roswell 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.
  • 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. 40 miles. There are a few climbs and a lot of rolling hills.
  • Northstar Bicycle, 9:00. Beginner and Advanced rides. Distance Vary.
  • 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, Moderate-Strenuous. 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. Map. Email dunwoodycycling@gmail.com for more information.
  • Dunwoody Warm 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 groups. Email rides@dunwoodycycling.com.
  • Suwanee Creek Bicycles, 8:30, All Levels, 16+ mph, Ride to Lake Lanier and back. 22 miles. Buford Cycling Club,
  • PC3 Saturday Ride, 8:00 am, 35 miles, Moderate-Stenuous, Usually splits into 2 groups. Depart from the Peachtree Corners Lifetime Fitness. Loop can vary. Cue Sheet.
  • 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.
  • Grayson Cycling Club. 9:00 am. Meet at Grayson Elementary. 32 and 58 miles. Several managed pace groups, no drop.
  • Cycle Alpharetta. 9:00 am (8:00 am in April through the summer). A (19-22 mph), B (16-18 mph), C (14-16 mph no drop). Leaves from Starbucks Windward Plaza Parking Lot.
  • Whitetail Bicycles. 9:00 am. Training/Strenuous, 40 mile loop, 17-18 mph avg. pace.
  • Atlanta Cycling Roswell Beginner MTB Ride, Roswell, 11:00 am year round. This ride is perfect for those wishing to learn more about mountain bike riding and to gain more confidence on the trails. Trail Status at RAMBO-mtb.org. No ride if the trails are closed.
  • Senoia Bicycle Ride. 10:30 am April-October, 1:00 pm November-March Ride usually breaks into several groups A Group (19+ mph), B Group (14-18 mph & no drop.
  • Cart Path Ride, Easy/Moderate. 9:30. Meet at Bicycles Unlimited in Peachtree City. This ride goes on the paved golf cart paths.
  • Hack & Wheeze. 8:00 am. Meet at Taco Mac in Virginia Highlands. 40 miles.
  • SCC Ride, 8:00 am, 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.
  • Atlanta Trek – Peachtree City, 8:00 am. 20-30 miles,  No drop, beginners welcome.
  • Atlanta Trek – Newnan, 8:00 am. Most riders will be on road bikes so plan accordingly. E-Bikes are also welcome. A – 18+ mph (no drop), B – 16 -17.5 mph (no drop), C – <15.5 mph (no drop), Distances will vary from 20 – 35+ miles.

Spring 2019

Eastside Rides
Airport- Sundays 10:00AM through – end of March (ride tradition goes through end of March).
Saturday Tucker– goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 6) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 6.
Tuesday Northlake Ride – Kicks off the first Tuesday after the time change- March 12 @ 6:15PM.
6:15PM for all March Rides (1 small five mile counterclockwise and 1 eight mile 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 14 @ 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.
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).
Tucker Ride Start– meet at the intersection Lynburn Drive and Main St, Tucker, GA Approximately 46 miles (shortcut options available).
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

Fall-Winter 2018-2019

Atlanta Cycling Rides Weekday Rides: September Weekday Rides start at 6:15; October-Time Change 6:00. EST November – March 4:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Vinings. Weekend ride start times stay the same all year.

Eastside Ride Info: 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 (7.5 mile loop). The Pizza loop will be one large clockwise 8.75 mile loop.

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.

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 has become an outdoor Art Exhibit) 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).

Spring 2018

Eastside Ride Info:

Airport– Sundays- 10:00AM through – end of March (ride tradition goes through end of 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

Saturday Tucker– goes back to 9:00AM the first Saturday in April (April 7) // B Tucker Group goes to 8:30AM April 7. 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 the first Tuesday after the time change- March 13 @ 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-completing 75% of a small loop), and then head right towards East Gate onto on 1 large Pizza 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 15 @ 6:15PM 6:15PM for all March Rides (1 loop in park-turn RIGHT into the park and do one small counterclockwise loop until carving hill (completing 75% of a small loop), and then head right towards East Gate onto on 1 large Pizza 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 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).

Tucker “A” and “B” etiquette- for November and December

The “A” Tucker Ride- moves to 10AM on Saturday Nov 10th, and Tucker “B” moves to 9:30AM.  In the past several years the “A” Tucker Ride has become very small during the winter months.

  • November and December Etiquette for Tucker “A”
    • Steady Pace
    • No attacks
    • Sprint zone remains along Interstate 20 and Final Sprint before McDonalds’s
    • Expected Average Speed 22 mph to 23 mph (this is a moving average speed from NTB Tires to Final Sprint).  This is NOT a Strava average speed.  Normal Summer Pace- FYI- 23 mph to 25 mph.
    • If you are feeling strong- pull at the front longer / do more work in the paceline rotation / sit a little off to the side or back and in the wind, etc.
    • You won’t be setting your Strava KOMs
    • If you can’t abide by the above, enjoy another rider option
    • Tucker “A” had about 30 riders a week and a half ago and pretty much rode following the above etiquette.
  • November and December Etiquette for Tucker “B”
    • Too many Summer Tucker “A” migrate to Tucker “B” and lift the speed to their preferred pace- this is not acceptable.
    • Tucker “A” riders need to respect the pace of Tucker “B” or choose a different ride.
    • Steady Pace
    • No attacks- if you are strong enough to attack, consider Tucker “A”.
    • Sprint zones remain along Interstate 20 and Final Sprint into Stone Mountain, however, the group leaders should soft pedal after Interstate 20 sprint until the next traffic light, to make sure everyone is back on the group.
    • Expected Average Speed 20 mph to under 21 mph (this is a moving average speed from NTB to Final Sprint).  This is NOT a Strava average speed.
    • If you can’t abide by the above, enjoy another rider option.

Airport Ride

  • First Ride Sunday Nov 4
  • Rolls out 10AM Sunday, (the day Daylight Saving Time Ends) – through the last Sunday in March.
  • Short and Long Options available
  • Pace- whatever you want to do

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.

 

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. After the time change and through the winter, The Duluth Rides will be Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Meet at the Duluth store. The ride averages 18-19 mph is a loop. Front and rear lights are required.  Tuesday and Wednesday meet at the Vinings store at 4:30  for the Vinings Loop at 17-18 mph. There is occasionally a slower group as well; this is not a no drop ride,  there is no ride leader, and front and rear blinkies are required.

Bike Roswell Monday Ride Roswell Bicycles 6:30. Hard/Training. Meets at . 17 miles at a “night” pace, but there will be a sweeper. Headlights & Tail lights required. NO ride if the temperature is below 40 at 6:30.

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