Atlanta Area Group Road Rides-Winter 2018-2019

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. Contact 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.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. Please note that all times are PM (afternoon/evening) unless otherwise stated.

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 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.

Monday

  • Dunwoody 20, 6:30, 6:00 Sept/Oct., Oct. 6:30 EST. Meet at Los Rancheros on Jett Ferry Rd.

Tuesday

  • 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. 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.
  • 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.

Wednesday

  • 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.

Thursday

  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • Tour De Atlanta, Urban MTB Ride, 7:00, Intermediate and expert mtb riders. Meets at the Peachtree Bikes Westside Store. 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.)

Friday

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. 8:00 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perpetual Motion Bicycles. 8:00, Moderate-Strenuous. Varying abilities and paces. Park at the store.
  • 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 and B groups. Email rides@dunwoodycycling.com.
  • Suwanee Creek Bicycles, 8:30, All Levels, 16+ mph, Ride to Lake Lanier and back. 22 miles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Atlanta Cycling Roswell Beginner MTB Ride, Roswell, 8:00 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 Beginner Ride. 10:30 am April-October, 1:00 pm November-March 30-35 miles/19+/- mph ride usually breaks into several groups, we will try and stagger the start time for each group accordingly. The 15-16 is a NO drop group. A Group (19+ mph), B Group (16-18 mph), C Group (15-16 mph). 20-25 miles.
  • Cart Path Ride, Easy/Moderate. 9:30. Meet at Bicycles Unlimited in Peachtree City. Not recommended for road bikes. For more information, contact Mark or Holly at 770.486.9252.
  • Hack & Wheeze. 8:00 am. Meet at Taco Mac in Virginia Highlands. 40 miles.
  • Bikes+Life. 8:00 am. Strenuous. Meet at Bikes+Life in Johns Creek for a hilly 30 mile ride at 17-18 mph.

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.

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– 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