Weekly Group Rides

SUMMER RIDE SCHEDULE 2022 ***The new 2022 daylight savings schedules start Monday, March 14th.***
3/14/2022 UPDATE:  I am updating, so rides will be added as I get the info. . . .  

 

Weather:  Generally we don’t ride if temp is 40F at start or getting close to 100F.  Weather can force last minute changes, get these updates when you join the club on our email list – groups.io.
Lights: Please bring lights, front and rear.  Night rides need front and back lights, make sure the rear are toned down.

Additional Covid-19 rules we are currently following:
1.  Do not attend a group ride if you are not feeling well or if you have a fever.
2.  Open nose-blowing is not permitted on group rides.  Use tissues or a bandanna.
3.  Don’t ride if you know you have COVID-19 and you are under recommended CDC guidelines
We review and make changes as needed regarding Covid-19.


Some Recurring Weekly Group Rides below.  Most up-to-date info is on our Yahoo user group.  Join the club for access.

The Club’s supplemental accident medical insurance covers members in good standing on all Club rides.

Click here for the Freewheelers “Rules to Ride By” for information on how you can be better prepared to ride with the group!

Safety Requirements for all rides:
1.      Minimum Riders: 2 or more…may be required, see postings.
2.      ID – In Case of Emergency contact – required on you/bike (not on your mobile phone). Many different options just have one.
3.      Helmets required (glasses recommended)
4.      Rear Daytime Blinker Lights:  REQUIRED – BE SEEN.  A “Daytime” Blinker hurts your eyes if you look directly at it from arms length.  Make sure that your light is charged.  Lights need to point directly back (not to the ground or to the sky).  Set brightness down on the night rides.
5.      HeadlightsHighly recommend.  Be seen by oncoming cars and drivers turning.  And needed on our night rides.
6.      No Earbuds – to hear cars and fellow riders.
7.      Obey Safe Cycling Practice
8.      Do Not engage / respond / react to angry motorists.  Document – video / pictures / write to tell authorities if needed.
9.      Be Open to Safety Feedback – we need to watch out for each other.  The Ride Leader cannot see everything and can need feedback too.
10.  Ride Leader Mobile:  xxx-xxx-xxxx.

*******Sundays
Downtown YMCA
Roll time:  2:30pm
Where: Downtown YMCA on Pine Street, Park next to the old Wendy’s.
Distance: 32 miles
Pace: 16-18 mph. Depends on who shows, regroups as needed. Zone going up Whitestone.
Terrain: rolling, flat.
Leader: Richard White
Reidville Elementary School
When:  2 pm
Where:  Reidville Elementary School, 520 E. Main St. Reidville SC  29375
Distance:  28-30 miles
Pace:  A, B, & C groups
Ride Leader:  Larry Hart
The intent is to run 3 groups:  A-group at 18+ mph, B-group at 17 mph, and a C-group at 15-16 mph.  If we get enough interest and a ride leader, we’ll have a 14-15 mph group as well.
*******Mondays
RD Anderson Vocational School
When:  6 pm
Where:  1151 Moore-Duncan Hwy 29369
Distance:  28-30 miles
Pace:  A, & B groups
Ride Leader:  Varies
Routes announced at ride or in email postings. Routes vary.
*******Tuesdays
Reidville Elementary School
When:  6:00 pm
Where:  Reidville Elementary School, 520 E. Main St. Reidville SC  29375
Distance:  28-30 miles.  Courses will vary.
Pace:  B+ group
Ride Leader:  Tony McAbee
Chesnee Ingles I-85 at Hwy 221
When:  6 PM, Tuesdays Where:  Ingles Market, 2375 Chesnee Hwy, Boiling Springs SC. As you look at the store, PARK on the left side of the parking lot not far from the gas pumps.

Distance:  28 miles
Pace:  17 mph.  If we get enough interest I will post a slower pace ride. Email me:  Larry.hart@charter.net
Leader: Larry, but others will also.When: Every Tuesday,  6pm
Boiling Springs
Where: Boiling Springs First Baptist Church

Address: 3600 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs, SC
Front and rear lights are highly recommended.
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37422852
Total miles ~ 24 miles, Pace will be 19 +/- mph
Park in the church parking lot across from Firehouse Subs
If the weather is questionable, updates emailed around 5pm on the day of the ride.
Leaders: Richard, Greg, Karl and Richard will rotate leading this ride.
*******Wednesdays
EZ PZ Ride
When: Wednesdays 6pm roll out
Where: Meet at Downtown YMCA Parking Lot , 151 Ribault Street, 29302
Distance: ~28 miles, out past Pacolet and back. A few small hills, but mostly flat
Pace:16 – 16.5 miles per hour, no sprints, no zones.
Stop for all mechanicals, no one left behind
Landrum Hare & Hound
When
: Wednesday, Mar 30
Time: 6:00pm
Where: Landrum, SC. 
Park behind the Hare & Hound Restaurant, (101 E. Rutherford St, Landrum) in designated area marked by orange cones.
Route: 30 miles.  Route Link
Pace: 16 – 17 mph.
Lights: Rear light required, Front light recommended. Make sure they are charged.
Other: GROUP RIDE. This will be at a relaxed, no pressure pace determined by slowest rider (Usually 16-17 mph). We usually have 3 “spirited” zones and re-group at stop signs.
Complimentary appetizers provided after by Hare & Hound for those staying for dinner.
* Any changes due to weather will be posted by 4:30pm on the day of ride

*******Thursdays

Broncos’
When:
Every Thursday,  6pm
Where: Broncos’ Restaurant.  Park in the Bronco’s parking lot at the back on the right side of the restaurant 
Address: 1560 Union Street, Spartanburg SC 29302
Route: Out Southport to Whitestone, to 176 by Belk DC, old 9 to Pacolet and back in.
Zones: Until the days get a bit longer, there will be two zones – Whitestone and old 9 to Pacolet. Both zones are 3-4 miles and we regroup at the end. As the days extend, we will shift to three zones with the third being Whitestone in reverse. 
More: Total miles ~ 30 miles, Pace will be 18-19 average with the zones being faster and between zones a bit slower. Front and rear lights are highly recommended.
If the weather is questionable, I will post an update around 5pm on the day of the ride.
Strawberry Hill
All rides are weather permitting. No ride if raining and If wind is too crazy.  
Where: 3092 SC-11, Chesnee, SC 29323
Time: The rides will pedal out at 6:00 pm sharp.
There will be a B and C group to start with.  Hopefully an A group and maybe a beginners ride can be added.
B group 16-17 mph average. 27 – 32 miles.
C group- 14 mph average at first and then pick it up. 27 miles
C group normal route  http://www.strava.com/routes/2946207851843994116
Reidville Ride:
The ride where cycling 🚴‍♂️ and tacos 🌮 meet.  Join us at Los Mexicanos after the ride.
Where: 520 Main St Reidville SC
When: 6:00pm
Pace: we have several pace groups
During the season these are the regulars:
20+
18+
16+
Distances: 28-32 miles.
Ride leader and route may vary with each group.

*******Saturdays

Many different rides, start in different places, join to ride them.

 

 

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