Weekly Group Rides

NIGHT RIDING SCHEDULE WINTER 2020-2021 

Weather:  Generally we don’t ride if temp is 40F at start.  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. Rear should be able to run at lower power than daylight blinkies.


Additional Covid-19 rules we are currently following:
1.  May Limit group size to 11 riders.  We can recommend splitting the group into 2 groups for 12 or more.
2.  Do not attend a group ride if you are not feeling well or if you have a fever.
3.  Open nose-blowing is not permitted on group rides.  Use tissues or a bandanna.
4.  Do not attend a group ride if you know you have been exposed to Covid-19 within the last 14 days.  A negative test is best to have before returning to group riding. 

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, Sunday, 11/15/20
Where:  Reidville Elementary School, 520 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
The Farm ride now starts at RD Anderson Applied Technology Ctr.
Roll time: 6 pm 
Where: RD Anderson, 1151 Center Point Drive, Moore SC 29369
Distance: about 28-30 miles
Pace: A—18+ mph, B—16-17 mph, C—14-15 mph This is AVERAGE speeds for the entire ride. On the flat, the sustained pace will be higher, so choose a group you can hang with for 30 miles.
Terrain: Varies
Leader: Varies
Tuesdays
Flat & Happy Ride
Where:  Ingles,  2375 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29303 at I-85/221 exit.
Roll time:  6 pm
Distance:  28 miles
Pace:  B-group 17 mph, C-group 15-16 mph; no-drop ride
Terrain:  pretty flat with a few rolling hills
Leader:  Larry Hart larry.hart@charter.net
Ride is weather dependent.  No beginners ride at this time.
 
Wednesdays
EZ-PZ Downtown
Where:  Pine Street YMCA.  Park in lot nearest Pine Street. 
Roll Time: 6:00pm
Distance:  28-30 miles
Pace:  ~16mph.  Moderate pace.
Terrain:  Flat out towards Pacolet.
Leader:  John Barrett
Notes:  All stay together.  Stop for all mechanicals.

Thursdays

Leader:  Karl
What:    Bike Ride
When:   Thursdays, 6pm roll out.
Where:  Merit Group,  1310 Union St, Spartanburg, SC 29302
Details: 25 miles at 16-17 mph.  1,500 feet climbing.
Route:  Merit Group Thursdays
Weather:  updates as needed. 
We stay together. Route adjusts slightly as needed.
Come join us, park on the right side of Merit Group.
Daylight blinkies should be able to reduce brightness level or add your nighttime blinkies to your bike.  

Saturdays

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

 

 

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