Weekly Group Rides

Recurring Weekly Group Rides (2018 SUMMER schedule)

This is the summer (daylight savings time) schedule,  rides during the week, bring your rear daylight blinkies!

If you know of any other recurring or group rides and you would like for us to post them, please contact webmaster@freewheelers.info  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: may be required, see postings.
  2.    ID with In Case of Emergency contact – required on your person/bike (not on your mobile phone). Many different options, just have one.
  3.    Helmets required (glasses recommended)
  4.    Rear Daytime Blinker Lights: HIGHLY recommended – BE SEEN.  150 Lumen minimum works best.
  5.    Headlights: recommended in case of ride delays or foul weather, especially on our night rides.
  6.    No Earbuds – to hear cars and fellow riders
  7.    Obey Safe Cycling Practices
  8.    Obey The Rules of the Road.
  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.

Sundays

Sunday Rocky Branch Burner

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Rocky Branch Plaza on Hwy 9 in Boiling Springs next to Manny’s Italian Restaurant                                                                                                              Route:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14222912
Description: 36 miles to Green Creek, NC and back. Flat course. Avg speed 19-20 mph. Regroups as necessary at turns, stop signs and mechanicals. Fast but friendly ride.  3 speed zones included.
Contact: Richard White

 


Mondays

Anderson’s Monday Ride (year-round)

Pace: 16.5 Distance: @25 miles
Roll out at 6 pm.
Routes:  vary, lots of options.
Multiple ability groups as needed.
Notes:  All stay together.  Stop for all mechanicals.

Meet: Chris & Gloria’s farm
1956 Moore-Duncan Hwy., Hwy. 290, Moore


Tuesdays

Watermelon Rides

New location this year:  Boiling Springs Intermediate School, 2055 Hanging Rock Road, Boiling Springs
Time:  18:00 (6:00 pm)
Speed/Pace:  Many groups
Leader:  Various leaders
Routes:  Various, see the basic route below.  May have separate routes by pace group.

Wednesdays – 2 options

Wednesday Landrum Ride 

Scott Sisk leading.
Time: 6:00 pm
Route:   https://www.strava.com/activities/372690065

Location: Bowen’s Landing Restaurant just past Lake Bowen, SC on Hwy 9.
Description: 30 miles (average 16-17 mph)No one left behind. We’ll enjoy good food and beverages after the ride either at Bowen’s Landing restaurant.   Come join us.

Notes:  All stay together.  Stop for all mechanicals.

Contact: Scott Sisk

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Wednesday Downtown

John Barrett leading
Roll Time: 6:00pm
Duncan Park Tennis courts. Bathrooms and water fountain available.
Ride average speed ~17mph. Moderate pace. Routes will contain some hills.
Ride route- will vary.
Distance:  28-30 miles

Notes:  All stay together.  Stop for all mechanicals.


Thursdays  – 3 options

 Reidville Road Area
Where:  Green Pond Baptist Church –  300 Chicken Foot Creek Road, Woodruff, SC 29388
When:  Thursdays
Time:  6:00 p.m.Groups/Leaders:“A” – Tony McAbee pace 18 mph (28-32 miles)
“B” – Michael Forrester pace 16 mph (28-32 miles)
“C” – Mike Covil pace 14 mph (24-28 miles)
Suggested Route:  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/fullscreen/1972217774/ 
We are looking for leaders for the A and C groups…if you are willing to help, let us know!  The more people who will lead the better!
After the ride, join us at Los Mexicanos for food and fun!!

Globalbike Spartanburg Downtown Thursday Zone ride

http://globalbike.org/

Start: Spartanburg downtown large lot near police department and BEHIND Delaney’s/Monsoon area. Roll at 6 pm. We will exit out of the back of the lot onto W Kennedy Street, and then left onto the route below (link to route has start at library).

Park: Large lot in link above and several parking garages recommended.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26775341 ; 30 miles, with Whitestone out zone and Hwy 9 in zone (zones are OPTIONAL efforts and safety is urged). Alternative shorter route of 25 miles if needed for daylight etc.

Level: A/B pace with group remaining together except on 2 zones of about 3-4 miles each. We ride 2-abreast except for cyclists dropping back after pulls. PLEASE note that crossing the yellow line is never acceptable, especially in zones when trying to advance. Patiently pull through in the advancing pace line and then assert your pain as desired. Communicate when advancing and dropping back also. Sitting on if you are new or simply not making an effort is welcomed, but please note your placement and let cyclists participating in the zone know you aren’t taking pulls (sitting on the dropping-back line to the left usually is best).

Food and beverages: Silo at RJR

 

Strawberry Hill
Come join us for our Thursday night Ice Cream Ride out at Strawberry Hill 3097 Hwy 11 Chesnee at 6:00 pm. Introduce yourself  if you’re new.
Group 1 – 18-19 Avg approx 30 miles 
Group 2 – 16-17 Avg approx 28 miles 
Group 3 – 14 Avg approx 25 miles 

 

 

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