Weekly Group Rides

Some Recurring Weekly Group Rides (2019-2020 Winter Schedule)

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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 your person/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

When:  2:30 pm

Where:  Downtown YMCA on Pine Street, Park next to the old Wendy’s.

Ride:  32 miles at 16-17 mph steady pace, regroups as needed.

Store stop: none. 

Contact: Richard White

Reidville Elementary School

Time:  2 pm roll.

Where:  Reidville elementary school

Tony McAbee will lead a group pace of 17-18 avg (30-35 miles)

Mondays

Anderson’s Monday Ride (year-round)

Pace main group: 16.5 Distance: @25 miles
Roll out at 6 pm.
Routes:  vary, lots of options.
Also:  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

1. The ride will go every Tuesday unless there is bad weather or the forecasted temperatures are less than 40 degrees during ride time.
2. The ride start location will be the Ingles store at 2375 Chesnee Hwy (Hwy 221), Spartanburg 29303. For now I’ll say we’ll meet on the left side of the parking lot (looking at the store from the road). I think there’s a gas station on that side.
3. This start location will allow us to immediately get onto lightly traveled roads.
4. Tentative route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31398290 30 miles and 1770’ of vertical stuff – on the hilly side so the average speed will probably be in the 16-17 mph range. Route goes to the Cowpens Battlefield and back.
5. The pace will be a steady moderate effort level. This basically means we make good time on the flats and downhills and go up the hills at an effort level that everyone can maintain. Safety on night rides requires we all stay together as anyone left alone becomes less visible to drivers.
6. We regroup at all stop signs, turns, mechanicals, etc. and no one will be left behind.
7. Rear blinkers are required and headlights highly recommended. If you don’t have a headlight, come on anyway and sit in the back until you get one.
8. It always feels colder at night so dress accordingly. Layering is always the best choice if unsure. Once we start riding I think you’ll find you’ll be reasonably comfortable as long as we’re moving. All the more reason to stay together.

Wednesdays

Duncan Park Downtown 
John Barrett leading
Roll Time: 6:00pm
Pine Street YMCA.  Park in lot nearest Pine Street.
Ride average speed ~16mph. Moderate pace. 

Ride route- will vary.
Distance:  28-30 miles

Notes:  All stay together.  Stop for all mechanicals.

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

Vineyards

Tony McAbee leading.

Reidville Road Elementary School.  300 College Street, Reidville SC 29375

Roll at 6pm.

Route:  Vineyards Loop

Thursdays

Coming Soon.

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