Weekly Group Rides

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 is toned down.
Winter: Many rides may have a minimum number of riders needed during the week. Posts may differ slightly from descriptions below.
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 Groups.io email 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.

Downtown YMCA
Roll time:  2 pm
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: Varies
Reidville Elementary School 6/2/24 UPDATE – NO RIDE FOR NOW.
Where:  Reidville Elementary School, 520 E. Main St. Reidville SC  29375
Ride Leader: 
Watermelon Ride
When: 6pm roll.
Where: Lake Bowen Baptist 404 Sugar Ridge Road Inman SC
Pace: 17mph
Ride leaders: Michael and Mickey
Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40359889
Watermelon there when in season.
Boiling Springs
Leave Time: 545

Location: First Baptist Boiling Springs 3600 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs SC 29316
Ride Plan: 30miles. Normal Route out to McSwain Road and back though Buck Creek.
Speed: A group 20 plus mph (drop ride)
B group 18 mph depending on the amount of people that show up. (no drop)
Reidville Elementary School
When: 6pm
Where: Reidville Road Elementary School. 520 Main St. Reidville SC 29375.
Pace: 18.5 mph
Route: 33miles https:  //ridewithgps.com/routes/45776354 or others.
Holliday Brewing – Bikes and Brews ride
Roll: 6pm
Location: Holliday Brewery
12 Propect St Inman, SC
Pace: 16.5-17
After ride dinner and Holliday is throwing in some appetizers for us!!  
Meet at Downtown YMCA Parking Lot on Pine St., 151 Ribault Street, 29302
6:00 pm departure, please be ready to ride by 6:00.
+ 28 miles, out past Pacolet and back. A few small hills, but mostly flat
16 – 16.5 miles per hour, no sprints, no zones
Stop for all mechanicals, no one left behind.


Reidville Ride:
Location – Reidville Elementary School
520 Main Street Reidville, SC 29375   Distance: 18-32 miles.
Routes vary.
Roll time:  6pmA+, A, B+, B levels, others can be added.

Ride leaders will be determined at the Ride.
Any and All sprint zones will be announced prior to leaving the school.
Speed/Pace examples/suggestions that are determined by leaders/riders.
A+: 22+ mph
A : 20 – 21.5 mph
B+: 18.5 – 19.5 mph
B: 17.5 – 18.5 mph or less
C: 15-16 or less
Strawberry Hill
3097 SC-11, Chesnee, SC 29323 On Hwy 11
When: 6pm roll.
20/25 miles, 14 mph average
16 mph average.  Leader Sheryl
Many different rides, start in different places, join to ride them.

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