Weekly Group Rides

Monday May 18th, we, the Freewheelers, are resuming our ride schedule.  Additional rules we should follow right now:
 
1.  Limit group size to 11 riders.  We 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 have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient within the last 14 days.
 
We will review the situation every few weeks and adapt as needed.  More regular rides will posted as we come back on-line.

Some Recurring Weekly Group Rides (2020 Daylight Saving time Schedule)  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 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:  2:30pm
  • 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.  Zone going up Whitestone, regroup at end.  Store stop: none.   Contact: Richard White

Mondays

The Farm ride now starts at RD Anderson Applied Technology Ctr.   We usually have enough people for an A, B, and C Group.
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.

Tuesdays

When:       6pm
Where:     Boiling Springs First Baptist Church
Address:  3600 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs, SC
Details:    Ride from beautiful Boiling Springs to Cooley Springs/Green Creek  area and return. The route has a couple of hills early and a couple near the end. Lots of flats and rollers to enjoy in between.
Total miles ~ 35 miles, Pace will be 18-19 mph.
* Park in the church parking lot near the new oil change business.
** If the weather is questionable, I will post an update around 4pm. Day of the ride.
 
When:                 6pm
Where:               Ingles Market, 2375 Chesnee Highway, Spartanburg SC 29303.  About 1/3 mile north of I-85 exit 78.  This is north of the I-85/Business-85 connection.  Park on the left side of parking lot as you are looking at the store…on the side with the gas pumps.
Distance:           About 10-15 miles…no one left behind!
Pace:                    Probably about 12-13 mph, dependent on the group.  We will increase the speed and distance as we make progress. This is a beginners ride is all about learning to ride on the road safely, getting better, and meeting other people who enjoy cycling.  It’s not about proving how fast you are or aren’t.  We have a great time.
Terrain:              Some of the flattest roads in the Upstate
Weather:          IF WEATHER IS QUESTIONABLE  I WILL CANCEL BY 5 PM.
Ride Leader:   Larry Hart  864-316-5189

Wednesdays

EZ-PZ Downtown
John Barrett / Donnie Hyder leading
Roll Time: 6:00pm
Pine Street YMCA.  Park in lot nearest Pine Street.
Ride average speed ~16mph. Moderate pace.  Ride route- will vary, flat out towards Pacolet.
Distance:  28-30 miles

Notes:  All stay together.  Stop for all mechanicals.

Thursdays

Strawberry Hill

 Come join us every Thursday, 6:00pm at Strawberry Hill 3097 Highway 11 Chesnee, SC.  We have a ride for everyone. Afterwards, stay for some ice cream. 🍦 😋
Group 1 – 28-30 miles @ 18-19 mph
Group 2 – 28-30 miles @ 17-18 mph
Group 3 – 28-30 miles @ 16-17 mph
Group 4 28-30 miles @ 14-15 mph
NO  group 5 and NO beginner ride at this time unless someone wants to lead them.  Groups may combine depending on amount of riders present.  
Our groups will work together to maintain the posted pace and the pace increases as we move forward into the Ride Season….make sure you choose wisely the group in which you will ride.  It is unfair to the others in the group not to ride at the posted pace and that will be our goal each week.

Greenpond

We ride from Old Riedville Elementary School 300 College Street, Riedville SC; rolling at 6:00 p.m.  After the ride, we invite all to join us for more fun at Los Mexicanos on highway 290 (across from Ingle’s).

Main group is B pace – 16.5 – 17.5 mph.  Distance 28-32 miles.   May split into smaller groups.  

Additional groups may be available.

 

 

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