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
When:  2 pm
Where:  Reidville Elementary School, 520 E. 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.
RD Anderson Vocational School

Watermelon Ride 🍉
Reidville Elementary School
Ride Leader: 
Boiling Springs
Time: 6:00pm 
Where: Landrum, SC. 
Reidville Ride:
Where:  Reidville Elementary School, 520 E. Main St. Reidville SC  29375
Ride Leader: 
Strawberry Hill
When: Returns when the days are warmer, and the sun is up longer.
Many different rides, start in different places, join to ride them.

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