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Weekly Social Group Rides

Come join us for one of our weekly social rides. Rides take place almost daily and for almost any level of cyclist.

  • Helmets are required on all rides.
  • Lights may be required on some rides.

To see some of our ride photos, go to our photo album at Weekly Ride Photos.

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More Information About Our Rides

RIDE CLASSIFICATIONS

U Upper
Max Flat Speed
24 mph
A Advanced
Max Flat Speed
22 mph
B Skilled
Max Flat Speed
20 mph
C Intermediate
Max Flat Speed
18 mph
E Easy
Max Flat Speed
12 mph
G Gravel
Gravel Bikes
O Off Road
Mountain Bikes

If any you find any of the below information is incorrect or if you would like to start your own ride, please email us at directorofrides@memphishightailers.com.

MHBC Group Rides

Rides which are marked CLOSED typically will resume in the spring season after the Spring Forward Daylight Savings Time change. Be sure to check with the ride leader to confirm that a ride has started.

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Other Area Group Rides

These rides are subject to change without notice to us. Please confirm ride details with the sponsoring bike shop.

Exeter Escape
Sunday - 8:00 AM

B

Distance: 40 mi

Ride Leader: Jeff Massey

Start Location: Firestone Parking Lot Exeter

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

The Exeter Escape is a nice recovery ride for those that had a hard ride on Saturday. The ride is normally 40-45 miles. There are about 5 regroups spots; Mercedes Dealership, Tennis Courts off Byhalia, and Gas Station at about the 20 mile mark where we normally take a 5-10 minute break.. There are a few faster sections where the pace will normally hit a little higher, but the group regroups to get back to the regular pace. End of ride pace stays at a B Pace. Ride goes on all year. Canceled if raining at the start

Café Cycle
Sunday - 8:00 AM

D

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Haavi Morreim

Start Location: Superlo Foods

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No


Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

The Café Cycle is a friendly ride that averages 12-16 mph and tries to avoid dropping riders. This self-supported ride makes a rest stop so the participants can enjoy a cup of coffee (coffee drinking not required) and socialize with other biking enthusiasts. After the break, the riders sometimes separate into two groups, one which may ride at faster pace and follow a longer route back to the Super-Lo.

This ride goes year-'round, and runs at 8am in the warm months (usually around April - October) and 9am in the colder months (roughly October - April). The best way to find out the specifics is our Facebook page because we make the switch pretty much by group consensus.

Saints & Sinners
Sunday - 2:00 PM
After 6/4 - 4:00 PM

A
B

Distance: 25-40 mi

Ride Leader: Mo Mehr

Start Location: Superlo Foods

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: Yes


Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

**This ride is not for beginners It has an intermediate pace 17-19 mph

Are you a saint who went to church on Sunday morning? Or are you a sinner who partied too much and just woke up on Sunday afternoon? Either way, this is the ride for you. We try to be aware of riders with different abilities and pace preferences - we will try to not really drop anyone, but sometimes we fail at this endeavor. Varied routes, mostly urban. Lots of bumps, holes, tracks and glass. Orange Mound, Windermere, Frayser, Shelby Farms, Pornos and Prisons Route, North Mississippi, Beale, Summer Avenue, trolley tracks, Hooters, Stax, Elmwood Hospital. Flats can happen - be prepared. Want a tame, sedate, bucolic, suburban nature ride? This isn't it. Continues all year long.

October 1: Ride start moves to 2:00 PM.

Central Park Rollers
Closed Saturday - 9 AM

D

Distance: 8-12 mi

Ride Leader: Patrick Smith

Start Location: Central Park, Southaven, MS Tchulahoma Road

Drop: No


Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Easy, casual ride through some of Southaven’s older and newer neighborhoods. This ride is a great ride for those just starting out, or for those wanting an easy, social ride to hang out with friends.

Ride will resume April 9

Green Line Ride
Closed Sunday - 2:00 PM

D

Distance: 20-42 mi

Links

The MHBC Bikes Plus Greenline Ride meets Sunday afternoons at the Penal Farm Parking Lot on the corner of State Rd and Mullins Station Road across the street from the Shelby County Clerks Office. Current meeting time is 4 pm. 2pm meeting time for Winter season (non daylight savings time) We are a C pace ride. Minimum ride length is 20 miles max 42. We explore the Shelby Farms Greenline, Wolf River Blvd and Greenway, the Hamp Line, Overton Park and the trails of Shelby Farms.

Cameron-Brown Ride Easy
Winter D Group Only Monday - 6:00 PM

D
E

Distance: 13-20 mi

Ride Leader: JP Kotha

Start Location: Cameron-Brown Park

Route: Flat

Drop: No


Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

The ride will focus on safe riding practices for the new rider and for the rider who doesn't feel comfortable riding in more advanced or faster group rides. The ride will begin and end at Cameron-Brown Park in Germantown and will have two 5 mile loops. Two groups available, one group will average 12-14 mph and a slower group averaging around 10 mph. Both groups will ride the same route with the faster group leaving first so if a rider can't keep the pace they can slow and join the slower group.

Monday Vintage Bicycle Cruise
Closed Mondays - bi-weekly
6:00 PM

C
D

Distance: 15-20 mi

Links

Vintage: a period of origin or manufacture. Dust off your old vintage bike and join us for a voyage back in time with a totally fun social cruise around the streets of the burbs on your old school ride. Journey with others who share a passion for classic steel and enjoy wearing tennis shoes and Bermuda shorts while cruising on their stem shifters. Bicycles 20 years old or older are preferred on this ride and must be in good mechanical and riding condition. Taillights strongly suggested and preferred. Traditional flat pedals only with toe clips and straps if needed.

Ride will resume April 4

Wolf River Dawn Patrol
Tuesday/Thursday
5:45 AM

B

Distance: 23 mi

Links

Unique early A/B ride for working folks who want to sweat before leaving for work. We roll out from Perkins at Wolf River and Germantown Road 5:45 AM. We ride out together and break into 2 speed groups.  We don't tightly group, but will regroup often. The A group will do the "big house loop" 2x...the B's do it once.  The A's eventually catch the B's around Kirby and Poplar.  We don't "drop" anybody, but since everyone has to go to work, we can't all hang around for major mechanicals...sorry.  End of ride average is usually 15-16 for the B and 18.5+ for the A.  Lights are required for this ride.

Winter Season Note: Start time is 5:45AM. We don't have a official "season." When temps get below mid 40s, we'll stop. When temps get above mid 40s we'll start back.

Tour de Ville
Tuesday - 6:00 PM

B

Distance: 27 mi

Ride Leader: Lori Kyle

Start Location: Urban Air, Shelby Drive

Drop: No



Route Maps: Tour de Ville

Links

If you are looking for a relaxed B pace ride through Collierville look to more! If you can ride at a speed of 18-20 mph for 27 miles, then this is your ride! We will try not to leave anyone behind. We will have designated regroup / catch-up points to stay together and will have a mid-ride break at Johnson Park.

Meet us on Tuesdays at the Urban Air parking lot closest to Shelby Drive (10337 E Shelby Dr, Collierville). The ride will depart at 6pm starting Tuesdays in March and go through the Tuesdays in September.

Mellow Mushroom
Tuesday - 6:00 PM

U
A
B
C

Distance: 22-30 mi

Ride Leader: Skip Griffin

Start Location: Target Germantown

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No


Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

If you are just starting group rides and can ride at a speed of 16-18 mph for 22 miles, then this is your ride! We try not to leave anyone behind. The advanced group will set a quicker pace with a ride speed of 18-20 mph. We also offer an upper / elite group that will have a ride speed of 22 mph. All groups will have designated regroup / catch-up points to stay together.

You're invited to stay afterwards at The Mellow Mushroom Restaurant to choose from a variety of pizzas, salads, subs, and 30-40 kinds of draft beer.

Shelby Forest Ride
Closed Tuesdays - 6:00 PM

B
C
D

Distance: 20-25 mi

Links

The Shelby Forest ride is a scenic weekday ride through the countryside of the Shelby Forest area. We rotate between three routes for variety, each totaling 18-25 miles. This is a no-drop ride, but riders will need to at least be able to cycle at a 14-16 mph (D) pace. The advanced group will have a quicker pace of 18-20 mph (B). We take a short rest break along the way. Helmets are mandatory and front and rear lights are highly recommended. This ride is seasonal and will begin the third Tuesday in April and go through the third Tuesday in September.

 

Ladies on the Trail
Tuesdays - 6:00 PM

M

Distance: 6-12 mi

Links

Ladies group that rides the Wolf River Trails.  You should be fairly comfortable riding a bike on dirt, but will help you conquer obstacles and difficult sections.  No drop ride!  Trail speed ranges from 7 to 12 miles per hour depending on who attends.  We will not leave you in the woods!

Please make sure you have a mountain bike in good condition, (no road or commuter bikes!), a helmet, a spare tube and inflation method, hydration, and a light. We prefer a helmet light AND a bar light. Even if it looks like the ride will be in daylight, a good cycling light IS required in case of emergency. It's not fun being stuck on the trail after dark!

Ride begins at 6pm and is done by 7:45pm (usually 7:30pm).  Please arrive a few minutes early if possible to get your gear ready!

Germantown Wednesday Mid-Morn
Wednesdays - 8:30 AM

B
C

Distance: 30-45 mi

Ride Leader: Rob Hunter

Start Location: Cameron-Brown Park

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No


Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Year-round (weather permitting/temp above 40 degrees at start time). All rides have a mid-ride bio-break. A great ride for casual riders to socialize with other cycling enthusiasts and for experienced riders who want an ‘easy day/recovery ride’. Averages 12.5 to 15 mph and tries to avoid dropping riders. The route is gentle, with just a few inclines. Helmets are required. No sweep. Optional post-ride lunch (bring dry clothing).

Our group rolls out at 8:30 am From May to mid-October and at 9:15 am in the Winter Months (from Mid-Oct to first of May)

L-A Rollers
Closed Tuesday - 6:00 PM

A
B
C

Distance: 10-30 mi

Ride Leader: Kirk Lock

Start Location: Stage/Fletcher Trace

Route: Moderate, Rolling Hills

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Come join for a rolling to hilly route 16 to 27 miles on suburban and country roads through Lakeland and Arlington. This is an A/B/C/D ride. With the group spreading out in the climbs, we regroup at major intersections and hill tops. We also stop at the Arlington Depot where water is available.

Carriage Crossing Ride
Closed Wednesday - 6:00 PM

A
B
C
D

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Warren Jesse

Start Location: Sports Authority Collierville

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

This is a no-drop, fun rides through parts of Collierville, east Memphis, and Germantown. Originally designed as a moderate training rides, it includes several slightly hilly sections and some higher-speed flat sections.

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Hump Day Ride
Wednesday - 6:00 PM

U
A
B
C

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Mo Mehr

Start Location: White Station and Park

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

New start location: White Station and Park at Eastgate center next to Mellow Mushroom and Michaels parking lot.

The Hump Day Ride is a social and friendly ride offering multiple group ride options for those cycling enthusiasts with different abilities and pace performances, from a moderate/intermediate pace to Advanced pace and even an upper/elite group.

This is a self-supported ride which averages from 14 to 22 mph with a half-way rest stop.

No riders will be dropped and all riders will regroup to catch-up with other riders on several points of the ride.

You can socialize with other biking enthusiasts at Mellow Mushroom afterwards with food and drinks.

Collierville Town Square Ride
Unofficial Rides Only Thursdays - 6:00 PM

A
B
C

Distance: 20-30 mi

Ride Leader: Joseph Tillman

Start Location: Collierville Town Square

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

The ride departs from Collierville Town Square, just off Poplar Ave. at Main St. and Washington (across from the water tower). It follows several scenic routes south of Collierville. This is a no drop ride and has A, B and C level ride groups.

During the winter months, limited group(s) may continue the route, so please check the Facebook Group.

The offering of all ride groups typically will run from the daylight savings time change in March to the time change in the fall or until it gets too dark to ride safely. The ride may be cancelled due to weather. Ride announcements will be made on Facebook.

Shady Grove Soiree
Unofficial Rides Only Tuesday - 6:00 PM
Thursday - 6:00 PM

A

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: John Storms

Start Location: Swanky's

Route: Flat, Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: Yes



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Soiree: an evening party or social gathering, especially one held for a particular purpose.   Extra points if you can pronounce the word correctly, however articulate speech is not required - sweat & slobber usually is!  Come join us... parking is behind Swanky’s. The route out is slower and has several stops and re-groups.   After the Big House Loop, we re-group, but we do not take a break.   The route back into town is typically faster, so we are usually back at Swanky's by 8:00.

Tour De Bartlett
Thursdays - 6:00 PM

A
D

Distance: 15-26 mi

Ride Leaders: Brad Montgomery (A)
Bruce and Lisa Aven (D)

Start Location: Bartlett Rec Center 7700 Flaherty Place

Route: Flat city streets with some bike lanes

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

The Tour De Bartlett ride starts and ends at the Bartlett Rec Center (7700 Flaherty Place off of Appling Road) on Thursday Evenings. The ride leaves promptly at 6pm. The A Group has a 26 mile route and the D group has a 15 mile route. The pace for each group will be as advertised but these are no drop rides. Come join us!

Note: The A group will be unsupported in the 2022 season until mid-June.

Farmington Folly
Thursdays - 6:00 PM

B

Distance: 28 mi

Ride Leader:??

Start Location: GPAC

Route: Flat, Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

This ride is a B ride with only a rough average of 16.5 - 17 mph, cruising about 18 – 19 mph on the flats. There are two routes that leads us down to Collierville and back, both including the 'Go, Jim, Go' neighborhood, where the kids cheer us on, if they are out.

Dirty in the Dark Trail Ride
Closed Thursdays - 6:30 PM

M

Distance: 6-8 mi

Ride Leader: Mike Vincent

Start Location: Germantown Wolf River Trail Trailhead Parking Lot

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

DiD is still around, now as a MHBC group ride.  Mike and/or Terry will be leading a beginners/slow group every week, but groups of all experience levels will be there. We will start out at the parking lot to the Germantown Trail head of the Wolf River Trails.  The route will vary each week depending on the trail conditions.  We will go out and back on the Yellow and Blue trails regrouping at the Levees and other landmarks.  Once back at the lot the ride ends but it is typical for folks to hang out with some refreshing beverages.

 

Vic's Ride
Saturdays - 8:00 AM

A
B

Distance: 35-65 mi

Ride Leader: Vic Butcher

Start Location: St Philip Episcopal Church

Route: Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Ride will leave from St Philip Episcopal Church at the intersection of Davies Plantation & Davies Manor and, new for 2019, one Saturday each month it will start from Victory Bicycle Studio on Broad Street.  Watch the ride's Facebook page for location announcements. The ride will continue during the winter as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees at start time. Routes are currently 43, 53 and 65 miles, with an average speed of 16-18 mph. Rest stops approximately every hour.

Saturday Smoothie Cruise
Saturdays - 8:00 AM

C

Distance: 27-50 mi

Ride Leader: Russ Beatse

Start Location: Bike World Parking Lot on Houston Levee

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

The Saturday Smoothie Cruise ride is a great social ride that has several options for distances. As the year progresses, the main group will do a loop of close to 50 miles. But, there are several shortcuts that many of our riders take to make the ride either 25 or 35 miles. This is a no drop ride that enjoys great conversation as much as a beautiful route through Collierville, Germantown and east Memphis. We will always have a SAG stop at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe for a great snack and/or refreshment. The ride will continue during the winter as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees at the start time.

Skip's Peanut Butter Ride
Saturdays - 11:00 AM

A
B
C

Distance: 35-40 mi

Ride Leader: Skip Griffin

Start Location: West Cancer Center, 7945 Wolf River Blvd

Route: Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

We are riding thru Germantown, and Collierville with a “SAG” stop at the Collierville Town Square. A & B pace only. Options of 35 or 40 miles. Probably will go back to our 9:00 AM starting time on Saturday 3/19 that would be the Saturday after Daylight Savings begins.

Saturday Morning Social Ride
Closed through Spring and Summer
Saturdays - 9:00 AM

A
B
C

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Temporarily Unavailable

Start Location: Superlo Foods

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Closed for the Spring/Summer 2022 season if there is no ride leader present. Check before attending.

Advanced Intermediate: Year-round. Riders may be dropped. No sweep.

Intermediate Level: There is typically a group that covers the same route as the "Advanced Intermediate" riders but at a more relaxed pace. This group averages 12-15 mph and generally tries to avoid dropping riders. The weekly Saturday ride is self-supported and makes a half-way rest stop. There is no fee for the ride and is open to the public. This is an ideal introductory ride for cyclists interested in learning more about our club, or who just enjoy riding with others.

MHBC Saturday Gravel Ride
Saturdays - 8:00 AM

G

Distance: 25-70 mi

Ride Leader: Gary Patrick

Start Location: TBA

Route: Primarily Gravel with occasional tarmac

Drop: Yes (with Regroup Locations)



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Ride 25-70 miles of gravel in Chickasaw State Forest Tennessee or Holly Springs National Forest Mississippi. All rides are usually 70+ percent gravel on open roads. Very few cars and a moderate number of dogs (none aggressive to date). Starting points include Marlow Church of Christ, Ashland MS, Potts Camp MS, Chickasaw Group Camp and others. All information is posted on the Facebook page weekly. It is recommended that all riders have route downloaded. All rides are remote often with no SAGs. Please be sure you are prepared for the effort; gravel is not road.

Midtown Chill
Closed Sundays - 3:00 PM

D

Distance: 10-20 mi

Ride Leader: Richard Taylor

Start Location: Veterans Plaza Doughboy Statue in Overton Park

Route: Flat

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Join us for the Midtown Chill Ride as we ride several different routes in the city. We meet at Veterans Plaza in Overton Park (Veterans Plaza Drive close to the Shell/College of Art). Helmets are mandatory and rear lights are highly recommended. Speed is controlled to a "D" pace which means a maximum of 16 MPH on a flat road and an end of ride average of about 12-14 MPH. Distance is usually in the 10-20 mile range. No one gets dropped and we try to stay as one group. We take rest stops as needed but you should have a water bottle. The ride is seasonal and will start Sunday, April 5th and go thru the Sunday, October 25th.

Lil' Rippers
Mondays - 6:00 PM

M

Distance: 7-12 mi

Ride Leaders: Michael Fields

Start Location: Germantown Road Trailhead

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Links

Lil’ Rippers is a beginner friendly youth ride. Join the Lil' Rippers for a 7+ mile off-road ride. This ride is a youth ride, but a guardian does need to be present. The ride will start at 6pm and they will ride the Yellow trail and back the blue Trail. The ride will have a ride leader. No Training wheels. If a parent is not able to ride they must secure their own guardian to ride along. Ride leaders are not to be used as guardians. This is not a drop the kids off and run errands event. This ride will take place until daylight savings time and possibly move to the weekend due to lack of daylight.

Please make sure you have a mountain bike in good condition, (no road or commuter bikes!). No Training Wheels, a helmet, a spare tube and inflation method, hydration and lights... Helmet required. Gloves recommended.

Major Taylor Thirsty Thursdays
Thursday - 6:00 PM

B
C
D

Distance: 20-28 mi

Ride Leader: Varies

Start Location: Cameron-Brown Park

Route: Moderate

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Get ready for the weekend by joining our Thirsty Thursday Ride at Cameron Brown Park, Germantown. We are meeting in the big parking lot North of the Tennis Court. Ride leaves promptly at 6 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to perform your pre-ride check and prepare for the ride. Bring your helmet, hydration, snacks, and flat repair kit. Masks may be required for rest stops. This ride begins at the end of March and ends at the end of September. Hope to see you there.

Major Taylor No Gas Only Sweat Saturdays
Saturday - 9:00 AM

A
B
C
D

Distance: 20-40 mi

Ride Leader: Varies

Start Location: Superlo Foods
(Sometimes Cameron Brown Park, Germantown)

Route: Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

Come and enjoy an exciting ride on MHBC/MTM Saturday morning ride. We meet at the Superlo Parking lot on Southern and Colonial at 9:00. The meeting time will change to 8:00 as the sun heats up. Sometimes we leave from Cameron Brown Park in Germantown. Check the Facebook page for the posted routes. Ride paces are A, B, C, D. Choose your pace and let's have fun. You will need a helmet, lights, snacks, hydration, and flat repair kit. Masks may be required at rest stops. Please arrive 15 mins early for your pre-ride check and prepare for the ride. This ride begins at the end of March and ends Mid October. (Special event rides may also change the location and routes.)

Monday Morning Blues Buster
Monday - 10:00 AM

B

Distance: 35 mi

Ride Leader: Skip Griffin

Start Location: Target Germantown

Drop: No



Route Maps: See Facebook Page

We will be riding, and stopping for munchies at various food establishments. May to September.