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.
Ride start will move to 9am starting on November 6.
**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.
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
This ride runs through the countryside around Arlington on Sunday afternoon. The pace is social and open to new riders, and it is meant to be a recovery or spin ride for those who ride hard during the week. The ride is 15 to 30 miles depending on the season, with regroup spots at major intersections. End of ride pace is a D pace. This is a no drop ride. Please bring water/food; refill spots are limited. Ride continues all year. Ride is canceled if raining at start.
Ride Leaders: Carlos Rivera & Marta Torres
Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC)
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This is a no-drop ride through Germantown & Collierville, Nice ride with a few slightly hilly sections and some enjoyable flat sections.
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.
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Monthly Rotating Group Leaders
Different Location Each Month
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This ride is a grass roots advocacy movement focused on creating an avenue for women of diverse backgrounds to embrace cycling together. It is for WOMEN and lead by WOMEN to build and grow a community of WOMEN cyclists in the Memphis area and its surrounding suburbs.
The ride will be held offered April through October. Update will be provided on the Facebook page for this ride. Click the 'Info' icon and scroll to the bottom of the page - click 'Events' to see upcoming Dates/Locations/Ride Info.
Safety requirements to ride: Bicycle Helmet, working front headlight and rear light. That's it! Wear what you want - bright colors are best (visibility) and no, you aren't required to wear spandex or bike jerseys.
The ride is laying the foundation for a new revolution of group riding. It will be held in a different location each month to introduce women to new areas and other women about town that enjoy cycling too!
Each month’s ride will be led by different female ride leaders who have come together and volunteered to showcase and introduce women riders to the many different areas of Memphis.
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
Unique early B ride for working folks who want to sweat before leaving for work. There is no specific starting or ending point for this ride: It is a hop on hop off. Ride leader(s) start and end at Shady Grove and Yates beginning at 5:25AM. We pick up folks at River View and Shady Grove 5:30, Kirby and Humphreys 5:35, and Perkins at Wolf River and Germantown Road 5:45, and then off we all go. We go 17-20 mph on flats. We stretch but regroup 5-6 times. We don't "drop" anybody, but since everyone has to go to work, we don't all hang around for major mechanicals...sorry. End of ride average is usually 16+.
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.
The Shelby Forest ride is a low-key weekday ride through scenic countryside. We rotate between three routes for variety, each varying from 20-25 miles. Two of the routes have hills at the beginning of the ride, and one route is designated as our "flat" route. This is a no-drip ride and 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 Tuesday, April 10th and go through Tuesday, September 25th.
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!
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).