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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About Our Rides
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Don't have Facebook? No worries. You can still click on the Facebook Links and see the most up to date information
in the groups without signing up to Facebook. This is where last minute cancellations or temporary time adjustments
will be posted.
How to become a weekly ride
Other Area Group Rides
These rides are subject to change without
notice to us. Please confirm ride details with the sponsoring bike shop.
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
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.
Ride Leader: Mo Mehr
Start Location: Commercial Bank, 501 S. Mendenhall
Route: Flat, Moderate
Route Maps: See
**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.
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
The MHBC Bikes Plus Wolf River 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.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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 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 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!
Ride will be cancelled during rain or when trails are muddy.
Ride 25 - 35 miles around Lakeland and Arlington area through rolling hills with very moderate climbs. Paces will be established by ride leaders available and group. Group pace will be aimed for A, B pace. This will be a no drop ride with designated regroups
established before the start of each ride. The elevation is not stifling but enough to challenge and strengthen riders. Once away from the Lake Center traffic will be light.
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)
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.
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.
will be dropped and all riders will regroup to catch-up with other riders on
several points of the ride.
socialize with other biking enthusiasts at Mellow Mushroom afterwards with food
Ride Leader: Patrick Hawkins
Start Location: Bikes Plus, Bartlett
Route Maps: See
This is a fun social ride offering two paces for riders with different abilities. The 25 mile route offers an A/B pace while the 20 miler offers a C pace. This ride starts and ends at Bikes Plus in Bartlett leaving out at 6:00 p.m. Feel free to show up early to use the facilities and to stock up on nutrition for your ride! Don't forget to say hello to Chris and Rachel!
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.
the winter months, limited group(s) may continue the route, so please check
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
Ride Leader: John
Start Location: Swanky's
Route: Flat, Moderate, Hilly, Some
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.
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.
Start Location: GPAC
Route: Flat, Moderate, Hilly,
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.
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.
Ride will be cancelled during rain or when trails are muddy.
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.
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
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.
Closed for the Spring/Summer 2022 season if there is no ride leader present. Check before attending.
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.
Leader: Gary Patrick
Start Location: TBA
Primarily Gravel with occasional tarmac
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.
Ride Leader: Richard Taylor
Location: Veterans Plaza
Doughboy Statue in Overton
Route Maps: See
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
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
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.
Ride will be cancelled during rain or when trails are muddy.
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.
Hilton - Memphis Headquarters
755 Crossover Lane, Memphis
Route: Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging
See Facebook Page
Come and enjoy an exciting ride on MHBC/MTM Saturday morning ride.
We meet at the Hilton Hotels Headquarters parking lot at 755 Crossover Lane at 9:00.
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.)
Leader: Skip Griffin
See Facebook Page
We will be riding, and stopping for munchies at various food establishments. May to September.