Here's a list of ongoing weekly group and shop rides in Charleston, SC. Enjoy cycling the lowcountry and remember that helmets are required on all rides. It is highly recommended to bring a properly working bike for the ride; spare tubes, tools, and food in the case that you are stranded alone. It is also suggested to carry an ID and emergency contact information. Ride changes will be published to our best abilities but be sure to contact the ride leader with any questions unanswered below.
Tuesday Night Smack Down
Start time: 6pm at Ride Bikes; 6:30 at Chisolm Road
Ride type: Road
CBC Tuesday Night Cake Ride
Barn Jam Ride
- Map to Tractor Supply Store Mt Pleasant (starting point)
- Start Time: 6 PM
- Miles: 33
- Ride Type: Road.
- Pace: 20-26
- Contact: John Imholz
Urban Mt Bike Ride from Tradesman Brewing
Ride Bikes Beer Ride
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Ride Type: No drop; casual.
Pace: varies depending on ability. Ride fast or slow.
This ride has a casual feeling and you're encouraged to ride at whatever pace you desire. Ride uses the West Ashley Bikeway and Greenway so you are free from cars for 95% of the ride. The Greenway is a mixed terrain riding surface: 5 miles of paved black top, 2 miles of hard packed dirt. Road bikes will be fine but you'll see people riding anything from hybrids to Mt Bikes. Hanging out at the shop post ride and meeting new friends is encouraged.
Trek A Ride:
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Ride Type: Road; Fast; Pace Line.
Pace: 24-30+ Spring/Summer; 22-26 Fall/Winter.
This is a "race pace" ride during the racing season so expect a fast tempo with attacks. Ride changes directions each week and the normal regroup point is the boat landing at the intersection of Cainhoy Road and Highway 41. Bring enough food for the whole ride because the store stop is close to the end of the ride.
Trek B Ride
Start Time: 8:05 AM
Ride Type: Road; Pace Line.
Pace: 20-25 Spring/Summer; 19-22 Fall/Winter.
This is a steady road ride which features rotating pace lines and seasoned riders. Regroups twice; bring enough food for the whole ride because the store stop is close to the end of the ride.
Coastal Cyclists Folly Ride
Map to Gold's Gym Folly Road (starting point)
Start Time: 9 AM December through March; 8 AM April through November.
Ride Type: Road; Pace Line.
Pace: 22-24 year round.
This is a steady ride that likes to sprint at designated areas. The ride regroups after the sprints. Expect a stop on Folly Beach to refill bottles and regroup before heading back to the Gold's Gym parking lot.
Mercantile & Mash Sunday Ride
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Ride Type: Road; Pace line; drop ride.
This is a fast ride in a small group; expect to pull your weight and be attacked. Regroups after sprints but is still a drop ride. There's a store stop around mile 40, so make sure to bring enough food to last the ride.
Single Track Sunday
Location changes weekly. Check the Affordabike Facebook page for the update.
Start Time: 6 PM
Miles: Varies depending on chosen trail.
Ride Type: MTB
Pace: varies depending on chosen trail; no drop.
This is a fun social ride for riders of all abilities to finish their week riding trails with friends. Affordabike chooses 1 of the 3 local MTB trails to ride each week.