WEEKLY GROUP RIDES
ROAD BIKE RIDES
Hendersonville Road Ride (mid March – mid Oct.) 6:00 PM This ride starts and ends at Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville. It’s a great ride for becoming comfortable in a group or simply a chance for a nice recovery after a punishing weekend of pedaling. The rolling terrain and easy going 13 mph pace make this a ride that anyone will enjoy.
Etowah Road Ride (mid March – mid Oct.) 6:00 PM This ride starts and ends at the Ingles Store parking lot in Etowah. This is a road ride for all levels of riding as there are several groups that form at the beginning. This is about a 25 mile loop with minimal climbing.
Parkway Ride (mid March – mid Oct.) This ride climbs up to the Blue Ridge Parkway via US 276 and returns the same route. It is a 14 mile climb with app. 2500′ of elevation gain. There are two groups that leave at separate times (B group 5:00 PM, A group 5:30 PM) but meet up at the top of the BR Parkway at the Cold Mountain overlook parking lot before the fast descent back down the mountain.
Spin and Grin This is an easy valley road ride with only a few rollers. Start time varies depending on season. (8:00 AM Summer, 9:00 AM Spring/Fall, 10:00 Winter) Call Sycamore Cycles (828) 877-5790 for details and start time.
MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDES
Super-social Mountain Bike Ride (mid March – mid Oct.) 6:00 PM This ride meets at one of the parking areas in DuPont, see our Facebook events page for details on each particular ride. This is a great ride for novice and beginning mountain bike riders who are looking for a casual social ride. The ride distances for these rides are short and there a numerous stops for resting and great conversations.
This ride leaves from Sycamore Cycles (Pisgah Forest Store) at 6:00 pm for a 1.5 – 2.5 hour loop in Pisgah and sometimes DuPont. This is a group ride, no one will be dropped, we wait at all trail intersections. Everyone is expected to bring ample food, water, and supplies (tube, air, etc.). In the fall after the time change, this ride becomes a night ride with lights!