To help with ride planning and for fun, we have categorized most rides based on average mph:
- Cheetah=20+ mph; Antelope=17 to 20 mph; Gazelle=15 to 17 mph; Elk=13 to 15 mph; Coyote=11 to 13 mph and Beginner=below 11mph
A note about group rides: AthensGaBicycling is a strong proponent of cyclists riding in groups. All group rides in Athens are structured to allow cyclists with similar skills to ride within a group setting. Most groups will stop and wait for riders with announced mechanical problems. Please remember, riders who cannot maintain the minimum speed on rides will be dropped (left behind) out of consideration for the overall group. On Elk and Coyote rides, participants normally wait for slower riders at spots throughout the route. All posted ride speeds are based on objective mph averages for the rides. The group speeds are monitored and may be changed up or down based on actual results. We try to list all weekly area group rides that meet our Free/Open to All/No Solicitation Group Ride Posting Policy*.
[Please note: Rides that do not meet the AGB posting policies but start in Athens, Watkinsville or Winterville may also be listed as a service to the Athens riding community. These rides will be prominently marked, including "Local Paid Event Ride" (rides that are not free) or "Ride with Solicitation" (rides that are free but may have solicitations before, during or after the ride). Reference to any "Local Paid Event Ride" or "Ride with Solicitation" does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by AthensGaBicycling.]
Just click on the event within the calendar for detailed ride information.
The primary organizations that schedule group rides in Athens: AGB=AthensGaBicycling, Cantilope=Cantilope, Georgia Cycle Sport=Georgia Cycle, The Hub=The Hub Bicycles, NG=Nitty Gritty Bike Band, Sunshine Cycles=Sunshine Cycles, WBL=Winter Bike League
Also, if you use Google Calendar you can link to this calendar using "AthensGaBicycling" as the Gmail user name.
*Free/Open to All/No Solicitation Group Ride Posting Policy: AthensGaBicycling (AGB) lists all weekly area group rides, whether facilitated by AGB or other organizations. AGB believes joining a group ride in Athens should be fun without any pressure to do anything except ride your bike with friends, current or future. The main caveat for listing a ride on the AGB Calendar is that the ride must be free, open to all and no solicitations may occur 30 minutes before, during or after the ride for money, products, services or donations.