Starting in May, the club will be hosting a beginner to intermediate ride every other Tuesday, and an advanced ride every Thursday. At least one club member will be present at each ride to lead the group and an attempt will be made to post routes ahead of time. For the most timely updates, please see the Athens Bicycle Club’s Facebook group, where rides will be posted as events. (Sorry, a Facebook account and group membership is required.)
- Tuesday: 6:00 PM, Athens Habitat House on W Union St.
- Thursday: 6:00 PM, Athens Public Library parking lot.
The Tuesday beginner to intermediate rides will be at an easy pace of 12-15 MPH and the typical ride will be no more than 25 miles. The majority of the rides, especially early in the season, will be on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway. Riders will learn how to safely ride in a group as well as other bicycle basics such as hand signals. There may even be opportunities to learn how to fix a flat tire, though we always hope to avoid that! Riders should bring at least one water bottle. Water is available at Habitat House before and after the ride.
The Thursday rides will cater to more advanced riders. The average speed of these rides will be 16-18 MPH and the typical distance will be 30-40 miles. Riders are expected to be self-sufficient with tools, a spare tube, and sufficient food and water for this ride.