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Weekly Rides

Come join us for one of our weekly 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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Rider Classifications

U Upper
Max Flat Speed
24 mph
A Advanced
Max Flat Speed
22 mph
B Skilled
Max Flat Speed
20 mph
C Intermediate
Max Flat Speed
18 mph
E Easy
Max Flat Speed
12 mph

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 directorofrides@memphishightailers.com.

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Other Area Group Rides

These rides are subject to change without notice to us. Please confirm ride details with the sponsoring bike shop.

Exeter Escape
Sunday - 8:00 AM

B

Distance: 40 mi

Ride Leader: Tulio Bertorini

Start Location: Firestone Parking Lot Exeter

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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

Café Cycle
Sunday - 8:00 AM

C
D

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Haavi Morreim

Start Location: Superlo Foods

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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.

Ride start will move to 9am starting on November 6.

Saints & Sinners
Sunday - 2:00 PM
After 6/4 - 4:00 PM

A
B

Distance: 25-40 mi

Ride Leaders: John Storms, Mo Mehr

Start Location: Superlo Foods

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: Yes

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

**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.

October 1: Ride start moves to 2:00 PM.

Bartlett Station

This ride has joined with the L-A Rollers, expanding the group ride options. Please check out that ride!

Central Park Rollers
Closed Saturday - 9 AM

D

Distance: 8-12 mi

Ride Leader: Patrick Smith

Start Location: Central Park, Southaven, MS Tchulahoma Road

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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

Arlington Rural Romp
Sunday - 3:00 PM

D

Distance: 15 mi

Ride Leader: John Wade

Start Location: Douglas Park, Arlington, TN

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

This ride runs through the countryside around Arlington on Sunday afternoon. The pace is social and open to new riders, and it is meant to be a recovery or spin ride for those who ride hard during the week. The ride is 15 to 30 miles depending on the season, with regroup spots at major intersections. End of ride pace is a D pace. This is a no drop ride. Please bring water/food; refill spots are limited. Ride continues all year. Ride is canceled if raining at start.

Collierville Rest’er Day Ride
Closed Sunday - 5:00 PM

D

Distance: 20-25 mi

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

This ride is the best way to get your last R & R (Rest/Ride) cycling miles for the week on the ‘Day of Rest’ before the Monday morning chaos begins! This ride is designed for riders that want to develop their skills of road cycling rules, learn to ride in a ‘pack’, network with other cyclists and just relax and enjoy the beautiful Collierville area. The ride departs from WC Johnson Park (gather at the Public Restrooms) and will alternate between two scenic routes circling Collierville (20 mile & 25 mile routes). This is a no drop ride and is a definite D level Social ride that will maintain an average cruising speed of 14 – 17 mph (on flats) and gear down to an end of ride speed of 12 – 14 mph. The spring season ride will begin promptly on April 26th at 5:30pm with a 15 min Bicycle Safety overview, Bike Check ABC’s, and identification of volunteers to be ‘Ride Sweeps’. Always bring a snack, tire pump, plenty of hydration (water bottles filled), Helmet, as well as front and rear lights in working order. As we move into the heat of the summer months, the start time may move to 6:30pm. We will have a single SAG stop at mile 9 at the Collierville Town Square. In case of inclement weather (rain or thunderstorms with lightning, tornados, etc.) notification will be posted on the MHBC website as well as the MHBC Facebook Page.

  • 9/27/15 - Ride start at 4:00p
  • 11/1/15 - Ride start at 2:00p and will remain at this time through the winter (Nov 1, 2015 thru Apr 3, 2016)
  • 4/10/16 - Ride start moves to 4:00p
  • 5/15/16 - Ride start moves back to normal 5:30p for the summer

Monday Hooky Ride
Monday - 8:30 AM

B
C

Distance: 35 mi

Ride Leaders: Carlos Rivera & Marta Torres

Start Location: Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC)

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

This is a no-drop ride through Germantown & Collierville, Nice ride with a few slightly hilly sections and some enjoyable flat sections.

Cameron-Brown Ride Easy
Monday - 6:00 PM

D
E

Distance: 13-20 mi

Ride Leader: Steve Watson

Start Location: Cameron-Brown Park

Route: Flat

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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.

Girls About Bikes (GAB) Ride
Closed Monday - 6:00 PM

D

Distance: 10-15 mi

Ride Leader: Donna Rowe (Primary)
Monthly Rotating Group Leaders

Start Location: Different Location Each Month

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

This ride is a grass roots advocacy movement focused on creating an avenue for women of diverse backgrounds to embrace cycling together. It is for WOMEN and lead by WOMEN to build and grow a community of WOMEN cyclists in the Memphis area and its surrounding suburbs.

The ride will be held offered April through October. Update will be provided on the Facebook page for this ride. Click the 'Info' icon and scroll to the bottom of the page - click 'Events' to see upcoming Dates/Locations/Ride Info.

Safety requirements to ride: Bicycle Helmet, working front headlight and rear light. That's it! Wear what you want - bright colors are best (visibility) and no, you aren't required to wear spandex or bike jerseys.

The ride is laying the foundation for a new revolution of group riding. It will be held in a different location each month to introduce women to new areas and other women about town that enjoy cycling too!

Each month’s ride will be led by different female ride leaders who have come together and volunteered to showcase and introduce women riders to the many different areas of Memphis.

Monday Vintage Bicycle Cruise
Closed Monday - bi-weekly
6:00 PM

C
D

Distance: 15-20 mi

Route Maps
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Route Links

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

Wolf River Dawn Patrol
Tuesday/Thursday
5:30 AM

B

Distance: 23 mi

Ride Leader: Sonny Salomon

Start Location: Yates & Shady Grove Roads

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

Unique early B ride for working folks who want to sweat before leaving for work. There is no specific starting or ending point for this ride: It is a hop on hop off. Ride leader(s) start and end at Shady Grove and Yates beginning at 5:25AM. We pick up folks at River View and Shady Grove 5:30, Kirby and Humphreys 5:35, and Perkins at Wolf River and Germantown Road 5:45, and then off we all go. We go 17-20 mph on flats. We stretch but regroup 5-6 times. We don't "drop" anybody, but since everyone has to go to work, we don't all hang around for major mechanicals...sorry. End of ride average is usually 16+.

 

Mellow Mushroom
Tuesday - 6:00 PM

U
A
B
C

Distance: 22-30 mi

Ride Leader: Skip Griffin

Start Location: Target Germantown

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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 together.

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.

Shelby Forest Ride
Tuesday - 6:00 PM

C
D

Distance: 20-25 mi

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

The Shelby Forest ride is a low-key weekday ride through scenic countryside. We rotate between three routes for variety, each varying from 20-25 miles.  Two of the routes have hills at the beginning of the ride, and one route is designated as our "flat" route.   This is a no-drip ride and 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 Tuesday, April 10th and go through Tuesday, September 25th.

 

Ladies on the Trail
Tuesday - 5:30 PM

D

Distance: 6-12 mi

Route Maps
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Route Links

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!

Germantown Wednesday Mid-Morn
Wednesday - 8:30 AM

B
C

Distance: 30-45 mi

Ride Leader: Rob Hunter

Start Location: Cameron-Brown Park

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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).

L-A Rollers
Tuesday - 6:00 PM

A
B
C
D

Distance: 10-30 mi

Ride Leader: John Wade

Start Location: Stage/Fletcher Trace

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

Come join for a rolling to hilly route 16 to 27 miles on suburban and country roads through Lakeland and Arlington. This is an A/B/C/D ride. With the group spreading out in the climbs, we regroup at major intersections and hill tops. We also stop at the Arlington Depot where water is available.

Carriage Crossing Ride
Closed Wednesday - 6:00 PM

A
B
C
D

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Warren Jesse

Start Location: Sports Authority Collierville

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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.

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Hump Day Ride
Wednesday - 6:00 PM

U
A
B
C

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Mo Mehr

Start Location: White Station and Park

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

New start location: White Station and Park at Eastgate center next to Mellow Mushroom and Michaels parking lot.

The Hump 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.

No riders will be dropped and all riders will regroup to catch-up with other riders on several points of the ride.

You can socialize with other biking enthusiasts at Mellow Mushroom afterwards with food and drinks.

This ride has joined with the Carriage Crossing Ride, expanding the group ride options. Please check out that ride!

Collierville Town Square Ride
Thursday - 6:00 PM

A
B
C

Distance: 20-30 mi

Ride Leader: Barb McClatchey

Start Location: Collierville Town Square

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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.

During the winter months, limited group(s) may continue the route, so please check the Facebook Group.

The 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
Closed Tuesday - 6:00 PM
Thursday - 6:00 PM

A

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: John Storms

Start Location: Swanky's

Route: Flat, Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: Yes

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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.

Bellevue Cordova
Saturday- 7:00 AM

B
C

Distance: 22, 30 mi

Route Maps
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Route Links

This is a B and C pace ride—B average speed of 16.5 mph, 18–19 mph on the flats. And a C pace ride averaging about 14.5 mph, and 16–18 mph on the flats. The main route starts at Bellevue and goes north on Appling, to Brother Blvd, to Germantown Road and on to Memphis-Arlington. If we take the short route we’ll cut through Davies Plantation. Otherwise we’ll scoot out to Chambers Chapel Road, south to Monroe, cross Canada Road, Kingsridge to Davies Plantation to Fletcher Trace with our SAG stop at the Quick Stop. Then Fletcher Trace, Berryhill, Grove, and beautiful Morning Sun. Next we take Lenow, Macon, Rebel, Cordova Park, Macon, and Buckeye. Then Rocky Point, Sanga, Fay, B Street, and onto the Greenline. We cruise down to Macon, over to Mullins Station, to Kirby Whitten, to Goodlett Farms and back to Bellevue. Since this is a new ride we’ll make adjustments to pace and route as necessary.

Tour De Bartlett
Thursday - 6:00 PM

A
B
C

Distance: 26.1 mi

Ride Leaders: Stacy Sheffield and Kelly Jones

Start Location: Bartlett Rec Center 7700 Flaherty Place

Route: Flat city streets with some bike lanes

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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. A & B Groups have a 26 mile route, while the C group has a 21 mile route. The pace for each group will be as advertised but these are no drop rides. Come join us!

Paper Rollers Ride
Saturday - 8:00 AM

B
C
D

Distance: 25-40 mi

Ride Leader: Tulio Bertorini

Start Location: Germantown Peddler parking lot

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

B, C, D Groups are supported between April and October 1st.

This weekly ride is led by members of the IP Cycling Team to prepare them for the MS150. You do not have to be on IP Cycling Team to join this ride. We will all start with the same distances at the beginning of the season. For those that want to ride a longer route, we will head back out to do a longer ride. We hope you will join us.  Time to 7:00AM after the RWB Ride.   Time to 8:00 after the MS150.

Farmington Folly
Thursday - 6:00 PM

B

Distance: 28 mi

Ride Leader: Peter Sarfas

Start Location: GPAC

Route: Flat, Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

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.

Dirty in the Dark Trail Ride
Closed Thursday - 6:30 PM

D
E

Distance: 6-8 mi

Route Maps

See Facebook Group

 

Route Links

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.

 

Vic's Ride
Saturday - 7:00 AM

A
B

Distance: 35-65 mi

Ride Leader: Vic Butcher

Start Location: St Philip Episcopal Church

Route: Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

NEW START LOCATION for 2018.   Ride will leave from St Philip Episcopal Church at the intersection of Davies Plantation & Davies Manor.  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.

Saturday Smoothie Cruise
Saturday - 8:00 AM

C
D

Distance: 27-50 mi

Ride Leader: Russ Beatse

Start Location: Bike World Parking Lot on Houston Levee

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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 always stop for a SAG stop at Tropical Smoothies great snack on a long ride. The ride will go all year as long as we can start above 40 degrees.

Skip's Peanut Butter Ride
Saturday - 7:00 AM

A
B
C

Distance: 40-51 mi

Ride Leader: Skip Griffin

Start Location: Panera Trinity Commons

Route: Moderate, Hilly, Some Challenging

Drop: No

Route Maps
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Route Links

Weekly ride to Downtown Arlington. Once there riders can chose between riding 40 miles, or some add the Long Road Loop for another 11 miles giving them 51 miles. On top of the normal routes, several other options are available for up to a 58 mile route. During the year, many of these routes are utilized.c Moderate pace going out, over all about 17 for the entire ride. This is a no drop ride.

Saturday Morning Social Ride
Saturday - 9:00 AM

A
B
C

Distance: 25-30 mi

Ride Leader: Ian Sterling

Start Location: Superlo Foods

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

Advanced Intermediate: 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.

Midtown Chill
Sunday - 3:00 PM

D

Distance: 10+ mi

Ride Leader: Mark Whitby & Marci Hendrix

Start Location: Veterans Plaza Doughboy Statue in Overton Park

Route: Flat

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

Join us on the Midtown Chill Ride as we take various routes around 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 12-14 MPH. Distance is usually in the 10-20 mile range. No one gets dropped and we try to stay as one group to safely navigate traffic. We take rest stops as needed. The ride is seasonal and will start Sunday, April 8th and go thru the Sunday, November 4th.

Colonial Queens Ride
Closed Thursday - 6:00 PM

D

Distance: 10+ mi

Ride Leaders: Takeitha Chambers, Ruth Phillips, Vivian Prewitt

Start Location: Target Parking Lot (closer to Colonial Road)

Route: Flat, Moderate

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

The Colonial Queens Ride is a friendly beginner’s ride that is in coexistence with Black Girls Do Bike (BGDB) for female participants looking for an easy casual ride. This is a no drop “D” paced ride that travels by the UofM and the midtown area before heading back to Target. The weekly Thursday ride is self-supported and makes a stop along the way to allow slower riders to catch up. The group will stop along the route to accommodate differing speeds and to safely navigate traffic signals. We will regroup and take rest stops as needed. The ride is seasonal and will start Thursday, April 6 and go through mid-October.

Safety requirements to ride: Bicycle helmet, working front headlight and rear taillight. That’s it! Wear what you want to wear-bright colors are best for (visibility) and no, you are not required to wear spandex or bike jerseys.

Lil' Rippers
Monday - 6:00 PM

E

Distance: 7-12 mi

Ride Leaders: Gary Patrick & Michael Fields

Start Location: Germantown Road Trailhead

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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 of daylight.

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.

WRT - Women Ride Trails on the Wolf River Trails (WRT on the WRT!)
Saturdays
9:00 AM ride start
10:30-11am ride end
Basic Skills review 8:45am

D

Distance: 6 - 12 mi

Ride Leader: Angela Horton

Start Location: Semmes Murphy Clinic Parking Lot

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

This is a Beginner Friendly Womens Off-Road Ride Beginners Group. Angela will lead this group (6-10 miles). Wheels on the ground, ready to ride at 9:00 am At 8:45 am will do a weekly Basic Skills review of various topics and trail maneuvers.

Please make sure you have a mountain bike in good condition, (no road or commuter bikes!), a helmet, a spare tube and inflation method, and plenty of water. Helmet required.

Ride will end 10:30-11am.

Major Taylor Easy Ride
Sundays - 5:30 PM

D

Distance: 10-15 mi

Ride Leader: Patrick Cook

Start Location: Cameron-Brown Park

Route: Mostly Flat, Small Hills

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

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.

Major Taylor
Thursdays - 6:00 PM

A
B

Distance: 28-30 mi

Ride Leader: Darren Dandridge

Start Location: Kroger in Whitehaven

Route: Mostly Flat, Small Hills

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

The ride will begin at Kroger in Whitehaven, Shelby Drive and Elvis Presley Blvd.

Major Taylor
Saturdays - 6:00 AM

B

Saturdays - 8:00 AM
B
C

Distance: 30 mi

Ride Leader: Andre Pruit

Start Location: Target - East Memphis (closer to Colonial)

Route: Mostly Flat, Small Hills

Drop: No

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

Both rides will begin at the East Memphis Target parking lot, near Colonial Road and Spottswood Avenue. The 6am group will be a B paced ride and the 8am group will be a B/C paced ride.

Taco Tuesday
Tuesdays - 6:30 PM

B

Distance: ~20 mi

Ride Leader: Tulio Bertorini

Start Location: Carrefour Shopping Center

Route: Mostly Flat, Small Hills

Drop: Yes

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

Come join us for the Taco Tuesday Ride, starting at the Carrefour Center at 6685 Poplar Avenue. Casual B pace ride without all the hectic hustle and bustle. Perfect for those that can’t make the our other rides with a nice 6:30 pm start time. Flat route for a nice 20 miles at a low B Pace. Estimated to stay at 18mph the entire route. This ride is not for you if you want to get some training in . No attacks or sprints sections on this ride. Afterwards hang out for drinks or food at Swanky’s. Assuming no mechanical issues, the ride should be over no later than 8pm.

Gelato Freeze Ride
Thursdays - 6:30 PM

B

Distance: ~20 mi

Ride Leader: Tulio Bertorini

Start Location: Carrefour Shopping Center

Route: Mostly Flat, Small Hills

Drop: Yes

Route Maps
See Facebook Group

Route Links

Come join us for the Gelato Freeze Ride, starting at the Carrefour Center at 6685 Poplar Avenue. Casual B pace ride without all the hectic hustle and bustle. Perfect for those that can’t make the our other rides with a nice 6:30 pm start time. Flat route for a nice 20 miles at a low B Pace. Estimated to stay at 18mph the entire route. This ride is not for you if you want to get some training in . No attacks or sprints sections on this ride. Afterwards hang out for drinks or food at Dessert Therapy for a cold treat. Maybe the owner will even ride with us. Assuming no mechanical issues, the ride should be over no later than 8pm.

Bikes Plus - Bartlett

7780 Hwy 64 / Stage Rd  •  Bartlett, TN  •  901-385-8788  •  bikesplus.net

Day Time Ride Level Description
Tuesday 6:00pm
B
17-19 mph, 26 mi
Thursday 6:00pm
C
14-16 mph, 17 mi
Saturday 8:00am
B
16-19 mph, 55 mi. As the days warm up, the start time will be moved to 7:00am. Ride lengths will vary.

Bikes Plus - Germantown

9445 Poplar Ave.  •  Germantown, TN  •  901-755-7233  •  bikesplus.net

Day Time Ride Level Description
Monday 6:00pm
C
D
Women's Ride: This ride rolls out from Bikes Plus in Germantown and is for Women Only. The ride is a D ride with a mix of C. Perfect for those wanting to take it easy or for someone just getting started.
Tuesday 6:00pm
A
B
18-21 mph, 30 mi. As the daylight extends, the ride distance will get longer.
Thursday 6:00pm
A
B
18-21 mph, 30 mi. As the daylight extends, the ride distance will get longer.
Saturday 7:00am
B
16-18 mph, 40+ mi. When the weather warms up, we will move the start time back to the normal 7:00am start. Ride lengths will vary.

Bike World

3660 South Houston Levee, Suite 101  •  Collierville, TN  •  901-853-5569  •  bikeworldtn.com

Day Time Ride Level Description
Tuesday 6:00pm
A
18-20 mph, 28 mi
Saturday 7:00am
A
B
Group 1: 16-18 mph, 34 mi, Group 2: 19-20 mph, 55 mi

Outdoors Inc. - Midtown

1710 Union Ave  •  Collierville, TN  •  901-722-8988  •  bikeworldtn.com

Day Time Ride Level Description
Sunday 9:00am
A
To Shelby Forest and back, no sweep, keep up or be dropped

Peddler - Midtown

3548 Walker Ave.  •  Memphis, TN  •  901-327-4833 or 901-327-4834  •  peddlerbikeshop.com

Day Time Ride Level Description
Tuesday 5:30am
U
This ride is "spirited" and averages around 22 mph in season. It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 5:30 am on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. The route is 22 miles.
Tuesday 6:30pm
D
Looking for a beginner ride? This is just for you! It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 6:30 pm on Tuesday/Thursday evenings. The Tuesday ride is a round trip of approximately 10 miles with a midway rest period at Overton Park.
Thursday 5:30am
U
This ride is "spirited" and averages around 22 mph in season. It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 5:30 am on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. The route is 22 miles.
Thursday 6:30pm
B
C
D
Looking for a beginner ride? This is just for you! It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 6:30 pm on Tuesday/Thursday evenings. The Thursday ride splits into two groups. Group A is a bit faster, taking the Parkways and around the north side of Mud Island to rendezvous at the Pyramid with the slower Group B which navigates through neighborhood streets. The Thursday ride is approximately 20 miles.
Saturday 6:00am
A
The Toxic Tour is a 30 mile Saturday morning ride that leaves the Highland shop at 6:15 am. Slower than the Tuesday/Thursday AM Ride but not for beginners, this ride averages about 20mph.

Peddler - Germantown

2095 Exeter Rd.  •  Germantown, TN  •  901-757-8485  •  peddlerbikeshop.com

Day Time Ride Level Description
Saturday 8:00am
B
C
We sponsor the International Paper Cycling Team's MS 150 training ride. Ride is OPEN to everyone. Distance is generally 30 to 40 miles. Pace varies between 14 and 18 mph and there are ride leaders for slower riders as well as faster riders. No one gets left behind. Typically once a month we will join one of the larger supported rides in the area so the group can do longer distances....watch the International Paper Cycling Team's website for details. The ride will start earlier during the hottest months, typically July and August. Watch their website for details. One doesn't have to do the MS 150 to ride with us. Ride will cancel when raining.
Sunday 8:00am during CDT
1:30pm during CST
B
C
D
B Group: 40 miles
C Group: 30-40 miles
Generally a smaller ride 30-45 miles. A no drop ride between 14 and 17 mph. Open to everyone. Start time will move to 10:30 during the colder months to take advantage of the warmer part of the day....watch in October for schedule changes. Ride will cancel when raining.

Peddler - Southaven

3075 E Goodman Rd  •  Southaven, MS  •  662-253-8859  •  peddlerbikeshop.com

Day Time Ride Level Description
Tuesday 6:00pm
B
24 miles, rolling terrain. Average 17ish.
Saturday 7:00am
B
54 mile. Average 16-17 aerobic base ride. Plenty of hills. Includes Heartbreak Hill.

Victory Bicycle Studio

2549 Broad Ave  •  Memphis, TN  •  901-746-8466  •  victorybicyclestudio.com

Day Time Ride Level Description
Sunday 8:30am
U
B
21+ mph , 50 mi
Sunday 9:00am
A
B
17mph, 35 mi