Shop Ride Descriptions
Riding is More Fun With Others
It's true. Riding with others only adds to the experience of riding a bike and opens the door to a whole new community of others who enjoy riding bikes just as much as you do.
Looking for someone to ride with? Join us! We love showing others the best routes in the area, introducing cyclists to new riding buddies, and simply having a great time on two wheels together.
All of our shops host a no-drop ride each weekend. Check out the rides below to find the best one for you.
What Does "No Drop" Mean?
No drop is a classification of group ride in which you WILL NOT be left behind or "dropped" from the group in the event you are unable to maintain the average speed. Should you fall behind, our staff group ride sweeper will be your personal escort to ensure you return to the shop safely.
Location: 146 Mooresville Commons Way
Lake Norman Saturday Social Ride
Ride Description: A RIDE FOR THE EVERYDAY RIDER!!!!!!!
Join us at our new location in Mooresville Commons off of Brawley School Rd. at 8am for a Social C Ride! This is a no drop ride and is a mainly flat 24 mile route. We head out down Brawley School Rd and make our way towards The Point. The pace will average around 16mph depending on the group (we may go a little faster and a little slower).
Watch a short video from one of our Saturday Morning Rides.
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE TIME ON TWO WHEELS!!!!!
Lake Norman Women on Wheels (WOW) Ride
Women on Wheels will leave from the new Trek of CLT - Lake Norman location at 6:00pm. This is a social, recovery ride for the ladies, and the route may vary based on the group. The ride averages 15-16mph over 19 miles down Brawley School Road.
The Mooresville Area Cyclists 2018 group rides start Tuesday, April 3rd at the new Trek of CLT LKN store location at 146 Mooresville Commons Way.Weekly MAC rides are on Tuesday and Thursday. Rides leave at 6pm from April 3rd thru May 3rd and starting on May 8th rides change to 6:30pm start.
There will be multiple groups averaging from 14 to 20+ mph.
North Charlotte Sunday B/C Ride
Join us at Trek Stores of Charlotte - North for a no drop C ride leaving at 9:00 am! The average speed is 15-16mph over 26.5 miles. There are stops along the way to allow riders to catch their breath and take a drink. These breaks are usually about 5 minutes in length or until the group collectively decides to move along. This is a moderate ride for folks wanting a social workout on their bikes. We do ask that folks be able to maintain a 15 mph average over rolling terrain. These rides are intended for those on road bikes, but those on fitness bikes that are able to maintain the average speed are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
South Charlotte Sunday B/C Ride
Your Sunday ride opportunities just got better! Check out the Sunday morning ride with the good folks at Trek Bicycle Store of South Charlotte!
This ride leaves from the store parking lot at 9:00am on Sunday mornings and offers two route options. Both groups roll out together and split in the first few miles. Our 'no drop' group typically averages 16-18mph and completes a 26 mile route; the longer 32 mile ride is a 'show & go' format (but still aims to keep everyone together) and usually averages about 19mph.
Location: Trek of CLT - South Charlotte
For more details contact Ang
South Charlotte Tuesday Night TATA Ride
Join us every Tuesday for a laid back easy peasy 20-24 mile ride depending on the group. 15-16 average and we will leave no (wo)man behind! Starts from the store parking lot at 6:00pm!
South Charlotte Wednesday Night Ride
Trek Bicycle Store of Charlotte - South offers a Wednesday evening group ride for advanced and intermediate road cyclists. Two groups roll out from the store parking lot approximately 5 minutes apart and ride towards the rolling hills and open country roads of Marvin/Waxhaw. The first group includes both an unsupported A ride (40 miles at 22+mph) as well as a B group with a ride leader (38 miles at 20mph); the A and B group leave together and typically split after a 5-6 mile neutral warmup.
The second rollout includes a B2 and a 'no drop' C group. The B2 group features a 31 mile route at a target pace of 18-19mph, and it has both a ride leader and sweeper. While officially a 'show & go' format, the B2 group aims to keep as many riders together as feasibly possible. The C group is our designated 'no drop' ride and completes a 24 mile route at a target pace of 17-18mph. The C group has a leader and sweeper, and typically forms off the back of the second rollout 3-5 miles after departing from the parking lot together with the B2 group.
A total of four groups offers a great route option for riders of nearly all abilities. Afterwards, riders meet for cold beverages and appetizers (with a special cyclist discount!) just a short walk from the store.
Helmets are REQUIRED for all of our group rides.
All rides are weather permitting. If the temperature is sub 40 degrees, please contact the shop and/or group ride leaders. Check our Facebook page for the latest ride updates.
Participants are considered to be on a private excursion and thus must agree to hold harmless the ride leaders, Cool Breeze of Lake Norman and its employees and agents for injury or loss that might occur as a result of taking part in these rides.
Times listed are departure times. Arrive early and be ready to go at the scheduled departure time.
Charlotte Mountain Biking
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