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Weekly Rides

There are a number of group rides from the shops. Occasionally, rides may be cancelled due to other cycling events or weather conditions. We recommend you contact the shop before attending a ride for the first time to verify that the ride will be held that week. We hope to see you there!

Shop Rides

Coffee after the Saturday morning ride!

We welcome you to join us on group rides from our shops, or organized by our staff from other locations. Each ride has a unique personality and group of regular riders. Some are very competitive, others pure fun. Group rides help keep you riding on a regular basis, improve your fitness and make riding more enjoyable. The friendships you form along the way are one of the best benefits of cycling!

All shop rides are intended for road bikes - it is extremely difficult to keep up with any other type of bike, even for the fittest rider.  Helmets are required on all rides. Please feel free to call the shop with any questions.

Pace Guide:

  • C  14-15 mph end average, a moderate fitness ride for beginners
  • B  16-19 mph end average, moderate accelerations
  • A   20-22 mph end average, a challenging ride with hard efforts
  • A+ 22+ mph end average, a very fast and challenging ride for advanced riders

Williamsburg Rides:

Wednesday 7:30 AM Meets behind BikeBeat. 30+ miles, A/ A+ pace, depending on group.

Friday 7:30 AM Mountain Bike Ride Meets behind BikeBeat and Rides to nearby William & Mary trails.

Saturday 7:30 AM Meets behind BikeBeat. 30+ miles.   A/A+ pace. Followed by a social hour with coffee & snacks.  A link to the route map is included below.

BikeBeat Women's Ride Group There's no need to ride alone. Post your ride information in our women's Facebook group and invite other female cyclists to join you!   The group is closed to maintain member privacy - you must join to view updates. Ladies only.  BikeBeat Women's Ride on Facebook

Williamsburg Route

Yorktown Rides:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6:15 AM “The Squirrel Scalper Ride” - A local favorite led by Rod, meets at Panera Bread at CNU Newport News. Several groups, B to A+ pace, 22 mile loop regroups at Panera for a social hour with bagels & coffee. Meets only when temperature is above 40 degrees and roads are dry. Lights required on all bikes by law during low light conditions in the spring and fall.

Thursday Night 8:30 PM "Misery Loves Company Ride". Meet in the parking lot and roll out at 8:30 for 8 to 10 laps around Kiln Creek. All paces are welcome, although the group may split according to pace. Headlights and tail lights required. Ride cancels in the event of rain.

Saturday 7:30 AM  40+ miles, A+ race training pace.  

Virginia Beach Rides:

Saturday 7:15 AM  Meets behind BikeBeat, 47 mile ride, A+ race training pace.  Call shop to verify ride is on.

Chesapeake Rides:

Saturday 7:30 AM  Meets at BikeBeat.  Two groups, a B-pace group & an A/A+ group ride 42 miles.

Sunday 7:30 AM  Meets at BikeBeat.  35-55 miles at a B-pace, depending on group.

 

Club Rides

Several local clubs open their group rides to visitors.  We recommend that you contact the ride coordinator to verify that the ride information is current, and get details about the route and pace before you attend a ride. Remember Clubs depend on membership fees to function. If you ride regularly with a club, please JOIN and support their mission.

The Colonial Cycling Club hosts a variety of road and training rides in the Williamsburg area for performance cyclists & racing enthusiasts. Rides are A+ pace and appropriate for advanced riders unless otherwise stated.  View upcoming rides at the Colonial Cycling Club page on MeetUp.com.

The Williamsburg Area Bicyclists offer a variety of rides and paces each month.  View their ride calendar at:  Williamsburg Area Bicyclists

The Peninsula Bicycle Association has a number of weekday and weekend rides year round.  View their ride calendar at:  Peninsula Bicycle Association

For Virginia Beach and Norfolk area rides see the Tidewater Bicycle Association ride calendar at: Tidewater Bicycle Association

Mountain biking with the EVMA

The Eastern Virginia Mountain Bike Association (EVMA) meets on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 or 10am depending on the time of year.  The parks rotate by month, check their website or Facebook Page for the latest info!

 

 

Riding in the VA Beach Area

If you are looking for a ride in the Virginia Beach or Norfolk here are some resources!

Virginia Beach Trails

First Landing 

False Cape

Mount Trashmore

Dismal Swap Canal Ride

 

 
 
 
 
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