Local Group Rides

The rides listed below take place during the "warmer weather" months.  Typically starting and ending around time change. 

Monday Night Bistro Roca Ride

This friendly group of road cyclists invites you to join them for either a 15-mile or 30-mile loop leaving from Blowing Rock, NC at 5:30pm every Monday night. If you’re not riding to the starting point, Bistro Roca (one of our favorite restaurant’s in the High Country), it’s recommended that you park at the parking deck around the corner. For driving directions to the start & turn-by-turn details of the ride...click here!

Eastside Rambler's Tuesday Night Ride

For those of you living on the east side of Watauga County, this group conveniently meets every Tuesday at the Food Lion on HWY 421 (1864 US Highway 421 South). Lead by both Ms. Lou McLean and Mr. Jamie Williams, you are in good hands! This group meets at 5:30pm to tackle a variety of routes at a 14-16mph pace, over a distance of 30 +/- miles. Feel free to shoot him an email with any questions at jl_williams79@yahoo.com or call 336.977.91.29.

Magic Wednesday Night Ride

This road cycling ride is geared towards all levels of riders, regrouping at three spots along the route. Departing from Magic Cycles in downtown Boone at 6:00pm, the ride leaves Boone via George Hayes Rd., regrouping at the top of the climb. Then follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to Green Hill Road, regrouping at the Green Park Inn. The route then goes through Blowing Rock to Hwy 221, connects onto the Pkwy and heads north past the Cone Manor House, and regroups at the Hwy 321 Bridge. After the final regrouping riders then return to Boone via Hwy 321.

Westside Ramber's Thursday Night Ride

For those of you living on the west side of Watauga County, this group ride leaves from the Valle Crucis Elementary School every Thursday at 5:30pm. Ride leader, Earl McMahon, makes sure riders ability levels are matched with the route, dividing the group into A, B, & C categories. The shortest route usually rides approx 20 miles, climbing Mast Gap to the Sugar Grove community, doing an out and back along Old Hwy 421. The longest route can cover closer to 30 miles, climbing Hwy 194, Georges Gap, or Bull Dog Road. For more info or questions regarding weather; email epm216@charter.net or call Earl 828-773-9579.

Watauga Leisure Biking

If "biking for the fun of it" sounds like your personal motto, then this may be the group you've been looking for! During the warm weather months this group of cyclists meets 2 to 3 times per week and welcomes new riders of any age or ablility level.  Stop by to pick up a copy of their book, Biking the Country Roads of Watauga with Ole Gade and Roni Ellis, full of beautiful color photos and detailed routes. Click here to visit the Watauga Leisure Biking web page and view the ride schedule.