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Local Group Rides

The rides listed below take place during the "warmer weather" months.  Typically starting and ending around time change.  To confirm departure times and routes, contact ride leaders or social media sites for updates.  The High Country Cycling Ride Posts Facebook page is a great place to look for more information.  

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 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 or call 336.977.91.29.

Boone's TNR 

Referred to by many as the hardest and most beautiful group ride in NC, this ride meets weekly on Tuesdays at 5:30pm at The Boone Greenway Parking Lot across the street from the National Guard Armory (274 Hunting Hills Ln Boone, NC 28607.)

Starting in early May with the full 43 mile route, this ride meets from mid-May through September. This ride and route is for moderate to advanced riders. There are 3 regroup points at miles 9, 24 and 36 however the pace averages a challenging 19-21mph for the 2 hour duration and 2500ft of elevation gain.

For questions please consult the Appalachian Groups Rides Facebook page for daily/weekly updates: or email Noah at

Wednesday Night Ride

This road cycling ride is geared towards all levels of riders, regrouping at three spots along the route. Departing times may vary throughout the season, but ride now leaves from Basils Fresh Pasta and Deli (246 Wilson Drive Boone, NC 28607). The ride departs 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.

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.