Saturday Group Rides

Beginning in spring into late fall, Swansea Velo Club hosts group rides that leave from the plaza behind BikeWorks every Saturday morning, weather permitting. We park in the plaza to keep the shop’s spaces clear but feel free to swing by after the ride to say hello. Please visit our public Facebook group BikeWorks Group Rides for last minute updates on Saturday rides, including cancellation for weather, as well as additional road, gravel, and mountain bike rides. 

All five groups follow the same route, so you can choose one which matches your ability and experience, knowing there’s always a group behind to drop into if you need it.

A group – 22-24 mph
B group – 19-21 mph
Bish group – 18-20mph
C+ group – 16-18 mph
C group – 15-17 mph (no drop; rides at a pace to keep everyone together)

Beginner group – If we have interest, we will start up a beginner group to ride on Saturdays or Sundays. Look for more info to come.

Essential Rules of Group Rides

While we are riding as “BikeWorks representatives”, please obey the rules of the road and adhere to proper and safe group riding techniques, including:

  • Use of hand signals
  • Calling out approaching cars and road hazards
  • Staying single file when cars are passing
  • Stoping at STOP signs
  • Road bikes & Helmets required, tail lights recommended
  • Please don’t spit or do snot rockets while riding in the group

Saturday Group Ride Rotation

Rides start at from the plaza lot behind BikeWorks at 8am. We rotate through the routes below on corresponding Saturdays each month. Please arrive early enough to be ready to clip in at 8:00am sharp. If the weather is questionable, an update will be posted to the BikeWorks Group Rides Facebook page by 7:00am that morning.

1st Saturday, 2024
Ride with GPS | Strava

38.7 mi

2nd Saturday, 2024
Ride with GPS | Strava

34.8 mi

3rd Saturday, 2024
Ride with GPS | Strava

35.4 mi

4th Saturday, 2024
Ride with GPS | Strava

39 mi

5th Saturday, 2024
Ride with GPS | Strava

32 mi