Over 35 recurring group rides every week for all abilities. Find the ride that meets your needs! Our leaders provide safe routes and welcoming sessions for newer riders.

All the recurring rides listed below are covered by our robust insurance coverage ($1M add-on coverage for any registered rider!)

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Rides are free, but COP membership or a $20 donation is suggested to cover costs for volunteer leaders and our insurance needs. Please consider joining COP as a MEMBER.  PLEASE PRE-REGISTER so there’s no delay at the start of the ride.

  • You must register for EACH recurring ride you plan to attend (Tues. Dogtap, Tues. Hilliard, Thurs. Hilliard, etc) and can accomplish that in ONE/single registration transaction.  It takes about 1 minute!
  • You only need to register one time/year/ride day/location to be covered by our insurance for the entire season of that particular ride.
  • Registered riders will recieve a weekly e-mail with the coming week’s ride updates, routes, and information/links to special 1-time rides.
  • Helmets are required on all rides.
  • Listed times below are “DEPARTURE/ROLLING” times! Respect your group friends and arrive early to prepare. 

**at 3/9/24 – The 2024 listing is below. We’re still awaiting several more ride listings. Please check back often as we finalize the submissions from Ride Leaders and post them here.

WE ARE UPDATING OUR WEBPAGE and DEVELOPING A CALENDAR FUNCTION that will be easier to search and discover the detailed ride listings and applicable links. We’re expecting a launch in May.  In the interim, thanks for your patience with this listing format and the challenging font.

Some rides begin the week of March 11th and many begin early April – See starting dates in each listing

MONDAY RIDES:

Monday Morning WBC & Friends
Time: 9 AM (varies by season) – March 11 – Nov
Pace: B, C – Social ride, no drop
Meetup Location: Heit Center Parking Lot, behind the building at 150 Main Street, New Albany
Ride Description: Ride length is usually 45 miles plus or minus 5 miles
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Routes, Cancellations, and Updates by email from WBC RWGPS; sign up at https://ridewithgps.com/organizations/1176-westerville-bicycle-club
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/644519516598886
Ride Leader Primary: Dick Bartz (614-312-7543), Annette
Ride Leader Backup/Alternate: Jeff P, Johnetta, Steve T, Gail K-J, Mike A, John London, Jackie Goldblatt

Monday Night Galena CC Monday Mac
Time: 6PM – 4/1 – 10/14 (5:30PM after 9/16)
Pace: A (22+ Strong efforts, possible drop) & B (19 no-drop)
Meetup Location: McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd, Galena, OH 43021 (Old 3C east entrance)
Ride Description: A classic enthusiasts ride! Rear taillights are required. Tri bikes, fixed-gear bikes and mountain bikes are not allowed.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/GalenaCC
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/422921053520737
Ride Leader Primary: Brad Bryant – bradbike888@gmail.com – (614) 561-0838

Monday Night Wheels of Color – Pelotonia welcoming/training ride
Time: 6PM – April 8 – Sept 16
Pace: B, C, NR
Meetup Location: Three Creeks Metro Parks, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport Ohio 43125
Ride Description: We offer both road and trail options. Our road option usually includes 2 routes ranging between 15-35 miles depending on daylight and rider paces. We usually offer two trail route options – one group rides up to 18 miles and another is for people who are new to cycling or haven’t ridden in years and their mileage depends on their comfortability.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341298644486076/
Ride Leader Primary: Steve Johnson – scjohnson.1110@yahoo.com

Monday Night Cyclical Nature Social – Ride, Refresh, Repeat
Time: 6PM – Starting 4/1/24
Pace: B, C
Meetup Location: Heritage Trail – 5460 Franklin St, Hilliard, OH 43026
Ride Description: This is an out and back ride on the Heritage Trail (12 mile round trip). This is a social, no-drop ride. Ride can extend if riders want to go longer (route variations in RWGPS info)
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45797743
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1464004877797478
Ride Leader Primary: Bill Suckow – 614-575-2453 or cnbicycles@gmail.com

Monday Night Lancaster
Time: 6 PM beginning April 8
Pace: B, C
Meetup Location: Fisher Catholic H.S., 1803 Granville Pike, Lancaster
Ride Description: Break away from Columbus and join this great group that explores beautiful Fairfield County routes!
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: Chris Harris (239) 295-6101

TUESDAY RIDES:

Tuesday Morning WBC, TTS, and Friends
Time: 10:00 AM (summer heat @ 9AM) March 12 – November 30
Pace: B/C level. Policy: No drop.
Meetup Location: McNamara Park 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Meeting Point: West side of the park
Ride Description: Up to 40 miles, with a snack break. Additional ride information will be posted under Ride With GPS WBC
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Westerville RWGPS
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | Westerville Bicycle Club on Strava
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | TTS(S) on Strava
Facebook Group: (1) Westerville Bicycle Club | Facebook
Ride Leader Primary: John London 614-946-6401
Ride Leader Backup/Alternate: Paul Bugenstein 614-325-8583

Tuesday PM Hilliard BikeSource Ride (Pelotonia Friendly)
Time: 6:05 PM for announcements. New riders text a ride leader and be ready by 5:45 pm to talk with a ride leader.
Pace: A, B, C
Meetup Location: Heritage Trail Dog Park, 7262 Hayden Run Rd.
Ride Description: The following rides will have different routes each week and are drop rides:
A+ (23+ mph avg), A (21+ mph avg), B+ (18+ mph avg) – These run from March 12 to Oct. 29.
Leaders: Aaron A: 614-205-2012, Shawn M, Sam V, Steve C, and Nate W
The B (15-16 mph avg) & C (14mph) rides will use the same route each week and are no-drop. These run from April 2 to Sept. 10.
Leaders: Mark S: 614-625-3244, Joanna P: 614-832-2453, Susan S: 614-441-2067, Paul S, Mark C, & Julie L
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/events/148042-cop-hilliard-Tuesday
Strava: Routes and announcements on https://www.strava.com/clubs/COPHilliard
Facebook Group: Announcements on https://www.facebook.com/groups/53811046325
Ride Leader Primary: See contacts above

Tuesday PM Shamrock/SociALE
Time: 5:30 PM start time 3/12/24 – 4/30/24 (weather permitting) – Front and Rear (red, no blue) Lights are required for all riders.
6:00 PM beginning 5/7/24 – Front and rear lights strongly suggested.
5:30 PM starting 9/3/24 – Front and Rear (red, no blue) Lights are required for all riders.”
Pace: A, B, C
Meetup Location: Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Windmill lot. 9801 Hyland-Croy Rd, Plain City, OH 43064
Ride Description: Routes will be planned based on available daylight and estimation for each group’s speed to be back to the park approximately 20-30 minutes before sunset. (longer days, faster speeds as the season progresses, etc., will result in longer routes)
Ride Classifications
A Group – Generally, one regroup at/near the halfway point.
B+, B, C – No-drop ride
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: Routes, Cancellations, & Updates – https://m.facebook.com/groups/1046866555375619/ref=share&mibextid=NSMWBT, or you can request to join the Google group for email invites shamrockcyclingohio@gmail.com.
Ride Leader Primary: Evan W email: shamrockcyclingohio@gmail.com, Tom Klausing 614-361-0610

Tuesday Night DogTap
Time: 6PM – March 26 – Oct 29
Pace: A, B, & C
Meetup Location: DogTap Brewery – 96 Gender Rd, Canal Winchester
Ride Description: All abilities welcome. Distances vary from 25-50 miles.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/732934043949857/
Ride Leader Primary: Ric N. at Cyclist Connection 614-833-2453
Group Contact: www.cyclistconnection.com

Tuesday Night Trailblazer CC
Time: 6:30 PM – Beginning April 2nd
Pace: B & C – No Drop
Meetup Location: Violet Township/ Pickerington Dog Park (Unofficial Page) 490 N Center Street, Pickerington
Ride Description: 25-35 mile no-drop
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1945005109107485
Ride Leader Primary: Stephen Means – 614-309-9835 or smeans3@gmail.com

Tuesday Night Steady Pedaling of Columbus
Time: 6 pm – April 2 to Oct 31
Pace: B, C, & NR
Meetup Location: Wolfe Park on Broad Street – 105 Park Dr, Columbus, OH 43209
Ride Description: This is a welcoming group that uses the Alum Creek Trail and other city trails to access lightly traveled roads outside of Columbus. The group prides itself on educating new riders and encouraging non aggressive riders in a no-drop atmosphere. Distances & speeds range from 8-40 miles based on attendance.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195983044786084
Ride Leader Primary: Yvonne (Bonnie) Reggins – yreggins@yahoo.com or 614-592-1872, Malcolm Tanksley

WEDNESDAY RIDES:

Wednesday Morning Olentangy Trail
Time: 9AM – Beginning April 3
Pace: C & D
Meetup Location: Hills Market – 7860 Olentangy River Rd (315 north of I-270), Worthington – north parking lot
Ride Description: Casual group ride to downtown Columbus for group lunch via the Olentangy Trail (30 miles)
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: Gail F. – 614-861-4478, Mark Keller 614-226-9220 mhkeller11@columbus.rr.com

Wednesday Galena CC “One-Group Wednesday”
Time: 6PM – April 3 – Oct 16 (5:30PM after 9/18)
Pace: B+ (One group @ 19.5 – 20.5 mph avg, No-drop ride)
Meetup Location: McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd, Galena, OH 43021 (Old 3C east entrance)
Ride Description: A classic enthusiasts ride! Rear taillights are required. Tri bikes, fixed-gear bikes and mountain bikes are not allowed.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/GalenaCC
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/422921053520737
Ride Leader Primary: Brad Bryant – bradbike888@gmail.com – (614) 561-0838

Wednesday PM teamCOPC Learners and Leaders – PELOTONIA-FRIENDLY
Time: 6 PM Please arrive 15 minutes early. May 1 thru June 26
Pace: B, C, NR
Meetup Location: Rose Run Park Patio by the New Albany Heit Center Parking Lot
Ride Description: Welcome to Learners and Leaders, an opportunity for seasoned cyclists eager to share their knowledge, new riders keen to learn, and casual riders looking for camaraderie. We host a weekly introductory talk where we discuss group dynamics, road cycling safety, and riding protocols. Our focus is not on “pushing the pace”, but rather on guiding and nurturing our learning riders. Our journey begins with easy, flat routes, gradually progressing to hill training by the end of June. Please note that riders should be able to maintain a riding pace of at least 13 mph. We strongly recommend road bikes for these rides. All teamCOPC rides prioritize safety and riding together as a group. Before joining us, we kindly ask you to review the rider expectations under the RIDES tab at www.teamCOPC.org. To stay updated on our rides and events, join the teamCOPC Rides email list at the same website.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Routes posted weekly at https://www.facebook.com/teamCOPC
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/teamCOPC
Ride Leader Primary: Mike Perry
Group Contact: email: teamCOPC@gmail.com

Wednesday PM CAS Group Friendly Ride – Pelotonia Friendly
Time: 5:30 PM Please arrive early. Ride starts on Wednesday May 15 and ends in mid-September
Pace: B/C Ride is a social cycling event along the Olentangy Trail with a speed limit of 15 MPH or less, ensuring no participant is left behind.
Meetup Location: Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) 2540 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202 Park in the south parking lot off Argyll Street near the guard shack.
Ride Description: The CAS staff-initiated 20-mile bike ride is open to all, including Pelotonia and new cyclists. The route runs along Olentangy River Road towards either Worthington Hills or a southern dead end. A summer visit to Hanks Texas BBQ for food and drinks is an option.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: Tim Mills Mobile: (614) 327-9790 Email: tmills@cas.org

Wednesday Night Heritage Cycles Slow Roll
Time: 6PM – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, June 19th through September 6th
Pace: D – 8-10 mph family friendly!
Meetup Location: Park Street Intermediate School – 3205 Park Street in the bus lot, Grove City
Ride Description: The Heritage Cycles Slow Roll is a ride for anyone! The pace is around 8-10mph and the route can be 6-8 miles long. This is a family-friendly ride so bring your trailers, baby seats, and trail-a-bikes! Kids are welcome as long as they can independently ride without training wheels at the group pace. Parents are responsible for their children during these events. Routes will be on the roadways but will be in quieter neighborhoods and trails when they are present. This ride normally ends with a Mona’s Eats-n-Treats stop
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/heritagecycles
Ride Leader Primary: Josh Stamper and Tiffany Kirkbride – (614) 992-2453

THURSDAY RIDES:

Thursday Morning WBC, TTS, and Friends
Time: 10:00 AM (summer heat @ 9AM) March 14 – November 30
Pace: B/C level. Policy: No drop.
Meetup Location: McNamara Park 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Meeting Point: West side of the park
Ride Description: Up to 40 miles, with a snack break. Additional ride information will be posted under Ride With GPS WBC
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Westerville RWGPS
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | Westerville Bicycle Club on Strava
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | TTS(S) on Strava
Facebook Group: (1) Westerville Bicycle Club | Facebook
Ride Leader Primary: John London 614-946-6401
Ride Leader Backup/Alternate: Paul Bugenstein 614-325-8583

Thursday PM Hilliard
Time: Announcements at 6:05 PM. New riders text a ride leader and be ready by 5:45 pm to talk with a ride leader.
Pace: A, B+
Meetup Location: Heritage Trail Dog Park, 7262 Hayden Run Rd.
Ride Description: The following rides will have different routes each week and are drop rides:
A+ (23+ mph avg), A (21+ mph avg), B+ (18+ mph avg) – These run from March 14 to Oct. 22.
Leaders: Aaron A: 614-205-2012, Shawn M, Sam V, Steve C, and Nate W
The B- (15-16 mph avg) ride will use the same route each week and is no-drop. – This runs from April 4 to Sept. 12.
Leaders: Mark S: 614-625-3244 & Julie L
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/45645722
Strava: Routes and announcements on https://www.strava.com/clubs/COPHilliard
Facebook Group: Announcements on https://www.facebook.com/groups/53811046325
Ride Leader Primary: See contacts above

Thursday PM teamCOPC Jersey Hills – PELOTONIA-FRIENDLY
Time: 6 PM Please arrive 15 minutes early. May 2 thru July 25
Pace: B, C
Meetup Location: Jersey Church North Parking Lot – 13260 Morse Rd., New Albany, OH 43054
Ride Description: This is a challenging ride that has, over the years, become a favorite for Pelotonia training. We encourage groups to stick together and look out for each other, to create a safer ride while also fostering a sense of camaraderie and mutual support. Each week, the route is chosen from those listed below by the riders during the pre-ride discussion, taking into account the planned pace and sunset time. For this ride, it’s always a good idea to bring a friend along. All teamCOPC rides prioritize safety and riding together as a group. Before you join us, please take a moment to review the rider expectations under the RIDES tab at www.teamCOPC.org. To keep up with our rides and events, join the teamCOPC Rides email list on the same website.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Routes are chosen by the group from these: RIDE with GPS
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/teamCOPC
Ride Leader Primary: Mike Perry
Group Contact: email: teamCOPC@gmail.com

Thursday Night Steady Pedaling of Columbus
Time: 6 pm – April 4 to Oct 31
Pace: B, C, & NR
Meetup Location: Wolfe Park on Broad Street – 105 Park Dr, Columbus, OH 43209
Ride Description: This is a welcoming group that uses the Alum Creek Trail and other city trails to access lightly traveled roads outside of Columbus. The group prides itself on educating new riders and encouraging non aggressive riders in a no-drop atmosphere. Distances & speeds range from 8-40 miles based on attendance.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195983044786084
Ride Leader Primary: Yvonne (Bonnie) Reggins – yreggins@yahoo.com or 614-592-1872, Malcolm Tanksley

Thursday PM Mad River Cycling Group
Time: 6 PM Thursdays, April 25 to September 26
Pace: B (16-19 mph avg): No-drop ride.
Meetup Location: Zanesfield Ohio Ball Park (next to the Fire Station) 2568 Sandusky Street, Zanesfield, OH 43360
Ride Description: Weekly rides average 25 to 45 miles, anticipate climbing as part of this ride.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: Bernie Iven (Bernie.Iven@gmail.com) Mobile: 614-309-4231

Thursday PM Ill-Mannered Brewing Company/Team SociALE Ride
Time: 6:00 PM 1st & Third Thursdays beginning April 4
Pace: 1st Thursdays – B+, B, C
3rd Thursdays – C
Meetup Location: Ill-Mannered Brewing Company, 38 Grace Drive in Powell (next to the Post Office)
Ride Description: These casual rides intend to accommodate casual riders as well as experienced riders who just want to have fun (and beer and wood-fired pizza afterward. the first Thursday of the month is a group road ride of 25 to 35 miles for experienced cyclists (B+, B, C groups depending on attendees). The third Thursday of the month is a casual ride, C pace, 10 to 20 miles, covering local streets and bike paths, suitable for hybrid bikes, etc.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: Group: https://www.facebook.com/illmanneredbeer or https://facebook.com/groups/53811046325
Ride Leader Primary: Tom Klausing 614-361-0610

Thursday Night Wheels of Color SOUTH – Pelotonia welcoming/training ride
Time: 6:15PM – May 2 – Oct 3
Pace: B, C, NR
Meetup Location: Jerry L. Garver YMCA, 6767 Refugee Rd, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110
Ride Description: We offer both road and trail options. Our road option usually ranges between 15-35 miles depending on daylight and rider paces.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341298644486076/
Ride Leader Primary: George K. Chatters – smilewhenusave@gmail.com

Thursday Night Wheels of Color EAST – Pelotonia welcoming/training ride
Time: 6:15PM – May 2 – Oct 3
Pace: B, C, NR
Meetup Location: Michaels – Easton (South Parking Lot), 3670 Easton Market, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Ride Description: We offer both road and trail options. Our road option usually ranges between 15-35 miles depending on daylight and rider paces.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341298644486076/
Ride Leader Primary: Raj Simon – Khaz1davhantis@gmail.com

FRIDAY RIDES:

Friday AM Early Bird Littleton’s Loop to Honey Dip Donut Roll
Time: 5:00 AM
Pace: A, B+
Meetup Location: Littleton’s Market – 2140 Tremont Ctr, Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Ride Description: A welcoming group of mostly dads and some moms who wake up too early to get a good workout in before the kids and demands of the day take over. Default Friday ride route 25 Mile loop to Honey Dip Donuts. Depending on personnel and timing, we occasionally extend the route to 32 miles, available at Strava link. Lights required.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3191064167091292798
Strava: Todd’s RagTag Super Cycle Club – https://www.strava.com/clubs/1045459″
Ride Leader Primary: Todd A. (text 614-439-1210); John S. (text 614-947-1321)

Ride: Friday Morning Team Cleary Cyclers – Pelotonia Friendly
Time: 6:15 AM – April 12 – July 26
Pace: B, B- (14-19mph)
Meetup Location: 780 Highland Dr, Cols., OH., 43214 (You can park in vacant lot across the street)
Ride Description: A friendly, early morning group preparing for Pelotonia. The route generally uses the Olentangy Trail from Clintonville to a loop in Worthington Hills and return. (20+ miles) Longer spurs south on trail to Greenlawn (35+ miles) depending on attendence.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: George Cleary – george@clearycompany.com

Friday Night Trailblazer CC (Once per month)
Time: 7:30 PM – This is a once/monthly ride on the x Friday of the month – Beginning April 5th
Pace: B & C – No Drop
Meetup Location: The Boat House Confluence Park – 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
Ride Description: Night riding is relaxing and good for the soul! Wear bright jersey and bring fully-charged lights!
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1945005109107485
Ride Leader Primary: Stephen Means – 614-309-9835 or smeans3@gmail.com

SATURDAY RIDES:

Saturday AM Ride Hilliard “Der Breakfast”
Time: 8:00 AM (may vary by season) – No Ride on May 18, June 29, July 6, 20, 27
Pace: Class B, C
Meetup Location: Heritage Trail Dog Park, 7262 Hayden Run Rd.
Ride Description: Ride to Der Dutchman in Plain City for breakfast. After breakfast, ride from 30-40 miles total. Helmets Required.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: Henk Colijn 614-306-1162
Ride Leader Backup/Alternate: Brian Richards 614-738-9195 Stan Jonsson 614-477-3540

Saturday Morning WBC, TTS, and Friends
Time: 10:00 AM (summer heat @ 9AM) March 14 – November 30
Pace: B/C level. Policy: No drop.
Meetup Location: McNamara Park 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Meeting Point: West side of the park
Ride Description: Up to 40 miles, with a snack break. Additional ride information will be posted under Ride With GPS WBC
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Westerville RWGPS
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | Westerville Bicycle Club on Strava
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | TTS(S) on Strava
Facebook Group: (1) Westerville Bicycle Club | Facebook
Ride Leader Primary: John London 614-946-6401
Ride Leader Backup/Alternate: Paul Bugenstein 614-325-8583

Saturday Kicking Asphalt
Time: 7AM-10AM Varies based on season – March 16 – Nov 16 – see postings
Pace: A – possible drop
Meetup Location: Heritage Trail Trailhead, 7262 Hayden Run Rd.
Ride Description: Pace is typically about 20-21 mph with routes changing weekly (50-100 miles). This year we are planning 2 groups: slightly faster and slightly slower. The group tries to stay together, but drop ride if one cannot keep up with the group.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057223489019
Ride Leader Primary: Marv, Rich, and Aaron A. 614-205-2012

Saturday Wheels of Color Collaboration Ride – Pelotonia Friendly
Time: AM start time varies – April 6 – Sept 21
Pace: B, C, Social pace
Meetup Location: Three Creeks Metro Parks, 3860 Bixby Rd., Groveport Ohio 43125
Ride Description: There are multiple groups sharing leadership of this ride (Wheels of Color, Black Girls Do Bike Columbus, Columbus Blackstar Cycling Group, Trailblazers, and Steady Pedaling). Each group will host one Saturday morning ride and will start from various locations around Franklin Co./Central Ohio.
Routes (20-60 miles) & updates in weekly COP Rider newsletter & FB page
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/341298644486076/
Ride Leader Primary: Steve Johnson – scjohnson.1110@yahoo.com

Saturday CoverMyMeds Group Ride Monthly – Note Wed June 19th ride

Time: Sat May 18, 9:00 am, Wed. June 19 5:30pm, & Sat. July 20 9:00am
Pace: B, C, Social Pace
Meetup Location: May 18 & June 19 – CoverMyMeds campus (910 John St. Columbus, OH 43222) July 20 – Pathways Park (4475 Sunbury Rd, Columbus, OH 43219)
Ride Description: May – 21-mile ride with shorter options (14 miles or 7 miles). We’ll meet outside the CMM fitness center entrance and take the Olentangy Trail up to Antrim park, before heading back. June – 31 miles with shorter options July – 40-mile ride. We’ll meet at Pathways Park and take the Alum Creek Trail up to Pickerington Ponds, before heading back
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Facebook Group:
Ride Leader Primary: Taylor Putnam-Majarian – taylor.putnam-majarian@covermymeds.com – 614-315-1475

SUNDAY RIDES:

Sunday AM Scioto Cycle Group
Time: 8:00 AM
Pace: A, B, C
Meetup Location: Start locations vary from Dublin, Hilliard, Westerville, New Albany, Powell, and Groveport
Ride Description: This is a classic, friendly cycling group that enjoys riding together, exploring different routes in the region each week, and participating in various charity rides and tours. Route distances normally A – 45 miles, B – 35 miles, and C – 25 miles
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Posted on FB page weekly
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428990944076212
Ride Leader Primary: Michael Metersky – MMETERSKY@aol.com 614-208-4936

Sunday Morning WBC, TTS, and Friends
Time: 10:00 AM (summer heat @ 9AM) May 5 – November 30
Pace: B/C level. Policy: No drop.
Meetup Location: McNamara Park 7049 Big Walnut Rd., Galena, OH 43021
Meeting Point: West side of the park
Ride Description: Up to 62 miles, with a snack break. Additional ride information will be posted under Ride With GPS WBC
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
RWGPS: Westerville RWGPS
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | Westerville Bicycle Club on Strava
Strava: Westerville, Ohio Club | TTS(S) on Strava
Facebook Group: (1) Westerville Bicycle Club | Facebook
Ride Leader Primary: John London 614-946-6401
Ride Leader Backup/Alternate: Paul Bugenstein 614-325-8583

Sunday AM 2FGR/Just Tri-Friendly Group Ride
Time: 7 AM – April 14 – mid-September
Pace: B/C Ride (social ride). Expect subgroups based on pace and distance.
Meetup Location: Scottish Corners Elementary School. 5950 Sells Mill Drive. Dublin. Link For those that will drive, park in the school parking lot.
Ride Description: This is social and a great way to meet new people! This ride was set up for CAS staff, but we welcome Pelotonia riders and new riders! This ride is approximately 25 – 50 miles.
One-Time Pre-Registration: Outdoor Pursuits Weekly Rides Pre-Registration
Ride Leader Primary: Tim Mills Mobile: (614) 327-9790 Email: tim.mills1300@gmail.com

Sunday AM teamCOPC Group Rides – PELOTONIA-FRIENDLY
Time: May-9 AM, June-8 AM, July/August-7:30 AM Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Pace: B, C
Meetup Location: Rose Run Park Patio by the New Albany Heit Center Parking Lot
Ride Description: Join us for our Classic Sunday group ride! As the summer progresses, we gradually increase the distance and terrain challenges. We divide into groups based on anticipated average speed (14-15, 15-16, 16+ mph). This approach helps us keep riders together throughout the journey. We pride ourselves on our supportive community – we never leave a rider behind and always look out for each other. This ride is best suited for those comfortable with road cycling and able to maintain an average speed of 14 mph or more over distance, with speeds increasing later in the season. All teamCOPC rides prioritize safety and riding together as a group. Before you join us, please take a moment to review the rider expectations under the RIDES tab at www.teamCOPC.org stay updated on our rides and events, join the teamCOPC Rides email list at the same website.
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RWGPS: Routes are chosen by the group from these: RIDE with GPS
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/teamCOPC
Ride Leader Primary: Mike Perry
Group Contact: www.teamcopc.org

Sunday Afternoon Steady Pedaling of Columbus
Time: 4 pm – April 7 to Oct 31
Pace: B, C, & NR
Meetup Location: Wolfe Park on Broad Street – 105 Park Dr, Columbus, OH 43209
Ride Description: This is a welcoming group that uses the Alum Creek Trail and other city trails to access lightly traveled roads outside of Columbus. The group prides itself on educating new riders and encouraging non aggressive riders in a no-drop atmosphere. Distances & speeds range from 8-40 miles based on attendance.
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195983044786084
Ride Leader Primary: Yvonne (Bonnie) Reggins – yreggins@yahoo.com or 614-592-1872, Malcolm Tanksley

PACE DESCRIPTIONS:

The ride leader will accompany the group in the manner that best supports the entire group, not an individual rider. COP highly recommends that you contact the ride leader if you have any questions about the ride/tour.

Pace classes are intended to give a rough idea of the common “riding” speed of the group, rather than the average speed. Completing a century ride (100) miles in 5 hours indicates a mathematical average of 20 mph, but the common riding speed to required to complete this ride in 5 hours can easily be in the mid-20s. Variables such as wind, hills and time off the bike can greatly detract from an average, as it is a time-based figure. The speeds listed below refer to common “riding” speeds.

A 19-23 MPH:  Our fastest pace. Licensed racers frequently attend these rides, which might be listed as A+ rides in this schedule. Be prepared to maintain this pace over 30-50 miles on a weeknight ride, and 60-100 on a weekends. Stops typically are few and short. Average speeds can be over 20 mph.

B 16-19 MPH:  A fast recreational clip. The ride distances will be somewhat lower than the “A” group, and the stops can be longer and more frequent. Opportunities for regrouping will be more frequent.

C 13-16 MPH:   An enthusiastic pace. Many of our longer-distance riders ride in this pace range. The mood will be less competitive and more social. Groups will tend to stay together more, but the riding will still be consistent. The routes often avoid the hilliest options. D 10-13 MPH:   A very social pace. Riders can be experienced, or fairly new, but are usually familiar with the basics of cycling on the open road and in groups. Distances are modest, and often a meal stop or sight-seeing is involved.

NR:   No designated speed. These rides are specifically oriented around introducing new riders to the sport. The pace will be dictated by those who attend, and often these rides are intended as an introduction to cycling. NR rides can use bike paths or roadways. DOWR:   Depending On Weather and Riders, usually for winter rides. This note in any ride listing indicates an “open” condition, and will usually be included with a pace class. The leader may choose to leave the pace, distance and destination to be decided by the group, so maps may not be included for these impromptu rides.

You must wear a helmet on all COP rides.