Group Rides & Clubs
Visit DCPaceLine.com for a listing of organized group rides in the Greater Washington DC Area.
SEASONAL Shop Rides
Revolution Cycles and Freshbikes are two local bike shops that offer a weekly, monthly, and seasonal rides. These group rides vary in mileage and distance to appeal to cyclists of different levels of experience. Check out their respective websites for more information.
All Revolution Cycles group rides require riders to wear a helmet, complete a ride waiver form, and are weather permitting.
Revolution Cycles group rides have a no-drop policy, which means that all riders will be led back to the starting point. Riders who are not yet comfortable operating their bikes, riding in traffic, or riding in large groups are encouraged to alert the ride leaders. We are happy to teach new riders and for the safety of the group, we ask that you let us know if you are new to the sport. The Prince William Park ride is an excellent opportunity to learn how to use a new bicycle, adjust fit and enjoy a stress-free course away from cars.
Sunday AM: Meet at 8:30am at the Clarendon store. All rider levels welcome; 30-mile roundtrip to Potomac, MD using public roads; 16-20 mph. The group may split based on the various skill levels of the riders.
Wednesday Hill Ride: Meet at 5:45pm at the Clarendon store, ride at 6. Our most challenging ride takes on the hills of north Arlington. The ride is usually 10 to 25 miles. We try to become better climbers as the season goes on.
Sunday AM Road: Meet at 8:45am at the Georgetown store. 17-mile ride on paved trail; no-drop and slowest rider sets the pace.
FreshBikesTuesday Night Group Rides
DATES: Tuesday Nights, May - September
WHERE: Mosaic Park behind FreshBikes of Arlington. Park is located at 544 N. Pollard Street, Arlington, VA.
There will be an A, B, and C group - and ride leaders for each group. Regardless of your ability, experience, or bike, come join us! You must wear a helmet and you must obey the "rules of the road".
We apologize ahead of time - parking is limited at FreshBikes. Please park in one of the local neighborhoods and ride over the park (if further away). Do NOT park in the Gold's Gym parking lot - you will be towed at your own expense.
Lunch in Shirlington Ride (Year Round)
The “Lunch in Shirlington” ride meets year-round on Sundays at 9:45am (for a 10AM departure) on the brick plaza in front of the Shirlington Library / Signature Theater at 4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington 22206, for a 16 mile loop on the bike trails of Arlington (the Arlington Loop: traveling first on a portion of the W&OD Trail, then the Custis Trail, the Mount Vernon Trail, and the Four Mile Run Trail). The 3-4 miles on the Custis Trail are hilly; the rest of the ride is pretty flat (average speed on ride is about 10-12 miles per hour; cue sheet available).
This is a friendly, social ride; new people are welcome and will soon be part of the regular group. Lunch after the ride is at one of the many restaurants in Shirlington (free parking in garages and lots). Bring a helmet, water, bike lock, money for lunch, and a bicycle in good repair with properly inflated tires. If raining or icy, temperatures below 40 degrees, or wind greater than 15 miles per hour, the ride will be cancelled. Email the rider leader, Ron Trueworthy for more information or for last minute cancellation news.
Dates: As Scheduled
- Annapolis Bicycle Club - Annapolis and Eastern Shore
- Babes on Bikes - Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland
- Baltimore Bicycle Club - Baltimore, MD
- Bike and Brunch - Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro areas
- Cycling Made Fun - Washington, D.C. metro area
- Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club - Prince George County and Southern Maryland
- Potomac Pedalers - Washington, D.C. metro area
- Reston Bicycle Club - Reston, Virginia
- VeloDCity - Washington, D.C. metro area
- Winchester Wheelmen - Winchester, Virginia
- Washington Area Bicyclists In Tandem Society - Washington, D.C. metro area tandem bike club
Racing Clubs and Off-Road Clubs
- Squadra Coppi - An Arlington based bicycle racing team committed to developing juniors in the sport of cycling and working to help newcomers be the best cyclists they can be with a focus is on racing and not touring. Many rides end with coffee at the Java Shack in Arlington.
- Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts - Committed to environmentally sound and socially responsible mountain biking, facilitating recreational trail cycling, educating about the sport of mountain biking, maintaining local trails, and advocating for increased multi-user trail access.
- Artemis - A greater Washington, D.C. metro area road-biking and racing club dedicated to promoting women and juniors in competitive cycling with an emphasis on diversity.
- DC Velo - A well-respected mid-Atlantic racing club based in Washington, D.C.
- DC Randonneurs - Sponsors endurance bicycling events in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
- MidAtlantic Bicycle Racing Association (MABRA) is the organization that sets the rules for all local bike racing. They issue race permits and keep the most current schedule of local criteriums, road races, and time trials.