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Group Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Also, join our Facebook groups, Slipping Gears Cycling Community and Gals and Gears for last minute updates or changes to routes.

As of 5.30.2020 Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, all group events are on hold until further notice. Please continue to reference the page below for changes to our schedule during the riding season. Thank you!group ride

Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too.

Check our Facebook feed to the right for the latest group ride information. We'll see you out there — and have fun!


Group of cyclists in front of Slipping Gears Cycling

SGC Monday Evening Mixed Surface Ride

On hold! Mixed Surface/Gravel Road Ride. Meet at the shop at 5:30 for a varying distance, casual pace, mixed terrain ride. Some pavement, some gravel road surface/light trails. Cyclocross, hybrid, or mountain bikes are best for this ride. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!


Group on mountain bike ride

SGC Tuesday Evening Mountain Ride

On hold! Mountain bike ride. Spring, Summer and Fall, weather dependent. Easy pace on easy to moderate trails. Beginners with mountain bikes welcome. 1 to1.5 hrs.  Ride is at Bangor City Forest, Kittredge Road entrance, meet at 6pm. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!


Group on the Gals and Gears Ride

SGC Wednesday Gals and Gears Rides

On hold! Wednesday Evening Gals and Gears Ladies Road and Mountain (alternating weekly) Bike Ride. Meeting place will vary by week and trail system or road route planned. Call the shop anytime for updates to schedule or check the Gals and Gears Facebook page. Ride for 1-2 hours, beginners welcome! Join the Gals and Gears Group on Facebook for last minute updates!


Group on a road ride

SGC Thursday Evening Road Ride

On hold! 10 and 25 mile options. Road bike required. This is a casual paced, social ride with mixed ability levels from first time road riders to veteran racers. Meet at the shop at 5 PM. Wheels rolling by 5:30. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!


Group on a road ride

SGC Saturday Morning Road Ride

On hold! Road bike ride. Spring, Summer and Fall, weather dependent. 20-25 miles, easy 14-16mph pace. Beginners with Road bikes welcome. Ride leaves at 9am and plan on returning around 11am. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!