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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.

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Always follow the direction of group ride leaders. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, nutrition, 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 or call the shop 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

Finished for the 2021 season. Hope to see you next year! Mixed Surface/Gravel Ride. Usually meet at the end of the pavement on the Kittredge Road entrance to the Bangor City Forest at 5:00pm, wheels rolling by 5:30, for a varying distance, casual pace, mixed terrain ride. Occasionally we have an alternate meeting/starting point so please check in beforehand. Some pavement, mostly gravel road surface and some 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

Lights required due to decreased daylight as of 09.21.2021. Mountain bike ride. Spring, Summer and Fall, weather dependent. A and B groups. B group is easy pace on easy to moderate trails. Beginners with mountain bikes welcome. 1 to1.5 hrs.  A group is easy to moderate  pace on moderate to hard trails. Both rides are at Bangor City Forest, Kittredge Road entrance, meet at the end of the pavement at 5:00pm, wheels rolling at 5:30pm. 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

Finished for the 2021 season. Hope to see you next year! 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

Finished for the 2021 season. Hope to see you next year! Road bike ride. Spring, Summer and Fall, weather dependent. 20-25 miles at a casual pace. Road bike required. This is a casual paced, social ride with mixed ability levels from first time road riders to veteran racers. We will split into smaller groups with pace ranging from around 14mph for the casual riders and around 20mph for the faster riders. 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

Please dress appropriately, mornings are getting cooler! Road bike ride. Spring, Summer and Fall, weather dependent. 20-25 miles, easy 14-16mph pace. Beginners with Road bikes welcome. A second group will leave simultaneously with a faster pace. Ride leaves from the shop at 8am and plan on returning around 10am. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!