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 for last minute updates or changes to routes.
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!
SGC Tuesday Tech Night
The off season is a great time of year to learn the tech that makes your bike work! Meet us at the shop on Tuesday at 5pm for an hour-long clinic. From changing a flat tire to understanding how your suspension works, bike fitting to proper nutrition, we rotate topics each week. Expect the first Tuesday of each month to be tire related! Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates and what to expect for the upcoming Tuesday Tech Night.
2024 topics include:
January 2: Tires
January 9: Indoor Training/Zwift
January 16: Suspension Basics
January 23: Suspension Components
January 30: Wheels
February 6: Tubeless Tires & Repair
February 13: Bangor Greendrinks
February 20: All About Ebikes
February 27: Basics of Regular Maintenance
March 5: Changing a Flat Tire
March 12: Brake Basics
March 19: Nutrition
March 26: Pedals and Shoes
Tuesday Tech Night will be an ongoing educational series that we will bring to the local cycling communitty on Tuesday Evenings at the shop during the Winter months. The courses are free and open to the public. All courses start at 5pm. We'll have giveaways and specials to offer to attendees.
SGC Tuesday Evening Mountain Ride
Finished for the 2023 summer season. Mountain bike ride. Spring, summer and fall, weather dependent. A and B groups. A group is moderate pace on moderate to hard trails. B group is easy pace on easy to moderate trails. Beginners with mountain bikes welcome. 1 to1.5 hrs. Both rides are at Bangor City Forest, Kittredge Road entrance, meet at the end of the pavement at 5:30pm, wheels rolling at 6:00pm. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!
SGC Thursday Evening Road Ride
Finished for the 2023 summer season. Road bike ride. Spring, summer, and fall, weather dependent. 20-25 miles at a moderate pace. Road bike required. This is a moderate paced ride for riders comfortable riding in a group and will average 16-18mph with minimal stopping. Meet at the shop at 5:00pm. Wheels rolling by 5:30pm. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!
SGC Saturday Morning Road Ride
Finished for the 2023 summer season. Road bike ride. Spring, summer and fall, weather dependent. 20-25 miles, easy 14-16mph, social pace. Beginners with road bikes welcome. This ride has a dedicated ride leader and sweep rider. A second group may leave simultaneously with a faster pace. Ride leaves from the shop at 8am and plans on returning around 10am. Join the Slipping Gears Cycling Community Group on Facebook for last minute updates!