Ride Calendar

Join the Spacecoast Freewheelers on one of our B and C rated rides.  Our Saturday morning River Road ride is the most popular, starting with a social C pace for the first half, and a B pace for the rest.  Our longer rides are our B rated Sunday morning ride that changes start location and route every weekend per the calendar below.  Check out our ride calendar below and we hope to see you our riding with us.

Club Rides, Rules & Etiquette

First and foremost, we want to keep our rides safe; so please obey all traffic laws, and ride rules and paceline etiquette. If you’re unfamiliar with pacelines and new to our group please seek out the ride leader to get some pointers.

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Upcoming Rides & Events

Nov
22
Wed
Wed AM Training @ City Parking Lot
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am

Instead of Tue AM and Thur AM Training rides during the week of Thanksgiving 2017, we are holding a Wed AM Training ride. Ride Leaders are Jim O’Leary, Dave Joy & Brett Tower. Route depends on participants & wind/weather conditions.

Some portions can be at B+ and A- pace. Distance will range between 45 – 65 miles (75 to 100 km). Plan accordingly with food-hydration. We’ll  stop somewhere midpoint for rest/refuel.

This is NOT an introductory group ride; you should be completely confident riding in a group, with enough endurance to comfortably finish a 3 to 4 hour ride. You should also have no concern about fixing flats, should they happen, and carry the equipment to do so.

That said, this is a “no-drop” ride: we don’t leave fellow Freewheelers behind. But you are expected to keep up and contribute to the training effort.

River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm

14 mile C ride. Ride Leader varies.
Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.

River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm

28 mile B ride. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.
This is a “self-managed” ride; there is no designated Ride Leader. Depending on the skills of participants, the pace may increase to ‘A’ levels (21+mph).
New participants are expected to have experience riding in groups including pace-line rotation, traffic call-outs (walker up, car back, etc) and communicating with hand signals (finish pull at front, move to left, stopping, etc).
As necessary to assure safe conditions for all, senior riders may take control and provide direction.
Route map and cue sheet.

Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Day (Holiday)
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am
Nov
25
Sat
Club Combo 14-28 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am

Gathering place for this ride is now Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern Bistro. We’ve moved from Lee Wenner Park which is closed indefinitely for repair.

This Saturday morning ride serves a combination of purposes: social reconnect after the work week, a learning session, and warmup to Sunday C and B rides*. The several Ride Leaders are recognized as wearing yellow bandanas.

Social reconnect – South River Road, 14 miles, C pace. Group will stay together usually in a double pace-line until getting back to Cocoa. D riders (with no group experience) are welcome, and should let a Ride Leader know they are participating.

Learning session, warmup for Sunday rides – North River Road, 14 miles, B pace, max 20mph. Group will stay together in double or single pace-lines; Ride Leader(s) will guide riders in fine points of cycling technique and group skills. C riders are welcome if they feel confident in riding the distance, and comfortable with riding in a group.

The ‘A’ Extension continues another 4 miles from the north end of River Road (@ Fire station). This extension gives our most skilled and strongest ‘A’ riders a better place to ride at a challenging pace, typically 23+mph. While participation here is self-selected, if the Ride Leader is not confident in a rider’s skills, he/she may ask that rider to continue back to Cocoa with the B group.

The Alternative Route through West Cocoa takes riders off the River Road and back into West Cocoa horse ranchette neighborhoods. Rest/refuel stops at Junny Rios Martinez Park and Flying J Convenience Store.

This ride ends with a social gathering (off-bike) at Ossorio’s Cafe.

South & North River Road Route / Cue Sheet
North River Road Route + ‘A’ Extension / Cue Sheet

Alternative route through West Cocoa / Cue Sheet

 


Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride 6:00 pm
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
14 mile C ride. Ride Leader varies. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride 6:00 pm
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm
28 mile B ride. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This is a “self-managed” ride; there is no designated Ride Leader. Depending on the skills of participants, the pace may[...]
2
Thursday AM Training 8:00 am
Thursday AM Training @ Pete's Bicycle Shop & Tilted Cup Coffee, Rockledge
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in front of Tilted Cup Coffee House and Pete’s Bicycle Shop.  Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km).[...]
3
4
Club Combo 14-28 8:00 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am
Gathering place for this ride is now Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern Bistro. We’ve moved from Lee Wenner Park which is closed indefinitely for repair. This Saturday morning ride serves a combination[...]
5
Daylight Savings Time Change
Daylight Savings Time Change
Nov 5 all-day
Fall back, gain one hour, 2am will be 1am
Kelly Park 30 8:00 am
Kelly Park 30 @ Upper Parking Lot of Courtenay Gov't Annex
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am
30 mile C ride. Ride leader is Laszlo Kosa. Start/end (temporarily*) @ Government Annex on Courtenay, across from RaceTrack gas station, on Merritt Island, in northern parking lot. Break at @ Valero / Kangaroo service[...]
South Tropical 45 8:00 am
South Tropical 45 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 5 @ 8:00 am
45 mile B ride. Ride leaders are Jim O’Leary and Dave Joy. Start/end at Cocoa City Parking Lot, just west of Murdocks Southern Bistro. Rest/refuel at Panera Bread on Eau Gallie Blvd. Ride Map & Cue[...]
6
7
Tuesday AM Training 8:00 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Riverfront Park at Village Cycle Shoppe
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in vicinity of Village Cycle Shoppe. Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km). Plan accordingly with food-hydration. We usually[...]
8
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm
14 mile C ride. Ride Leader varies. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm
28 mile B ride. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This is a “self-managed” ride; there is no designated Ride Leader. Depending on the skills of participants, the pace may[...]
9
Thursday AM Training 8:00 am
Thursday AM Training @ Pete's Bicycle Shop & Tilted Cup Coffee, Rockledge
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in front of Tilted Cup Coffee House and Pete’s Bicycle Shop.  Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km).[...]
10
11
Club Combo 14-28 8:00 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am
Gathering place for this ride is now Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern Bistro. We’ve moved from Lee Wenner Park which is closed indefinitely for repair. This Saturday morning ride serves a combination[...]
12
A1A-Pineda Loop 7:30 am
A1A-Pineda Loop @ Carpool Area north of County Gov't Annex Bldg on Courtenay
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am
A 40-mile ‘C’ ride, average 14-17mph. Ride Leader is Laszlo Kosa. Rest/refuel at direction of Ride Leader. This is an alternative ride to Minneola Club Rides for those not able to travel. (See Facebook event page.)[...]
Minneola 49 & Minne Lakes 15 8:30 am
Minneola 49 & Minne Lakes 15 @ Minneola Inn & Tiki Bar
Nov 12 @ 8:30 am
49 mile B ride*. Ride Leaders are Jim O’Leary, and others. Start/end at Minneloa Inn, 508 S. Main Avenue, Minneola, FL. Lunch to follow ride at Minneola Tiki Bar (same location), looking out over Lake[...]
13
14
Tuesday AM Training 8:00 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Riverfront Park at Village Cycle Shoppe
Nov 14 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in vicinity of Village Cycle Shoppe. Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km). Plan accordingly with food-hydration. We usually[...]
Club Meeting 6:30 pm
Club Meeting @ Sonny's BBQ - Meeting room
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm
We are meeting at Sonny’s BBQ restaurant in Merritt Island on Courtenay Pkwy.  The meeting will start at 6:30pm, but we will have social time from 6:00pm to 6:30pm.  The club will be ordering some appetizers,[...]
15
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm
14 mile C ride. Ride Leader varies. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 15 @ 5:30 pm
28 mile B ride. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This is a “self-managed” ride; there is no designated Ride Leader. Depending on the skills of participants, the pace may[...]
16
Thursday AM Training 8:00 am
Thursday AM Training @ Pete's Bicycle Shop & Tilted Cup Coffee, Rockledge
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in front of Tilted Cup Coffee House and Pete’s Bicycle Shop.  Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km).[...]
17
18
Club Combo 14-28 8:00 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am
Gathering place for this ride is now Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern Bistro. We’ve moved from Lee Wenner Park which is closed indefinitely for repair. This Saturday morning ride serves a combination[...]
19
Intro Group Riding 14-29 8:00 am
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am
14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Ride leaders are Curtis Glenn, Patty Boatman, and/or Jim O’Leary. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern[...]
Newfound Harbor-Pine Island 40 8:00 am
Newfound Harbor-Pine Island 40 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am
40 mile B ride. Ride Leaders are Brett Tower & Chuck Wolfe. Start/end at Cocoa City Parking Lot, just west of Murdocks Southern Bistro. Rest/refuel @ Chevron Station on corner of Courtenay & Grant, while[...]
20
21
22
Wed AM Training 8:00 am
Wed AM Training @ City Parking Lot
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am
Instead of Tue AM and Thur AM Training rides during the week of Thanksgiving 2017, we are holding a Wed AM Training ride. Ride Leaders are Jim O’Leary, Dave Joy & Brett Tower. Route depends on[...]
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm
14 mile C ride. Ride Leader varies. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm
28 mile B ride. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This is a “self-managed” ride; there is no designated Ride Leader. Depending on the skills of participants, the pace may[...]
24
25
Club Combo 14-28 8:00 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 25 @ 8:00 am
Gathering place for this ride is now Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern Bistro. We’ve moved from Lee Wenner Park which is closed indefinitely for repair. This Saturday morning ride serves a combination[...]
26
Georgiana-Savannahs 40 8:00 am
Georgiana-Savannahs 40 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am
40 mile B ride. Ride Leaders are Brett Tower & Chuck Wolfe. Start/end at Cocoa City Parking Lot, just west of Murdocks Southern Bistro. Rest/refuel at Gas Station at Courtenay & Grant (mile 20). Route map and[...]
Intro Group Riding 14-29 8:00 am
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ City Parking Lot
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am
14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Ride leaders are Curtis Glenn, Patty Boatman, and/or Jim O’Leary. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa City Parking Lot, adjacent to Murdocks Southern[...]
27
28
Tuesday AM Training 8:00 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Riverfront Park at Village Cycle Shoppe
Nov 28 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in vicinity of Village Cycle Shoppe. Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km). Plan accordingly with food-hydration. We usually[...]
29
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 14 ‘C’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm
14 mile C ride. Ride Leader varies. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride 5:30 pm
River Road 28 ‘B’ Ride @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm
28 mile B ride. Start/end at parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This is a “self-managed” ride; there is no designated Ride Leader. Depending on the skills of participants, the pace may[...]
30
Thursday AM Training 8:00 am
Thursday AM Training @ Pete's Bicycle Shop & Tilted Cup Coffee, Rockledge
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am
B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in front of Tilted Cup Coffee House and Pete’s Bicycle Shop.  Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km).[...]

 


About Our Club Rides

  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled ride start.
  • Anyone participating in a club ride must wear a helmet.
  • All rides are B rated unless otherwise noted.
  • Ride Ratings: A, B and C designators indicate average speed of ride.
    • A: 21+ mph
    • B: 17-21 mph
    • C: 14-17 mph

Out Of Town Rides

For a full list see: http://www.floridabicycle.org/fbtc/index.html