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

Sep
18
Wed
River Road Combo 14-28 @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting place is the parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant.

This Wednesday evening ride serves a combination of purposes:

The first half  of 14 miles is a C pace learning session for less-experienced riders, whereby riders with more knowledge and experience can offer thoughts and ideas for developing skills and fitness.
Pace is advised at 14-16mph.
New riders should have some group riding experience including drafting, pace line, verbal call-outs and hand signals. (Those skills can be acquired on the Saturday Club Combo.)

The second half of another 14 miles is a B pace skills-sharpening session for experienced riders.
Pace is advised no faster than 20mph to maintain safety along these narrow roads.
Participants absolutely should be very comfortable riding in a group at these speeds.

Lights are required – working white headlight and red tail-light.
As necessary to assure safe conditions for all, senior riders may take control and provide direction.

Route map and cue sheet.

Sep
19
Thu
Thursday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am

For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day.

B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary.
Meet in Cocoa Village Parking Lot, 98 Stone Street, just north of Cocoa City Hall, and west of Cocoa Village. 

Distances range from 45 to 65 miles (75 to 100 km). Plan accordingly with food-hydration. We usually stop somewhere midpoint for rest/refuel.

These are NOT introductory group rides; you should be completely capable and 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, these are “no-drop” rides: we don’t leave fellow Freewheelers behind. But you are expected to keep up and contribute to the training effort.

Sep
21
Sat
Club Combo 14-28 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am

Gathering place for this ride is southwest corner of Cocoa Village Parking Lot, at Stone and Florida Ave. (Moved from City Parking Lot).
This location works even when civic events take over the streets of Cocoa.)

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 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

West Cocoa Route / Cue Sheet

Sep
22
Sun
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am

This edition moved to 7:30am to avoid some of the midday heat.

14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa Village Parking Lot, just north of Cocoa City Hall.

This moderately-paced ride introduces new riders to basics of riding in a group, and sets an easier pace (average 16 mph)/lower mileage for all who participate.

River Road 14/28 route: Ride Map & Cue Sheet
Route makes a rest/restroom/refuel stop at mile 14 in Cocoa Village.

West Cocoa 29 route: Ride Map & Cue Sheet
Route has two stops for rest/restroom/refuel:
a. Junny Rios Martinez Park, Westminster Dr & 524 (mi 11.0)
b. Flying J, 524 & Friday Rd (mi 15.0)
Plus there are several places to turn back and shorten the ride (Ride Leader can advise).

Minneola 49 & Minne Lakes 15 @ Minneola Inn & Tiki Bar
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am

49 mile B ride*. Start at 8:00am, to provide for travel time AND avoid some of the midday heat.

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 Minneola.

These are the hills you’ve been looking for: bring your climbing legs and gears.
* Primary route of 49 miles features hills and distance, but there are a couple places along this route to shorten your ride and return to the Tiki Bar.
Rest/refuel at Sugarloaf Summit (mile 20.0), and Sunoco convenience store in Montverde (mile 34.4).

Minneola 49 route map and cue sheet

For those of you that might be feeling 49 miles of hills is too much, but still want to have fun in Minneola, you can instead take a 15-mile ride around Lakes Minneola and Minnehaha. Starts & ends at Minneola Lakes Inn & Tiki Bar, same location as the 50-miler.
If you are feeling really chipper, you can go around twice !

Minne Lakes 15 route map and cue sheet

 

 


Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Kelly Park 30 7:30 am
Kelly Park 30 @ Upper Parking Lot of Courtenay Gov't Annex
Sep 1 @ 7:30 am
This edition of the ride is moved to 7:30am to avoid some of the midday heat. 30 mile C ride. Ride leader is Laszlo Kosa. Start/end (temporarily*) @ Government Annex on Courtenay, across from RaceTrack[...]
2
“Canceled” Labor Day Ride 8:00 am
“Canceled” Labor Day Ride @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am
Labor Day ride, route and distance to be determined by attending Ride Leader(s).  Marked as a B & C ride, the pace will be somewhat relaxed and set by Ride Leaders, depending on who participates. Route[...]
3
Tuesday AM Training 7:30 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 3 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
4
River Road Combo 14-28 6:00 pm
River Road Combo 14-28 @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm
Meeting place is the parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This Wednesday evening ride serves a combination of purposes: The first half  of 14 miles is a C pace learning session for less-experienced[...]
5
Thursday AM Training 7:30 am
Thursday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 5 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
6
7
Club Combo 14-28 8:30 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am
Gathering place for this ride is southwest corner of Cocoa Village Parking Lot, at Stone and Florida Ave. (Moved from City Parking Lot). This location works even when civic events take over the streets of Cocoa.)[...]
8
Intro Group Riding 14-29 7:30 am
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am
This edition moved to 7:30am to avoid some of the midday heat. 14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa Village Parking Lot, just[...]
South Titusville GT 30 7:30 am
South Titusville GT 30 @ Target Store Parking Lot
Sep 8 @ 7:30 am
30 mile B ride. Start 7:30am (to avoid some of the midday heat) from Target parking lot, 3055 Columbia Blvd (SR405), Titusville. South Titusville GT includes meanderings through quiet neighborhoods, plus jaunts around Windover Farms and TICO airport. Rest/refuel[...]
9
10
Tuesday AM Training 7:30 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 10 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
11
River Road Combo 14-28 6:00 pm
River Road Combo 14-28 @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm
Meeting place is the parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This Wednesday evening ride serves a combination of purposes: The first half  of 14 miles is a C pace learning session for less-experienced[...]
12
Thursday AM Training 7:30 am
Thursday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 12 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
13
14
Club Combo 14-28 8:30 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am
Gathering place for this ride is southwest corner of Cocoa Village Parking Lot, at Stone and Florida Ave. (Moved from City Parking Lot). This location works even when civic events take over the streets of Cocoa.)[...]
15
Eau Gallie Looper 50 7:30 am
Eau Gallie Looper 50 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 15 @ 7:30 am
Start time 7:30am, to avoid some of the midday heat. 50 mile B ride. Start/end @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot, just north of Cocoa City Hall. Rest stop at Panera Bread (mile 30) on Eau[...]
Intro Group Riding 14-29 7:30 am
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 15 @ 7:30 am
This edition moved to 7:30am to avoid some of the midday heat. 14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa Village Parking Lot, just[...]
16
17
Tuesday AM Training 7:30 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 17 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
18
River Road Combo 14-28 6:00 pm
River Road Combo 14-28 @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
Meeting place is the parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This Wednesday evening ride serves a combination of purposes: The first half  of 14 miles is a C pace learning session for less-experienced[...]
19
Thursday AM Training 7:30 am
Thursday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
20
21
Club Combo 14-28 8:30 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am
Gathering place for this ride is southwest corner of Cocoa Village Parking Lot, at Stone and Florida Ave. (Moved from City Parking Lot). This location works even when civic events take over the streets of Cocoa.)[...]
22
Intro Group Riding 14-29 7:30 am
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 22 @ 7:30 am
This edition moved to 7:30am to avoid some of the midday heat. 14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa Village Parking Lot, just[...]
Minneola 49 & Minne Lakes 15 8:00 am
Minneola 49 & Minne Lakes 15 @ Minneola Inn & Tiki Bar
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am
49 mile B ride*. Start at 8:00am, to provide for travel time AND avoid some of the midday heat. Start/end at Minneloa Inn, 508 S. Main Avenue, Minneola, FL. Lunch to follow ride at Minneola[...]
23
24
Tuesday AM Training 7:30 am
Tuesday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
25
River Road Combo 14-28 6:00 pm
River Road Combo 14-28 @ Parking lot adjacent to back of Murdock's
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm
Meeting place is the parking lot adjacent to the back of Murdock’s restaurant. This Wednesday evening ride serves a combination of purposes: The first half  of 14 miles is a C pace learning session for less-experienced[...]
26
Thursday AM Training 7:30 am
Thursday AM Training @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 26 @ 7:30 am
For summer months through mid-October, Start time moved to 7:30am to avoid heat later in the day. B ride, with some portions at B+ and A- pace. Routes depend on participants & wind/weather conditions. Ride Leader(s) vary. Meet in Cocoa[...]
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28
Club Combo 14-28 8:30 am
Club Combo 14-28 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am
Gathering place for this ride is southwest corner of Cocoa Village Parking Lot, at Stone and Florida Ave. (Moved from City Parking Lot). This location works even when civic events take over the streets of Cocoa.)[...]
29
Georgiana-Savannahs 40 7:30 am
Georgiana-Savannahs 40 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am
40 mile B ride. Rest/refuel at Gas Station at Courtenay & Grant (mile 20). Route map and cue sheet  
Intro Group Riding 14-29 7:30 am
Intro Group Riding 14-29 @ Cocoa Village Parking Lot
Sep 29 @ 7:30 am
This edition moved to 7:30am to avoid some of the midday heat. 14-29 mile C ride, depending on route, and how far you feel like riding. Rollout at 8:00am from Cocoa Village Parking Lot, just[...]
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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