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Rides, Events & Workshops

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. 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. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

Our Weekly Group Rides

Join us and other bike clubs on one of these fun rides*. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.

* I.D. and helmets are required for all rides.  Also, headphones are prohibited when riding with the group.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone


10:00 AM

Saturdays 10:00am, 26 - 44 miles at an average pace of 18-20 mph with a few sprints in the mix. NO DROP. Split between longer and shorter distance groups. Check out our FB page for weather cancellations etc.


5:00 PM

Calling all road cyclists. Would you like to increase your cycling skills? Looking to expand your social network? Meet us in front of the shop every Tuesday for an invigorating 25-mile, B pace ride.

East Coast Bicycles in Ghent



7:00 PM

Come join our awesome weekly Thursday Night Ride! This is not your typical group ride. There will be no pace lines except in hurricane-force winds. There will be drop bars, flat bars, and sweep bars. There is no requirement to wear lycra. There will be fixies and basket bikes and wide tires. And most importantly, there will be at least one stop for refreshments at 7-11 (or Krispy Kreme). We usually chill at a 15-16 mph pace with regular “go-fast” segments (bridges, hills, just because we feel like it, etc). 20-30 miles total. There are several routes that will show you around the city and give you some safe ride options.

East Coast Bicycles in Ghent


Upcoming Cycling Events

Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Oct 25, 2019

Ladies' Haunted Temple Ride

East Coast Bicycles in Ghent

Pumpkins, candy, ghosts, and vampires! It's time for Halloween! Join us on a spooky ride to the Haunted Masonic Temple on Granby Street! Watch out if you're easily frightened, this house brings your worst fears to life. There will be clowns and ghosts and illusions, and best of all, it's for a good cause (proceeds benefit United Way). We'll return to the Ghent Masquerade after, to continue the festivities. Let's make this a party, so wear your costumes and I'll provide the tunes. Don't forget your lights and helmets, since this ride will be after dark. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and can be purchased at the website ahead of time. Check out the page for more info: http://www.norfolkmasonictemple.com/haunted-temple.html Total distance will be approximately 10 miles at a casual pace. ALL ARE WELCOME, including children, just note that portions of the ride will be on roads that are fairly heavily trafficked. We will ride from East Coast up Colley, through th