Ride for Safety

This past weekend, the Freewheelers of Spartanburg hosted a memorial ride for cyclists that have tragically lost their lives over the past 12 months: Jeff Pierce (killed July 11, 2017), Dale Willenberg (killed June 30, 2017), and Josh Duncan (killed August 31, 2016). The ride seeks to promote awareness for bicycling safety among the cycling … More Ride for Safety

Myrtle Beach by Bike

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of our favorite destinations close to home. It has a little of everything: gorgeous sunrises, ample entertainment, and endless miles of places to plant your beach umbrella.  You could visit a dozen times or more and have a completely different experience every time. But enough about what typically draws people to the … More Myrtle Beach by Bike

Hidden Treasure

Listening to the cues my body had been giving me, I opted to give my hamstrings a rest and ride solo near home rather than push my limits on one of the many longer group rides taking place this past Saturday.  I was very glad I did, because I stumbled upon a cyclist’s hidden treasure … More Hidden Treasure

A Safe Place to Cycle

Cycling safety has been on the forefront of many cyclists’ minds lately, including mine, due to a widely publicized injury on the national news and two recent fatalities here in Spartanburg County, SC. In the close-knit cycling community, each tragedy hits hard, with a friend, husband, or neighbor lost needlessly. As I shared in an … More A Safe Place to Cycle

Construction in Progress

Construction: it’s the bane of every cyclist. To find out that our favorite Strava route or segment is under construction is among the worst things we can imagine happening to dampen our riding spirits.  With the immediate loss comes a temporary inconvenience, which can overshadow the positive, future benefits the improvements will bring. We can be the same way … More Construction in Progress

Rocky Branch Burner

For those who want to quicken the pulse, this A level ride may be just what you are looking for.   The Rocky Branch Burner gets its title from the plaza that bears the same name, and as the “burner” implies, it is traditionally a fast group. Average speeds are usually in the 18-20 mph range, with … More Rocky Branch Burner