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Where to ride in Greenville, SC?(4 posts)

Where to ride in Greenville, SC?JMo
May 12, 2001 5:15 PM
I'm going to spend a few weeks in the Greer/Greenville, SC area and I would like to keep riding while I'm out that way. Does anyone know of some decent riding locations?
re: Where to ride in Greenville, SC?SpinTime
May 14, 2001 10:42 PM
Tuesday nights, 6:00PM at Donaldson Center, or for nice quite rides, head to the northern part of Greenville.
re: Where to ride in Greenville, SC?Elizabeth O'Connor
May 20, 2001 6:24 PM
This area is loaded with good riding. The Freewheelers of Spartanburg training rides for the Assault on Mt. Mitchell and the Assault on Marion all run through northern Greenville county and adjacent portions of North Carolina. You don't say what kind of riding you want to do.

Long distance? The route for the actual Assault on Mt. Mitchell is painted on the pavement (leaves from Spartanburg). This club also runs brevet series and I'm sure someone could provide you with cue sheets for either the mountainous or "flat" routes (too far advanced riding for me).

Steep climbs? Grades of up to 46% are incorporated into the training rides.

Racing? Greenville Spinners are the pros for that.

Flats? Wrong part of the country. The flattest place will be Donaldson Center with the Greenville Spinners. (mentioned in the previous message).

Rides are available for beginners through racers in Spartanburg's club, but we're more distance or touring oriented. The Freewheelers have an on line ride calender, and I'm pretty sure Greenville does, too. I know Greenville has a lot of good articles on their site.

If you'll be around toward the end of June, I believe Cycle South Carolina is going from Anderson to Charleston this year. A web search should provide ample links to it.

E. O'Connor
Freewheelers of Spartanburg
re: Where to ride in Greenville, SC?JMo
May 20, 2001 9:58 PM
Thanks for the response. I found the G. Spinners web site and the routes that were posted there. I'll be "in-town" this weekend and should have wheels on the road by Sunday morning. BTW, I don't think I know what a "flat" is, my daily rides are 23.6-52.1 miles through the heart of Texas Hill Country...I'm looking forward to comparing the two landscapes.