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Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around the Decatur 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.

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
Every Saturday8:00 AMDecatur Bikes Saturday Morning Breathe Easy Ride. This Ride goes from March 29th until the temp drops below 50 degrees, usually near the end of October. We gather in the Mellow Mushroom parking lot across the street from the store at 7:45am for an 8:00am leave time. This is a NO DROP RIDE so all skill levels and all types of bikes are welcome. We usually go out to Stone Mountain Park, take a lap around and head back to Decatur. The ride is 98% on the bike path. Average speed is usually around 12 miles an hour and you WILL NOT BE LEFT BEHIND!!! It ends up being around 25-30 miles of fairly easy riding. We like to say the ride is at a conversational pace. Helmets are required.Mellow Mushroom/CVS parking lot in Decatur404-941-8717
Every Thursday6:30 PM Decatur Wonderful Evening Ride - Moderate. Winds through Decatur & Atlanta. Starts behind the CVS at W. Ponce de Leon & W. Commerce in Decatur. Park in the bank parking lot and line up in the drive way next to Mellow Mushroom.Mellow Mushroom Decatur678-637-7823
Every Saturday2 PmSam's Old Freight Room Ride (1E - Decatur) Let's continue the tradition. An easy 11 mile ride through Avondale Estates, Oakhurst and Decatur. Mainly on quiet residential streets. Special attention given to beginning riders. Leaves from E. Howard Ave. across from Farmstead 303 Restaurant (formerly the Freight Room, ne' the train depot) Afterwards the group will go to a local establishment for refreshments and socializing. Freight RoomRide leaders are Harvey Whiteman, 404-377-5947, Lynne Rosner 404-378-2903 and Alan Capsuto 404-286-5338. For more information, email Lynne Rosner at For more information, email Lynne, or call 404 378-2903.
Every Saturday10:30 AMValley Brook Backstretch [ recurring event ] 10:30 am (1E) Easy Moderate ride** every other Saturday** Enjoy a 12 mile tour of North Dekalb neighborhoods while rolling along at conversational pace. Lunch follows at Meltons. Meet at Valley Brook Baptist Church. One block off Lawrenceville Hwy on North Valley Brook Road, just east of Home Depot. Valley Brook Baptist ChurchMike Roper at 404-292-0212 For more information, call 404-292-0212.
Every Saturday9:00 AMTucker Ride-Strenuous/Training. Meets at 9 am during DST and 10 am during Standard Time at Tucker High School on Lavista Road. Show what you are made of! Rides from Tucker to Stone Mountain and back. VERY fast paced training ride, 24 mph++. Terrain is hilly, and distance is about 43 miles. This is where the big boys and racers show up to play. Cue Sheet, Cue Sheet 2 (Current Fall 2006).Tucker High School

Upcoming Cycling Events

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

In-Store Clinics and Workshops

Check back here for future clinics and events at Decatur Bikes. Feel free to e-mail or call us if you are interested in learning a specific area of bicycle repair and care.