Slow Cycle Huntsville was established in 2013 by Steve Justice in Huntsville, Alabama. The group was created with the idea that cycling should be enjoyable. Our rides should not be confused with exercise. We do not race, and we do not train to race. We do not wear spandex (unless you just want to). We endeavor not to sweat nor do we utter the words average speed, mileage, hill repeats, or wattage output when referring to our rides. Our goal is not to improve our performance on a bike, but to improve our fun on a bike. Our "city" rides will generally be less than ten miles at a social pace (anywhere from 2–10 mph) with a gathering at a restaurant or pub afterwards. If this sounds like your kind of cycling group, come join us on Facebook. We have now started hosting "country" rides with the same rules and a bit more distance. No Rider Left Behind, enjoyable pace, and you can join us at any point in the journey to make it a shorter ride. We'll share maps well in advance, and those social opportunities will follow "country" rides as well.
Things to bring on a Slow Cycle Huntsville ride:
(the ability to ride the bike is a plus, but if not, we'll work with you)
A laid back attitude about bike riding
Flashy light for the back of your bike
(we will ride quiet neighborhood streets, but not sidewalks)
Optional things to bring:
(We are going to endeavor not to break a sweat on these rides, and there
will be post-ride libations, but if you feel the need to bring it, do)
(Always a good idea to wear a brain bucket, but we're all adults here, so
follow your conscience. If a rider is 16 or under, helmets are mandatory.)
Things NOT to bring:
Heart rate monitor, GPS unit, or any device for measuring performance.
(unless you look smashing in it, in which case we will all admire your buff
bod but still snicker behind your back)
A stuffy or pretentious attitude
(serious riders welcome, but leave the seriousness at home)
(Remember, it's about the journey, not the destination)
Spring City Cyclists (Coming soon)
Explain our affiliation with Spring City Cycling club and the history of the Slow Cycle Huntsville group. This is an intro and will link to its own page.
Ride Maps (Coming soon)
This is the section of routes and maps with rider notes that folks can use for group rides or on their own. They will be created in Google Docs so that readers/riders can make notes that add to the info.
Calendar of Events (Coming soon)
Here we'll link to the embedded group calendar of events, including those by other groups that may be of interest.
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