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Weekly Group Rides

At Gorham Bike & Ski we love to ride bikes!

Join us for a ride sometime. Gorham Bike & Ski's offer group riding opporuntites for both mountain and road cycling. Our group rides are a great way to meet new friends, stay in shape, or train for an upcoming event. See our ride descriptions and details below.

Helpful Group Ride Info

  • All Gorham Bike & Ski Group Rides are FREE of charge. Join us for the fun, and spread the word!
  • Road bikes with drop-style handlebars are recommended for road group rides.
  • Please arrive early to set up your bike before the ride.
  • Steady rain or thunderstorm will cancel a scheduled ride.
  • Helmets are required on all rides.

Gorham Bike & Ski, Portland Group Rides

Friday Morning Coffee Shop Road Ride - 8:00 a.m. (Road bikes only.)

 Start date: First Friday in May. End date: Last Friday in November. The ride has been known to go off throughout the winter if conditions cooperate.  
Meet at Gorham Bike & Ski, Portland. 
A talking pace up to Yarmouth for a bite to eat and a drink. Then back to Portland. The pace on the way home can be more spirited. Just be aware.

Saturday Morning Road Ride Road Ride - 7:15a.m. sharp! The side door will be open at 7:00a.m. for the bathroom, water and air if needed. (Road bikes only.)

Start date: May 20th, 2023. End date: Last Saturday in November.  
Meet at Gorham Bike & Ski, Portland.   

This ride is a great alternative to other Saturday morning rides on the peninsula where the pace can get a little out of hand. Average group pace is 21-22 mph. The ride has a total mileage of 29.5 miles.

The route: The route for this ride heads down State Street from the Portland store, crosses the Casco Bay Bridge, goes up Antoine Street and on to Highland Avenue where it picks up the popular Cape Loop. See the route here on RideWithGPS.

Description: There are 4 sprint points on the ride. The first is to the crosswalk at the tennis courts on Black Point Road on Prouts Neck. After that sprint, the pace is neutral through the turnaround at the deadend and most of the way back up the Neck. The second sprint is at the fire hydrant at the top of the hill on Bowery Beach Road/Route 77 followed shortly after by a sprint to the first driveway at Inn by the Sea on Bowery Beach Road in Cape Elizabeth. The final sprint is  to the "hut" at the Birch Knolls in Cape Elizabeth. After the final sprint, the ride will pull into the parking lot after the Cookie Jar to catch a breath, tell war stories and wait a few minutes for some rider left behind. The group cannot wait for all riders to return to group. But we'll be there for 5 minutes or so. From there the group will ride back to the Portland store at a casual pace.

Gorham Bike & Ski, Waterville Group Rides

Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Ride - 5:30 p.m. (Intermediate Pace

Meet at Gorham Bike & Ski, Waterville.   


Thursday Night Road Bike Ride - 5:30 p.m. (20+ mph average

Meet at Gorham Bike & Ski, Waterville.

Gorham Bike & Ski, North Conway Group Rides

Monday Mountain Bike Ride - 5:45 p.m. (No drop. All abilities.)

Start date: Starts in Early May as soon as the trails dry out and runs until the snow flys.
Location: Follow us on Facebook in our group page for the location of the ride each week.
This is a no drop ride. We travel around the valley to a different location each week to ride. Everyone is welcome. We split off into different groups based on ability.