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Shop Rides & Routes

SpokeWorks Bicycle Workshop hosts weekly local group rides for road, gravel, and mountain cyclists. We encourage all interested cyclists to join us, as we aim to offer varying riding intensities so everyone can join a ride during the week. We love seeing new cyclists join us! Please feel free to stop in the shop if you have any questions, or call us at 843-513-8161.

All riders are required to sign an online rider waiver before riding. You only need to sign a waiver once, and this covers you for all shop rides in the future.

Tuesday Evening MTB Group Ride

Our MTB group ride features varying paces and multiple regrouping points to cater to all experience levels. 

The terrain in the Lowcountry is considered XC (cross country), meaning there is little elevation change and the pace tends to go a bit quicker because there isn't a lot of slow climbing involved. This is a great opportunity to get your heart rate up, elevate your cardio, and work on your cornering.

Ride starts at 6:00pm. Enjoy a tasty beverage with us after the ride!

Thursday XC Race Training Ride

This ride is designed to cater to riders who are training for XC races in spring season. We will ride with no stops, race pace, and no regrouping.

For experienced riders only.

Saturday Morning Road Ride

Our Saturday Morning Road Ride leaves from the shop at 8:00am, and winds through Summerville to the Nexton Parkway. This is a great opportunity to learn the in's and out's of group riding from our ambassadors while getting some weekend saddle time in.

Join us for a latte, cappuccino, or beer in the shop after your ride!

Group Ride Pace Disclaimer!

Please adhere to our ride paces so that we can ensure the safety of all riders who are participating. If you are unsure of your average pace, visit see us to explore products that accurately measure your cycling metrics.

SpokeWorks Shop Ride Guidelines

Whether you are new to riding in a group or a seasoned veteran, we ask that you be aware of some guidelines when riding with us.

  • Have FUN. The reason we are riding in a group is to enjoy an awesome activity around like-minded people. Riding a bicycle is supposed to be fun. If you aren't having fun, you aren't doing it right.
  • If you are new to group riding, leave your ego or feeling of intimidation in the parking lot. The team at SpokeWorks genuinely cares about you progressing in your chosen style of riding, and we want to help as much as possible. No one should be made to feel intimidated about where they are in their cycling journey.
  • Use hand signals when appropriate, and call out obstacles. Do your best to inform other riders of potential hazards.
  • When in a pace line (road/gravel), be attentive. Due to the environment around you, changes in pace can happen quickly. A quick reaction time will not only keep you safe, but ensure others are safe as well. Always ride with your hands in the "brake ready" position.
  • Do not overlap wheels when riding behind someone. Keep a safe distance between you and the rider in front of you. If you aren't sure what "safe" means, don't be afraid to ask a shop ambassador.
  • Bikes equipped with aero bars are welcome, but riders must ride with their hands on the brakes when in a pace line.
  • Be aware of the advertised pace of a ride. Although we will not leave anyone behind, riding slower than a ride pace is dangerous and can disrupt the flow of the group.
  • Sharing is caring. Do your part in pulling the group if you are comfortable. This should be established before the start of a ride. Maintain the advertised pace of the ride. If you don't have a cycling computer, you should purchase one that enables you to monitor your speed.
  • When participating in our mountain bike rides, follow all posted trail rules. We are fortunate to have individuals who maintain our local trails, and rules are posted to aid in preserving these trails and minimizing trail creep.
  • Always carry a flat repair kit. Although we are all willing to help a rider change a flat (yes, they happen!), most riders won't be happy if you aren't prepared for emergencies. See a SpokeWorks ambassador about what items are necessary to carry in your flat repair kit.
  • Ask questions. If you are unsure about something, we are here to help!
  • Sign a rider waiver. This is required for your first ride with us, and will cover you for all future rides. The rider waiver is available on our website.

Gravel Cycling Rides and Routes

Thursday Evening Gravel Ride

A moderately difficult gravel ride consisting of 10% pavement and 90% gravel following the beautiful Edisto River in Cottageville, SC.

Camp Buddy/Tuten Rd.

Our go to night gravel ride, meeting at the intersection of Camp Buddy Rd. and Sullivan's Ferry Rd. Will take us on a fun out and back near the grave site of Issac Hayne.

Lake Moutrie West Dike

An smooth and comfortable out and back route following the West Dike of Lake Moultrie.

Lake Moultrie East Dike

This ride will treat you to an extremely fun and beautiful view of Lake Moultrie and Bonneau. This is an O/B route that turns around near the Lake Moultrie Dam, and incorporates both moderate gravel and paved roads.

Road Cycling Rides and Routes

Volvo Social (13.4 miles)

An out and back route starting at the information center on the Volvo Campus. This replaces the Sawmill Social when our rides meet at Volvo.

Volvo Long Ride (41.7 miles)

A country road route through the town of Ridgeville leaving from the information center of the Vovlo Campus.

Sawmill Social (15 miles)

A 15 mile route utilizing part of the Sawmill Branch Trail. We use this route for our C-pace Saturday Sawmill Social Shop Ride. (updated August 2022)

Nexton Parkway 1.0  (21 miles)

This is our newly designed Saturday Morning Road Ride leaving from our new location on Main Street in Summerville. 

This route will start with a warm up through the center part of town, making its way down the Nexton Parkway, and ending back at the shop.

Nexton Parkway 2.0  (29.5 miles)

Our Saturday Morning Road Ride with a few extra miles through some neighborhoods in the Nexton community.

S.I.R.R. (25.1 miles, rev. 3/31/23))

Our Saturday Intermediate Road Ride mimics the beginning of our Sawmill Social, but tacks on some extra mileage through Summerville proper.

Mountain Bike Trails

Biggin Creek (4.1 miles)

Tight single track trail with the most elevation change you will find in the Lowcountry. Technical, challenging...super fun.

Marrington Plantation (17 miles)

Wide open cross country MTB trail on the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek. Flowy, fast...super fun.

Harbison State Forest

18.3 miles outer loop including the infamous Spiderwoman trail. Well groomed, flowy, some technical aspects. Beginner riders beware.

Fork Area Trail System

36 miles of some of the most fun and flowy single track in South Carolina.

Middle/Lower Black

Some of the most intense single track in Pisgah National Forest. Be ready to bring your A-game after an approx. 5 mile climb to the trail head.

Ridgeline/Jim Branch

One of our most favorite trails in the DuPont State Park. Well groomed, super flowy, super fast.

Sawmill Ridges

This is one of our local trails. Technical with tight turns, tree routes, and a few wood features. It is easy to get turned around on this trail, but many exit routes exist.

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