Local Rides and events

Rides For Everyone

Check out our upcoming classes, races and other events at Cahaba Cycles. Whether you're into triathlons, mountain biking, road rides or casual group rides, we offer rides and events for everyone. Join us for our next event!

Upcoming Events & More Info

Mountain Bike Rides

Cahaba Cycles Mountain Biking 101 Ride

Saturdays Mornings | Location: Oak Mountain State Park South Trailhead

Meet at the south trailhead at the end of Terrace Drive. Look for the "Life Time Fitness" tent. This is a beginner-paced trail ride, perfect for first-timers or social riders wanting to meet other cyclists. There is always a ride lead that is responsible for the group so no one is left behind. If you’ve been wanting to try trail riding but have been afraid or unsure, this is the perfect ride. Check with the crew  at our Pelham location about renting a bike: 205-987-4043, or take a look at our rental page here. For more information on this ride click here.

Single Track Rides

Cahaba Cycles Mountain Bike Discovery Ride

2nd Sunday Every Month, See Ride Times Here  Location: Oak Mountain State Park

Cahaba has partnered with Lon Cullen, professional mountain bike instructor to offer a free "discovery ride". This ride is designed for those who are new to mountain biking and would like a friendly, non-intimidating guided ride with some tutorial and instructional help along the ride. Learn how to ride safe AND fun. Up to date information on the the ride can be found here.

watermelon ride

Watermelon Ride

Time Variable by Season (see below) | Location: Oak Mountain State Park, Golf Parking

Time of ride varies by season:

March-April Wednesdays @ 5:30PM
May-August Wednesdays @ 6:00PM
September Wednesdays @ 5:30PM
October Wednesdays @ 5:00PM

More daylight means it's time for the Watermelon Ride! Join Barb and Kal at the golf course parking lot in Oak Mountain State Park every Wednesday this spring and summer for a road group ride. Hangout afterwards for some good conversation, and, you guessed it, watermelon! Questions? Contact Cahaba Cycles of Pelham: 205-987-4043 *Spring and Summer ride only

Le Tour de Ham

Tuesdays Evenings

An eclectic fun Social Bicycle Ride that celebrates our right to ride. It tours through the bohemian fun parts of our city. This is the largest weekly ride in Alabama was created by Stan Palla and Vero Vanblaere (Naked Art). Ride meets at 6:00 PM and rolls out at 6:15 PM every Tuesday at the Silvertron Cafe in Birmingham and ends with food, drinks, and fun. Ride is 10-12 miles at the most. For more detailed ride information, visit Le Tour de Ham's Facebook page, here.

Casual Bike Ride

Saturday Stroll

Saturdays Mornings

This is a beginner / casual bicycle ride in downtown Birmingham, hosted by Le Tour de Ham, that meets under the Uptown sign in the main plaza at 08:00 and rolls out by 08:30. We will keep a casual pace and will not leave anyone behind. No Spandex required and all types of bikes welcome. We will make a loop through town and pick a place to hang out afterwards in Uptown.

There is a Zyp Bikeshare station at Uptown. You can rent a bike if you don't have one of your own. You can rent and unlock bikes from your smartphone with the ZYP App.

This is a ride at your own risk event on an open course with traffic. We will try to stay on less congested roads as much as possible. Helmets are required by state law for all riders under the age of 16. Helmets are highly recommended for adults.

Triathlon events

Triathlons 101

Mondays @ 5:30PM | Location: Oak Mountain State Park

Note: this is a Summer event only! (May-September). Join Casey Fannin at the beach parking lot at Oak Mountain State Park from for TRIATHLONS 101! The group will tackle a 200 yd swim, 8.5 mile bike, and a 1.5 mile run. This will be a non-competitive adventure using the time as easy recovery, or to offer a great way to do an easy triathlon in a beginner friendly environment. TRIATHLONS 101 is a sanctioned USAT Event.  Therefore, a one day or USAT Membership will be required. Questions? Contact Casey Fannin: tricasey@bellsouth.net

Tuesday Night Worlds

Tuesdays Evenings | Location: Cahaba Cycles of Homewood

Start times will slowly graduate each week as daylight increases. Look for updates here. We will have route add-ons in place once daylight increases to include an additional loop. Use your own judgment for lighting early in the Spring time of year as daylight gradually increases but a rear blinky taillight is always encouraged. Standard route starts from Cahaba Cycles of Homewood: 36.4 miles, and 2,538 elevation gain. Several from the B group completed this route yesterday with some regrouping and a 17-18 mph average in 2hrs or less. Visit our Facebook page here for more info!

Group Rides

Thursday Night Trample Group Ride

Thursdays @ 6:00PM | Location: Alley Behind Redemptive Cycles, Birmingham

Each Thursday evening the Redemptive Cycles Family goes riding! The ride starts and ends in the alley behind the shop. Meet up at 6 P.M. we depart at 6:30, don't be late! This ride is open to everyone, even new riders. No fancy bike necessary! The ride will cover about 10 miles of mostly flat terrain at a relatively easy pace. There may be food available for purchase after the ride, but either way we will be hanging out and enjoying each other's company for a while after the ride.

Road Rides

Homewood Road Ride

Saturdays @ 7:30AM | Location: Cahaba Cycles of Homewood

This is a high tempo/intensity road ride. The ride will cover around 50 miles. This not a beginner ride. This is "race-simulation" type ride designed for a competitive rider. NO RIDE IF RAINING OR TEMPERATURES DROP BELOW 40 DEGREES. Questions? Contact Cahaba Cycles of Homewood: 205-879-3244 *Suspended until Spring Daylight Savings time in 2017

All level road ride

Avondale Sunday Road Ride

Sundays @ 2:30PM | Location: Avondale Park

This is an all-level road ride…from beginners to FAST. There are four groups that roll at the same time, all with different ride leads and distances. They are NO-DROP rides meaning no one is left behind. Beverages at Avondale Brewery after the rides. Check with John at our Pelham location about renting a bike: 205-987-4043, or take a look at our rental page here. (APRIL – OCTOBER) For more information on this ride (and an accurate/updated calendar of Life Time rides) click here.


Slower group ride

Slow Your Roll Ride

Sundays afternoons

Looking to get on your bike and relax? The Slow Your Roll ride is a casual, social ride meant for people who love riding, not competing. The group meets at Cahaba Cycles Homewood location and completes 5-10 mile routes. Come out and have fun! For more info on this ride, visit the Slow Your Roll Ride Facebook page, here.