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Weekly Runs + Rides

Weekly Runs

Sunday


Germantown Thoroughbreds

Time:  7:00am – (Oct. thru May); 6:30am – (June thru Sept.)

Place:  McDonald’s Parking Lot at 2030 Germantown Parkway

Distance:  5, 7, 12.5 (or more) Miles

Contact:  Charles Hurst, 901.491.2096 or churst9676@gmail.com


CoolRunnings

Time:  7:00am prompt

Place:  Shelby Farms Visitor’s Center (lower parking lot)

Distance:  10+ miles

Contact:  Ricky Clarke, 901-848-4458 or ricky_clarke@cargill.com


 iMARG – Indian Memphis Area Runners Group

Time: 7:00 am on Weekends (Mostly Sunday’s)

Place: Johnson Park, Collierville

Distance: Varies from 3.1 miles to 20 miles

Contact: Sheshu Belde 901-413 4456 

https://www.facebook.com/indianmemphis.runnersgroup

If you are looking for group running and make new Running Friends by just showing up or sending Facebook request.


Monday


Fleet Feet Coed Fun Run 

Time: 6:00pm

Place:  Fleet Feet 4530 Poplar Ave., Ste 102, Memphis

Distance:  3, 5, & 7 mile options – All Paces Welcome!

Contact:  Eric Flanders: 901-761-0078


Gazelle’s Power Walking

Time:  5:00-7:00pm

Place:  Appling Park and other locations (please contact Dorrie to verify)

Distance:  3-10 Miles

Dorrie Hulsey lon_dorrie@yahoo.com  


Monday Maniacs

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Agricenter (Butcher Shop), west side of parking lot, off Germantown Pkwy.

Distance: 4-6 miles at 8-10 min pace, various workouts

Contact:  Chip Ernst, cternst@aol.com


RunFest Collierville

Time: 6:30pm

Place: Meet in the YogaFest parking lot, 366 New Byhalia (across from Target) 

Distance: 4 miles/all paces welcome

Contact:  lisa@yogafesttn.com


The Salty Dogs of Bardog Tavern

Time:  7:00pm

Place:  In front of Bardog Tavern at 73 Monroe Ave.

Distance:  3-5 mile run through historic downtown Memphis and afterward enjoy food, drink, and camaraderie.

Contact:  Jessica Grammer 901-734-5731


The Southaven Striders

Time:  6:00pm 

Place:  Central Park in Southaven (meet at Tchulahoma Rd and Central Park)

Distance: 3-5 Miles (Pace –  9-12 minute miles)

Contact:  Kyle McCoy: kalmac220@gmail.com 901-299-8630 or Angie McCoy: anggail09@gmail.com  901-233-0168


Tuesday


The Southaven Striders

Time:  6:00am

Place:  Central Park in Southaven (meet at Tchulahoma Rd and Central Park)

Distance: 3-5 Miles (Pace –  9-12 minute miles)

Contact:  Kyle McCoy: kalmac220@gmail.com 901-299-8630


Overton Park Grass Run

Time:  8:05am

Place:  Overton Park 4-way stop near Golfhouse

Distance:  mostly grass runs – 3-6 miles, all paces

Contact:  Paul Sax @ 901-276-5758


Fitness Plus Lunch Run

Time:  11:45am

Place:  Fitness Plus, 2598 Corporate Ave., off Nonconnah Blvd. between Milbranch & Democrat

Distance:  7-Miles

Contact:  Rick Ellis: 901-345-1036

**Showers and extras available for your convenience.  Access to Fitness Plus facilities free to runners on these days.


Track House Workout

Time:  6:00pm

Place:  University of Memphis Old Field House Track

Distance:  Various Workouts

Contact:  Paul Sax: 901-276-5758


MidTown Run

Time:  6:00pm

Place: Corner of Madison & Tucker, across from Huey’s (1927 Madison Ave.)

Distance:  6-Miles


Run:  Breakaway Running 

Time:  6:00pm

Meet at the Wolf River Breakaway Store on Germantown Pkwy.

Call Barry at 722-8797 or 754-8254 for more info.


Black Men Run Memphis

Time:  6:30pm, Running at 6:45

Place:  Audubon Park Goodlett Lot @ the 1 mi. starting marker

Distance:  choice of routes –

5K around the perimeter of Audubon Park

3 laps (3 miles)

2 laps (2 miles) 

1 lap (1 mile)

Contact Roland Woodson, Jr, rolandtalmadge@yahoo.com 901-481-3020 


Bartlett Run

Time:  6:30pm

Place: W.J. Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Blvd

Distance:  4-6 Miles  

Contact: paulireland@att.net or Bartlett Runners on Facebook


Thursday


Overton Park Grass Run

Time:  8:05am

Place:  Overton Park 4-way stop near Golfhouse Distance:  mostly grass runs – 3-6 miles, all paces

Contact:  Paul Sax @ 901-276-5758


Breakaway Running 

Time:  6:00pm

Midtown store – Beginners Group.  

Contact Barry at 722-8797 or 754-8254 for info.


Fleet Feet

Time:  6:00pm

Fleet Feet hosts individualized speedwork sessions including track and tempo workouts for runners who want to get a little quicker.  No fees. 

Contact Feb at 761-0078 or lovetorun@fleetfeetmemphis.com 


Collierville Run

Time: 6:30pm

Place:  Praire Life Fitness

You’ll see a bunch of people standing around getting ready to run. It last for one hour.  Tuesday we usually do speed work and Thursday is usually a long run.


Saturday


Breakaway Running 

Breakaway’s Marathon and Half Marathon Training Group meets each Saturday morning through December (check http://breakawaymemphis.comor breakaway marathon training on Facebook)  for location and time) to help prepare our friends for the Annual St. Jude Marathon. Come join us!  Call 722-8797 for more info.


Desoto Runners Club

Time: 7am or 8am (seasonal)

Location: Desoto Athletic Club, Southaven, MS @ Getwell & Goodman

Contact Kathy Owens, 901-336-5062, gktiger18@aol.com OR Cory Adams, cory.kimball.adams@gmail.com


Outdoors Inc Trail Running

Time:  8am Saturdays

Location:  Wolf River Trail, Shelby Forest OR Herb Parsons

Distance: Anywhere from 5 miles to 10 miles or more

Details: Outdoors Inc Trail Running Facebook Page


Memphis Gazelles Long Run

Distance:  Variable throughout the year, ALL distances and paces welcome!!

Details:  Prepare for your next race and make new Running Friends by just showing up!

Contact:  Joy Murphy, jjmurphy97@aol.com OR visit http://www.facebook.com/MemphisGazelles

Time & Place:  Shelby Farms and other Memphis locations Please check our FB page or use the contact, below, for details


Mommies on the Move

Time and Place: Saturday mornings at 9:00am at the Shelby Farms Visitor Center.

This group is geared for mom’s with strollers and/or toddlers.  The group leader information and meeting times can be found online at http://www.seemommyrun.com/tn/ 


Run & Play

Time and Place: meet the first Saturday of the month at 9:00am at various locations in town (see the website each month’s meeting place)

This group is geared for mom’s with strollers and/or toddlers.  More information can be found online at http://www.seemommyrun.com/tn/


DAC Fitness Collierville

Time: 9:30am

Distance: varies from 5K beginner up to half marathon training @ various paces

Contact: Heather Nichols @ 651-1065 or Brandy Heckmann @ (443) 653-0385


For Moms with Strollers / Toddlers:


Midsouth Fit Moms

Time and Place: meet early mornings 6:30am at various locations in the Bartlett and Cordova areas (again see the website for meeting place)

This group is geared for mom’s with strollers and/or toddlers.  More information can be found online at http://www.seemommyrun.com/tn/


Let’s Go Mommy!

Time and Place: Is a walking group that meets in the Bartlett are (see website for meeting information).

This group is geared for mom’s with strollers and/or toddlers.  More information can be found online at http://www.seemommyrun.com/tn/



Weekly Rides

Sunday


Memphis Hightailers  (check website for the level of each ride)

Sunday Morning Coffee Ride

Sundays – 9:00 AM

Location: Super-Lo parking lot, Southern and Colonial

Distance: 25-30 miles

 The Sunday Morning Coffee Ride is a friendly ride that averages 12-16 mph and tries to avoid dropping riders. This self-supported ride makes a rest stop so the participants can enjoy a cup of coffee (coffee drinking not required) and socialize with other biking enthusiasts. After the break, the riders sometimes separate into two groups, one which may ride at faster pace and follow a longer route back to the Super-Lo.

Contact Haavi for more info:  h-morreim@comcast.net


Hustle & Flow with the Saints and Sinners

Sundays – 2:00 PM

Location: Super-Lo parking lot, Southern and Colonial

Distance: 25 – 40 miles

**This ride is not for beginners It has an intermediate pace 17-19 mph

 Are you a saint who went to church on Sunday morning?  Or are you a sinner who partied too much and just woke up on Sunday afternoon? Either way, this is the ride for you. We try to be aware of riders with different abilities and pace preferences – we will try to not really drop anyone, but sometimes we fail at this endeavor.  Varied routes, mostly urban.  Lots of bumps, holes, tracks and glass. Orange Mound, Windermere, Frayser, Shelby Farms, Pornos and Prisons Route, North Mississippi, Beale, Summer Avenue, trolley tracks, Hooters, Stax, Elmwood Hospital. Flats can happen – be prepared. Want a tame, sedate, bucolic, suburban nature ride? This isn’t it. Continues all year long.

Contact Pete for more info: petergathje@yahoo.com


Monday


Mondays – 6:00 PM  (Closed until Spring)

Location: Cameron-Brown Park (tennis courts parking lot) – 8756 Farmington Blvd, Germantown, TN

Distance: 5 & 10 miles

• Do you feel uncomfortable riding on the streets?

• Do you want to learn to be a better rider?

• Are you worried about being dropped on group rides?

• Do you enjoy a nice, easy-paced bicycle ride?

• Do you enjoy riding with a group?

• Do you want to learn to use your gears to ride more efficiently?

• Haven’t ridden in a while and want to ease back into riding?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Cameron Brown Ride Easy is for you.  The ride will focus on safe riding practices for the new rider and for the rider who doesn’t feel comfortable riding in more advanced or faster group rides. The ride will begin and end at Cameron-Brown Park in Germantown and will have two 5 mile loops. Two groups available, one group will average 12-14 mph and a slower group averaging around 10 mph. Both groups will ride the same route with the faster group leaving first so if a rider can’t keep the pace they can slow and join the slower group.  No rider will be dropped and all riders will ride together as a group.

Contact Steve for more info: stephenwatson@comcast.net


Tuesday


Shady Grove Soiree

Tuesdays and Thursdays – 6:00 PM

Location: Swanky’s Taco Shop at 4770 Poplar (corner of Poplar & Colonial)

Distance: 25 – 30 miles

 Are you ready to dance? Come join us for the Shady Grove Soiree. The route out is slower and has several stop signs and lights. It includes the Big House Loop. We take a short break at the park behind Houston High School. The route back into town is typically faster.

No sweeps. Front and back lights are required.

Contact Bill for more info: bramia@gmail.com 


Mellow Mushroom Ride

Tuesdays – 6:00 PM 

Location: Target parking lot across from Mellow Mushroom Restaurant, 3075 Village Shops Drive, Germantown

Distance: 22-28 miles

Pace:
B Group: 17-19 mph end of ride average
C Group: 14-16 mph end of ride average

 If you are just starting group rides and can ride at least 14 mph for 22 miles, then this is your ride! We try not to leave anyone behind. The advanced group will set a quicker pace at 17-19 mph. Both groups will have several catch-up points to stay together.

You’re invited to stay afterwards at The Mellow Mushroom Restaurant to choose from a variety of pizzas, salads, subs, and 30-40 kinds of draft beer.

Contact Steve for more info: stevekmiller22@gmail.com


Low-T Ride

Tuesdays – 6:00 PM (Closed until Spring)

Location: Swanky’s, Colonial (Park BEHIND the building)

Distance: +/- 25 miles

This ride is for you if:

• The battery in your heart monitor has been dead for years

• Your average speed does not begin with a 2

• You average 12-15 mph and you’re proud of it!

Come aired up and ready to ride. We won’t have a sweep but we will wait at the rest stop for slower riders. Slower riders are strongly encouraged to bring a cell phone with them. SOCIAL HOUR TO FOLLOW AT VARIOUS LOCAL BEER JOINTS SO BRING A T-SHIRT WITH YOU.

Contact Rita for more info: ritapfeifer@gmail.com


Wednesday


Midtown Bike Night

Wednesdays – 6:15 PM

Location: Cafe Eclectic, 603 N. McLean Blvd.

Distance: 10 miles

If you are just starting group rides, then this is your ride! Hosted by the Vollentine-Evergreen Community Association, this ride is an easy one, intended to get people comfortable on the roads, connecting cyclists with each other, and helping you with basic group cycling and safety.

The ride takes advantage of bikes lanes as much as possible and goes about 10 miles. The route often includes Overton Park, Evergreen, Cooper-Young, Crosstown, and Downtown.

Lights and helmets are required.

Contact VECA@veca.org for more info


Thursday


Collierville Town Square Ride

Thursdays – 5:30 PM (Closed until Spring)

Location: Collierville Town Square

Distance: 20 – 25 miles

The ride departs from Collierville Town Square, just off Poplar Ave. on Main St. and follows several scenic routes south of Collierville. This is a no drop ride and has B and C level ride groups. Occasionally the ride departs from the back parking lot of the Walgreens store at Houston Levee & Wolf River and the ride has various routes in and around Herb Parsons.

See the Collierville Town Square Ride forum on our website for regular updates on ride details and start location. During the winter months, some informal groups may continue the route, so please check the forum.

Contact Barbara McClatchey for more info:  barbmcclatchey@comcast.net 


 Saturday


Monthly Recumbent Ride

1st Saturday of the Month

Location: Meet in the prison parking lot at Mullins Station Rd. & State Rd. (near the Greenline)

Distance: 13-26 miles

If you own a recumbent bike and are looking for a group to ride with, this is the ride for you! Beginning August 6, the first Saturday of the month is the Recumbent Ride! All recumbent riders are welcome.

Contact Ben for more info:  benpsummers@gmail.com 


IP Cycling Team Beginner Ride

Saturdays – 8:00 AM

Location: Peddler Bike Shop – Germantown

Distance: 20+ miles

This ride rolls out from the Peddler Bike Shop in Germantown.  The ride is a D ride.  Perfect for those wanting to take it easy or for someone just getting started.   The IP Cycling Team Leads this ride.  You don’t have to be on the IP Cycling Team to ride with them.  Time will change when the temperature heats up.

Contact the IP Cycling Team for more info: ipcyclingteam@ipaper.com


Cycle Memphis Monthly Ride

1st Saturday of the Month

Location: Check Facebook Page for Starting Location

Distance: Changes Monthly

This is the Cycle Memphis Ride. It is a casual ride that takes place in the evenings. Be sure to wear a helmet and bring a light. The ride is normally the 1st Saturday of every month. Changes and cancelations are posted on the Cycle Memphis Facebook page.

For more info contact: facebook.com/cyclememphis


Panera Bread Ride

Saturdays – 9:00 AM — Winter Start Time

Location: Meets at the Panera Bread at Trinity Commons and Germantown Road.

Distance: 40 miles with an option to add 11 miles

Weekly ride to Downtown Arlington. Once there riders can chose between riding 40 miles, or some add the Long Road Loop for another 11 miles giving them 51 miles…moderate pace going out, over all about 17 for the entire ride. This is a no drop ride.

Contact Skip for more info: SGriffin@awginc.com 


Vic’s Ride

Saturdays – 8:00 AM

Location: Lakeland Outlet Mall on Canada Road & I-40

Distance: 43, 53 and 65 miles

Vic’s ride begins at the Outlet Mall on Canada Road and I-40. The ride will continue during the winter as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees at start time. Routes are currently 43, 53 and 65 miles, with an average speed of 16-18 mph. Rest stops,approximately every hour.

Contact Vic for more info: vbutcher@aol.com


Saturday Morning Social Ride

Saturdays – 9:00 AM

Location: Super-Lo parking lot, Southern and Colonial

Distance: 25-30 miles

Advanced Intermediate: Year-round. Riders may be dropped. No sweep.

Intermediate Level: There is typically a group that covers the same route as the “Advanced Intermediate” riders but at a more relaxed pace. This group averages 12-15 mph and generally tries to avoid dropping riders. The weekly Saturday ride is self-supported and makes a half-way rest stop. There is no fee for the ride and is open to the public. This is an ideal introductory ride for cyclists interested in learning more about our club, or who just enjoy riding with others.

Contact Jeff for more info: hendrix.jeff@yahoo.com


Downtown Farmers Market Ride

1st & 3rd Saturdays – 9:00 AM

Location: Memphis Farmers Market at the Central Station Pavilion, Downtown

Distance: 12-16 miles

This ride takes place during the Downtown Farmers Market season – the third Saturday in April through the third Saturday in October. Routes vary and alternate, with an average distance of 12 to 16 miles, 90 minutes to 2 hours in time. All rides have a mid-ride bio break. A great ride for casual riders and beginners, the speed is moderate, and we do not drop anyone. The route is gentle, with just a few inclines. Helmets are required.

Contact Bill for more info: billdraper@earthlink.net



Bike Shop Rides


All About Bikes, LLC

621 South Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 901-767-6240

Thursday 6:30pm

10-12mph


Bikes Plus – Bartlett

7780 Hwy 64 / Stage Rd Bartlett, TN  901-385-8788

Tuesday 6:00pm

17-19 mph, 26 mi

Thursday 6:00pm

14-16 mph, 17 mi

Saturday 8:00am

16-19 mph, 55 mi. As the days warm up, the start time will be moved to 7:00am. Ride lengths will vary.


Bikes Plus – Germantown

9445 poplar Ave. Germantown, TN  901-755-7233

Monday 6:00pm

Women’s Ride: This ride rolls out from Bikes Plus in Germantown and is for Women Only. The ride is a D ride with a mix of C. Perfect for those wanting to take it easy or for someone just getting started.

Tuesday 6:00pm

18-21 mph, 30 mi. As the daylight extends, the ride distance will get longer.

Thursday 6:00pm

18-21 mph, 30 mi. As the daylight extends, the ride distance will get longer.

Saturday 7:00am

16-18 mph, 40+ mi. When the weather warms up, we will move the start time back to the normal 7:00am start. Ride lengths will vary.


Bike World

763 West Poplar Ave. Collierville, TN  901-852-5569

Tuesday 6:00pm

18-20 mph, 28 mi

Saturday 7:00am

Group 1: 16-18 mph, 34 mi

Group 2: 19-20 mph, 55 mi


Outdoors Inc. – Midtown

1710 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 901-722-8988

Sunday 9:00am

To Shelby Forest and back, no sweep, keep up or be dropped


Peddler – Midtown

575 S. Highland Ave. Memphis, TN  901-327-4833 or 901-327-4834

Tuesday 

5:45am

This ride is “spirited” and averages around 22 mph in season. It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 5:45 am on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. The route is 22 miles.

6:30pm

Looking for a beginner ride? This is just for you! It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 6:30 pm on Tuesday/Thursday evenings. The Tuesday ride is a round trip of approximately 10 miles with a midway rest period at Overton Park.

Thursday

5:45am

This ride is “spirited” and averages around 22 mph in season. It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 5:45 am on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. The route is 22 miles.

6:30pm

Looking for a beginner ride? This is just for you! It leaves from the Peddler on Highland at 6:30 pm on Tuesday/Thursday evenings. The Thursday ride splits into two groups. Group A is a bit faster, taking the Parkways and around the north side of Mud Island to rendezvous at the Pyramid with the slower Group B which navigates through neighborhood streets. The Thursday ride is approximately 20 miles.

Saturday 6:00am

The Toxic Tour is a 30 mile Saturday morning ride that leaves the Highland shop at 6:15 am. Slower than the Tuesday/Thursday AM Ride but not for beginners, this ride averages about 20mph.


Peddler – Germantown

2095 Exeter Rd. Germantown, TN  901-757-8485

Saturday 8:00am

We sponsor the International Paper Cycling Team’s MS 150 training ride. Ride is OPEN to everyone. Distance is generally 30 to 40 miles. Pace varies between 14 and 18 mph and there are ride leaders for slower riders as well as faster riders. No one gets left behind. Typically once a month we will join one of the larger supported rides in the area so the group can do longer distances….watch the International Paper Cycling Team’s website for details. The ride will start earlier during the hottest months, typically July and August. Watch their website for details. One doesn’t have to do the MS 150 to ride with us. Ride will cancel when raining.

Sunday 8:00am during CDT, 1:30pm during CST

B Group: 40 miles

C Group: 30-40 miles

Generally a smaller ride 30-45 miles. A no drop ride between 14 and 17 mph. Open to everyone. Start time will move to 10:30 during the colder months to take advantage of the warmer part of the day….watch in October for schedule changes. Ride will cancel when raining.


Bike the Planet

8500 Wolf Lake Dr, Suite 105 Bartlett, TN  901-937-4669

Tuesday 6:00pm

Hard, Fast Training Ride. 20,30,35 miles, 20+mph Avg.

Tuesday 6:00pm

Easy Breezy Ride: 8-10mi, 8-10mph

Thursday 6:00pm

Beginner Ride: 8-10mi, 8-10mph

Saturday 8:00am (7:00am June 1 – Oct. 1)

A: 50+ miles 18-20mph (meet in front of store)

B: 35-50 miles 16-17.5mph(meet in front of store)

C: 20-40 miles 14-16mph (meet behind store)


Victory Bicycle Studio

2549 Broad Ave Memphis, TN  901-746-8466

Sunday 8:30am

21+ mph , 50 mi

Sunday 9:00am

17mph, 35 mi 

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