The Great Escape
local rides
(TGE-hosted and non-TGE group rides)
What to bring:
  • Your bicycle, in working order (not needing repairs)
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Energy food
  • We suggest a flat tire repair kit (or some good walking shoes... lol...)
Be sure to confirm event details (time,date, weather, etc) before event

Greenville:

(864) 235-8320


M-F 9:30-6:30p
Sat. 9:30-6p
Sun. 1-5p
Spartanburg:
(864) 574-5273


M-F 10-6:30p
Sat. 10-5p
Sun. 1-5p

Anderson:

(864) 226-4579


M-F 10-6:30p
Sat. 10-5p
Sun. 1-5p
 
 
Small Group Rides:

NOTE:
PJ's Coffee Comfort Ride will NOT be... umm... ridden on August 13th. Instead, PJ will be involved with the Blazing Saddles Alley Cat ride.
The alley cat ride will start in the Publix/Staples parking lot in downtown Greenville. Registration is $10 at 6pm ride starts at 6:30pm.

PJ's
"Coffee Comfort Ride"

It's a beautiful time of year and a great time to get out and ride.
Our intrepid Coffee Comfort leader PJ will be observing the time-honored winter hibernation cycle as is the custom of his particular species until spring.
For our regular Coffee Comfort Riders we will continue to facilitate the rides for your riding needs, however, the rides will be un-guided until March.

PJ has hosted these rides for about 10 years now. His joy in life is helping others stay healthy and have fun. If you're looking for a simple ride that brings back the simple joy of riding a bicycle then PJ's "Coffee Comfort Ride" is just for you. Some rides will include The Swamp Rabbit Trail. This is an in-traffic city ride (adults only) so please, no children.

What: This is an easy pace, "conversationally delightful", sight-seeing joy-ride.
When: Every Monday night leaving at 7pm.
Where: Meet behind The Great Escape in Greenville.
Must bring: Helmet, bicycle lights & Driver's license (no minors/children allowed for safety reasons).
Conditions: Ride will take place IF temp is above 55 F and IF it's not raining.
Questions: (864) 235-8320
Motto: We drink coffee for the courage,
         We eat scones for the stamina!

 
 
The Great Escape hosted rides:

TGE

Thursday Evening
Ride

(Anderson)

Winter Season Spin Classes!

Thursday Evenings

6:30 to 7:45/8ish 

BRING YOUR:

-Trainer + Climbing Blocks
-Training Mat
-Towel
-Bike

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This Great Escape hosted ride is a two group road ride. The "A" Group leaving at 5:30p rides for 37-40 miles and averages around 18 mph. While "B" Group leaves at 6:30 and rides for 25-30 miles.

Groups: 2
Average Speed: 15 mph.
Hills: Moderate rolling.
Climbs: none
Policy: Leave no rider behind.

What: Moderate road ride. Beginners welcome! No one left behind.
When:
Thursday evenings. Group "A" leaves at 5:30p and "B" leaves at 6:30p.
Where:
Meet beside The Great Escape in Anderson.
Must Bring:
Helmet, bicycle lights & Driver's license.
Conditions: Ride will be called off in the event of rain or temperatures above 98° F.
Questions:
(864) 226-4579

 
 
TGE

Saturday Morning
Ride

(Greenville)
Join our Greenville staff for a great city/mountain road ride.

Groups:
1
Average Speed: 15-17mph.
Hills: moderate pitches nothing mean except for up Paris Mtn.
Climbs: Up Paris Mtn.
Distance: 33+/-
Policy: Leave no rider behind.

What: This is a moderate paced tour of the Greenville area.
When: Saturday mornings meet at 6:45am leaving 7:00 am returning 9:15ish
Where: Start behind Greenville store
Must Bring: Helmet, bicycle lights & Driver's license.
Conditions: Ride will be called off in the event of rain or temperatures above 98° F.
Questions:
(864) 235-8320
 
 
Non-TGE hosted rides:
Spartanburg Freewheelers

Saturday Morning
Ride


(Spartanburg)

Join the Freewheelers for a two group ride.

Groups:
2
Average Speed: 17-19mph.
Hills:
moderate
Climbs:
2 steep ones.
Distance:
35mi group & 65mi group.
Policy: Leave no rider behind.

What: This is a moderate paced tour of the Spartanburg area.
When:
Saturday mornings meet at 6:45am leaving 7:00 am returning 9:15ish
Where:
Meet in front of Spartanburg store
Must Bring: Helmet, bicycle lights & Driver's license.
Conditions:
Ride will be called off in the event of rain or temperatures above 98° F.
Questions:
(864) 574-5273

 
 
Friends/small group

Sunday Morning
Ride


(Spartanburg)
This is not a TGE led event, rather, a group of loyal customers and friends. It is a moderate ride with a different route than the Spartanburg Freewheelers Saturday morning ride.

Groups:
2.
Average Speed:
16-18mph.
Hills: 2-3 semi-steep.
Distance: 35mi
Policy: Leave no rider behind.

What: This is a moderate paced tour of the Spartanburg area.
When:
Sunday mornings. Meet 1pm Leave 1:45pm Return 3:30-4ish
Where:
Meet in front of Spartanburg store0
.Must Bring: Helmet, bicycle lights & Driver's license.
Conditions:
Ride will be called off in the event of rain or temperatures above 98° F.
Questions:
(864) 574-5273