What we're about

This group is for anyone interested in mountain biking the Upstate area of South Carolina and around! Area mountain bike groups are welcome to use this meetup to schedule rides, events and meetings. Our main purpose is to make it easy to find local rides and make friends with other Mountain Bikers.

Everyone is welcome to post their own rides. So dont worry about your riding level. Please join the group and add to the fun! If you are having trouble posting, send a message to me (kel shipman).

There is no cost to join the group. Contributions to fund website fees are purely voluntary.

Here are links to some of the Upstate South Carolina Mountain Biking Clubs:

• Mountain Biking Greenville (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1470415766531697/) facebook page

• Greater Clemson Mountain Bikers Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GCMBC/) facebook page

• Greenville Dirt Riders (https://www.facebook.com/groups/501257436581118/) facebook page

• Upstate Mountain/Road Bike Riders (https://www.facebook.com/groups/141970652657887/) facebook page

• Spartanburg Area Mountain Bikers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/307853289412589/) SAMBA facebook page

• Pisgah Area Mountain Biking Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Pisgah-Area-Mountain-Biking-Asheville-Hendersonville-brevard/)

• Palmetto Fat Tire Society (http://www.meetup.com/Palmetto-Fat-Tire-Society/) - Columbia area Meetup

If you would like to have your club listed here, just send a message to one of the organizers.

If you are new MTN Biking, please check out UPSTATE SORBA and consider joining IMBA. Here are some links:

Facebook/UpstateSORBA (https://www.facebook.com/upstatesorba)

UpstateSORBA (http://upstatesorba.com/)

International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) (https://www.imba.com/)

And definitely check out "Tips for new mountain bikers" on the Discussion Tab

Tips for new mountain bikers! (http://www.meetup.com/Mountain-Biking-Greenville/messages/boards/thread/41140902)

Equipment you will need to start:

• Mtn Bike - doesnt need to be fancy.

• Helmet, gloves, hydration

Suggested:

• Eye protection

• Bug spray in season

• Tools, tire repair kit

Please be advised that mountain biking can sometimes be a dangerous sport and you are solely responsible for your own safety.

Upcoming events (5+)

Pleasant Ridge Thursday Night Ride

Jorge F. Arango Trail at Pleasant Ridge Park (Greenville County)

This will be one of our Thursday Night options throughout the summer. We will meet in the parking lot around 6 to get started, and then try to regroup in the parking lot again around 7pm to allow those who can't get there by 6 a chance to join us. Plans will be to ride at least 2 laps, possibly 3. Pace will be determined by those present, and we will not leave the park until we are sure everyone in our group is OK. Make sure you have at least one good light that is bright enough to ride comfortably at night. Having 2 fairly bright lights are even better. I use a light on the handlebars that is more of a flood light, and a fairly bright light on the helmet that is more of a spot, but still has a good spread. If you don't have a light and would be interested in trying a night ride, post a message below, and maybe we can find a light to loan for the ride.

Pleasant Ridge Thursday Night Ride

Jorge F. Arango Trail at Pleasant Ridge Park (Greenville County)

This will be one of our Thursday Night options throughout the summer. We will meet in the parking lot around 6 to get started, and then try to regroup in the parking lot again around 7pm to allow those who can't get there by 6 a chance to join us. Plans will be to ride at least 2 laps, possibly 3. Pace will be determined by those present, and we will not leave the park until we are sure everyone in our group is OK. Make sure you have at least one good light that is bright enough to ride comfortably at night. Having 2 fairly bright lights are even better. I use a light on the handlebars that is more of a flood light, and a fairly bright light on the helmet that is more of a spot, but still has a good spread. If you don't have a light and would be interested in trying a night ride, post a message below, and maybe we can find a light to loan for the ride.

Pleasant Ridge Thursday Night Ride

Jorge F. Arango Trail at Pleasant Ridge Park (Greenville County)

This will be one of our Thursday Night options throughout the summer. We will meet in the parking lot around 6 to get started, and then try to regroup in the parking lot again around 7pm to allow those who can't get there by 6 a chance to join us. Plans will be to ride at least 2 laps, possibly 3. Pace will be determined by those present, and we will not leave the park until we are sure everyone in our group is OK. Make sure you have at least one good light that is bright enough to ride comfortably at night. Having 2 fairly bright lights are even better. I use a light on the handlebars that is more of a flood light, and a fairly bright light on the helmet that is more of a spot, but still has a good spread. If you don't have a light and would be interested in trying a night ride, post a message below, and maybe we can find a light to loan for the ride.

Pleasant Ridge Thursday Night Ride

Jorge F. Arango Trail at Pleasant Ridge Park (Greenville County)

This will be one of our Thursday Night options throughout the summer. We will meet in the parking lot around 6 to get started, and then try to regroup in the parking lot again around 7pm to allow those who can't get there by 6 a chance to join us. Plans will be to ride at least 2 laps, possibly 3. Pace will be determined by those present, and we will not leave the park until we are sure everyone in our group is OK. Make sure you have at least one good light that is bright enough to ride comfortably at night. Having 2 fairly bright lights are even better. I use a light on the handlebars that is more of a flood light, and a fairly bright light on the helmet that is more of a spot, but still has a good spread. If you don't have a light and would be interested in trying a night ride, post a message below, and maybe we can find a light to loan for the ride.

Past events (1,724)

Challenge of the Centuries Bike Ride

Hartwell, Georgia

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