Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!  Just Ride!

Important Rules for Gung Ho Bikes Group Rides
- Helmets are mandatory.
- Bring a bike that is in proper working condition.
- Bring enough hydration and food to get you through the ride.
- No earphones allowed.
- Headlights and flashing taillights are recommended.
- Calling "clear" is encouraged but each rider is personally responsible for verifying that the way is clear.
- All PA vehicular laws will be followed (your bike is a vehicle).
- Hand signs for indications of stopping, turning and road debris will be encouraged.
- Ride time is RTR (ready to ride.)  We will not wait.  It is not fair to the riders that were there on time.
- Each rider assumes his or her own risk on all rides.
- Those who ride ahead of the ride leader are on their own ride - if the group turns, too bad for those ahead.  This is a group ride, stay close.
- Always notify the group leader if you are leaving a ride early.
- Rides will adhere to the advertised speed of the ride as best as possible. 
- Riders should always carry at least what we consider to be the minimum of equipment and know how to use it.  If you don't have it or don't know how to use it, please stop in at the shop and/or watch for our clinics.
 * a spare tube
 * a method to inflate that tube - a pump or CO2
 * tire levers
 * some form of identification (in case of an emergency)

All of our rides attempt to operate like the bell curve you may remember from school.  The fastest riders may find the ride a little too slow and not challenging enough and the slowest riders may find themselves pushed extremely hard and potentially beyond their current fitness level--but for the majority of the riders the ride should be just perfect.  If you are on the ends of the curve, please check out one of our slower or faster group rides.  Most of our rides are designed as "No Drop" rides, meaning that the ride leader will make sure that everyone that starts the ride gets back to the start location without being "dropped" off the back of the ride and left to find their own way home. 

We are here to have fun and share our love for cycling.  All rides will emphasize safe group riding and respect for motorists and other bicyclists.  Ride distances tend to be shorter during the early and late seasons and longer during the summer. 

Gung Ho Bikes Ride Cancellation Policy - If one hour before a scheduled ride, the official weather report for the ride start area predicts rain, lightning or strong winds, the ride will be canceled.  If you are in doubt, please call the shop at 717-852-9553. Ride leaders will also post any ride cancellations on Facebook on Gung Ho Cycling Community page.

Gung Ho Weekly Group Rides

Join Gung Ho on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.

Road Ride Classifications (based on road rides leaving in the evening)

Class A - 25-50 miles, average speed 18-20mph on flat terrain/16-18mph on rolling-hilly terrain/14-16mph on very hilly terrain

Class B - 25-45 miles, average speed 16-18mph on flat terrain/14-16mph on rolling-hilly terrain/12-14mph on very hilly terrain

Class C - 20-40 miles, average speed 12-16mph on flat terrain/10-14mph on rolling-hilly terrain/10-12mph on very hilly terrain

Class D - 10-25 miles, average speed 9-12mph on flat terrain/6-10mph on rolly-hilly terrain

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Monday

6:00pm

Marie's Beginner Social Road Ride. Class D+ 10-25 miles at a 12-14 mph pace. This ride is for road bikes/skinny tired bikes only and you must be able to ride at least 12-15 miles at 10 mph pace. Terrain is flat to rolling. This is a no-drop social ride through the Dover countryside. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to the Community Center. Front and rear lights are highly suggested for this ride.

Dover Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover PA

(717)852-9553

Monday

6:00pm

Wayne's Road Ride. Class C+ 20+ miles at a 14-16mph pace. This is for road bikes/skinny tired bikes only. We hope to fill the gap for riders who are a bit fast for our D ride and a bit slow for our B-/C+ ride. This side of town lends itself to some beautiful rolling terrain. This is a no-drop ride. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to Dover Community Center. Front and rear lights are highly suggested for this ride.

Dover Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover PA

717-852-9553

Tuesday

6:00PM

Jeremy and Tom's Intermediate Road Ride. Class B+ - 25-45 miles at a 16-18 mph pace. This is for road bikes/skinny tired bikes only. Ride typically heads up towards Dover or out to the East side of town to get in a few more hills. This is a no-drop ride. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to Gung Ho. Front and rear lights are highly suggested for this ride.

Gung Ho Bikes

(717)852-9553

Varies

6:00pm

Gung Ho/YAMBA Beginner, Casual and Intermediate Mountain Bike Rides. This is for mountain bikes only. Please make sure your bike is in good working order. Helmets are mandatory. Ride will be held at Rocky Ridge or Lake Redman. Check YAMBA's FB page for ride location and ride info. This is a no-drop ride but you should have some basic off road cycling skills. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to the parking lot.

Rocky Ridge/Lake Redman

717-852-9553

Wednesday

6:00pm

Wayne's Road Ride. Class C+ 20+ miles at a 14-16mph pace. This is for road bikes/skinny tired bikes only. We hope to fill the gap for riders who are a bit fast for our D ride and a bit slow for our B-/C+ ride. This side of town lends itself to some beautiful rolling terrain. This is a no-drop ride. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to Dover Community Center. Front and rear lights are highly suggested for this ride.

Dover Community Center, 3700 Davidsburg Road, Dover PA

717-852-9553

Thursday

6:00pm

Craig and Randy's Road Ride. Class B- 20-30 miles at 14-16mph. This is for road bikes/skinny tired bikes only. This is a C+ ride with alot of hills so we move it up to a B- classification. Be prepared to climb. Group waits at all intersections to gather everyone back together before moving on. This is a no-drop ride. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to Springettsbury Park. Front and rear lights are highly suggested for this ride.

Springettsbury Park - parking lot near basketball courts at the front of the park

717-852-9553

Thursday (every other)

6:00pm

Ed's Intermediate/Advanced Mountain Bike Ride. This is for mountain bikes only. Ride will be every other Thursday and will alternate between Rocky Ridge and Lake Redman. This is a no-drop ride. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to the parking lot.

Rocky Ridge/Lake Redman

717-852-9553

Thursday

6:00pm

Kim's Road Ride. Class C 15-25 miles at 13-15mph. This is for road bikes/skinny tired bikes only. This is not a beginner ride. Group waits at all intersections to gather everyone back together before moving on. This is a no-drop ride. Everyone that leaves with the group will stay with the group until they return to the Township building . Front and rear lights are highly suggested for this ride.

Manchester Township Building, 3200 Farmtrail Road, York PA 17406

717-852-9553

Upcoming Events

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jun 1, 2019

Double Creek

John Rudy Park

Choose your ride: 10 mile, 25 mile, 50 mile or 62 mile. Cyclists on longer routes will enjoy the scenic and lightly traveled roads with green stretches of farmland, rustic bridges and country churches. Cue sheets are on the website.

Jun 12, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553

Jul 10, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553

Aug 14, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553

Sep 11, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553

Oct 9, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553

Nov 13, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553

Dec 11, 2019

Gung Ho/Mudhook Brewing Pint Night Ride

Gung Ho Bikes

Grab your friends and join us for Gung Ho / Mudhook Brewing Co. Pint Night Ride. We will meet at Gung Ho and head out for a casual paced and leisurely ride down through the City to Mudhook Brewing Co. Riders are welcomed and encouraged to purchase food, sit, relax and enjoy the company of other cyclists until the return trip to Gung Ho. The best part is, once we reach Mudhook, your first pint will be on us. Helmet, front headlight and rear taillight are mandatory. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

(717)852-9553