Rochester Bicycling Club

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Membership Has Its Privileges

Riding with a Group

Enjoy riding with others who share your interest in cycling. Meet new friends. Improve your cycling skills by riding with more experienced riders. Collectively, we have a wealth of cycling information that you’ll pick up just by riding with us! Discover new places to ride and explore. Distinguish practical vs hype about equipment and gear. Understand what matters for different kinds of riding (road, trail, commute, touring, etc.). We have good stuff for everyone!

Health & Fitness

Cycling is a great aerobic exercise and is easy on our joints (low-impact / non-weight bearing). The more you ride the fitter you get. Longer distance, moderate intensity cycling is particularly effective at burning calories.

Hundreds of Scheduled Rides

Weekend rides are scheduled March through November, and weekday evening rides run all summer long. Rides can be added year round if the weather is good. During peak season, there are also many rides during the weekdays, great for retirees, but also for anyone who wants to take a day off now and then. You can find our ride calendar on our website or RBC Meetup.

Over 400 Mapped Bike Routes

Rides vary from less than 10 miles to 100 (or more!). There are plenty of flatter riding areas close to Lake Ontario, but the glaciers left us plenty of challenging climbs in the south. Our ride contributors have been able to link some of the nicest, low-traffic roads together to create spectacularly beautiful and enjoyable rides. In between are many combinations of short/medium/long, flat/moderate/hilly rides, truly something for everyone! Our ride maps are digitally drawn and illustrated pdf documents. Most routes also have associated cue sheets and gpx files.

Ride with GPS

Members have access to a RideWithGPS club account for RBC's routes and those shared by RBC members. Among other features, this provides visual/audible turn-by-turn directions for our routes right from your smartphone! GPX/TCX files are also available for Garmin and other GPS/fitness devices.

Clinics and workshops
Each year we conduct clinics on such topics as basic bike maintenance and repair or how to fix a flat. Check out the Clinics calendar  for dates, times, and places. 

Bike Shop Discounts

Rochester has a lot of great bike shops, and they're fantastic for offering RBC members discounts on bikes, clothing, parts, service and accessories! Show your RBC membership card at checkout to save. Shopping at supporting bike shops pays for your membership in savings alone! If you ride a bike, it PAYS to be a member, and it PAYS to support your LOCAL bike shops!

Club Newsletter

The RBC produces the newsletter Flower City Cyclist, 10 issues each year. Members receive an email with a link to the latest issue. Members are encouraged to submit articles, event information, and bike related for sale items for inclusion.

Bike Case Rental

The RBC owns several hard shell bike travel cases that members can rent for a small fee.  To  arrange for a rental or just inquire start here: Bike Case Rental

Member Forum

The Member Forum is an online discussion of anything cycling related. This is where you can share information of interest to other cyclists or ask questions. Members can place cycling related classified ads.

Website Members-Only Area

Members have access to the private area of the website. This is where you find our extensive map collection, the Member Directory and Club Documents.

Special Events:

Spring Awards Banquet 
We kick off the riding season in April with a short ride followed by a dish-to-pass banquet and Awards presentation. We hand out awards for riding accomplishments as well as fun ones for those humorous moments that crop up throughout the season.

Andrew Spiller Memorial Challenge Ride and Picnic
Each summer, we have a picnic. We rent a shelter in a park, bring a dish-to-pass, and set up multiple variable length loops, so members can ride, eat, and socialize all day long.

Fall Banquet and Volunteer Recognition
This special catered dinner held in the Fall, open to all members, is to show appreciation to all those members who volunteer, ie. leading rides, contributing articles for the newsletter, and representing the club at a local event. Door prizes are provided too.

Fall Elections & Party  
This event wraps up the riding season with yet another food fiesta. It is mostly a social gathering, but it's also the one and only RBC general membership business meeting each year. We elect the slate of officers for the coming season.

Winter Multimedia Show  
Here's the chance to share your bike trip adventures with others, or sit back and enjoy the show. Come join us for one or more travelogues and start dreaming about YOUR next big bike adventure!

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