What we're about

The Boston Chapter Bicycle Committee offers a wide variety of rides to cyclists of all abilities in the greater Boston area and beyond. We have day rides, evening rides, weekend in the mountains or on the Vineyard rides, short rides, long rides, easy rides, advanced rides-something for almost every one.

We also get together socially after the rides or at the annual rally and offer workshops where all can learn to fix a flat, adjust the brakes and ride safely and responsibly.

Our purpose is to bring cyclists together in a friendly social atmosphere in which people can acquire new skills and enhance old ones. Our leaders are all volunteers who have mapped out routes on some of the area's most beautiful byways.

Most of our rides provide a lead and a sweep, as well as a cue sheet and/or map. We do our best to keep you on track as well as to keep you safe! Helmets are required on all our rides. We also group rides into easy, intermediate or advanced, so that you can ride with others at a similar pace.

Bicycle Committee Programs At A Glance at:


Special Programs and Events

Bicycle Repair Workshop (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#BRW)
Bicycle Rally (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#BR)
New Members Ride (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#NMR)
Leaders' Appreciation Dinner (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#LAD)

Our Rides

Tuesday Evening Easy/Intermediate Rides (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#Tuesday)
Thursday Evening Intermediate Rides (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#Thursday)
Weekend Rides (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#WeekendDay)
Weekend Trips (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#Overnight)
Winter Rides (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#Winter)
Our Leaders (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#)
Special FeaturesAMC Boston Bike Connections (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#BBC)
Bicycle Committee Meetings (http://amcboston.org/bicycle/GettingToKnowUs.php#Bikecom)

Upcoming events (3)

41st Annual Spring Bike Rally

Verrill Farm

The 41st annual AMC Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally will be held at Verrill Farm in Concord on Saturday, June 8, 2019. It is a wonderful opportunity for cyclists of all levels to get together to begin the summer bike season. Come help us celebrate. AMC Members $40 Non-members $50 More information here: https://amcboston.org/bicycle/bikerally.php Registration required.

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Islands 5th Annual

Inn at the Isles

Trip is sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club. Registration & payment are required. Full details available at: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/109724 ​ All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-80 flat miles over scenic Vermont pavé roads (read: some unpaved sections), country stores, Adirondack & Green Mountains views, & dips in refreshing lake water. The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic views at every turn, multiple stops for locally fresh food, & frequent beach stops for opportunities to dip in the water. Plan on three days of riding: Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. On one of the days we will cross into Canada: bring your passport & appropriate visa for non US citizens.

Bicycle Tour de Force of Maine


Trip is sponsored by Appalachian Mountain Club. Registration & payment are required. Responding on this web site is not sufficient to register for the trip. Full details available at: http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/111617 Buckle your helmet, clip your shoes, turn on your camera, & join us on a tour de force. This is not to rest & relax. Rather, it is to jam pack all the best that Maine has to offer in one weekend: rocky coast, lobster, lighthouses, diners, Bar Harbor, bakeries, Acadia National Park Drive, frigid water dip, & Mt Desert. It will even coincide with Adventure Cycling Association's Bike Your Park Day (http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/bike-your-park-day). We will celebrate our public lands on Saturday with a ride through Acadia National Park. We leave Boston Friday morning to arrive Rockland for early lunch. We start the ride at 12:00 before returning for dinner. Lodging will be in the same location for two nights near Rockland. We travel on Saturday for a tour of Park Drive & Mt Desert, dinner in Bar Harbor, & travel back to sleep. Our final day will bring us to Portland for a lighthouse studded tour, early dinner in downtown Portland, & drive back to Boston. Distances are 50–80km daily at intermediate & advanced options, including the famous carriage gravel roads in Acadia. Reserve your own lodging—we will recommend a group site. Pay as you go for park entrance fees, meals, & other expenses. We drive close to four hours daily—we will help with plan to share a car. Cost is $5 to cover club fees. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, food, & transport. Leaders will recommend lodging with group discount & coordinate group meals. Estimated trip cost is $350 for shared room, meals, & gas.

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