BCC is a motorcycle meet-up group for riders of 2 or 3-wheeled motorized vehicles. It doesn't matter what you ride, only that you ride. Our group is about enjoying the backcountry roads of New England at a leisurely pace, usually in groups of 10 or fewer motorbikes and in a relaxed social atmosphere.
Come out and ride with us!
About our Rides...............
Our cruiser members are based around Boston. Rides will start somewhere outside the city, between the 128 and 495 belts, then head out for some great country roads. The ride could be a few hours or a full-day. This riding season will include weekend rides as well as multi-day excursions to Americade and to Nova Scotia.
Whenever a ride is posted there will be a tentative ride map and a list of planned stops. We usually end up near or at where we started.
Ride leaders typically avoid highways, but on the rare occasion that we touch an interstate we will make our plans clear and keep the interstate travel quick and painless.
Our ride leaders set a pace that is within 5-10 MPH of the posted speed limit. If you have the need for speed, this may not be the group for you.
Rides often stop for a meal, ice cream, etc. along the way, at locally owned counter service establishments that are inexpensive and casual. Fuel/comfort stops are planned into every ride.
We will ride on most weekends in the spring, summer and fall and will try to host a series of Thursday night rides and Wednesday bike nights to break up the week as well.
Riders are always welcome to leave a ride early, but please communicate this with the Ride Leader so that no one is waiting and wondering. Similarly, our group requires that all ride participants meet at the posted starting point only, so that all will be part of the pre-ride safety briefing and ride description/Q&A. So, we don't 'pick up' members at intermediate points along a ride.
We’re also about safety............
We believe in "Safe Riding Skills" which includes our members having a minimum of 1- year or 1000 miles of riding experience, and agreeing to adhere to the MSF Group Riding protocol. Here's a good, 10-minute video on group riding. Bottom line - you must be comfortable with, and have the riding skills necessary to safely ride in a staggered motorcycle formation, safely maintaining a 2-second gap between you and the bike in front of you, without drifting from side to side in your lane or lagging behind. You must also be able to understand, act on, and pass along group safety hand signals. Click here, then scroll to Page 3 for the MSF hand signals that we use. Our ride leaders provide a safety briefing before each ride which includes a review of commonly used hand signals.
Boston's Countryside Cruisers is free to join for a 30-day trial period, after which you will be asked for $5 annual dues if you wish to stay with the group. We require that all members complete our 2016 Waiver, Release and Emergency Contact Form, which you'll need to hand to the ride leader on your first ride with us.
All Boston's Countryside Cruisers rides will:
• Be open to all 2 or 3 wheeled motorized conveyances.
• Be thoughtfully planned.
• BE DRUG and ALCOHOL FREE
• Usually Have 10 or fewer vehicles.
• Stay within 10 mph of the speed limit nearly all of the time.