What we're about
The Rochester Bicycling Club (RBC) is Rochester, NY's recreational cycling resource dedicated to promoting cycling for sport, recreation, transportation, health and well-being. Besides running rides, RBC has led or supported advocacy, education and community cycling events for over fifty years.
Our ride schedule is diverse, featuring hundreds of rides in the Rochester area, Finger Lakes Region and Southern Tier. There is quite a variety in terms of distance and terrain - truly something for everyone!
Weekend rides are scheduled from March - November, and weekday evening rides run all summer long. During peak season, many rides will be added on weekdays, usually on short notice - great for retirees, but also for anyone who wants to take a day off now and then.
Note: This Meetup group is open to members and prospective members of the Rochester Bicycling Club. If you're brand new to this Meetup group, you are welcome to try one of our RBC rides as a guest. Being on this Meetup group does NOT mean you are a member of the Rochester Bicycling Club. If you like riding with us, we hope that you will join the club. See JOIN OR RENEW (https://rochesterbicyclingclub.org/join).
In general, cycling experience and self-sufficiency is expected. Always have a ride map, water bottle, cell phone, helmet and spare tube. Since riders of varying speeds attend our rides, there is not an attempt to ride in a single group. It may take more than one ride to find others of your speed and style. (Typically, on the same ride, riders average 12-13 mph to 17-18+ mph.) All riders are required to sign a ride log/liability waiver at the start of each ride. Riders under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
For those new to cycling, consider our less demanding rides, labeled Supported Rides (SR) - formerly Slow & Easy. They are ridden as a loose group that will pause to regroup from time to time. To do a SR, you need to be physically conditioned and able to cycle for 2 hours at about 10-12 mph over some possible rolling terrain. The leader rides at the back of the group and is there to provide support and encouragement.
We're looking forward to seeing you on the road!