What we're about

The Rochester Bicycling Club (RBC) in Rochester, NY is 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 50 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 April - November, and weekday evening rides run all summer long. During peak season, 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. New riders can find useful information on the RBC website (https://rbc.wildapricot.org/Useful_Info).

For those new to cycling, consider our less demanding rides, labeled Supported Rides (SR). 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.

*Please RSVP for rides.* It is helpful to the leader and to other potential participants to know who is planning to show up.

We're looking forward to seeing you on the road!

Upcoming events (5)

CANCELLED All About Wheels

1985 Baird Rd

All About Bicycle Wheels After a flat tire wheel issues are, perhaps, the next biggest reason to have an un- rideable bike. Learn why we have spokes, bearings and how to care and feed your wheels. Time permitting Andy will demonstrate wheel truing. Attendees are encouraged to bring in their wheels. A Meetup RSVP does not register you! You must register via RBC website: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3698989 Free to paid RBC members.

CANCELLED Flat Tire Repair

1985 Baird Rd

This is a hands on class in dealing with the most common problem bikes have. Attendees bring their bike or wheel (if they already know how to remove and reinstall the wheel) along with any tools, tubes, pumps they have. We’ll instruct everyone through a trial tire/tube repair. If attendees wish to bring fresh tires or tubes they are welcome to. Questions about care, prevention and current trends will be covered. Expect to get dirty. Class size is limited to insure best instructor/attendee interaction. A Meetup RSVP does not register you! You must register via RBC website: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3698983 Free to paid RBC members.

CANCELLED MAPS AND GPS STUFF

1985 Baird Rd

Do you like maps? Do you have any questions about the club’s maps, GPX tracks and how they’re made? Does downloading digital maps into your GPS device or smartphone give you problems? We’ll answer these and more questions. Andy will also display a number of additional maps, some cycling specific, that have proven to be useful in planning tours and rides. Bring your own maps or devices and we’ll talk maps and navigation. A Meetup RSVP does not register you! You must register via RBC website: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3703141 Free to paid RBC members.

Flat Tire Repair

1985 Baird Rd

This is a hands on class in dealing with the most common problem bikes have. Attendees bring their bike or wheel (if they already know how to remove and reinstall the wheel) along with any tools, tubes, pumps they have. We’ll instruct everyone through a trial tire/tube repair. If attendees wish to bring fresh tires or tubes they are welcome to. Questions about care, prevention and current trends will be covered. Expect to get dirty. Class size is limited to insure best instructor/attendee interaction. A Meetup RSVP does not register you! You must register via RBC website: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3703089 Free to paid RBC members.

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CANCELLED Flat Tire Repair

1985 Baird Rd

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