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)

Badass Cookie

Penfield Town Hall

Map 423, Miles 66/41, H3 Small Hills, BradJ - Do not attend if in last 14 days: sick, temp > 100F, or contact with COVID-19 individual. - Riders are expected to practice social distancing at all times. - Avoid pacelines and tight groupings while riding. - Riders should space 2-3 bike lengths (10-20ft) and 6 feet side-to-side. - Limit subgroups to 10 and stagger subgroup starts for additional spacing. - Bring face covering for start, stores and stops. Maps: http://rbc.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/mapset/maps/423.pdf[masked]mi/h3 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22497160) 423a 41mi/h3 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20033039) Sign-in: All riders must sign-in and accept the RBC waiver. E-sign-in opens 24 hours before the ride at the following link: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3897594/Registration Paper sign-in will also be available at ride (bring your own pen/sanitizer). RBC membership is separate from Meetup. Please join if you enjoy our rides: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/join

Wendy's Train (SR)

Rothfuss Park

Map 431a, Miles 26, H2 Rolling, Supported Ride (SR), MaryD To enjoy these rides, you should be able to ride for 2 hours at 10-12 mph. - Do not attend if in last 14 days: sick, temp > 100F, or contact with COVID-19 individual. - Riders are expected to practice social distancing at all times. - Avoid pacelines and tight groupings while riding. - Riders should space 2-3 bike lengths (10-20ft) and 6 feet side-to-side. - Limit subgroups to 10 and stagger subgroup starts for additional spacing. - Bring face covering for start, stores and stops. Maps: http://rbc.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/mapset/maps/431.pdf[masked]mi/h2 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26492190) 431a 26mi/h2 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29216114) Sign-in: All riders must sign-in and accept the RBC waiver. E-sign-in opens 24 hours before the ride at the following link: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3897595/Registration Paper sign-in will also be available at ride (bring your own pen/sanitizer). RBC membership is separate from Meetup. Please join if you enjoy our rides: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/join

Badass Cookie Cut

Penfield Town Hall

Map 423a, Miles 41, H3 Small Hills, BradJ - Do not attend if in last 14 days: sick, temp > 100F, or contact with COVID-19 individual. - Riders are expected to practice social distancing at all times. - Avoid pacelines and tight groupings while riding. - Riders should space 2-3 bike lengths (10-20ft) and 6 feet side-to-side. - Limit subgroups to 10 and stagger subgroup starts for additional spacing. - Bring face covering for start, stores and stops. Maps: http://rbc.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/mapset/maps/423.pdf[masked]mi/h3 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22497160) 423a 41mi/h3 (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20033039) Sign-in: All riders must sign-in and accept the RBC waiver. E-sign-in opens 24 hours before the ride at the following link: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3897597/Registration Paper sign-in will also be available at ride (bring your own pen/sanitizer). RBC membership is separate from Meetup. Please join if you enjoy our rides: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/join

Dryer Loops

Dryer Road Park

Map Varies, Miles Varies, H3 Small Hills, Bonnie - Do not attend if in last 14 days: sick, temp > 100F, or contact with COVID-19 individual. - Riders are expected to practice social distancing at all times. - Avoid pacelines and tight groupings while riding. - Riders should space 2-3 bike lengths (10-20ft) and 6 feet side-to-side. - Limit subgroups to 10 and stagger subgroup starts for additional spacing. - Bring face covering for start, stores and stops. Maps: http://rbc.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/mapset/maps/Var.pdf Sign-in: All riders must sign-in and accept the RBC waiver. E-sign-in opens 24 hours before the ride at the following link: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/event-3897598/Registration Paper sign-in will also be available at ride (bring your own pen/sanitizer). RBC membership is separate from Meetup. Please join if you enjoy our rides: https://rbc.wildapricot.org/join

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Hamlin Beach Frisbee

Lakeshore Hockey Arena

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