What we're about
Bicycle Riders of Visalia and the surrounding area supports cycling in general but especially wants to give kudos to Southern Sierra Cyclists (http://www.southernsierracyclists.org/)! They are a great club supporting riders of all levels and interests.
Visalia Bicycle Riders goal is to help people find other people to ride with.
There are lots of riders in the area and many are looking for someone to ride with. Its safer and more fun to ride with others.
It is our goal to make it possible for anyone to find someone to ride with on the kind of ride they want any day of the week! In order to do this we need you to let us know when, where and how you plan to ride. I can post your plans as a meetup or I can make you an event organizer so you can post your ride yourself (its really easy) and off we go!
It is our hope to help riders to connect. It doesn't matter if you are just starting out, if you ride socially, are looking to get in shape or if you are a competitive rider... we hope to provide a connecting point to help coordinate, communicate and put riders in touch with each other. The site is available to anyone interested in cycling regardless of group/club affiliation.
There are other places and ways to connect and we are not trying to displace or compete with any of them but instead hope to support them. A few places to look include the Southern Sierra Cyclists (http://www.southernsierracyclists.org/), several Facebook groups like Cycling in Tulare County (https://www.facebook.com/Cycling-in-Tulare-County-1164355490257574/), other clubs like Fresno Cycling Club (https://www.fresnocycling.com/) and our local bicycle shops: Visalia Cyclery (https://visaliacyclery.com/) and Sierra Bicycle Werks (http://www.sierrabicycles.com/). Please let me know if I have missed any one who like to be mentioned on our page.
Please submit your plans to ride in the suggested meet ups area or just message me, Bryan Patterson. Include where and when to meet and how far and fast you plan to ride. Also include any other details like "Refreshments at WildFlower after the ride" or "trail is dirt and you'll need a mountain bike" so that people know what to expect.