What we're about

Check out our rides and events at www.windycitycyclingclub.com.

About Us
Windy City Cycling Club (WCCC) is Chicago's LGBTQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, allies) cycling organization that is open to all and encourages camaraderie through biking and social events. We offer weekly club rides, unique routes exploring interesting parts of the city, multi-day trips around favorite cycling destinations and group participation in other organized cycling events. In 2022, WCCC celebrates 30 years in the Chicago community, and we hope you'll join us for many more years of cycling fun!

Club Membership
WCCC is a reflection of its members and what each individual brings to the club. All members are encouraged to organize and host rides or events they're interested in. This Meetup helps introduce non-members to the club, but it's only a small part of what WCCC offers. Learn more about the events & benefits available to members and how to join (membership is only $25 per year).

Rider Guidelines
Both members and non-members of WCCC are welcome to join our open rides. Additional rides and events are available with club membership. Non-members will be asked to sign a waiver form prior to riding. Choose rides that are right for your ability and interests (use the ride descriptions, or contact the organizer if you have questions). Arrive well before the start of the ride. Rides will depart on-time. Approved helmets are required. Earphones are not permitted. It is a good idea to carry identification. In most cases, bikes should have a water bottle, pump and spare tube, but members will gladly pitch in if help is needed on a ride. For some urban rides, a lock and CTA/Metra fare or rideshare access will do in a pinch. WCCC asks all riders to comply with local Covid-19 guidance, including wearing a mask and social distancing if you have not been fully vaccinated. Know about bicycle safety and rules of the road. See safety web links.

Upcoming events (1)

WCCC Social, Athletic Supporter Edition

Ten Mile House

Join us for our first social of 2023! Let's do some catching up and chat about what's coming up with the club. While it may be a little chilly for outdoor bike rides, it never hurts to support others being active. We’ll grab brunch then cheer on Northwestern’s wrestling team as they take on The Ohio State University, with an option for cocktails after the meet.

BRUNCH ~noon-1:45p
Ten Mile House (1700 Central St., Evanston)

Welsh-Ryan Arena (2705 Ashland Ave., Evanston)

Feel free to join for one or both phases of the day. Individual tickets to the meet are $7 at the door, or $3 each if we have a group of 15+, so bringing along cash is encouraged. As always, new and bike-curious friends welcome!



Past events (335)

WCCC Social, Holiday Cheer Edition

Christkindlmarket Wrigleyville