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  • 15 Nov 2018 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last year, RBC had an outstanding first year in the Rochester Tour de Cure and ended up being one of the leading teams.

    Registration is now open for the next one - it's June 8, 2019. We would love to have you join us!

    There is a ride for everyone - routes of 3, 15, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles. Pick your mileage. Grab a friend to ride with. Choose your pace. (It’s NOT a race!) Riders on all routes receive the same fabulous rest stop and SAG support.

    Here are a few reasons to join NOW:

    -- Training opportunities! Midtown Athletic club will be offering indoor training in their cycling studio on weekends, from January through mid-April, free of charge for all registered riders. Tryon Bike will also be offering indoor training. Stay tuned for details.

    -- The Kick-Off party is March 5 at the Downtown Holiday Inn, with a complimentary dinner. This will be an opportunity for our team to reserve a table together, build team spirit, and listen to inspiring speakers. We had a great time last year!

    -- Registration for the Tour is currently $10. This fee will increase after December 31. So, register now and save.

    There are more than 30 million people in the US who live with diabetes every day. Funds raised through this event are used for research, preventive education, advocacy, parent support, summer camp and more. By joining and riding, you can make a difference!

    The Rochester Tour de Cure was the #1 Tour in the country again in 2018, with over 2,000 participants. The 2019 Tour promises to be as successful and a huge source of pride for cyclists in our region. Let’s show up and present a strong RBC presence!

    If you're interested being on the RBC team, go to RBC Tour de Cure Team and click on “Join Our Team.”

    Team captains Todd Calvin and Bonnie MacLean are eager to grow the team, answer your questions and provide support.  Please contact them with any questions.


  • 01 Sep 2018 6:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Safety tips:

    • Don’t overlap wheels
    • Don’t pass on right
    • Announce presence when behind/beside others
    • Don’t lurk in blind-spots
    • No sudden speed/line changes
    • Look beyond rider in front of you
    • Don’t call “clear” at intersections
    • Regroup *beyond* intersections
    • Pull fully off the road when pausing (maintenance, adjustments, discussions, etc.)
    • Get a Road ID, or carry equivalent info on person/bike
    • Beware of “first hill” slowdowns/breakups in groups (especially during startup)
    • *Gently* find your place as startup crowd thins out
    • Cool your jets! - Not a race, so don’t tempt/escalate others
    • Limit chatter/tinkering  - Give *full* attention to situation around you!
    • Be predictable to all (riders, traffic and pedestrians). No sudden moves!

    Steve Riegel, Ride Chair

  • 06 Jul 2018 7:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have an interest in learing about and trying cylcocross? Then these clinics are for you.

  • 26 Apr 2018 6:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This year, for the first time, RBC will have a Tour de Cure Team! You’re invited to join us to represent Rochester Bicycling Club at the largest cycling event in our area.  (The Rochester Tour de Cure is the #1 Tour in the country, with over 2,000 participants.)

    The date is Saturday June 9, 2018.  For more information, our team page is  .

    - It's a great cause, and by participating, you can make a difference.  There are more than 30 million people in the US who live with diabetes every day. Funds raised are used for research, education, advocacy, parent support, summer camp and more. 

    - There is a ride for everyone - routes of 3, 15, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles.  Choose your pace. It's not a race.

    - To help you prepare, there are training rides each week. Now that the snow has stopped, the outdoor ones are starting!  (RBC rides are great training, but there is another whole set of rides that bring folks from many local teams together.)

    - At this time, the RBC team is among the top 10 teams in our category, and....we have a shot at being the "Rookie Team of the Year!"  The team is growing...let's do this!

    Never been part of the Tour? Here is a great video to get a sense of what Tour Day looks like:

    If interested or you have questions, please contact team captains 
    Todd Calvin and Bonnie MacLean.


  • 21 Nov 2017 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are sad to report that Jerry Vogt passed away on November 21st.  Many of you know Jerry suffered a bike accident resulting in very serious injuries.

    More information in the D&C Obit below:

  • 14 Mar 2017 6:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Todd Calvin has stepped down as President to deal with family health issues.  In the mean time Brad Jensen will serve as Acting President.

  • 23 Dec 2016 10:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well, we sure "Got Our Kicks" in 2016 ... on Route 66! Just like the Bobby Troup song says!

    Leading tours for Adventure Cycling each year has become a real mainstay of my retirement from "Real Work". I can't think of anything I'd rather do. And 2017 looks to be even more fun with my getting assigned to lead TWO epic tours for Adventure Cycling Association.

    The first one starts in San Diego on March 12. We're going cross-country, van-supported, to St. Augustine Florida on the Southern Tier Route! This tour is one of Adventure Cycling's most popular routes as it's a coast-to-coast ride, but at 3100 miles, it's the shortest and perhaps most accessible of the big three. Both the Northern Tier and the Trans-Am are at least 1000 miles longer. The Southern Tier is so popular, we run TWO van-supported runs in the spring and a self-contained run in the fall. In fact, the first run in 2017 is already sold out! Not to worry ... if this is your "Dream Tour in Waiting", you're in luck ... the second running that I am co-leading is NOT yet sold out. Check out the details at:

    Yes, that tour is on the road for two months! Too much time away, maybe? Afraid the lawn might look a little too scraggly? Could you get away with just three weeks? If yes, You're In Luck! The second "Epic" tour I'm doing is, like my Route 66 tour, another Brand New tour for Adventure Cycling on a Brand New Route: Chicago to New York City! This tour is just over 1200 miles in 23 days, also van-supported, and visits the big towns of Indianapolis Indiana, Columbus Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but also countless little towns and burbs. It's a special kind of route in that it makes extensive use of the rapidly developing U.S. Bicycle Route System.

    We hit the road from the Windy City on June 6th, arriving at Battery Park in the Big Apple on June 28th. Details are here ...

    ... but you can also get the inside scoop regarding BOTH of these tours by emailing me at

    An here's an incentive for RBC members. On either of these tours, if you gather four of your RBC member riding buddies to make a group of five, you can each get a 20% discount off the price of the tour. Really. I can give you the details. You're special!

    See you on the Road!

    Brian Managan - Tour Leader - Life Member

    Adventure Cycling Association

  • 19 May 2016 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Mark,

    Effective today (Aug 5) I will be resuming my duties as Board President.

    I'd like to thank all for their support during what has been a difficult period and would particularly like to thank Elaine for service as President these past few months.


    From Mark,

    This is to confirm and clarify my announcement at our 5/10 Board Meeting that, effective immediately, I be taking leave from my position as President of RBC.    I came to this decision after careful consideration of the various demands I've been experiencing associated with my father's medical issues which have necessitated my spending significant time out of town as well as the demands on my time associated with the impending sale of my home (we are preparing our current home to go on the market and expect to close on our new condo in Victor during late July). 

    Since our 5/10 Mtg. I've spoken with Elaine and she is ready and able to step up to the President's role during my leave.   Thank you, Elaine!!    It is my intent to remain on the Board and attend meetings and otherwise participate, as able.    It is my hope that I'll be able  to resume my duties as President as circumstances allow.

  • 10 May 2016 8:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monday, May 16    

    • Mayoral Proclamation Kick-Off Event & Bike Boulevard Ride: 10:00am
    • Meet at Morrison Park, near the corner of Culver Rd. & Harvard St., and ride with Mayor Warren along our first "Bike Boulevard" to the City-Brighton border near Highland Ave. & Hillside Ave., for a ceremonial ribbon cutting with Supervisor Moehle and reading of the Bike Week 2016 proclamation.
    • Ride your bike to the event and celebrate Bike Week 2016!
    • Contact: 311 

    For information on all Bike Week Events:

    Richard DeSarra
  • 16 Mar 2016 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There is construction at E. Henrietta Road at the Erie Canal Trail that will significantly impact the trail use during 2016 and probably 2017. The bridge over the canal will be replaced and ramps on/off the expressway will be altered.

    Will post more details here when we get them.

    Here is the proposed detour:

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