Riding with a Group
Enjoy riding with others who share your interest in cycling. Meet new friends. Improve your cycling skills by riding with more experienced riders. Collectively, we have a wealth of cycling information that you’ll pick up just by riding with us! Discover new places to ride and explore. Distinguish practical vs hype about equipment and gear. Understand what matters for different kinds of riding (road, trail, commute, touring, etc.). We have good stuff for everyone!
Health & FitnessCycling is a great aerobic exercise and is easy on our joints (low-impact / non-weight bearing). The more you ride the fitter you get. Longer distance, moderate intensity cycling is particularly effective at burning calories.
Hundreds of Scheduled Rides
Weekend rides are scheduled March through November, and weekday evening rides run all summer long. Rides can be added year round if the weather is good. During peak season, there are also many rides during the weekdays, great for retirees, but also for anyone who wants to take a day off now and then. You can find our ride calendar on our website or RBC Meetup.
Over 400 Mapped Bike Routes
Rides vary from less than 10 miles to 100 (or more!). There are plenty of flatter riding areas close to Lake Ontario, but the glaciers left us plenty of challenging climbs in the south. Our ride contributors have been able to link some of the nicest, low-traffic roads together to create spectacularly beautiful and enjoyable rides. In between are many combinations of short/medium/long, flat/moderate/hilly rides, truly something for everyone! Our ride maps are digitally drawn and illustrated pdf documents. Most routes also have associated cue sheets and gpx files.
Ride with GPS
Members have access to a RideWithGPS club account for RBC's routes and those shared by RBC members. Among other features, this provides visual/audible turn-by-turn directions for our routes right from your smartphone! GPX/TCX files are also available for Garmin and other GPS/fitness devices.
Clinics and workshops
Each year we conduct clinics on such topics as basic bike maintenance and repair or how to fix a flat. Check out the Clinics calendar for dates, times, and places.
Bike Shop Discounts
Rochester has a lot of great bike shops, and they're fantastic for offering RBC members discounts on bikes, clothing, parts, service and accessories! Show your RBC membership card at checkout to save. Shopping at supporting bike shops pays for your membership in savings alone! If you ride a bike, it PAYS to be a member, and it PAYS to support your LOCAL bike shops!
The RBC produces the newsletter Flower City Cyclist, 10 issues each year. Members receive an email with a link to the latest issue. Members are encouraged to submit articles, event information, and bike related for sale items for inclusion.
Bike Case Rental
The RBC owns several hard shell bike travel cases that members can rent for a small fee.
The Member Forum is an online discussion of anything cycling related. This is where you can share information of interest to other cyclists or ask questions. Members can place cycling related classified ads.
Website Members-Only Area
Members have access to the private area of the website. This is where you find our extensive map collection, the Member Directory and Club Documents.
Spring Awards Banquet
Andrew Spiller Memorial Challenge Ride
Fall Elections & Party
Winter Multimedia Show