Loads of clubs in the greater New York area offer all kinds of recreational group rides and social activities.
Contact individual clubs for schedules and membership information. Is this list missing your club? Contact us.
New York City
Fast and Fabulous Cycling Club
Fast and Fabulous is the LGBT-friendly cycling club of New York City. Fast & Fab holds free weekly rides along with various social events, including a monthly dinner hosted by members at their favorite restaurants. The club also does a number of out-of-town trips. We’re a committee of Front Runners New York and participate in many Front Runners social, athletic, and volunteer events.
Five Borough Bicycle Club
Whether you’re into road touring or braving it over the dirt, and whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, the Five Borough Bicycle Club has something for you. We offer free day rides within New York City and environs every weekend year-round. We go to the beach and the mountains and most places in between. We also offer affordable weekend trips to Cape Cod, the Berkshires, Pennsylvania Dutch country, and elsewhere.
All club rides are led by 5BBC-trained leaders who make sure you enjoy your biking adventure safely, without getting lost or stuck with mechanical troubles. We also offer bike repair and maintenance courses and have regular meetings with interesting people talking about the incredibly diverse things they’ve done and amazing places they’ve gone on a bike. And, for those looking for a fun and exciting challenge, we offer the 5BBC Montauk Century on the third Sunday of May each year.
A non-profit founded to help New York City bicyclists fight arrests, tickets, and harassment, FreeWheels also offers group rides in Brooklyn.
New York City Mountain Bike Association
The New York City Mountain Bike Association builds and maintains trails in the five boroughs of New York City, advocates locally and regionally for the sport of mountain biking, and fosters a community of mountain bikers in NYC.
New York Cycle Club
The New York Cycle Club is an educational and recreational organization for bicycle enthusiasts in New York City. Our greatest strengths are our membership–over 1,800–a commitment to having as much fun as possible on a bicycle. We organize weekly rides, weekend trips, training programs, and special events for novice and experienced cyclists. Included in our special events is the Escape New York Century Ride held each year in late September. “ENY” offers rides of 50, 62, and 100 miles all fully supported and with beautiful routes and great food.
Join us to have fun, ride safe, get strong, and make friends all while exploring some of the most beautiful bike routes in the tri-state area. Whatever aspect of the sport intrigues you, NYCC offers programs and people to get you in gear.
New York City Bicycle Club
We are a loosely organized New York City Bicycle Club and Long Island Bicycle Club of competitive cyclists. Our rides cover distances of 50-60 miles at an average speed of 23mph, and feature smooth roads, moderate hills, and some of the most desired real estate in Long Island. There are no membership dues or fees, and all are welcome.
Staten Island Bicycling Association
For over 25 years, SIBA has promoted bicycling on Staten Island for bicyclists who enjoy group riding but don’t want to race. There are rides and fun for all skill levels, and membership fees are modest. SIBA’s big annual event is the Pumpkin Patch Pedal in September, with ride choices of 25-100 miles through the rolling farmlands of central New Jersey.
Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association
The Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association, Long Island’s largest cycling club, invites you to join us on a variety of rides and events. Organized in 1977, we are a club made up of all ages and cycling abilities. Active members enjoy riding together year round in a relaxed and friendly group atmosphere. Our rides range from short, easy trips for beginners, to moderately-paced tours with snack breaks, to fast, challenging rides for the more competitive minded. Volunteer club members organize group rides, leaving from various locations throughout Mid-Suffolk and the East End. Their routes provide us a wonderful variety of places to tour and explore.
TIME’S UP! is a New York City-based not-for-profit direct-action environmental group that uses events and educational programs to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. Regularly scheduled free, short group rides include Moonlight Rides in Central Park and Prospect Park, the Riverside Ride, the Cyclone Ride to Coney Island, Memorial Rides honoring fallen cyclists, environmental tours, and more.
United Spinal Handcycling Club
There is nothing like going out for a bike ride on a beautiful sunny day and getting together with a group of handcyclists. This is a great way to learn more about the sport, find new rides, and meet new people. The club meets every Thursday at Fort Totten in Bayside, New York, starting in May and continuing through September. Please bring your own equipment–helmets are mandatory. If you’ve never had the chance to ride a handcycle and would like to try one out please contact us via our website for an appointment.
The Weekday Cyclists in NYC
The Weekday Cyclists in NYC do fun leisurely rides each Tuesday and Thursday. All rides are free. Tuesday’s rides are two to three loops around Central Park. Thursday’s rides are 30-50 miles in NYC or surrounding areas, with destinations such as greenways and pathways in Queens, the town of Roslyn in Long Island, Wave Hill in Riverdale, Liberty State Park in NJ, City Island in the Bronx, Coney Island in Brooklyn, South Beach in Staten Island, and many more. Our rides start at 10:00 AM at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, located on the left-hand side of East Drive, north of the Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street entrance to the park.
New York State
Bicycle Long Island
Centralized online clearing house for Long Island bicycle clubs, events, cue sheets, and more.
Bike Around Long Island
We’re just a great group of close friends enjoying exercise, the outdoors, adventure, and companionship. There are no sponsors, meetings, or dues. And we try not to be any more serious than absolutely necessary. Most of us live on Long Island, and most of our trips are on Long Island, although sometimes we drive to other places and combine bike riding with other tourist activities.
Chenango Valley Summit Cycling Club
A small but active club with great routes and terrific places to ride in the Hamilton, New York area, near Colgate University.
Year-round cycling, with indoor and outdoor seasons, focused on building a cycling community in this Hudson Valley town.
Orange County Bicycle Club
The Orange County Bicycle Club was founded in the mid-’80s to provide safe, non-competitive group rides for the cyclists of Orange County. More than 300 members of all cycling abilities and ages enjoy club rides that vary in length, pace and terrain.
Rockland Bicycling Club
The Rockland Bicycling Club runs organized rides for cyclists of all levels, and engages in bicycling advocacy programs for bicyclists in and around Rockland County.
Westchester Cycle Club
Westchester Cycle Club is a group of bicyclists of all ages who enjoy riding together. Weekend rides offer a chance for cyclists of every ability to enjoy the benefits of cycling in Westchester County, Putnam County, Connecticut, and sometimes across the Hudson to Rockland and Orange Counties. The big event is the annual Golden Apple Bicycle Tour, which usually takes place in September.
Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club
The Mohawk-Hudson Cycling Club has 700+ members who live and cycle in the greater Capital District of eastern New York State. MHCC sponsors road and mountain bike rides within an 80-mile radius of the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area, for beginning and experienced riders. Rides, with difficulty ratings, are listed online. Join us at our annual Century Weekend in September in Saratoga Springs and our Mountain Bike Festival in Grafton in August.
Hat City Cyclists
Based in Danbury, this club welcomes riders of various experience and skill levels to weekend and Wednesday night rides. Their annual fundraising event is the Cyclefest.
Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club, centered in Fairfield County, promotes cycling and cycling-related social activities and encourages safe bicycling.”
Southern Connecticut Cycle Club
The SCCC is a fun bicycle club that provides a variety of rides for all cycling abilities–social to training grade–plus trips and classes. You don’t have to be a member to ride or join club meetings.
Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey
BTCNJ was established in 1978 as a non-profit, all volunteer bicycling club dedicated to promoting bicycling for recreation and transportation. The 1,000-member club has one of the most active ride schedules in the country.
Central Jersey Bicycle Club
One of the oldest, largest (1,100+ members), and most active bike clubs in the country. Originally founded as the Metuchen Bicycle Touring Society in 1968, we officially changed our name to Central Jersey Bicycle Club in 1979, and incorporated in 1993. Membership includes a monthly newsletter, The HUB, which provides information about rides, weekend trips, social events, nutrition, training, classifieds, and even gossip. Club rides are scheduled every month in the year.
East Coast Bicycle Club of Ocean County
This is a recreational and fitness bicycle riding club offering short, medium, and long rides for all fitness levels every month of the year for both road and mountain bikes.
Jersey Shore Touring Society
The Jersey Shore Touring Society is a bicycle club whose primary focus is on social rather than competitive riding. Offering “leader led” as well as “route sheet” rides, they welcome newcomers to their club rides and ask that each rider wear a helmet and complete a waiver available at the sign-in before the ride begins. Monthly meetings are on the second Monday of every month.
Major Taylor Cycling Club
The name memorializes Major Taylor, the greatest African-American cyclist to date. This multicultural bike club, affiliated with other clubs both local and national, offers Sunday morning rides open to all cyclists.
Morris Area Freewheelers
Rides sponsored by the Morris Area Freewheelers are for members only, but if you’re not sure about joining, join them as a guest for a couple of rides. April through September the club has evening rides every Tuesday and Thursday; there’s a regular Wednesday ride year round; and there are three to five rides each Saturday and Sunday during April to November and one to two rides each weekend day during winter.
Princeton Freewheelers Club
Central New Jersey club with lots of rides and an annual event in the summer.
Shore Cycle Club
The Shore Cycle Club is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting bicycling for fun, friendship, and fitness throughout southern New Jersey. Today there are over 150 members: recreational cyclists, mountain bikers, racers, tri-athletes, and general fitness enthusiasts, all with varying degrees of cycling ability.
Members live mostly in Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean, and Cumberland Counties, and some members are from more distant parts of New Jersey as well as from Pennsylvania and Delaware. A few members are summer or weekend-only shore residents; most are working people, some are retirees. Most of our rides and activities are based in the South Jersey shore areas and surrounding pinelands forests. The club sponsors two annual fund-raising rides.
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