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 will 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!
Access to Hundreds to Routes
Routes vary from less than 10 miles to 100 miles (or more). There are plenty of flatter riding areas close to Lake Ontario, but the glaciers left us challenging climbs in the south. Our ride contributors have linked the best, low-traffic roads 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, along with cue sheets and gpx files.
Hundreds of Scheduled Rides
Weekend rides are scheduled April through October and weekday evening rides run all summer long. Rides can be added year round whenever weather is good. During peak season, many rides are also held during weekdays, which is great for retirees but also for anyone who wants to take a day off now and then. Members can find our ride calendar on the website or RBC Meetup.
Health and Fitness
Cycling 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.
Ride with GPS Club Account
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 Safety Classes
Members can attend clinics on topics such as basic bike maintenance and repair, how to fix a flat, and cycling safety courses. Details can be found on our website.
Bike Cases for Travel
The RBC owns several hard shell bike travel cases that members can borrow (deposit required).
Bike Shop Discounts
Rochester has great bike shops and most offer RBC members discounts on bikes, clothing, parts, service, and accessories. Show your RBC membership card at checkout to save. Savings from discounts can pay for your membership! If you ride a bike, it PAYS to be a member and it PAYS to support your LOCAL bike shops!