Other Area Bike Clubs
The following list is not necessarily comprehensive, although we strive to be inclusive…
[SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY]
South Jersey Wheelmen. “The South Jersey Wheelmen is a cycling club that was organized in 1979. It’s original purpose was to serve the needs of the recreational and touring cyclist, and it continues with that purpose today. The club is based in the Vineland area, but organized rides extend throughout the regions of Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties New Jersey.” Each year, the club sponsors three century rides: (1) Get Ready Metric – Early June, offers two 31 Kilometer loops, (2) Greenbranch Park Century – Early August, several loops can ride up to 100 miles, and (3) Jersey Devil Century – September ride, offers four loops totaling 100 miles.
Shore Cycle Club. “The Shore Cycle Club is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting bicycling for fun, fitness and friendship throughout the Southern Shore Counties of New Jersey. The club was founded in 1973 in Ocean City, NJ with its original members participating in bicycling races around the Ocean City area. After 10 years, the club evolved from a racing club to a full cycling club including racing, touring and recreational riding. After over 35 years, the club has grown to over 150 members that include road cyclists, mountain bikers, racers, tri-athletes and general fitness enthusiasts, all with varying degrees of bicycling ability… Shore Cycle Club sponsors two annual fund-raising rides. The first ride is the Jerry Hanclich Pinelands Triple Loop which is ran out of the Batsto Village Park in Washington Township, Burlington County during the month of May. This ride features three distinct loops varying in distance from 28 to 40 miles. Riding all three loops will allow you to ride a full century (100 miles). The second ride is our Belleplain Fall Century which is ran out of Belleplain State Forest just outside of Woodbine in Cape May County in late September / early October. This ride will feature multiple loops and varying distances to accommodate both the novice and experienced cyclist, so you can tailor your ride up to a full century (100 miles). During the year, the club will advertise these rides on its web site, in its newsletter and distribute flyers in bicycle shops, fitness centers and other community-minded businesses within our tri-county area.”
Outdoor Club of South Jersey.”The Outdoor Club of South Jersey is a not for profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for extending the individual’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the environment through experiences in outdoor activities. The Club is committed to the wise use, preservation, and respect for the outdoors and its natural beauty. The Club is made up of people of all ages who are involved with the outdoors. All activities are led by volunteer members. The Club offers all members an opportunity to be a part of or to create their own outdoor experience or activity.”
[CENTRAL NEW JERSEY]
Princeton Free Wheelers. As of 2010 the Club has been in existence for 30 years.
Bicycle Club of Philadelphia. From the site: “Founded in 1979, The Bicycle Club of Philadelphia (“BCP”) is a recreational biking group which offers a wide variety of rides throughout the Greater Delaware Valley for cyclists of all abilities and interests, and is the 2009 winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly award for Intramural Sport.”
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited. From their website: “A group of active recreational cyclists who tour the roads and trails of Montgomery and Bucks Counties in southeastern Pennsylvania. Weekend rides are offered throughout the year; weeknight rides are offered at several locations in Montgomery County from April through September. SCU also sponsors the Quad County Metric in early May.” The Quad County Metric is “SCU’s premiere spring ride, soon to enter its eleventh year. It begins at beautiful Green Lane Park in upper Montgomery County, and continues through Berks, Lehigh, and Bucks Counties before returning to the park.” CONTACT INFORMATION: Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, P.O. Box 401, Horsham, PA 19044; phone 215-643-0597. firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware Valley Bike Club. “The Delaware Valley Bicycle Club (DVBC) is a small non-profit organization which serves Delaware County and adjacent areas west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DVBC, which is probably the oldest bike club in the Philadelphia area, was formed in 1973 (informally circa 1968) to educate the public as to the safe use of the bicycle through lectures, seminars, planned rides, and other activities promoting the bicycle as an efficient and enjoyable means of exercise, recreation, and transportation. DVBC is a relatively small club and currently has approximately 180 members. We are affiliated with League of American Bicyclists and the Bicycle Coalition of the Delaware Valley. DVBC actively works on projects lobbying political support for issues important to cyclists. We lead many free rides every month for all levels of cyclists. Our meetings and rides are open to the public.”
Tri-County Cyclists. “Bike club sponsoring rides in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties in southern New Jersey” [Facebook].
Brandywine Bicycle Club. “Welcome – BBC – is a group of bicycle enthusiasts offering rides and activities for all levels of cyclists and family members. Group rides are schedule almost every Saturday and Sunday”.
Central Bucks Bicycle Club. “The Central Bucks Bicycle Club is dedicated to the encouragement of all aspects of bicycling. The mission of the Club is to sponsor and support recreational cycling activities; to encourage bicycling as a lifelong activity, as a beneficial form of exercise, as a method of transportation, and as a sport; and to promote equal road rights and safe bicycling practices.”
Sturdy Girl Cycling. “We are women who love to ride. Sturdy Girl Cycling’s mission is to provide women with fun, fabulous, and supportive cycling experiences in the Philadelphia region. Sturdy Girl Cycling started in the Spring of 2003 as a weekly ride. But as participation increased and enthusiasm built, we find ourselves part of a movement: a movement to empower women to eliminate the fear and embrace the power of being on the bike.”
Quaker City Wheelmen. “Our underlying mission is to foster development in new and younger riders through skill clinics, mentorship, race support, and partnership with other local and national cycling organizations. QCW Cycling utilizes the combined skills and resources of our members to collectively develop their abilities as competitive cyclists. Membership in QCW is open to male and female riders of all racing categories and age groups, as we field different racing teams based upon racing category and age groups. Whether members are elite racers with years of tactical knowledge and experience under their belt or rote beginners, QCW Cycling provides resources to help its riders grow, compete, and win.”
White Clay Bicycle Club. “White Clay Bicycle Club offers a wide variety of year round cycling experiences:
– road and off-road
– fast and challenging, leisure and fun
(and anything in between, depending on which way the wind is blowing or how far folks want to go!). Though the club is based in northern Delaware, our rides frequently extend well over the state’s boundaries into Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey! In addition to cycling, we offer enrichment programs and opportunities to lend support to advocacy issues, locally and nationally. So whether you have a road / hybrid / mountain / tandem / recumbent bike, we invite you to pedal with us, become a WCBC member, attend monthly meetings-programs and get involved.”
Sussex Cyclists. “Sussex Cyclists are a group of men and women cyclists of various ages, skills and endurance levels mostly from southeastern Sussex County, Delaware. The club is formed to provide group riding opportunities, teach safe cycling and advocate safe facilities for cycling. We invite weekend and summer visitors to take part in our rides.”