Founded in 2002, Rockland Bicycling Club welcomes beginners and experienced cyclists to join us on rides in and around Rockland, Westchester and Orange counties in New York and Bergen County in New Jersey. We work with community, state and national groups to promote safe cycling for everyone and we're members of the League of American Bicyclists and the NY Bicycling Coalition.
We have road rides at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels that span the county and neighboring regions. We have rides on rail-trails and county streets and rides that go through our beautiful state parks. We have weekly multi-level and multi-club rides where cyclists of varying abilities can get together and enjoy the same route at different paces.
Rockland Bicycling Club works with local, regional and national cycling advocacy programs to influence decisions and shape changes that improve bicycle and pedestrian use of roads and facilities and to broaden support for alternative transportation projects.
We meet monthly throughout the cycling season to discuss club business and future rides. Meeting topics include best practices for bicycle maintenance, bike tech and advocacy issues. Past outside speakers have included bike shop owners, law enforcement, transportation planning officials, physical therapists, and sports nutritionists.
Ride of Silence
Each May RBC joins cyclists across the country and around the world in a Ride of Silence to raise awareness of bike safety issues. Since the first Ride of Silence following the death of Plano, Texas bike enthusiast Larry Schwartz in 2003, several thousand rides have been held to honor the thousands of cyclists that have been killed or injured by cars that drove too fast or too close to cyclists. In 2018, 373 Rides of Silence in 47 states across 20 countries were held on seven continents. The Ride of Silence is an opportunity for both drivers and cyclists to consider how to safely Share the Road and drive and cycle more courteously.
Joining The Club Is A Great Way To Meet People
Rockland Bicycling Club is a great way to meet people. It's good exercise with great people visiting interesting places. If you aren't already a member, come Join Our Club! Questions? Suggestions? Write to us!