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Welcome to the Westchester Cycle Club

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Welcome to the Westchester Cycle Club website! We've been riding together since 1975 and are a not-for-profit organization in Westchester County, New York. Our purpose is to educate the general public about safety and the benefits of bicycle riding, to promote community awareness and enjoyment of cycling through organized bicycling events, tours, lectures, demonstrations and other bicycling activities for members as well as for the general public, and to promote bicycle use, and development of cycling facilities as a non-polluting, non-congesting, quiet means of recreation and transportation. We have been designated the top bicycling club in the country in 2011 by the League of American Bicyclists.

We're open to everyone and we'd love you to join us. A $20 annual membership provides you and your family with a variety of rides; beginner or expert, you'll find something just right. Our Orientation Ride will help you find just the right paced group for you. We offer lots of member-led rides throughout the entire county as well as Putnam and Duchess and Fairfied (CT) counties. Rides are scheduled on weekends as well as many weekdays and evenings and wind their way through some of the Lower Hudson Valley's most scenic areas. We also schedule multi paced rides once a month with food, drink and camaraderie afterward. The highlight of the year is our renowned GOLDEN APPLE TOUR - a fully supported event with routes from 25 to 100 miles. For a more complete picture of what the WCC is all about, read our More Info page.

If you're a new member, make yourself welcome by taking a peek at the sage advice of our new members committee. You can find lots of information on our Link-o-Rama page or join an informal chat group on Yahoo. Please treat yourself to one of our immediate benefits: member discounts at a many Westchester bike shops!

October 15
A Dinner Event with the owners of the leading cycling centers in our area: Skip Beitzel of Hickory & Tweed, Eric Marcos of Bicycle World and Paul Levine of Signature Cycles.
They will participate in a panel discussion on cycling moderated by our WCC President, David Karel.   Registration is now open for sign up on the web site events page.
November 13
A special dinner event with cycling expert, Lori Hoeffer of Wheel Wisdom. More information will follow mid October. Registration opens October 18.
December 13
Our Signature Dinner Event. The WCC Holiday Party featuring DJ Entertainer,
Anthony Radice.  Registration opens November 1.

A Home for Bikes4Kids

By Bill O'Connell - updated 10/06/15

The club has for two years been running the Bikes4Kids program, as many of you know. We do it through a dedicated corps of WCC volunteers, along with our partners at Linking Handlebars in Rye and Miller's bike shop in Mamaroneck. We have acquired hundreds of used bikes, fixed them up and given them away to low-income kids in the County. In New Rochelle on two occasions, we matched up kids' needs and gave out more than a hundred bikes in a couple of hours. Each bike came with a new helmet, acquired in bulk very inexpensively, that we fitted to each child. 

The program is now a victim of its own success. We are able to get far more bikes than we can process and store at our headquarters, which is now a dedicated club member's living and dining rooms and garage. With the support of the WCC Board, we're looking to find another home that would give us more work and storage space. This facility would allow the club not just to expand this great program by increasing work hours and storage space and eliminating set-up and break-down time each week. The shop could also be used to run club tutorials on bike mechanics, for example.
That's where you come in. We know what we need, ideally. It'd be at least 2,000 square feet of industrial, light manufacturing or flex warehouse space, or even basement commercial space, in a building near the middle of the county. It must be able to be secured. It needs to have lights, power, heat and air conditioning. It must be available to us on nights and weekends. Cost is obviously a critical concern. The board is looking at several ways to fund part or all of the cost, including approaching donors and charities in the county. 
So, here's the ask: do you know of any suitable space out there? Is there some person you think we should contact about finding appropriate space? Do you know anyone, or anyone who knows anyone, who has the interest and resources to support this proven program? We'd really appreciate your help. Please respond to