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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!


Celebrate Bike Sundays on Bronx River Parkway on Sept. 28

Rides, a tailgate party, and musical entertainment on tap

By David Wilson - updated 9/15/14

Join us on Sunday September 28 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 
Westchester County’s Bike Sundays. For those who want to make a day of it, there 
will be rides on the parkway and beyond, a tailgate party in the Westchester 
County Center parking lot, and live music by the lot until 4 pm. 
  It will be a good day to wear your WCC colors.
   There will be multiple level rides from the County Center at 9 a.m. Some 
will go out on 40-mile rides, and come back and do a loop on the parkway to make 
it 53 miles. Others will just show up at 10 to  do 13-mile loops through 
    I rode today and there was so much open road – for kids on training wheels 
and scooters, women pushing strollers, guys on recumbents, folks moseying along 
on hybrids, families riding together and a couple of dudes doing loops whose 
wheel I caught while they were averaging 19.2 over 40 miles. There was plenty of 
room for everyone. 
> We’ll  have a ceremony at 10 a.m. with former Lt. Gov. Al DelBello, Greenburgh 
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and several county officials to mark the four 
decades since DelBello, then Westchester County executive, closed the parkway on 
a pilot basis in 1974. That’s when he was drumming up support to buy the 
right-of-way of the New York Central’s defunct Putnam Division, and Feiner, then 
a Scarsdale 18-year-old, was leading the charge to open the park to bikes, just 
as NY Mayor John Lindsey had done in Central Park. 
   It’s a great ride through the Bronx River Reservation, one of Westchester’s 
County’s most overlooked parks. 
    At 10, I’ll be leading a group on the 6.5-mile stretch that’s runs by 
municipalities with 400,000 residents. Supervisor Feiner will be riding with us. 
It will be a great day for those WCC members who live along the park in White 
Plains, Hartsdale, Edgemont, Yonkers, Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Scarsdale. The 
celebration is the culminating event for the weeklong Eastchester Bike Week. 
    There are two food choices for the tailgate party. We’ll have a vendor with 
burgers and wraps and drinks. Or you can bring your own. Some riders will be 
bringing grills. 
   The music starts at noon with Chris Brown, a Westchester singer/songwriter 
who plays several nights a week around the county – and was recently at Mickey 
Spillane’s in Mamaroneck, Brodie’s in Mohegan Lake, The Quiet Man in Peekskill  
and Rosy Tomorrow’s in Danbury. 
   At 2, Tall County, a Putnam-based string trio, takes the stage. They’re 
just back from the the Catskill Chill Music Festival in early September and 
today’s Common Ground Farm Pig and Veggie Dinner. 
>    See you there – and bring your neighbors! 
>    Here’s to 40,
>    Dave Wilson 


Golden Apple Update - 9/3/2014

All our photos are now online, with well over 1,000 pictures for you to look at. Sorry if we didn't get a shot of you this time around, it just means you'll have to come back next year.

Thank you to everyone who rode the Golden Apple, volunteered, marshalled, directed, moved things from here to there, moved things from there to here, or generally showed up to make this such a great event!


SEACOAST CENTURY

SIGN up - NOW!!!

By Bill O'Connell - updated 9/03/14

SEACOAST CENTURY 2014 - SEPTEMBER 20-21. 2014 - Hamptom Beach New Hampshire.

This will be the SECOND annual Fall away Ride.

Last Year's Cape Cod Event was our Best Attended Away event EVER!

THIS Year, we are joining the Seacoast Century - a Weekend Event put on by the Granite State Wheelmen.

THIS RIDE SELLS OUT - YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP SOON!!!!!!!!!!

HOTEL: Marriott Fairfield Inn in Tewksbury Mass. - Mention WCC for Discounted Club Rate

WCC BLOCK OF ROOMS WILL BE RELEASED ON JULY 1 - BOOK NOW - Rooms are Cancellable.

If you book later, you will probably pay more, and may have to stay nearby at a different hotel.

This hotel has an outdoor pool away from rooms - perferct for Post Ride Gatherings!!!

PRICE: Entire Weekend - SAT/SUN is only $35

4 Routes Each day : 25/50/63/100 Miles - This is a Relatively FLAT ride - although there may be headwinds to deal with.

www.granitestatewheelmen.org

This has been described by several WCC members who have ridden it as the most beautiful Century they have ever ridden.

WCC will be doing a special Route on Sunday that will travel a few miles furthur north to OGUNQUIT, Maine, to Walk the Marginal Way before returning to the main route.  76 Miles. www.ridewithgps.com/routes/4649674

For those wanting a shorter route - by Parking at the Kittery Outlet Stores in Kittery Maine, you cut 40 miles off the route. If there is enough demand, I will call them to seek permission to park there Sunday Morning.