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 for you to join us. A $30 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 Dutchess and Fairfield (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. If you plan to join us on a group ride, make sure to read our Guide to Group Rides. 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 60 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 many Westchester bike shops!

White Plains Bicycle Rodeo Sunday June 5th 10 to noon.

By Ellen Katz updated 4/15/16
Announcing...WCC's First Bike Rodeo ... Volunteers Needed

Come help us! Westchester Cycle Club will be holding our first Bike Rodeo for kids ages 5 and up on June 5th from 10 until noon in downtown White Plains.  This promises to be a fun event and a chance for you to share your love of cycling with new riders. We'll have a series of stations set up.  Each station will teach one aspect of safe cycling -- bike fit, helmet fit, starts and stops, scanning, slalom courses and a Snail Race where the slowest rider wins.

The success of this rodeo depends on your support.  Please give several hours of your time and volunteer to help us. Teach a skill, give out a bike bell, check helmets,  participate in the Snail Race  -- there are lots of jobs available and it should be fun.  

We'll need lots of volunteers including several people on bikes to demonstrate skills.  And if you don't have the skills, we'll teach you!

We'll need you to volunteer from 9 until 12:30.  You can ride afterwards or just go out for lunch.

If you can help, please click here or on the "Volunteer" tab at the left of this page and sign up.  Any questions, feel free to email me at ekatz10706@gmail.com.

Smart Cycling (Traffic Skills 101) May 7 & 8, 2016

By Lisa Baker updated 2/15/16
Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? The Smart Cycling program gives you the tips, tools, and techniques to confidently ride your bike in all conditions. This class is sponsored by Westchester Cycle Club and open to the public. It is appropriate for those who are new to riding on the roads and those who have been riding their bike a long time. We will discuss riding safely in traffic, including choosing the correct lane, scanning for nearby cars, signaling, changing (Smart Cycling (Traffic Skills 101) continues ...)