Bike Rides for Ordinary People
Free, casual and easy paced weekend rides in the Greater Boston area.
BikeNorwood Cycling Club
This cycling club’s motto “ride more, ride here” encourages each other to ride more by creating opportunities and meetings to ride together and to share the enjoyment of bicycling. They are advocates for making cyclists be seen and encourages the town of Norwood to recognize riders’ needs.
Cambridge Bike Tours (mailing list)
Discover new places in Cambridge and interesting routes between them on rides organized by the Cambridge Bicycle Committee. Each tour is themed, educating riders through brief talks and an informational brochure of images, text and map. The tours are designed to be accessible to all bike riders, moving at an easy pace in a group escorted by the Cambridge Police bicycle patrol. The rides are free of charge and end with free refreshments!
Charles River Wheelmen
The Charles River Wheelmen is a 1,000-strong group of active cyclists who get together for weekly rides and frequent social events in the Boston area.
Cycling Club of Martha’s Vineyard
The CCMV provides a network of local and seasonal cyclists to meet for training, racing, education, and fun on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. They encourage cyclists of all levels to participate: road, mountain, cyclocross, time trial, or recreational.
Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
Cycling group based around Springfield. Open to all riders of all levels and all types, rides offered for all skill levels. Off season group activities can involve hikes and cross country skiing.
Granite State Wheelmen
The Granite State Wheelmen is a recreational bike club which covers the state of New Hampshire, dipping into northern Massachusetts, too.
Monsters in the Basement
A cycling club based in West Concord based around openness to all riders. Provides free weekly group rides for multiple skill levels.
Narragansett Bay Wheelmen
While based in Rhode Island, the NBW also cover most of southeastern Massachusetts in both rides and membership.
Nashoba Valley Pedalers
LAB-afiliated recreational club west and northwest of Boston. Their rides are normally held in the western suburbs, but they often have rides in and around the city, southern New Hampshire, western and central Massachusetts, and more. The club was started in 1978 to “promote bicycling as a mode of transportation and recreation.” They support activities which improve safety and facilities for all types of recreational, sport, and commuting use of bicycles.
North Shore Cyclists (mailing list)
The North Shore Cyclists (NSC) is a recreational bike club which draws its membership primarily from the North Shore area of Massachusetts. Most of our bike rides are routed along the back roads and shore lines north of Boston. Our 200 plus members span the spectrum from beginning cyclists who join to learn more about the sport, to advanced cyclists who participate to be challenged by fast, pace line riding. Regardless of skill level, NSC members share the desire to have fun, to cycle safely, and to meet other people who enjoy cycling as much as they do.
A group of gay and lesbian bicyclists which runs an annual one-day ride from Boston to Provincetown and various training rides for it.
Seven Hills Wheelmen
Seven Hills Wheelmen is an LAB-affiliated recreational bicycle club for adults in Worcester and central Massachusetts area who enjoy bicycling and other outdoor activities. Bike rides are for all abilities and are not competitive. Off-season activities include hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Tandem Bicyclists of New England (T-BONE)
Not an organized club, just a group of Tandem Bicycle riders who enjoy riding with other Tandem Bicyclists. There are no membership dues and there is no membership list. Check out their web site for rides.
The Yankee Pedalers area a LAB-affiliated recreational bicycling club in northern Connecticut and western Massachusetts.
A web site for the many people that enjoy mountain biking in the Middlesex Fells Reservation, 2,075 acres of woodland located just a few miles north of Boston.
New England Mountain Biking Association (NEMBA)
NEMBA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting land access, maintaining trails that are open to mountain bicyclists, and educating riders who use those trails to ride sensitively and responsibly. They maintain many e-mail lists to facilitate regional discussions about mountain biking.
Boston Bicycle Club
A racing club centered in Boston.
Boston College Cycling
Open to all individuals for group rides, offers on- and off-road routes depending on the season. Also races in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference.
Boston Road Club
Racing club covering Boston and nearby suburbs.
CCB Racing Club
Professional cycling club open to novice and experienced, no professional racing requirements. Based around the North Shore.
Essex County Velo
A racing club on the North Shore of Massachusetts.
Fitchburg Cycling Club
Organizes the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic as well as a number of sanctioned racing teams in the Fitchburg area.
Mass Bay Road Club
Promotes cycling through local and national competition, as well as provides group rides of varrying levels throughout the year.
Minuteman Road Club
The Minuteman Road Club (MRC) is a cycling/multisport club located in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.
Northampton Cycling Club
A racing club in Northampton and the surrounding areas.
North East Bicycle Club
Established in 1957, NEBC is one of the oldest bicycle racing club in the Boston area. We serve primarily as a developmental club for new racers, but racers of all abilities are welcome. The club has an active roster of USCF Men’s Category 2, 3, 4, 5 and Junior racers, while the Women’s team is active in Categories 2, 3 and 4. Additionally, there is a thriving group of citizen riders and USCF Masters racers.