Bike Clubs and Teams
Clubs and Teams who financially support the Bicycle Coalition are indicated below with a ‘flag‘. If your group would like information about supporting the Coalition by becoming a Club member – click here.
Is your Bike Club interested in a presentation from the Bicycle Coalition about current developments in the region’s cycling community? Just email us!
BCP is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes bicycling in the greater Philadelphia area.
They offer numerous FREE group recreational rides throughout the year. Members can also find rides that match their ability/fitness and preference for distance and pace. You can review their complete calendar of rides using this link.
BCP also holds and participates in numerous other social and cycling events.
DVBC is a small non-profit recreational organization staffed entirely by volunteers serving Delaware County and adjacent areas west of Philadelphia. They offer many group rides throughout the year through Delco, Montco and Chestco in PA, Northern DE and also NJ. We have rides for cyclists of all abilities.
Suburban Cyclists Unlimited is a group of active recreational cyclists who tour the roads and trails of Montgomery, Bucks and Chester Counties and the surrounding suburbs of Philadelphia. Weekend rides are offered throughout the year. Regular weeknight rides are offered from April through September. SCU also sponsors the Quad County Metric in May.
West Chester Cycling Club (WCCC) has captured the hearts of West Chester as a club of vibrant cyclists and active people since its inception in 2004.
Members of WCCC engage in a variety of cycling events, social events and volunteer activities that are infused with a spirit of excitement and community. Cycling events include frequent club rides ranging in speeds from casual rides to energetic group rides to sanctioned races. Social events vary from picnics to Club Socials to serving as host volunteers at the thrilling annual Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, a professional cycling race.
WCCC goes beyond cycling by giving back to the community and being involved in special projects.
Lancaster Bicycle Club offers it’s members numerous group rides every week of the year, social events, and the annual Covered Bridge Metric event. Rides are scheduled every weekend throughout the year and depart from various locations throughout the county. On each ride experienced ride leaders are dedicated to the safety and well-being of the group. Rides vary in speed, distance, and terrain. Ride information is available before the scheduled start and cue sheets are provided to participants.Additionally the club has been giving out grants to bike related projects since 1999.
Established in 1973, the White Clay Bicycle Club (WCBC) consists of over 400 cyclists from Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. We come in all shapes and sizes, young and old, and all abilities with one very important factor in common—a love of cycling! We are “roadies” and tourists, racers, mountain and tandem bikers, commuters and daily riders, weekend and occasional riders, and even non-riders. What keeps all of us going is our enthusiasm for health, camaraderie, the love of the outdoors and a desire to learn more about ourselves and our sport.
WCBC and its subgroups—First State Velo Sport and Toucans—are affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists, Adventure Cycling Association and United States Cycling Federation.
The Princeton FreeWheelers (PFW) provide opportunities for recreational bicycling and related activities. PFW promotes safe recreational riding, fellowship among cyclists, advancement of the general interests of cyclists, and education about the rights and responsibilities of cyclists. PFW has rides at levels for the most serious to leisurely cyclists almost every day, all year long. PFW also sponsors social activities for club members and a philanthropy program. PFW runs a cycling Event every August since 1980 that attracts cyclists from all over the East Coast.
The Central Bucks Bicycle Club (CBBC) was established in 1975 to promote the sport of recreational cycling and long distance bicycle touring in Bucks County, PA. Come out and discover the less-traveled back roads of Bucks as well as nearby Hunterdon County, NJ.
Regular cycling activities include: evening and weekend bicycle rides (both road and mountain) throughout the year, overnight bicycle trips, and week-long excursions as well as monthly tailgate rides (all-category rides which conclude with food and drinks as well as social activities). Annual events include the No-Name Century ride and picnic, club banquet, holiday party, and the fall Covered Bridges Ride, which hosts more than 2,000 riders each year.
Mostly, we ride our bikes (both on the road and in the woods), but we also are active in our community and engage in charitable activities. We help cyclists to develop safe and effective cycling habits and create a social atmosphere for cycling. While we are not a racing club, there are many members who are actively involved in racing. We host an annual fall foliage bicycle tour, the Covered Bridge Ride, for nearly 2000 riders as well as other, smaller, club events.
The BBCC is an adult cycling club, ages 18 years and older, engaged in promoting and encouraging cycling as a means of recreation, sport and competition as well as fostering social bonds with other cyclist while developing health & fitness. BBCC supports the individual in the achievement of his/her cycling goals and strives for the growth of the cyclist by providing a positive and supportive atmosphere while exercising.
We are a USA Cycling affiliated club focused on helping new riders learn to race and emphasizing fun throughout the entire experience.
Membership is open to male and female riders of all racing categories and age groups.
Our underlying mission is to promote the development of confidence and skill in new and younger riders. QCW Cycling utilizes the combined skills and resources of our members to cultivate the character-building traits necessary to succeed in competitive cycling.
We are a club that takes racing very seriously but places camaraderie above all else. On and off our bikes, we are friends who enjoy spending time together and welcome new faces whether it be at the start line of races, on organized group rides or at our club outings.
At the Brandywine Bicycle Club, we want to help you get the most enjoyment you can out of cycling. But we also want to help you be safe, whether you are new to the sport or have been riding for years. However the Brandywine Bicycle Club is more than just a weekly ride calendar. It’s a true community of cyclists, with a common goal of making a difference in the greater community at large.
In 2008 Team Evesham was formed with only 8 riders for the MS City to Shore Ride. Our team goals were simple, we wanted to promote health and fitness and encourage a sense of community. Bring folks together. Plus we wanted to support charity events. This year we had more than 276 of our teammates ride with the team in a charity event. The MS Society recognized us for the fifth year in a row as the largest Friends and Family team but the more important news is that we have so many teammates riding with us on our weekly rides. Our mission is to enhance wellness by promoting bicycling as a means to good mental and physical health. Our goal is to encourage participants in our team to ride in events that benefit and support other non-profit organizations. Your participation in our events supports this goal as we continue to develop programs that benefit our community
Outdoor Club of South Jersey (OCSJ) is a local private non-profit club generally based out of south central New Jersey. The club is dedicated to providing opportunities for extending the individual’s awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the environment through experiences in outdoor activities.
The South Jersey Wheelmen Cycling Club was organized in 1979. Its original purpose was to serve the needs of recreational and touring cyclist. It continues with that purpose today. The club is based in the Vineland area, but organized rides extend throughout Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties New Jersey.
We’re one of New Jersey’s largest and most active bike clubs: Over 1400 scheduled rides a year on some of the state’s most scenic roads. Choose your distance, pace and terrain — from short, mostly flat and leisurely to fast training rides, great climbing and centuries.
Join us to: Ride year-round at your own pace with group support, discover new roads and new routes guided by experienced ride leaders, gain Web access to route maps, GPX ,TCX files & paper cue sheets, meet new friends on rides and at six social events each year, travel with Club members for tours around the country and abroad, improve your skills, fitness and fun, pedal protected with free-to-members insurance, shop Club sponsors with a 10% members-only discount, learn more about bike gear, bike maintenance, and bike safety, and tap all the info on one of the country’s best websites.
The Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ) was established in 1978 and is a non-profit, all-volunteer bicycling club dedicated to promoting bicycling for recreation and transportation. We are the largest touring club in New Jersey with more than 1,300 members in approximately 1,000 households. Our club rides schedule is one of the most active in the country, offering approximately 1,000 rides each year. Our year-round schedule of recreational rides for all cycling abilities is published on the rides pages of this website. In addition to our many weekly club rides, we offer weekend (and longer) tours, led by club volunteers, as well our largest cycling event – the Ramapo Rally.
Guy’s Racing Club, established in 1995 with support of the bike shop founded by Guy Pacitti, is made up of men and women dedicated to pursuing their love of riding and racing. We have grown to nearly 100 members and have consistently challenged in race series within the Mid-Atlantic region. Centered in Philadelphia and stretching across Southeastern PA and Southern NJ, our membership ranges from budding racers to multi-time state champions, and enjoy all the disciplines of competitive cycling. Club members contribute by volunteering, from trail maintenance to hosting our two annual races: the Neshaminy Classic mountain bike race and Whilybird ‘Cross. We reach out to new members who would like to share in our fun and contribute to our future successes.
The Bell’s Bike Shop Cycling team is an “almost serious” cycling team based out of Bell’s Bike Shop in Philadelphia. They ride and race in the PA and South Jersey regions.
Welcome to the world of Team Laser Cats, the Philly-based amateur women’s team of the Laser Cats Feline All-Stars empire.
We’re a small but mighty squad of women who believe in supporting each other and spreading the gospel of cycling. We’re a dynamic bunch, from women working in the bike industry and community organizations to architects to nurses to academics to designers to food wizards and produce wizards. We’re united by a passion for the way bikes bring women like us together.
We believe that racing should always be encouraged, never mandatory. And it should be FUN!
You can find us on long adventure rides, playing in the woods, ripping downhills, circling the track at the velodrome, zooming on the road, and shredding on the cyclocross circuit.
Sturdy Girl Cycling’s mission is to provide women with fun, fabulous, and supportive cycling experiences in the Philadelphia region.
Sturdy Girl Cycling started in 2003 as a weekly ride and has become a movement to empower women to eliminate the fear and embrace the power of being on the bike.
Sturdy Girl Cycling offers opportunities for women cyclists to enhance their physical fitness and improve their performance and cycling skills in a variety of ways: Skills Clinics, Social Events, Regular Group Rides, Cycling Apparel, Racing, and Tips, Resources & Information
C.S. Velo (Combined Strength Racing) is an Elite level cycling team with one idea…we are stronger as a whole than as individuals. That combined strength will be channeled to uplift individuals that need it. Each rider will be riding for someone they feel needs to draw from the strength created by this team environment. The name of those we are riding for will be on each member’s jersey as a constant reminder of why we are riding. C.S. Velo will ride as a team and will always ride with a purpose.
PA Masters R.C. is an elite masters amateur bicycle racing team dedicated to the participation and promotion of bike racing. We are based in Philadelphia, PA and were formed after the 2009 racing season by a group of masters category racers, each with individual strengths, with the common goal of working together to compete locally, regionally and nationally.
Zen Masters Racing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that comprises an amateur cycling team of cyclists over 35 who compete in the Philadelphia area primarily in road races and criteriums. Throughout the year, the team also promotes or participates in cycling events, which benefit selected charities in our community. The team grew out of the idea that masters racers need a more chill, Zen-like atmosphere during training and group rides. Our racing tells another story.
The MHWTC believes that triathlon transforms lives and strengthens communities. Our mission is simple: to empower women through the sport of triathlon and make our community a better place to work, play and live. The MHWTC is a USAT-certified triathlon club and 501(c)(3) organization with over 700 members.
We are the largest triathlon club in the greater Philadelphia area. Our members include athletes with a wide a range of abilities and interests, from those who have never done a triathlon to professional triathletes. The club is a place to find others who share your interest in swimming, biking, and running. And our number one objective is to HAVE FUN!
Arrow Racing Team is a small group of men and women who have represented the South Street bicycle shop Bicycle Therapy for the past 9 years. Participating in rides and races throughout the year that include road races, velodrome, mountain biking, and cyclocross courses in Categories 1 through 4, the Arrow Team attracts serious cyclists looking to compete in all types of races, upgrade their category standing, or simply enjoy the company of like-minded cyclists. The team competes in both Philadelphia and the surrounding regions, like the Bucks County / Doylestown Hospital Criterium, and the Battle for Ft. Washington series.
With the slogan, “Ride Together. Party Together. Love Together.” The Rohan Cycling Club offers a more laid-back approach to biking than some other competitive cycling clubs. The club participates in road races, mountain biking, and cyclocross courses around the Philadelphia area, including the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series and the Sly Fox Cyclocross race in Pottstown. Rohan also provides casual rides around the city, like their weekly Pizza Ride which encourages any type of bike to tag along in a no-drop ride from the art museum to the pizza joint In Riva along the Schuylkill. The team encourages goofing off and horsing around with their beer-inspired merchandise and Instagram hashtag #RohanPartyClub, which holds true to its slogan, “We ride hard. We party harder.”
The QCW Women’s Team is part of the 510(c)(3) nonprofit QCW Cycling, which works to help improve new cyclists and encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on a bike. Working as an amateur cycling team that allows any woman to join, the QCW Women’s Team provides rides and mentoring for new and inexperienced cyclists. For more serious female riders, Category 1 and 2 cyclists in the QCW club are invited to join the QCW Women’s Domestic Elite Racing Team, which competes locally, nationally, and internationally in races of all disciplines. The team took home 1st at the 2015 PA Road Bar Series.
The Women Bike PHL Development Program represents the racing arm of Women Bike PHL, the Bicycle Coalition’s initiative to encourage more women cyclists and to help close the gender gap in biking. The program comprises of a 6-week intensive coached and mentored racing development team open to any women in Philadelphia. Co-founded by Michelle Lee and TLC’s Elisabeth Reinkordt, the team includes both a road racing and mountain biking development squad. The group stresses inclusivity and diversity within their team, encouraging women, trans women, and femmes of color to join. USA Cycling named the Women’s Bike PHL Team as the year’s “Best New Club” in 2016.
Team Velodash is a new, all-women’s mountain biking and cyclocross course racing team located out of Philadelphia that competes in races around the area, like the New Jersey Hippo Cross. Started in October 2016, their mission is to strengthen the women’s cycling community through training and outreach. The team hosts different events around the city aimed at cyclists and any female athlete, like the training nutrition event held on January 21st featuring nutritionist Joanna Chodorowska of Nutrition In Motion, LLC.
Rare Disease Cycling began in 2010 as Team Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit. During their first four years, Team CF partnered with the National CF Foundation and brought together over 120 cyclists at 50 different events, raising over $6 million for CF research. The team’s success led them to expand their scope in 2014 to include all rare diseases, broadening the name to Rare Disease Cycling. Partnering with University of Pennsylvania’s Orphan Disease Center (ODC), Rare Disease Cycling hosts the annual Million Dollar Bike Ride that brings in over 600 cyclists who, with dollar-to-dollar donations matched from philanthropists, raise over a million dollars for research grants at UPenn’s ODC.
The Bike Sport Team is the racing team representing Montgomery County cycling shop, Bike Sport, founded in 1990 by Ginny Politz. The co-ed team participates in races around the area, including working with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League, which formed the Owen J. Roberts Mountain Biking Team for student athletes ages 6-12.
The Yukato Yoga bike team represents the Bethlehem yoga studio, competing in cyclocross races around the Lehigh Valley area. The studio and team host an annual spin-a-thon each January, a 12-hour yoga and spin session made up of 24 classes. Proceeds of the event sent three members of the bike team to the Pennsylvania Perimeter Ride against Cancer, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and Dream Come True Foundation.
The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) NICA Project League started in 2014 as the PA branch of the Northern California based national league. PICL began providing fun, safe, and competitive mountain biking programs for middle school and high school students. The league also hosts training programs for coaches, riders, and school officials.
Join the movement of women on a quest to be fit and fab by way of cycling. We want to spread our love of cycling with everyone who will listen. Join us as we ride the trails and neighborhoods of Philly. All levels are welcome. Smiles and helmets are a must. https://www.facebook.com/pedalpossedivas/
The Philadelphia Major Taylor Cycling Club was founded to honor Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, an American cyclist who won the world 1 mile track cycling championship in 1899. In one 6 week period in 1899, Taylor established seven world records. MTCC consists of cyclists of all different levels, and the mission of the club is to promote a healthy lifestyle through the love of cycling, establishing and maintaining good camaraderie and a strong community. The club includes the Philadelphia Tri-State region and surrounding suburbs, and is open to anyone interested.
The Philadelphia Bike Messenger Association (PBMA) provides rental for and hosts Goldsprints, 20-60 second stationary roller races on fork-mounted fixed gear bikes. Two riders sprint against the clock and each other typically for 500-1000 meters. PBMA throws these fun events around the city and allows people to book an event for a nightly cost.
Bike Line is a national chain store with locations in the surrounding area like Pottstown and Doylestown. Each year, Bike Line sponsors different charity cycling races, like the Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning Challenge for Cancer and the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride.
Team Colavita has been supporting women’s cycling longer than any other organization in the pro peloton. Olympians and national champions representing the US, Canada, and other countries have raced in Team Colavita colors. For more than a decade Colavita has been a sponsor of professional cycling and the women’s teams have consistently ranked in the top 10 in the US.
The mission of Fearless Femme Racing is to be an active ambassador for its parent foundation, Pure Energy Velo (501c-3), who strive to mentor, educate, inspire, and promote the health, community, environmental, and spiritual benefits of cycling on a youth, community, and corporate level. Fearless Femme Racing also provides a scholarship and mentor program for dedicated emerging female bicycle racers seeking an opportunity to develop as a cyclist and student. The Fearless Femmes participate as active community leaders, organize and promote charitable events, and demonstrate bike safety and healthy lifestyle habits.
Since its founding in 2006 by brothers CJ & Michael Walsh, Team I Hate Cancer has raised more than $300,000 for its charity partners, the Livestrong and Movember Foundations, whose programs support families facing a cancer diagnosis and fund research driving towards a cure for prostate cancer. Team I Hate Cancer is part of the Grab My Wheel 501(c)(3) family of charities, and in 2016 the team started working with the Austin-based Flatwater Foundation to provide free mental health services to cancer patients in the Philadelphia area. Team I Hate Cancer has grown from one cyclist in Philadelphia to a small network of dedicated riders throughout the country who raise money at local races for the Livestrong and Movember Foudnations.