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Our Ride Calendar has a large variety of rides on Thursday evenings, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from April through November. Routes are usually between 25 to 100 miles on scenic back roads typically with short and long options. A hilliness rating (below) is included to help you pick your route. Thursday evening rides usually meet afterwards in a local restaurant, it's a great way to meet members and get to know the club. Sunday morning rides often include a faster and more challenging long option. We also have women-led rides on some Saturdays.


Starting times and locations are listed on the Ride Calendar. The ride leader will organize staggered start groups based on average speed to encourage no-drop riding.


Have the route loaded to your GPS device or bring a printed RWGPS map/cue sheet. Have at least 1 water bottle and be prepared to fix a flat (spare tube, pump, patch kit, tire levers, and know-how)

BBC promotes a high standard of safety and rider etiquette for the wellbeing of you and your fellow riders. Our rides are not races. Please familiarize yourself with the BBC Rider Safety Responsibilities

While the Bombay Bicycle Club cannot assume responsibility for riders or their equipment, ride leaders and riders will assist in any way they can.

BBC Ride with GPS Club

Your BBC subscription provides you with the highest level of RWGPS features. You can wirelessly load Routes from a phone or pc ('Pin') to a GPS compatible device or download the RWGPS app on your phone for turn by turn navigation including audio cues.

Select here to join and to learn how to send Routes wirelessly to your Garmin GPS device, use your phone for navigation and an FAQ.

If you choose not to join the BBC RWGPS club, you will still have access to BBC Events and Routes, you just won't have the RWGPS Event and Route management and advanced features.


Recurring Ride Series



Monday M

The 'Monday Morning Meander' series will start at 9:30 am from May 1 to Aug 28. These are social rides that will likely have a post ride lunch picnic or a stop at a local restaurant. Come join the fun!

Thursday Evening

Social rides of about 25 miles, starting at various locations out of town. Join a post ride restaurant social to meet members and get to know your club

Saturday Morning

No-drop rides for anyone looking for a 2 to 2 1/2 hour ride with modest hills. All levels welcome, men are invited too!

Sunday Morning

Long and medium options. The long option usually has more hills.
Faster group option (> 17 mph) available for a more challenging workout.

Event Naming Convention and Hill Ratings

An Event name comprises: 
Descriptive Name: Distance options (Long, Medium, Short), miles, Hill Ratings, eg: DeForest Loop: L 70 flat, M 59 flat, S 44 rolling

Distance Options:

Long More than 50 mi
Medium 25-50 mi
Short Less than 25 mi

Hill Rating
 is a subjective rating using the average elevation gain/mi for the entire Route. A typical ride on the roads of WI ride is about 50 ft/mi, which is Moderate on our Hill Rating scale.




Little or no climbing:
       0 - 25 ft average elevation gain/mi


Relatively gentle hills:
      25 - 50 ft average elevation gain/mi


Modest number of climbs that are not unusually steep or long:
      50 - 75 ft average elevation gain/mi


Many climbs and some may be quite steep or long:
      75 - 100 ft average elevation gain/mi

Very Hilly
Good choices for riders who really enjoy climbing and descending:
      More than 100 ft average elevation gain/mi

     During the winter months, members can join scheduled BBC Zwift Meetup rides. The Zwift Virtual Rides page is your resource for everything Zwift. Here you will find information to help you with equipment choices, using Discord and participating in BBC Zwift rides.