Why join a bike club?

Most people like to ride bikes with other people and in most situations you should have a friend or family member with you just in case of emergencies and general safety reasons.  Joining a bike club will help keep you motivated to keep riding and stay healthy and your participation will keep others motivated just the same.  It’s a healthy circle that will expand to affect not only your life but all those around you and the other club members and their surrounding people.  Find a bike club that’s compatible with your riding needs and with people you enjoy being around.  It may take a couple tries to find the right fit.

There are a few women specific bike clubs on the website (www.biking4women.com/clubs.asp) and I’ll add more as I find them but here’s a list that’s specific to Florida:

Boca Raton Bicycle ClubPalm Beach County’s cycling club


Capital City CyclistsThis site is the web for Tallahassee’s Capital City Cyclist club.  


Caloosa RidersA great bicycling club in the Fort Myers area. Visit their site for a list of rides they offer as well as regular rides and maps.


Central Florida Believers on Mountain Bikes – A Christian oriented mountain biking organization that rides most trails throughout Central Florida. Anyone is welcome to join us for rides regardless of age, religious back ground or skill level.


Central Florida Bicycle Coalition – Advocating a “bicycle-friendly” community in Central Florida.


Coastal Cruisers Bicycle ClubA great bicycling club in the Gulf Coast area from Punta Gorda to Sarasota. Visit their site for a list of rides they offer as well as regular rides and maps.


Emerald Coast CyclistsA cycling club in the Panhandle.


Everglades Bicycle ClubA cycling club in the Miami area, e-mail GFDerby163@aol.com

Team FloridaThis site has information on the University of Florida Collegiate Cycling Team.


Florida FreewheelersThis site has great information and news about cycling in Orlando and the events of one of the largest clubs in Florida.


Florida Tandem and Touring Society, Inc. “FLATTS”To learn about tandem and touring opportunities in Florida email stratton@strattonlaw.com

Gainesville Cycling Club – This site has great information and news about cycling in Gainesville, and cycling in general.


Highlands Pedalers – Puts on Tour of Highlands and Ultra Bike Race in February of each year.


North Florida Bicycle Club – Cycling club for the Jacksonville area.  Puts on the Tour de Forts ride and the Watermelon Century in the fall.


Orlando Road ClubDedicated to Developing Cyclists.  Weekly training rides and free coaching for riders interested in starting bike racing or in improving cycling skills. Specialized Junior Training Program for ages 10-18.


Osceola County Cycling Club – Road

Panama City FlyersCycling club in the Panhandle.


Polk Area Bicycling AssociationPolk County area cycling club.


Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Association – Lakeland area off-road club.

Saint Andrews Cycling Club  – Based in Boca Raton, Florida, for juniors only, for any type of biking (BMX, Mt, Road, Track)

http://JLProductions.netfirms.com/SACycling.htm – e-mail JLMTBike@hotmail.com

Saint Petersburg Bicycle ClubCycling club in the St. Pete area.


Sarasota-Manatee Bicycle ClubPuts on Gulf Coast Cycle Fest in early November of each year.


South Broward WheelersCycling club located in South Florida area. Host annual century the first weekend in November.


Space Coast Freewheelers Bicycle ClubCycling club in the Cocoa Beach/Titusville area.


Suncoast Cycling ClubCycling club in Palm Harbor.


Suwannee Bicycle AssociationPuts on the Suwannee Bike Festival and other events in North Central Florida.


SWAMP (Southwest Association of Mountain Peddlers)Off-road club in the Tampa area.


Tampa Bay Cycling OnlineOffers all kinds of information on cycling clubs and events in the Tampa area and around the state.


Tampa Bay FreewheelersThis site has great information and news about cycling in the Tampa Bay area and cycling in general.


Treasure Coast Cycling AssociationA cycling club serving the Martin/St.Lucie county areas of Florida. Offers many club rides during the week and sponsors the Ocean to Lake ride in November to support Hospice of Martin/St. Lucie Counties.


West Palm Beach Bicycle ClubCycling club in Palm Beach County. Host Tour of Sebring on Labor Day Weekend.


Wheelers of Kings Point – A cycling club in the Kings Point Area.


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