PRESIDENT'S WELCOMING MESSAGE
Welcome to the Stanislaus County Bicycle Club. I hope you
find, as I have,
how fun it can be to have a group of supportive people ride with you. That's
our number one priority - supporting each other in riding. But, we also support
bicycle riding, in general, in Stanislaus County. We have active participation
in many community bicycling events and are on the Board of the Modesto Bicycle
Advisory Committee and STANCOG's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee. On
these committees we are able to make a positive difference for riding safely in
Stanislaus County, like our Share-the-Road signs placed throughout the county,
and for bike infrastructure within our cities.
Likewise, we help to train new and experienced riders through clinics. We
have beginner 'C' routes which are led by experienced ride leaders who help you
with your riding. We cover topics which are of interest to riders of all levels
at our monthly meetings and we offer ride clinics and trainings to our Ride
Leaders to help in effectively training all members on the road. Again, safety
is a priority and the better riders we become, the safer we ride.
Last, but not least, we are a social group. We enjoy visiting while
riding, eating together (our club moto: Ride to Eat : ), learning together and
working together. We hope you will 'pedal on' with SCBC.
The Stanislaus County Bicycle Club was formed in 1982 by cycling enthusiasts, to promote recreational bicycling safety, touring, racing, tandem riding, and commuting.The Club generally meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (October, November, January - April) at 6:00 p.m. at a location changed annually and announced in our newsletter. In lieu of the December meeting, the Club sponsors a Holiday Dinner Social. Members and their spouses or significant others are invited to meet with other cycling enthusiasts in a festive social setting.
The May, June, July, August, and September meetings are family-oriented, usually meeting at local parks with an organized ride available before dinner.
Our monthly newsletter, Pacelines, features club ride information, meeting schedules, news of current biking legislation, cycling tips, a message from our President, a listing of organized rides in the area, and some very some interesting stories and ride reports.
You can participate in a variety of club rides every week. There's something to interest all our members – strenuous rides, leisurely paced rides, long rides and short ones, too!
We are affiliated with The League of American Bicyclists and have been since 1982. We offer clinics on effective cycling, maintenance and safety.
Our major fund raising event of the year, the Golden Hills Century Ride is scheduled for the second Saturday of October.
Visit Join SCBC to find out how you can join!