The Naperville Bicycle Club started as an affiliation with the Naperville Park District, and in 2002 became its own nonprofit community cycling club devoted to social and recreational riding. Membership is open to anyone interested in the sport of bicycling.
The club ride bikes – mostly on roads – but also mountain bike as well. With 175 members, the club represents a diverse group ranging in age from 20 – 70 years old, single people and married couples (some as a result of being part of the club!) Since there are a number of rides per week in-season, there’s usually one or more that will fit a member’s speed and distance preferences. For example:
Easy rides: 11-13mph, distance to be determined by ride leader. Moderate rides: 14-16mph, distance to be determined by ride leader. Fast rides: 17-19mph, distance to be determined by ride leader. Blur rides: Average mph can and will be 20 plus or more. There are also much longer rides as well, during normal riding season. 100 miles or more.
The club also likes to get together for social gatherings, particularly when food is involved. Their unofficial motto is “Ride to Eat – Eat to Ride!”
For more information about the club, visit their website.