5BBC - New York's Five Borough Bicycle Club


Whether you're into road touring or braving it over the dirt, whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, the Five Borough Bicycle Club has something for you.

Now in its 17th year, the 5BBC is New York's friendliest bike club. Our philosophy is to promote both the physical challenge and the social benefits of life on two wheels.

We offer free day rides within New York City and environs every weekend year-round. We go to the beach and the mountains and most places in between. We also offer affordable weekend trips to Cape Cod, the Berkshires, Pennsylvania Dutch country, and elsewhere.

All club rides are led by 5BBC-trained leaders who make sure you enjoy your biking adventure safely, without getting lost, or getting stuck with mechanical troubles. We also offer bike repair and maintenance courses and have regular club meetings that feature interesting people talking about the incredibly diverse things they've done and amazing places they've gone on a bike. And, if you too would like to become a ride leader with our club, we offer a course that will give you the leadership, bike maintenance, and ride-design skills that can help you to make that happen.

And, we do it all for a downright paltry membership fee of just $20 a year. Membership gets you our bi-monthly Bicycletter, including a complete list of our rides, courses, and, most importantly, a list of the bike shops that offer discounts to our members.

It's time for you to become one of us.

Our offices are at Hostelling International, 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025. You can call us at (212) 932-2300 ext 115. Most times, you'll get a recording with plenty more information. The best way to contact us to send email to info@5bbc.org.

See you on the road!

The Five Borough Bicycle Club, Inc., is a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation organized in the State of New York exclusively for charitable, educational, and recreational purposes. The By-laws and Standing Rules are posted here for public viewing.