Massachusetts Cycling Clubs

Northeast Bicycle Club (NEBC)
Founded in 1957 by a small group of racers intent upon promoting and growing the sport of bicycle racing in Greater Boston, NEBC has outlived equipment fads and life-style changes, persisting as one of New England’s oldest racing clubs. The founders’ success is evident today in the proliferation of opportunities which range from a full calendar of Citizen races to national caliber competition such as the Fitchburg and Killington Stage races.

Charles River Wheelmen (CRW)
Charles River Wheelmen (CRW) is a group of active cyclists who get together for weekly rides and frequent social events in the Boston area. Their main objective is to provide a high quality year round recreational ride program with a friendly, social atmosphere. CRW rides are open to the general public. The rides start from various locations around the Boston area including the North Shore, South Shore and Metro West. With more than 1200 members there are enough riders of different abilities and interests so you can ride at any pace and still enjoy friendly company.

Boston Road Club (BRC)
The Boston Road Club has been in existence for over 20 years and has been conducting the Wells Avenue Training series non-stop since its inception, where the BRC has provided racers a training ground for both the most experienced racer to the utmost beginner for many years. This has been accomplished by providing for at least 3 level of races during the Sunday morning ritual at Wells Avenenue as well as through clinics of various types and levels.

CCB International
CCB is a racing team/club started on the north shore of Boston in about 1979. It was started by a group that included Jeff and Cindy Joiner, Larry Myers and British ex patriot and former pro bike racer John Ireland. The original thought was that the club be an elite team with very limited membership. This rapidly changed over the years because there was so much growth of enthusiast cycling in the region that more and more enthusiasts (and not racers) joined. The club continues to this day as an elite racing team coupled with a group of enthusiast cyclists… some of whom race and some who do not. Most club rides are in an energetic racing style, though.

North Shore Cyclists (NSC)
The North Shore Cyclists (NSC) is a recreational bike club which draws its membership primarily from the North Shore area of Massachusetts. Most NSC bike rides are routed along the back roads and shorelines north of Boston. In addition to our scheduled weekly rides, the club holds cookouts, weekend excursions, and special rides (including our century in August). The NSC’s 200 plus members span the spectrum from beginning cyclists who join to learn more about the sport to advanced cyclists who participate to be challenged by fast paceline riding. Regardless of skill level, NSC members share the desire to have fun, to cycle safely, and to meet other people who enjoy cycling as much as they do. Bring a friend, if you wish, because ALL RIDES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


Fitchburg Cycling Club / Longsjo Classic
The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic is hosted by Fitchburg Cycling Club, anon-profit organization run by volunteers, who donate enormous effort and endless hours simply for the love of the race. From the core race committee to course marshals to caravan drivers to set-up and clean-up crews, we are dependent on the talent and energy of these individual volunteers to successfully run the race. Over the many years, the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic has developed a reputation as an excellent, well-run event characterized by a n extraordinarily warm community welcome.

Seven Hills Wheelmen
The Seven Hills Wheelmen is a recreational group for adults in the Worcester, Mass., area who enjoy bicycling and other outdoor activities. Bike rides are for all abilities and are not competitive. Off-season activities include hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. There are activities scheduled almost every Saturday and Sunday, year-round, and some weekdays and holidays too.

Nashoba Valley Pedalers
Founded in 1978, NVP is a club of recreational, fitness and touring riders located in the Nashoba Valley area. NVP is primarily a road club, but also offer off-road rides and weekend trips. NVP offers rides for all abilities, from 10 miles to 100 miles. In the off-season, members offer occasional walks, hikes and cross-country skiing.

Minuteman Road Club (MRC)
The Minuteman Road Club is a cycling / multisport club located in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. The MRC has been in existence since 1985 and is organized to provide a structure by which it’s members may participate in cycling and multisport activities, either competitively or recreational. MRC athletes compete in United States Cycling Federation (USCF) cycling, National Of-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) mountain bike, and regional / national Multisport (du/triathlon ) events. Approximately 40% of MRC member base competes actively in these events while the balance is comprised of recreational cyclists.

Northampton Cycling Club (NCC)
The Northampton Cycling Club is a Northampton-based organization dedicated to the growth and development of cycling in and around the Pioneer Valley. The club is open to riders of all abilities and interests, both competitive and recreational.

Franklin-Hampshire Freewheelers
Franklin-Hampshire Freewheelers sponsors organized bike rides each week during the riding season (roughly April thru November). Prospective club members are welcome on all FHF rides. Many of of the club’s rides are held in the Franklin and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts (hence the name), but the club also has rides through other areas of Massachusetts as well as southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and northern Connecticut.

Berkshire Cycling Association
The Berkshire Cycling Association (BCA) is a grassroots bicycle racing club. Based in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, the Club has over 250 members, many scattered throughout New England and nearby New York. Membership ranges from serious amateur racers to hardcore tourists. BCA’s primary focus is to promote bike racing and increase participation by women and juniors in the sport.

Cyclonauts Bicycle Club
is based in Springfield. Established in 1965 to promote and active interest in cycling, Cyclonauts is not a racing club. Cyclonauts attempts to offer rides to satisfy the various riding abilities of their membership with a bicycling season that runs April through October.

Essex County Velo is a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose mission is to enhance the opportunities for members to enjoy the numerous benefits derived from the simple, youthful act of riding a bike. Membership and alumni cover a broad range of the cycling community and interests. Some ECV members are avid and committed competitors, from junior to masters levels that represent the “blue and white” as members of teams and individually, in events around the region. Essex County Velo is also about enjoying the abundance of scenic roads, wooded trails and seaside vistas with a fun and supportive group of riders that promote safe and courteous cycling.

The Mass Bay Road Club was organized in 1975 for the purpose of promoting all forms of cycling, to develop junior and senior racers for local, national and international competition and, to conduct a series of tours for riders of all abilities, on and off road, throughout the year.

The Sharon Road Bike Club meets regularly on Sunday @7:30am at the Unitarian Church in Sharon. They are advid cyclists who do this for fun. Rides are 30-40 miles and average 17-19MPH. The club also features 4 time trials. If you are interested in joining, just show up one Sunday. Membership is absolutely free.

The Monsters In The Basement is a small, but ever-growing cycling club based in West Concord with an expressed goal of inclusiveness. They have three groups of riders to accommodate different speeds of riders:
Spinsters: 18-20 mph, Cranksters: 16-18 mph, and Spokesters: 15-16 mph. All rides depart from “The Chicken” (i.e. the White Hen Pantry) in West Concord at 7:30 AM on Saturdays and usually one or two other times during the week (arranged via email by ride coordinators).

The Cycling Club of Martha’s Vineyard is a new club started in 2007 to provide local and seasonal cyclists a network to meet for training, racing, education, and fun on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. Cyclists of all levels and a variety of disciplines (road, mountain, cyclocross, etc.) are encouraged to participate.

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