Our Mission is to promote and encourage safe bicycling, skiing, and other silent sports for recreation, health, fitness, and transportation. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We offer cross-country skiing in winter as conditions allow, primarily on Saturdays or Sundays. The club sometimes offers multi-day x-c ski trips to Wisconsin when the opportunity arises.
On occasion we offer hiking events on local trails, usually when the weather gets cold, but when there's not enough snow for skiing.
At times, we provide instructional help for road cycling and cross-country skiing. We strive to be a very active and inclusive club and welcome your input to achieving that goal.
We’d love to have you join us. You do not have to be a member to go on a bike ride or ski with us, but we expect regular participants to become members. Current annual dues are $15/individual or $20/family.
We've had a full schedule of Sunday rides and really appreciate our ride leaders and the many participants. If you are interested in leading a ride, we are happy to add new events to our schedule any time with sufficient lead time by emailing the Ride Director via the Contacts page. Always check the Event Calendar and your email for any last minute changes to planned events.
Club group ride guidelines:
All riders participate at your own risk. All members must agree to a waiver of liability to complete their membership, even if you have paid your dues. All non-members ride at your own risk. In the event of injury for members, please contact your club board. All riders, please follow road cycling safety practices and abide by rules of the road.
From USA Cycling Guidelines: Assume you have the virus, and don't spread it to others. Assume others have the virus, and don't catch it from them.
- Adhere to social distancing.
- Wear a face mask if social distancing is not possible.
- Please do not join our group rides if you do not feel well, have an elevated temperature, or are in quarantine.
Additional "Cycling During the Pandemic" information can be found on the Ride Illinois website.
BBSC Board and Current Ride Directors