Our Mission is to promote and encourage safe bicycling, skiing, and other self-propelled sports for recreation, health, fitness, transportation, and service to the local community. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Each year, we organize and sponsor one major bicycling invitational (Blackhawk Country Roads) open to all registrants. We use the proceeds to support local groups, projects, and activities in accordance with our mission statement.
Our seasonal recreational/fitness schedule generally offers bicycling in the spring, summer, and fall, cross-country skiing in winter, and hiking in between the ski/bike seasons when weather gets cold, but snow is sparse. Other activities include kayaking and clean up days. We are happy to provide instructional help to our members for road cycling and cross-country skiing. We strive to be a very friendly, social, active and inclusive club, and welcome your input in achieving that goal.
We are a membership based club and would love to have you join us. You do not have to be a member to go on a bike ride or ski trip to check us out, but we expect regular participants to become members. Current annual dues are $15/individual or $20/family. Dues payments cover only part of the club's costs. The annual Blackhawk Country Roads Invitational is our main fundraiser. THANKS to all who have supported the ride in the past, and who plan to do so in the future.
Club group ride guidelines:
All riders participate at your own risk. All members must agree to a waiver of liability (waiver located here) 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 Directors