The purpose of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is to promote and encourage the use of bicycles for transportation and recreation in southwestern Virginia; to support the rights of cyclists; to provide information in the interest of cycling and safety; and to provide a variety of recreational and competitive cycling opportunities for our members.
Based in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, the club has 250 members who typically come from an area within 50 miles of Roanoke. From our vibrant metropolitan area of 250,000 people, it’s a short ride to the rolling hills and challenging mountains of our beautiful countryside. The Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the greatest cycling roads in the country, is right in our backyard.
The BRBC offers 6 regular weekly rides throughout the year, and up to 15 different rides per week during the summer. In addition to our numerous weekly rides, the annual Artie Levin Century attracts about 150 participants. When we’re not riding, we also hold a variety of social events, including a Summer Bash and a well attended Christmas Party.
The BRBC also works hard to promote cycling and related causes. Our members volunteer to clean up greenways, fight for intercity bike paths, blaze new mountain biking trails, and donate to cycling related activities. We also put on USCF road, mountain bike and cyclocross racing events. We are the BRBC.
Here are some great benefits you will receive by joining our club.
- ADVOCACY: We will provide access to the latest advocacy news and links.
- AFFILIATES: Through us you will be a member of the League of American Bicyclists, Virginia Bicycling Federation, Adventuring Cycling and the International Mountain Bicycling Association.
- COMMUNITY: Access to other members for information and news that is important to cyclist and tips on rides and best routes.
- DISCOUNTS: Receive discounts on BRBC events including our Christmas Party and the Artie Levin Memorial Century Ride.
- GREENWAYS: We actively support our Greenway System and are involved in its maintenance.
- RIDES: View our ride calendar for local, state and national rides.
- SPECIAL EVENTS: Join us for the Ride of Silence, the Mayor’s Ride and many social events held throughout the year.