As proclaimed in KBC’s slogan “Life is better on a bike” and on KBC jerseys, emblazoned with “Ride to Live – Live to Ride,” the primary focus of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club is riding bicycles, enjoying ourselves while riding, and encouraging others to do the same.
While many KBC members frequently ride alone or with a friend or two, a common weekly activity is to participate in KBC’s Club Rides.
Though most of the Club Rides occur at the regularly scheduled days and time during the week, knowing who will be leading rides and the anticipated paces and routes of the rides, as well as knowing when less regularly scheduled rides will happen, can help KBC members, non-members, and visitors to the Kalamazoo area join rides that are happening. To that end, we provide a Ride Calendar that lists when rides are planned, cancelled, or rescheduled.
Riding safely – including following traffic laws – is of paramount importance to members of the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club. The KBC provides guidelines for Ride Safety so that everyone, members and non-members alike, can have a common understanding of what is expected from bicyclists riding on roadways.
KBC provides these Maps of routes typically followed during Club Rides (present and past), as well as other favorite routes submitted by KBC members, so that bicyclists can develop greater familiarity with good routes to ride.
The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club encourages all of its members to follow the rules of the road and to keep in mind that showing courtesy to motorists, pedestrians, and other bicyclists goes a long way whenever we are riding.