The Gainesville Cycling Club is a loosely organized group formed for the purpose of riding bikes! It was formed in 1980 with about 25 local riders; the membership dropped to about 10 or so in 1987, and the club was later incorporated in 1991. Turn the clock forward, and membership has grown to over 1,000 members. The club features a diverse group of cyclists ranging from commuters, sight seeing groups, hand cyclists, tandem riders, all the way to amateur bike racers.
The club also organizes regular picnic and social events for it's members.
Our biggest member participation event of the year is the Gainesville Cycling Festival, a two day event which incorporates the Santa Fe Century and Horse Farm Hundred, and raises more than $15,000 for a local charity (The Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County). We also participate with the Ride to Remember, an event held in April / May with all proceeds benefiting Al'z Place, an Alzheimer's Day Care facility in Alachua County, Florida.
Our business affairs are handled by our Board of Directors. We hold an Annual Meeting towards the end of February or early in March each year.
We encourage all persons who ride bicycles for recreation and/or transportation, or who are interested in those activities, to join the club!
Gainesville Cycling Club Web Site