We are a group of cycling enthusiasts living in The Villages, a central Florida community. New riders are welcome. Riders are required to wear helmets and follow club safety rules.
Our goal is to provide “Safe, Healthy, Fun Cycling in and near The Villages”. This includes regularly scheduled group bike rides most days of the week. See our Event Calendar
for our regular ride schedule and ride start locations.
Our group rides consist of groups of riders organized by the pace they feel comfortable riding. The A pace group is the fastest at 20+ mph, B is 16-20 mph and C pace is under 16 mph. Within each ride group are several sub groups. Currently, the entry level C pace ride is 10-12 mph and the ride is casual. Most rides last approximately 2 hours and usually have a mid-point break during the ride. Many of the rides take a route outside The Villages on scenic two-lane country roads, some with hills, and some with traffic. See our Riding Pace definitions webpage for more info.
If a ride group is large, they will organize into ride sections. The Ride Leader will head the first section. Section Leaders will lead the following sections. There will be a Sweep for each section.
For rides leaving from Lake Sumter Landing, riders often socialize after the rides at the Pavilion near the Lake Sumter Landing square or at TooJay’s.
Cycling is an inherently risky undertaking, but we have put in place a set of requirements and expectations
that are designed to hopefully reduce the risk and enhance the enjoyment of group riding.
History of SLBC
Usually first Monday of each month*
Eisenhower Recreation Center
Visitors are welcome. A Villages ID is required to attend any club event held inside a recreation center including monthly meetings or dinner/dances.
* See our Event Calendar to confirm dates.
Annual Club Membership Fee
$15.00 per person
The Villages Achieves Gold Level Status
In the Spring 2018 round of Bicycle Friendly Community Awards, The Villages, FL, moved up from its previous award level of Silver to Gold Bicycle Friendly Community Awards status. Read more about this outstanding achievement on The American League of Bicyclists website.