Charlottesville Bicycle Club


Club Announcements 


New Weekday Ride Schedule

January 12, 2024 As noted in the January 2024 Newsletter, VDOT is closing the bridge on Frays Mill Road (at the bottom of the “Pyrenees” near Advance Mills Road) for the entire year.  This closure affects more than two-thirds of the routes used on the Tuesday/Thursday club rides out of Spring Hill Baptist Church (SHBC), as well as some routes from other start locations. Due to the substantial impact the bridge construction will have on the club’s planned routes from

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Happy Anniversary, CBC!

January 1, 2023 One year ago today, we relaunched the Charlottesville Bicycle Club as a new, tax-exempt, member supported organization with the goal of becoming the go-to resource for cyclists of all interests and abilities in the greater Charlottesville region. What an amazing first year it’s been… CBC is now 200 members strong! More than 180 group road and gravel rides were scheduled. Members socialized off the bikes at club happy hours and the summer picnic. We learned new bike

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CBC Announces Charter Sponsors!

August 26, 2022 The Charlottesville Bicycle Club is honored to announce its charter sponsors.                 Premiere local bike shops Blue Ridge Cyclery and Blue Wheel Bicycles, and Charlottesville-based brewer Random Row Brewing Company, are providing substantial support to the club and its members.  With their backing, CBC is in a stronger position to serve its members with the goal of creating the Charlottesville Bicycle Community. Founded in 2010, Blue Ridge Cyclery serves Charlottesville cyclists from two locations, downtown’s historic

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CBC Sponsors Spring Hill Group Rides

February 25, 2022 Charlottesville Bicycle Club is pleased to announce that the longstanding Tuesday/Thursday morning group road rides from Spring Hill Baptist Church are now officially sanctioned club events.  Going forward, CBC members will enjoy their club benefits – including navigation features offered through CBC’s Ride With GPS Club Account, and insurance coverage – while participating on these rides.   Sponsoring the Spring Hill rides furthers the club’s desire to serve cyclists of all interests and abilities in the Charlottesville area. Over the

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Make Sure You’re Seeing CBC Emails in Gmail

February 20, 2022 Some of us have noted we’re not seeing all the emails from the club, or they are being delivered to our Promotions or Spam folder.  I hope this article helps to sort this out.  This post is specific to Gmail users. Why emails get delivered to Gmail’s promotions tab. Learn why your emails from CBC go to Gmail’s Promotions tab and tips for landing in the Primary tab. Gmail introduced different inbox tabs, including the Promotions tab,

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Follow Up From The Club President

January 12, 2022 THANK YOU! After six months of strategizing, planning, incorporating, designing, building, testing, drafting, revising, and revising some more, on January 1 we announced the new Charlottesville Bicycle Club. A refreshed brand, an expanded mission, and a new website went live. Then we held our breath waiting to see what would happen. We didn’t have to wait long. Support for the new venture was immediate, and incredibly positive. And it continues. To CBC’s charter members of 2022, thank

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Musings of a RWGPS User on a New Year!

January 4, 2022 Why is RWGPS such a good safety measure? I started using Ride with GPS (RWGPS) 12 years ago now, why? Of course once upon a time paper cue sheets were the one and only way to follow routes, maybe with a cycling computer that indicated distance and speed so you could see where you were on the route by distance and look for the turns on your paper route. Or committing the route to memory. Then came

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A Letter from the President

January 1, 2022 Happy New Year! After a long COVID-induced hiatus, welcome back to the new Charlottesville Bicycle Club.  We’re excited about the changes to the club and the benefits it will bring to the cycling community.  I’d like to tell you a bit about what’s behind the transition and what it means for our members. For more than 30 years, CBC has served the greater Charlottesville cycling world through its informative website and regularly scheduled road (and occasional gravel)

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New Year, New Site. Or Ramblings from the CTO.

January 1, 2022 Welcome CBC types, we’re glad to present our new website featuring a new site design, interactive features and a paid club membership offering.  You may have heard, we’re now an official, member supported 501(c)7 non-profit sports club.  You may have been redirected here when you thought you were browsing to  You’re not mistaken.  We’ve put in a redirect from that domain to our new web address of  So please update your bookmarks. In the coming

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