About Elmhurst Bicycle Club
Founded in 1977, the Elmhurst Bicycle Club (EBC) continues to live up to the motto, "Riding at the Speed of Fun." Club members, who range from novice to the very experienced, come from all walks of life and live throughout the western suburbs of Chicago.
EBC is one of the larger, more active bicycle clubs in the area and has a variety of activities throughout the year that are directed at all skill levels. Rides range from 8 to 10 mph to over 16 mph. Ride distances range from 10 to 100 miles. Sometimes we ride just to ride, and sometimes we have a specific purpose like exploring a new park, restaurant or a community festival. You will find riders at your experience level and with similar interests. On all club rides we stick together, staying with anyone having mechanical problems.
Some of the more social events are biking trips, the Thanksgiving hike and dinner, the Michigan UP cross-country skiing trip, the Christmas Lights ride, and the Holiday Party. There are year-round activities (such as winter hiking and skiing) and get-togethers in addition to biking.
The Elmhurst Bicycle Club is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists, Ride Illinois, Active Transportation Alliance, and
the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers.
Program meetings are held at the Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 West Butterfield Road, Elmhurst.
You are welcome to come to a meeting or a ride as a guest to see what we are all about. By joining with others, you will have riding companions for a wide range of experiences and more opportunities to enjoy the health benefits of bicycling. After three guest rides, the rider is expected to become a member in order to continue riding with the club.