Downers Grove Bicycle Club

Rolling since 2006 on roads, trails, bike paths, gravel, dirt, and even snow.

Our Ride/Event Calendar

Everyone is welcome to join a DGBC ride.  We limit non-members to two rides per season.  

Please refer to the Using Google Calendar section of our calendar page for information on using Google Calendar and tips to receive event notifications by phone, computer, tablet, or by email.

Upcoming Events

March 14, 2023, 7-8 PM: General Meeting, 2023 Kickoff
Save the date for the first Member Meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7PM at the Lincoln Center (Room 503) in Downers Grove. This first one of the year will be open to the public and include a full review of the planned events for 2023. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet the new club officers, ride leaders, and other members of the club. We are planning to talk more about new rides and routes, the Ride with GPS club benefit, all of the advocacy efforts, and more! 


Ride of Silence participants, May 18, 2022

2022 Ride Guide

The 2022 Ride Guide, created by Ride Illinois, is filled with details about many enjoyable rides, links for easy registration, safety tips and more!

Ride Illinois is a member-supported nonprofit organization. Downers Grove Bicycle Club is proud to support Ride Illinois as an affiliated bicycle club at the Silver Level.  You can also become a member at the individual level or make a donation to support their work, so they can continue to provide training and advocate for cycling.

Download your copy of the 2022 Ride Guide on the Ride Illinois website.

Training for Ride Leaders and Sweeps*

A training session is scheduled for May as weather allows. Additional details will be shared shortly via email and Discord. 

Interested in being a ride leader or sweep? Please consider attending! 

*What's a "sweep"?  That's a rider who rides at the back of the group and makes sure no one gets left behind.  All ride leaders appreciate having a sweep, so if you're interested in helping, please join this training session.  

To order a club jersey contact Dennis Mariasis, 312-520-2525, at lifebehindbarscycling.com

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Video courtesy of Scott Collis