Downers Grove Bicycle Club

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

We're a group of friends with a mission:

  • To promote bicycling for transportation, recreation and better health;

  • To encourage and assist beginning riders, welcome new menbers and be a diverse and inclusive club;

  • To schedule club rides, hold monthly meetings and offer social events;

  • To connect riders of similar skills and interests;

  • To educate members in safe riding practices and bicycle maintenance; and

  • To work with the village to improve cyclists' safety.

Our Ride 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.

Downers Ride of Silence

6:30 PM, Village Hall Parking Lot - May 19, 2021

The Ride of Silence is an international event to commemorate cyclists killed and support those injured while riding on public roads. It helps to raise awareness among motorists, the public and decision makers of the dangers cyclists face on the roads, especially from other traffic.

We'll meet at the Village Hall parking lot at 801 Burlington Ave, on at 6:30 PM and the ride, escorted by Downers Grove law enforcement, will begin at 7:00 PM. Ride is just under 5 miles and there will be club social time at Goldfinger Brewery following the ride. Please bring masks.

Contact if you'd like to help collect waivers for the ride.

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

Video courtesy of Scott Collis