The Downers Grove Bicycle Club offers terrific bike riding opportunities throughout the year and social gatherings and friendships through our shared interest in cycling. With over 100 members, we are small enough to get to know one another through rides and social activities. Our members include all levels of cyclists. Whatever your level of experience, we welcome you to join us.

Our Mission

Membership Meetings

Membership meetings provide club business updates, open discussions on club activities and policies, and feature speakers on subjects of interest. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month throughout the year, either virtually or in person at a venue to be announced.   Meeting updates are sent to members through our Google Group

Administrative Roles

We are an all-volunteer organization with four elected officers and a host of appointed coordinators to administer club functions. Please let us know if you would like to help with any of these tasks or have any skills that may be useful to the club. 


Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week, with the expectation that special events will cause a slight increase.

Vice President

Average Monthly Time Commitment: 2-4 hours, depending on ad-hoc assignments and availability of the president and secretary.


Average Monthly Time Commitment: 1-2 hours.


Average Monthly Time Commitment: 2-4 hours, including Board meetings

Advocacy Coordinator  

The Advocacy Chair’s role, is to work to improve bicycling in Downers Grove to enhance cycling’s impact on transportation, recreation, and health. 

Chairs Advocacy committees:

Advocacy Issues: 

Works with:

Average Monthly Time Commitment: 5+ hours, including Board meetings and club m,,eetings. 

Digital Services Coordinator

Average Monthly Time Commitment: prepare & present Board and ad hoc status reports: 0 - 2.5 hours; respond to administrator IT inquiries: 0 - 1 hours; document, monitor, maintain and update digital resources: 0.5 - 4 hours; recommend and develop new resources: 0+ hours. 

Marketing Coordinator  (formerly Social Media)

Average Monthly Time Commitment: 2 hours

Membership Coordinator

Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week; additional time in Q4 preparing memberplanet for the next season: 4 hours; additional time processing new memberships in January: 1 hour/week.

Ride Coordinator

Average Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week, mostly to send out emails soliciting ride leader commitments and publishing scheduled rides, posting to Facebook, Google distribution group, and the club calendar.

Social Coordinator

The Social Chair’s role is to improve the value of club membership by providing social activities which allow members to know each other better, thus developing stronger ties to the club.

Chair Social Committee;

Average Monthly Time Commitment: 3+ hours, including Board and club meetings.