We are extremely excited to launch the 2021 PERIMETER SERIES!!  It's been one of the club's premiier day events in past years.  Complete the perimeter rides in all five boroughs and you earn a Perimeter Patch! We thank Ed DeFreitas, Alfredo Garcia and the late Danny Lieberman for their contributions in starting these rides many years ago when many bike lanes did not exist.  Perimeter Series 2021... Read more

Welcome to Five Boro Bike Club


by Jacqueline Gikow

by Jacqueline Gikow

You don't have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding a bike. You don’t need an expensive bike, special clothes or a high degree of fitness to experience the benefits of riding a bike. Whether you're ride a fancy new carbon bike or an old reliable one, bike riding is a great workout with the fun to keep you going. Riding a bike can add a fitness activity into your day even if you... Read more

by David Meltzer

You have a bike. You have ridden around the neighborhood. Maybe you commute. Now, you have decided to join the 5BBC.And you wonder, what makes a good club rider? This article will attempt to answer that question. Your Bicycle We will start here. I have seen all sorts of bikes on a ride. I've seen expensive titanium bikes. I've seen hybrids. I've seen beach cruisers. But, whatever bike you use on... Read more

The Club is looking for your suggestions on a new website

by David Jendras

  Hi, my name is David Jendras and along with Elyssa Respaut, we are leading the IT Committee of the 5BBC. If you are technically curious and have time to offer the club, please reach out to me at to get involved.   The Board is in the process of deciding how to build a new website and we need your feedback!   We want to know your thoughts on the current website to help... Read more

The Unweekend weekend trip (since 5BBC is not running weekend trips at the moment

by Roy Fischman

Hello fellow 5BBC members. My trip is going out again. I am a leader with 5BBC, a leader with Morris Area Freewheelers and a leader, and past President for 5 years with the Staten Island Bicycling Association. Because this trip is being run through the Staten Island club, it is necessary to join that club to be covered by insurance. The cost is $25 for an individual and $35 for a couple. You can... Read more

A selection of jerseys hats and shorts now available!

by Allan Friedman

How can we enable members to show their pride in 5BBC? Bring Back Products! We are getting back into retail. And giving you a broader selection of jersey designs than ever before. As a Thank You to our members, we have heard your requests to sell jerseys and caps once again. If you liked our 2018 updated historical design, it is available again. For those of you waiting on your past orders, we... Read more

Borough by Borough

by David Meltzer

        You get any group of cyclists together, and inevitably they will start bitching about infrastructure. Crowding on the Brooklyn and Queensboro Bridges. Poorly marked bike lanes. Terrible pavement. And yes, we have a long way to go for safer cycling. But this article is more about looking back and seeing how far we have come. Here are my top five infrastructure improvements - one in each... Read more

We appreciate your patience and are working hard to get rides going

by Maureen Gaffney

To all of our longstanding members we want to take a moment to thank you for your patience and support during the pandemic. To our many new members who are taking up cycling anew or after a long break, we are happy to have you and welcome you to the club. If any member ever has have any questions,  we love hearing from you! Please do not hesitate to e-mail us at It has not... Read more

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