CycleThe Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association is Long Island's largest cycling club. Organized in 1977, we are a club made up of all ages and cycling abilities. Active members enjoy riding together year round in a relaxed and friendly group atmosphere. Our rides range from short, easy trips for beginners, to moderately-paced tours with snack breaks, to fast, challenging rides for the more competitive minded. Volunteer club members organize group rides, leaving from various locations throughout Mid-Suffolk and the East End. Their routes provide us a wonderful variety of places to tour and explore.


SBRA promotes cycling of all abilities for health, fitness and fun. Come ride with SBRA.

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Members Total Mileage since Nov. 1st (2018) ... Number of Rides = 517 ... Total Miles ridden by Members = 81,358
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    Sad News ... Ed Karpf

    Ed Karpf, a longtime member of SBRA, has passed away. Ed, his wife Harriet and his daughter Michelle and son-in-law Richard Dittmar have been active members of SBRA since before 2000. Ed will be missed by many members remembering his smile and participantion in club activities.

    The burial is with immediate family only.

    How to Join or Renew with SBRA

    SBRA Membership provides great value, all for only $30 annually
    SBRA Membership provides unlimited access to our website and club rides, participation in club-sponsored rides and events, electronic delivery of our Rolling Wheels newsletter, discounts at our local bike shop sponsors, new cycling friends, and so much more!
    An SBRA Annual Membership is from March 1 through February 28 each year
    (click here for more information). First time members joining after November 1, membership will automatically carry over to the new term starting on March 1st.

    SBRA Members can now get 20% OFF on any Road ID products!

    SBRA Members can use a coupon code good for 20% off of each order placed during the designated period.
    LIMITED TIME OFFER!
    This special offer is open to all SBRA club members ONLY.

    DISCOUNT START DATE: 2/1/19
    DISCOUNT END DATE: 3/31/19 (Midnight)

    Click Here to learn more.
    NOTE: You MUST LOGIN to access this discount information.

    SBRA Annual Swiezy / Pope Memorial Montauk Railroad Century 2019

    Date and Time of Event: 
    Sat, 06/08/2019 - 7:00am
    Status: 
    a go

    BBB logoThe "Swiezy / Pope" Montauk Railroad Century continues. Join SBRA for Long Island's premier 100 mile ride. The 100 mile ride starts at the Babylon train station and the Metric Century (62 mile) ride starts at Mastic train station. Riders receive snacks and a comfortable ride back from Montauk on the LIRR (if registered with the train ticket option). Bicycles are individually padded by our experienced club members and returned to train station by moving van.

    AGAIN THIS YEAR ... there will be an option for riding a Metric Century.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!
    To participate you MUST BE A CURRENT SBRA Member by MARCH 31, 2019 (no exceptions).
    All payments must be received by June 1st.

    Winter Bicycling - Tips to get you safely through the winter

    Winter Bicycling                       
    Paul Miklean, SBRA Education and Safety Director Elect

    Years ago, I led an SBRA ride in the winter.  The wind chill was either in the high teens or low twenties and there were a total or 4 of us on the ride.  One of the riders said to me, “I think you broke a record for the coldest SBRA ride ever.” 

    Coming from a skiing background, high teens or low twenty wind chill is the standard temperature to ski.   What is needed is wearing the right clothing.  As I’ve skied in temperatures well below zero, my thinking was, if I can ski comfortably with the right clothing, why not wear the right clothes and bike?

    At first it might seem a daunting activity, bundling yourself up to ride through winter cold, but in Long Island, bicycling can be a 4-season sport allowing for winter exercising, heart pumping, blood flowing and calorie burning. 

    MTB season is approaching, do you have your DEC Permit?

    We're heading into another MTB, hiking, cross country ski and snow shoe season.
    With that some of the trails we use require the NY State Land Access Permits. The permits are free and are good for three years. For those who don't have the permit can apply online. It's simple and is ready to print immediately.
    Visit this page to learn more: https://www.sbraweb.org/node/6490

    Ride with GPS "Club Account" is now available to all SBRA Members

    GREAT NEWS ... as of April 6, 2018 ...
    And thanks to a club member suggestion (thanks Dan R!), SBRA has now aquired a "Club Account" on Ride with GPS.
    SBRA Members can now join the Club Account if you use Ride with GPS and would like to eliminate your annual cost.

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    SBRA is a member of bicyclelongisland.org.


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