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Welcome to the web home of the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club!

Our real home is out on the road enjoying any one of our more than 7500 rides a year.

Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club (SMBC) was founded in 1974 as the Sarasota Bicycle Club and merged with the Manatee Bicycle club in 1989 becoming the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club, Inc. 

We are a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to bicycling for recreation, fitness, exercise, sport and transportation. The club takes an active role in the Sarasota-Manatee area to further the interests and safety of all bicyclists and to the improvement of bike infrastructure.

Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned rider we’ve got a group and a ride for you.  Our rides are open to members and non- members alike. Check our rides and events calendar for a listing of current and future rides. 

We also sponsor special weekend rides where the club will provide refreshments after the ride.  You will also find that many of our members ride multi day rides both in the state and nationally.   Join us and you’ll find a welcoming group who love to ride.

The benefits of becoming a member are numerous and are listed at our Become a Member Today! page.   Those benefits most often cited are the extensive ride schedule, the fun of riding with a group of like- minded individuals, the safety of a group ride and the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

We’re a totally volunteer run club and look to our members for their support in a variety of ways;  from leading our group rides, helping to organize social events, assisting with web site maintenance, helping with our children’s Bike Safety Rodeo events to board leadership to mention a few.

Volunteer opportunities are a great way to meet new people, become involved with the club and to make a difference.  Don’t be that person who thinks someone else will answer the call, be that person who gets involved.  Volunteer Today! Come ride with us, be a part of our community, a community who loves to ride.  

You’re always welcome at SMBC.

Cyclefest Sponsors (click the image to go to the sponsor website)