Variety of Club Rides
Regularly Scheduled Rides:
These club rides are for all levels that take place five days a week. See the Ride Schedule
for more information.
Special Destination Rides:
These rides start and end in The Villages. Some of the special destinations include a group lunch or breakfast. Other special rides go to interesting destinations near The Villages such as the Dam Diner, Eaton’s Beach, the Yalaha Bakery, Royal, Sumter County Fair, and the Dade Battle Ground.
We haul our bikes to a location outside The Villages, ride our bikes, meet for lunch, and then haul our bikes back to The Villages. Included are the Withlacoochee Trail, West Orange Trail, Hawthorne Trail, and Florida National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Examples are the December 2014 three-day Tour de Disney ride that started and ended in The Villages and the July 2015 Michigan Magic Away Ride.
Education of both motor-vehicle drivers and bicyclists on safety is key to our club. This effort includes liaison by club members with The Villages Recreation Department, local news media, law enforcement, and other units of government.
A portion of your membership dues are used to pay for bicycling accident medical coverage. In the event you are injured during a ride conducted by the Sumter Landing Bicycle Club, this secondary insurance helps pay medical expenses not covered by your primary medical insurer and is subject both to a deductible and a maximum benefit.
Note: This insurance does not cover cycling related injuries incurred getting to an SLBC ride start, after leaving an SLBC ride during its conduct or after completion of the official ride. This insurance is provided through the League of American Bicyclists. It also does not cover you if you ride with another club (The Villages Bicycle Club, etc.).
We usually have two dinner/dance events a year such as the Valentine's event and Welcome Back Snowbirds event. Many members meet for coffee and other beverages after the regularly scheduled rides. The refreshments provided after our monthly meetings is another opportunity to socialize. Social events are advertised on the club's Events Calendar.
The following businesses offer Sumter Landing Bicycle Club members discounts on purchases.
Bicycle Shops: David's World Cycle Village Cycles Santos Bike Shop
Bicycle Lighting: DiNotte Lighting
Several members have reported this company to be unresponsive to inquires and to items returned to it for service. When these issues are resolved the link will be reinstated.
MVP Athletic Club Membership:
SLBC members have access to a special discount program for membership to MVP. Details are available after becoming a member of the club.
Club members are able to post messages to buy, sell or trade equipment, apparel, etc. It’s free and unlimited.
Member Directory Access
After becoming a member, you will have access to our Member Directory that contains the contact information that you and your fellow members provided when you joined the club.