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Sumter Landing Bicycle Club

Safe, Healthy, Fun Cycling in The Villages, Florida

Florida Bicycle Association's 2016 Bike Club of the Year!   ~   #1 Ranked Cycling Club in 2017 per BikeJournal.com!

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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.

Away Rides:  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.

Multi-Day Rides:  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.

Safer Cycling

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.

Insurance

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.).

Social Events

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.

Events Calendar

Member Discounts

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

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.

Classified Ads

Club members are able to post messages to buy, sell or trade equipment, apparel, etc.  It’s free and unlimited.

Classified Advertisements

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.