General Ride Info


BVBC Weekend Rides (April through October)
Rides start from a wide variety of start locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin with most routes offering two or three distance options.  Individuals or small groups ride together at a pace that is comfortable for them.  All riders are provided with a cue sheet and map -plus- BVBC members have access to club routes on Ride With GPS (see below).

Rides depart promptly at 9:00AM (May through September), 10:00AM (April and October/early November) or 11:00AM (Thanksgiving through March).  Make sure to arrive early enough to sign in, set up your bike, and greet friends – both old and new.  Please be ready for pre-ride briefing which begins five minutes before the ‘kickstands up’ time.

BVBC Tuesday Morning Rides (May through October)
Tuesday morning rides have resumed though weekly schedule is subject to change based upon Ride Coordinator availability and/or the implementation of any new pandemic related restrictions. Please check the BVBC Facebook page for confirmation of time and location. Routes are determined on day of ride but are typically around 20 miles. This is a leisurely paced group ride.

Saturday, Mar 20, 2021: NOTE NEW STARTING LOCATION!!
The Ride: St Patrick’s Day
The Route: Pantheon Miles: 17
Easy ride through Franklin and Racine County. Does ‘Don’t Hit Me Green’ count as dressing up for the holiday? NEW FOR 2021: The route name remains the same but the start location has moved to the Wheel & Sprocket store across Rawson Ave and Loomis Rd from the restaurant formerly known as Pantheon.

Starting Location:
Wheel & Sprocket – Franklin
7044 S. Ballpark Dr
Franklin, WI 53132

Approximate drive time from Hale Interchange: 10 minutes):
Wheel & Sprocket is located at The Rock Sports Complex – Rawson Avenue just west of 76th Street and Loomis Road. Restrooms are available in the store.
Ride with GPS
One of the benefits of being a BVBC member is free access to the club page on Ride with GPS.  This is a very popular app which provides turn by turn guidance during club rides.  If you’d like the link and instructions for signing up, please send an e-mail request to

Cue Sheets
Click the following link for tips on how to read our cue sheet: Cue Sheet Tips

What if it’s raining?
We don’t like to cancel rides. If in doubt, check the club’s facebook page. We’ll try to post ride cancellations there at least 2 hours ahead of time. Usually, it’s pretty obvious. We won’t ride if there’s a steady rain. We will ride if it’s just a little drizzly, if it’s stopping or if there’s only a chance of rain. Check the radar, sometimes it’s raining at your house but not where the ride is.