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Experience the pure joy of cycling!
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What better way to get in shape?
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Cyclists are some of the nicest people!
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We share what we know!
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We service the community!
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Discounts, Accident Insurance, Newsletters & more!
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Individual, Family & College plans - you won't be sorry!
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Experience the pure joy of cycling!
Read More
What better way to get in shape?
Read More
Cyclists are some of the nicest people!
Read More
We share what we know!
Read More
We service the community!
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Discounts, Accident Insurance, Newsletters & more!
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Individual, Family & College plans - you won't be sorry!
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The Williamsburg Area Bicyclists is a recreational bicycling club based in Williamsburg, Va.   We offer a variety of ride options, for the beginner through the experienced cyclist.   If you are a member, log in with your username and password to access our Member Only features, such as the Ride Calendar, Message Board, Cue Sheet library and access to other club information.  If you are not yet a member we encourage you to join us as our guest on one of our rides and experience for yourself how rewarding group riding can be.  When you are ready to join, click on the "Join or Renew" link above. 

Enjoy the benefits of being a member of the Williamsburg Bicycle Club:

With the advent of social media where you can create informal groups and share information, you might wonder why bother to join a formal bicycle club.  Consider this:

  • Make new friends and find riding partners
  • Participate with the WAB in regular weekly and monthly bicycle riding opportunities - more than 200 scheduled rides annually!
  • Access to our Route Library - containing over 250 excellent routes in the Williamsburg area!  Your WAB membership includes membership in our Ride With GPS Club Account, enabling premium features for navigation and off-line maps normally requiring a Premium Ride With GPS account (an $80 value).
  • Secondary accident insurance for injuries sustained on club rides.
  • Regular informative Membership Meetings where you can learn and share with other like-minded bicycling enthusiasts
  • Monthly Newsletter keeps you up to date with local bicycling news and opportunities
  • Interactive website filled with lots of bicycling information including the Scheduled Rides, Club Events, Ride Logs, Message Board and more.
  • WAB members ... with more than 300 there is a large pool of expertise and opportunities to get the most out of cycling.
  • Discounts of 10% off list price for bicycle parts, accessories and clothing at many area bicycle shops!
  • A wide array of rides and off-the-bike meetings featuring good fellowship, food and presentations on topics of interest!
We offer Individual memberships for $25 or $45 (1 or 2 year), family memberships for $40 or $55 (1 or 2 year) and college student one-year memberships for $15.  To join or renew CLICK HERE to renew on-line or  print out this Membership Application Form, fill it out and send it with your check or money order to the address shown on the application.
 

If you are either new to cycling, new to the Williamsburg area or just looking for a way to get more actively engaged in cycling, this page is for you!

The Williamsburg Area Bicyclists sponsors club rides where members and visitors come together and ride a designated “route” in the Williamsburg area.  These rides are classified by difficulty (both pace and distance).  Ride leaders provide the routes in the form of “cue sheets” and strive to facilitate safe and enjoyable experiences for all participants.

One of the benefits of membership in the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists is free access (with Premium features) to the over 300 routes that are in the WAB Club Account on Ride With GPS (RWG).  These routes are downloaded into the WAB website for convenient access to create cue sheets and display on the website Calendar.  Many of our WAB members regularly load the RWG route onto their GPS bike computer so that they can get "turn-by-turn" navigation.  Depending upon the make and model of the bike computer, the process to load the route is different, and the Ride With GPS help site has some good information - just search on your bike computer model (like "Garmin 810").

But even if you don't have a GPS bike computer, if you have an Apple or Android phone, you can get turn by turn guidance, with voice prompts for upcoming turns. 

1.  If you haven't already done so, create a free Ride With GPS user account.

2.  After you create your account, click on this link to join the WAB Club Account.

3.  Download and install the Ride With GPS App on your smartphone

4.  Login on the smartphone app with your Ride With GPS username and password

5.  On the Home Screen of the app, tap on the link Williamsburg Area Bicyclists 

6.  On the next screen click on "Organization Routes.  "This will provide a list of all the routes in the WAB Route Library.

 

7.  Find the route you want and click on that route. (Note: you can search by keyword in the "filter" field).  

 

8.  Click "Navigate" and you should be good to go!  (You only need to Download if you will be riding in an area where you won't have data service).

 

If you capture your rides on Strava, it is easy to link your Strava account to Ride Logs so that you don't need to re-enter your rides on the WAB Ride Logs web page.  Just follow these steps:

 

1.  Set Your Preferences

  • Click on the  icon to change your preferences.  Set Enable Strava Download - Yes.
  • Set the Strava Start Date.  Strava rides will be downloaded from this date forward.  If a Strava ride falls upon the same date as a manually entered Ride Log, you will be given the option to keep only the Strava ride, only the Ride Log ride or both.
  • Click "Save & Close"

 

2. Authorize to Strava

After you Save & Close, you will be redirected to the Strava website and prompted to authorize via your Strava account.  This is a "one-way" process - only rides from Strava are downloaded to Ridelogs.  Rides are never uploaded to Strava.  

3.  Click on the "List" Icon

Now that you have authorized, anytime you click on the icon, a "pull" request to Strava is automatically initiated.  Any new Strava rides that had not been previously downloaded with be downloaded at that time.  From here you can also edit or delete rides, or see the detail of your ride by clicking on the ride date of your ride.  

 

That is all there is to it - just remember - click on the List icon to cause the Strava rides to be downloaded!

 

In addition, once a day (normally at 1 AM) a synchronization will occur.  You will be notified via e-Mail if any rides have been download.

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Upcoming "Open" Rides

Cycling Without Age

Make a Donation to Cycling Without Age Williamsburg

Click HERE or on the image to learn more!

Williamsburg Area Bike Rides

NEW & REVISED March 2016!

A Guide to Cycling Routes in and around Williamsburg, Virginia

This comprehensive Cycling Route Guide features 26 Bike Routes (Including rides on the new Virginia Capital Trail) with full color professionally designed maps

Click HERE or on the image above for details and order information

Family Member - Get Your Own Username!

If you are an adult family member of an existing WAB Family Membership, you are entitled to get your own username/password to log in to use the Message Board or other Members Only Features.  All you need is the username and member number of the current primary family member and then fill out this form.  Further instructions are found on the form.  It may take a day or two to process.  Questions?  email webmaster@wabonline.org