The Fremont Freewheelers Bicycle Club (FFBC) is a non-profit club organized for the purpose of promoting all facets of bicycling including leisure, recreational, touring and racing, always with an emphasis on bicycle safety and education.
Formed in 1972, FFBC is a member of numerous local, state and national bicycle organizations that promote and protect the rights and welfare of all cyclists. These organizations include the Bike East Bay (formerly East Bay Bicycle Coalition)(BEB), Bay Area Bike Coalition (BABC), Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC), California Association of Bicycle Organizations (CABO), and the United States Cycling Federation (USCF).
For over 40 years, FFBC has been the proud sponsor of the popular Primavera Century. The Primavera is a club supported bicycle tour of the local area with four different distances: 100 miles (Century), 85 miles, 100 km, and 25 miles. The Primavera is held in April every year, usually on the second or third Sunday.
FFBC also sponsors an annual ride series designed to introduce women to cycling. The Cinderella Training Ride Series is geared toward the completion of the women-only Cinderella 100 km ride sponsored every March by the Valley Spokesmen Bicycle Club. Many of the women who have participated in the Cinderella Training Rides have gone on to become active members of FFBC and the cycling community in general.
The club provides a complete ride schedule for both road and off road (mountain bike) rides. Rides are scheduled for all levels of riding ability — beginning, intermediate and advanced. The complete ride schedule can be found on this site in the ride calendar.
The club also has two active email messaging groups that all members can sign up for. Click on the highlighted text to go to that Group.
- Info Group: This group is targeted to provide up-to-the-minute ride update news regarding activities in the club, in particular ride status changes. For your convenience in getting ride updates on your mobile phone, you can also find this link in the top right hand corner of the webpage – it is labelled “Ride Status Updates”.
- Discussion Group: This group focusing on discussions around biking – advice, items for sale, interesting biking events, etc.