The Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ) was established in 1978 and is a non-profit, all-volunteer bicycling club dedicated to promoting bicycling for recreation and transportation. We are the largest touring club in New Jersey with more than 1,300 members in approximately 1,000 households. Our club rides schedule is one of the most active in the country, offering approximately 1,000 rides each year. Our year-round schedule of recreational rides for all cycling abilities is published on the rides pages of this website.
In addition to our many weekly club rides, we offer weekend (and longer) tours, led by club volunteers, as well our largest cycling event – the Ramapo Rally. When the weather changes, you’ll find many of our members trade in their wheels for hiking boots and skis, although for insurance reasons BTCNJ can no longer sponsor non-cycling activities. Club members also receive a discount on merchandise purchased at many participating bike shops.
BTCNJ holds a monthly club meeting at the Ridgewood, NJ Public Library, 125 North Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, (201) 670-5600, on the second Thursday of each month, at 7:30 PM. The meeting consists of a short session of club business followed by a one-hour cycling-related program, after which refreshments are served.
BTCNJ is a member of the League of American Bicylists (L.A.B.), a national organization dedicated to bicycle advocacy, education and recreation. Annual BTCNJ events include:
|BTCNJ Picnic||The Ramapo Rally||BTCNJ Year In Review|
|Ride Leader Workshops||Maintenance Clinics||BTCNJ Anniversary Party|
It only costs $22/individual or $42/household for electronic membership, per year, to be a member of the Bicycle Touring Club of North Jersey (BTCNJ). A household membership includes all members of your household (each household member can be added by you to your membership on My Account page). Click Here to learn more about joining BTCNJ