The Original Members Bike Club (TOMBC) also known as The Original Mineola Bike Club was established in 2010 and reformed in 2014. TOMBC provides challenging rides geared towards local cyclists looking to bring their cycling experience to a higher level. Our rides, training sessions and competitions will keep you stimulated, informed and hungry for more. If you're looking to bring your cycling experience to the next level give TOMBC a try.
TOMBC members range from advanced to intermediate. During cycling season, we run 2 levels of rides to help accommodate all riders (see below). Our group rides are designed for cyclists that are experienced and that understand how to ride in a group. All riders must have a basic understanding of how to ride in a pack and must be able to ride for long periods of time in varying terrain prior to riding with TOMBC.
We are NOT a business based club in which money or a shop dictates how the club should run. The members of TOMBC are the driving force and this is why we renamed the club to Members Bike Club. Although we have wonderful sponsors to provide for our cycling needs, it is the MEMBERS that influence the future and growth of the club.
TOMBC meets every Saturday and Sunday for club rides. All rides start at 8:00 am (subject to change). Ride details will be posted on the TOMBC Facebook group page and our website weekly. Listed below is the breakout of the 3 levels:
*Anyone unable to stay with the A Level group can drop back and wait for the B Level group to sweep you up. Both A & B level rides follow the same route.
*"All A & B rides will ride at a challenging tempo and will often push the group's limits. After every hard efforts such as climbs, long fast flat sections, sprints, etc., the groups will regroup. Anyone that fails to stay with their group will have a chance to rejoin the group. Groups will wait for riders either by soft pedaling or by stopping at intersections. Regrouping will be done within reason as to not interrupt the flow of the ride. It is each rider's responsibility to know the route in case they are unable to rejoin the group after the allotted time. Maps of routes are available weekly as a GARMIN link and should be reviewed or uploaded onto your bike computer to ensure you can return to the starting location safely.