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 2,000 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. We organize and run one of the largest and longest-running cycling event – the Ramapo Rally. Club members receive a discount on the registration fee for the Ramapo Rally. We are also affiliated with many bike shops in the area who offer our members discounts on merchandise.
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 7:00 PM. The meeting consists of a short session of club business followed by a one-hour cycling-related program, after which refreshments are served.