Bike Club Disbanded until further notice
It is with regret that we must inform you that due to liability/insurance issues, the Rainberry Bay Bicycle Club is being disbanded until further notice. Monique Goudreau and Anne Barron resigned on 24 March 2021. We have done some preliminary inquiries and will continue to research our options over the summer with the Rainberry Board and Management and will hold an informal meeting next “season” to discuss our options for moving forward.
The Club could continue if someone would take on the roles of “interim” President and Treasurer. If interested please reach out to Monique. In the meantime group bicycle trips are no longer sanctioned. If you bike in groups you do so at your own risk.
See this article for information about the liability issue
This year’s Bike Club activities held many truly delightful surprises! We hope that other bikers (beginners or experienced) may be enticed to join the Club next season. Even if you very much prefer solitary biking, it’s still nice that we, like-minded people, can get together at a Bike Club meeting to make new friends and discuss like-minded interests. Interests obviously can vary and there can be room for all - depending on participation – from beginners to many levels. We can bike inside the community or discover nearby outside communities - riding on sidewalks and quiet residential streets OR, along the coastal A1A or other highway scenic routes depending on ability level and interest. For a $5 roundtrip fare on weekends, we can hop on the Tri-Rail with our bikes for leisurely rides to discover new scenery anywhere in between Palm Beach and Miami. Of course, enjoying a lunch or coffee along the ride is an added treat.
Close-by Bike Rides departing from Rainberry Bay (often on Saturdays or Sundays)
- Historic Delray: via Swinton Ave, can sidewalk bike to get there – then on very quiet resident streets
Close by communities: Barwick through Sabal Lakes and Bexley park, Sherwood, Chateau Woods, Davis Rd. South
Wakodahatchee: Jog Road off Lake Ida. Wetland sanctuary. boardwalk, very close-up bird watching, alligators, etc.
Green Cay: Hagen Ranch Road off Lake Ida. Wetland sanctuary. Education Centre, long nature viewing boardwalk
Bike & Latte/Brunch: Possible coffee places include: Duncan’s, Coffee District, French Bakery.
Wakodahatchee Sunrise Ride: Weekly on Tuesdays
Further afield Bike Outings:
El Rio: (very wide & easy) paved bike paths close to Costco (get there by bike or vehicle bike-rack)
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge: gravel roads, longer endurance rides
Grassy Waters Preserve: scenic gravel trails through the WPB Solid Waste Authority property
Road Biking along the A1A: Faster & Further Rides: (15 -20 MPH)
West Palm Beach – lush landscapes and mansion ride. Lunch at City Place.
Key Biscayne: scenic ride with very nice parks
Miami & Miami Beach: South Beach, Art-Deco District, Aquarium
Lake Worth: Lake Osborne - John Prince Park
Christmas Rides: Check-out community Christmas decorations from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Afterward, warm up with a Hot Chocolate and Mulled Apple juice or Wine
Geo-Caching: or Scavenger Hunt: Using GPS coordinates and other clues. Join the adventure and find the hidden treasure(s)! Test your hunting instincts ☺ .
In-house Workshops: Possible subjects include: “How to Choose the Best Bike for You”; “How to Adjust Your Bike To Make it Best Fit You”; “How to change a flat tire”; “Introduction to Electric Bikes”.
A lofty Bike Club goal would be to purchase and install an outdoor community Bike Pump Station somewhere in Rainberry Bay. Of course, for this project to see light of day, we would need to do some serious fundraising activities.