Meet the Regulators Cycling Club
The amazing group decked out in neon yellow and blue jerseys who’ve shown up in force for our last two rides! We appreciate their support and work in the community to share the joys of cycling.
The Regulators Cycling Club originally started in 2012, as a small group of men cycling on Madison County Transit Trails. The club had the intention of meeting to exercise and enjoy fun, outdoor recreational activities. These rides and trails provided the Regulators a safe haven, and it allowed riders the ability to learn how to cycle and encourage other people biking to accompany them on their group rides.
For the next three years, the Regulators met every Saturday morning to ride 50 miles on the trails. As these rides progressed, the Regulators grew and began participating in larger charity events and group rides, local and abroad.
In 2016, the “Regulators Cycling Club” name was officially born. The name came about and was befitting as the one cyclist repeatedly played, “Regulate” by Warren G and Nate Dogg, as the group’s theme song on every ride. The vote was unanimous, and thus began the group’s adventure into becoming stronger cyclists, by incorporating road cycling and group riding at all levels.
The Regulators have been riding together for 9 years and transformed from a small group of men cycling to welcoming all cyclists regardless gender and/or race. The group strongly focuses on promoting cycling, health, and visibility to the Black communities.
The club continues to grow in membership and recognizes that women and minorities are underrepresented in many bike advocacy efforts. The Regulators are driven to grow in the community and partner with many groups and rides in the Missouri and Illinois area!
Follow them on Facebook at The Regulators Cycling Club!