Swarm the Market


Each Friday evening during City Market season we gather to take a leisurely ride in and around downtown Rockford. Swarm the Market is a community ride for cyclists from all skill levels to come together to ride en-masse. The swarm of bikes creates quite a presence downtown. It showcases the growing cycling community in Rockford. It's a great opportunity to meet other cyclists in our area as you cruise with the pack around the Rock River.

This ride is appropriate for riders of all ages and abilities; it’s a no-drop ride so we go at the pace of the slowest rider - no one gets left behind! Following the ride we often gather at Prairie Street Brewhouse for food, drinks, and fellowship.

Meet at the south entrance to City Market, near the intersection of State Street and Water Street. We depart at 7:00 p.m. and ride 5-7 miles, returning to the same point by 8:00 p.m.

The last regular Swarm for 2018 will be Friday, September 28, but we’ll have a special Halloween Swarm on October 26. Get that costume ready!

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