Member Information

Membership

Our membership is comprised of over 700 adults ranging in age from 18 to 85+.  Club members primarily reside in the following New Jersey counties:  Morris,  Sussex, Hunterdon, Essex, Somerset, Warren, Union, and Passaic. Membership is open to anyone at least 18 years old. See where members liveJOIN on-line, or use a mail-in membership application. Contact the Membership Coordinator ( ) for the following items: Help with joining, renewing, login problems & lost password plus general information about the Morris Area Freewheelers.

Still not convinced?  Listen to our members:  video1  video2.  Check out our MAFW newsletter and sample cue sheet .

Safety Policy

MAFW is committed to promoting safe riding habits for our membership. Toward that end, we have adopted a Safety Policy that we hope will make cycling a safer and even more enjoyable experience for our members.

Tours

We have developed cue sheets for over 600 distinct tours, each beginning from one of 25+ geographically diverse starting points.  Tours vary in length from 15 to 100+ miles, and have varying terrains from flat to very challenging.

Scheduled Rides

Rides are scheduled all year long, depending upon available daylight, as follows:

  • Morning rides on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday year round. 
  • Evening rides on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening between April and October. 
  • Ad-hoc rides are frequently added to the schedule. 
Ride paces range from beginning (Casual) to very fast (A-pace).

The web ride schedule is always 100% up-to-date (including ad-hoc rides).   Our Ride Leaders hand out cue sheets at the beginning of each ride. Canceled rides are deleted from the web schedule immediately, so check the web site before you travel to the ride if the weather is questionable.

You can almost always find a scheduled group ride that matches your biking skills. Click on Ride Schedule, above, for information on pace and terrain definitions.

Multi-Day Rides

We run multi-day rides organized by a ride leader at various geographic locations.  These are usually not local rides.  They give you an opportunity to see various parts of the country from your bike.  Watch the newsletter for new ride announcements.

Minors As Guest Riders

Minors (under 18 years of age) are allowed on one club ride, provided they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must (a) be a member, and (b) stay with the minor during the entire ride.

Social Events

Club social events included in your membership dues are:

.    Two Picnics, Spring and Fall
.    Pizza Party for active Ride Leaders and Other Volunteers
.    Fall Annual Meeting with Guest speakers
.    Winter Holiday Party
.    Spring Ride Season Kickoff Meeting

At these events, drawings are held for biking accessories and gift certificates valid at our sponsoring bike shops.

Newsletter

The club newsletter, the Freewheeler News, is published and available on the club's website 10 times year.  The newsletter and this web site lists our bicycle shop sponsors who offer discounts to members. The newsletter includes member classified ads, articles written by members, general info, etc.  In addition, special edition newsletters are published.

Member Bike Equipment Swap

Members are permitted to place for-sale ads in the newsletter or on our club website Bike & Sell Forums.

For additional club information, click on the FAQ link on this page.