Established in 1978, DCC promotes fun and fitness through bicycling, participates in the recreational, travel and transportation uses of bicycles, and supports educational and legislative efforts for the safe and effective use of bicycles.
On the first Sunday in May, we host The Metro Grand Spring Tour (MGST). Nearly 1000 riders participate yearly on our well-organized and supported tour, enjoying country roads, redbud trees in bloom, a pancake breakfast and homemade cookies.
Proceeds from MGST make it possible for the club to contribute to the Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance, the Program to Educate All Cyclists, the Michigan Mountain Biking Association, the International Velodrome in Rochester Hills, Michigan Youth Cycling, Ride 2 Recovery, and more. DCC is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists and the League of Michigan Bicyclists.
The club subsidizes many activities for members, including the awards banquet, the Last Dozen Ride and potluck, a summer ice cream ride, an annual picnic, and a trip to the velodrome. We sponsor weekly group rides organized for all seasons and skill levels. Programs and speakers are featured at meetings, our unique DCC cycling apparel is made available exclusively to members, and both Al Petri and Sons bicycle shops offer discounts to holders of a membership card. Our monthly newsletter, the SPOKE 'n WORD, is distributed to the membership and is available online.