A few of my friends are members of the local cycling club and they participate in some of the club rides. I have gone on a few rides with my friends that werent club rides and one Saturday I went on a ride with some of the club members, both of which were fun. I greatly enjoy my rides by myself, but I think it will improve my cycling skills to attend a few of the club rides. They ride two evenings a week and have a couple of different rides on Saturday mornings. You can go on any of the rides without joining the club but I feel like if I am going to participate I should pay for it. Also now that I have invested some of my hard earned money it will give me an incentive to take part in the rides to get my monies worth. My plan is to try to do one ride a week with the club depending on my work schedule.