Fat Ugly Cycling Club

Mid-2021, one of our friends found a cycling club on social media and sent them a DM asking if he could join them for a ride. They replied requesting a photograph of himself for their consideration as to whether he would be suitable to join the club. Our friend is no pageant contender, so rather than face certain rejection, he chose instead to defeatedly recount his experience for our lunchtime entertainment. Soon after, the Fat Ugly Cycling Club (FUCC) was born.

福 — Fortune, 友 — Friends

Open to All

Everyone is invited, no matter what you look like, no matter what bike you use, no matter what speed you ride. In order to be as inclusive as possible, we’ll try to look the other way and also allow good looking, fast riders on shiny, expensive bikes to join us. No need to send photos.

Learning, wrenching and riding together tends to build life-long friendships which grow from swapping stories to seeing each other at our worst — with absolutely no judgement. To paraphrase Baltasar Gracián: “To find real friends in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep them is a blessing.” So let’s ride, nerd out and support one another.

Look for the 2023 event schedule here.