Soft Serve Ride Reschedule

If you missed Sheldon Schafer’s Soft Serve Ride because of the weather, you have another opportunity.

Rescheduled Pedal Peoria 50’s Soft Serve Ride Ride to Tuesday August 2nd. Sponsored by the Peoria Riverfront Museum & the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n. All are welcome! No fee or registration For Information Call Ride Leader Sheldon Schafer 682-1876 or sschafer7@gmail.com. Start at corner of Lake and Knoxville. 6:00 p.m. Highlights: 3 classic soft serve Ice Cream stands, ending at Lou’s Drive In

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Registration is open: Ride Illinois 2016 Bike Summit

Registration is now open for the fifth annual Illinois Bike Summit, Monday, September 19, 2016, at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. More information here.

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No Baloney Registration is open!

See all the details here.

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A new source of ride listings…

I just added this link to the Illinois/Midwest Rides page. 

Central Illinois Cycling Calendar  Your guide to cycling events throughout the region. This guide is brought to you through a cooperative effort of bike clubs and bike shops throughout Central Illinois.

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Wanted to buy: good used hybrid

Pam Hoehne is looking to buy a quality good used hybrid to fit a person about 5′ 10″ or 6′. Hers that she shared with her son was stolen. Contact Pam at 339-9777.

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Ride Ataxia

Dear Illinois Valley Wheelmen,

I’m helping to coordinate a charity cycling event that benefits the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). With your organization’s support of attending our charity bike ride, you can help bring people living with FA closer to treatments and a cure.

Event: rideATAXIA Chicago

Date: Sunday, July 24th

For: Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). A non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to cure Friedreich’s Ataxia, a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuromuscular disorder with no treatment or cure. Ride Ataxia is currently the biggest fundraiser for FARA.

Location: Channahon Central Park – Channahon, IL

Website: rideATAXIA.org/chicago

Brief Description: 4, 12, 27, and 50 mile road route options. Fully stocked rest stops, strong SAG support, and delicious post ride food prepared by Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and Carrabba’s. Fundraising benefits the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Fundraising not required but strongly encouraged. For details including route maps and registration visit: rideATAXIA.org/chicago

Registration Fee: $45 Regular Priced Cyclist (No Fundraising Minimum) or $25 Reduced Price Cyclist (With $200 Fundraising Minimum); increases by $5 after 6/24/2016 and $10 for same day registration. Includes ride, Lunch, and event t-shirt.

Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a debilitating multi-system disease and the most common type of inherited ataxia. 1 in 100 people are carriers of the FA gene. What begins as difficulty with balance and coordination progresses over a short period of time to a life altering loss of mobility, energy, speech and hearing, robbing children and young adults of the ability to live active lives. FA also presents serious risk of diabetes and life shortening cardiac disease. As of today, there is no treatment or cure. Fundraising to support FA research is strongly encouraged, but not required.

I am 20 years old and a sophomore at the University of Illinois. I was diagnosed with FA 8 years ago. I will be riding my recumbent bike 12 miles in this years ride. We have THE best post ride food. Come on out and be a part of the cure!
I sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

Emily Young

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National Bike Challenge

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As a club, Fai is leveraging this service to track mileage for the end of year awards. Seamless syncing with many tracking services. Read more here.

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Cycle Classic Tours

We get mail. Here is an offer of commercial European tours.

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The Free Rider Myth – Who Really Pays for the Roads?

I joined Bike Illinois this year, and I have been impressed with some of their literature. The link below points to one of their articles.

Have you ever been harassed by a motorist claiming that, as a cyclist, you don’t pay for the roads? As it turns out, they don’t pay for them either. Read more here.

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Cycling Tuscany

We get mail…

Dear Club Members,

We would like to introduce Cycling Tuscany on the Road to you. This is a fresh cycle tour agency aimed at those who want to enjoy the pleasures of Tuscany on a bike and at the same time being immersed in the culture and flavours of a beautiful region at an affordable price.

Our tours are ideal for the recreational/touring cyclist. We hope you take the time to go to our site www.cyclingtuscany.co.uk and discover for yourself a choice of amazing cycling holiday experiences in this beautiful area of Tuscany.

Would it be possible for you to add this email to your club site or Facebook page?

Many thanks and kind regards,
Derek and Luca

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