Tom & Fred 8/25 Ride Details

Ride Notification, August 25 2016

Everyone,
WEATHER PERMITTING, there will be an IVW Thursday morning group ride on Thursday, August 25, 2016

Here are the ride details:
Route Planner/Guide: Fred Smiser
Starting Location: Pekin VFW Corner of 14th street and VFW Road, Pekin, IL

NOTE: VFW Road is closed from the Wal-Mart side (Towerline Rd).
So, you can come South on 14th Street to VFW Road, and you will see the VFW parking lot on the SW corner of the new intersection.
Coming Via Rte 29: VFW Road from Route 29 to 14th Street is now open. So you can come into the Pekin VFW from Rte 29 now.

Start Time: 8:00 AM. Please be ready to ride at 8:00 AM
Starting Date: August 25 2016
Planned Distance: 40-45 miles depending upon wind and weather.
Ride Level: Level II. This is a no drop group ride. We will regroup frequently and nobody will be left behind. Average speed should be 12-14 mph, depending upon wind conditions.
Planner/Guide Phone: Home: (309)346-9735 Cell: 241-7431
Planner/Guide E-Mail: smizz444@gmail.com
Ride cancellation via: If the ride is cancelled, Tom Dorigatti will handle the cancellation. Notification will be via e-mail to those on the e-mail listing. There is no way to get cancellation notice onto the web-site fast enough. Tom will try to get ride cancellation out by 6:00AM on Thursday morning. If things are really not looking good, I’ll send a notice on Wednesday evening.
Ride Notes:
Plan on a Casey’s stop (or a lunch stop) mid-ride. The group can decide whether to eat mid-ride or to eat at Pfeifer’s in S. Pekin near the end of the ride.
We haven’t ridden the planned route in quite some time, so it should be fun! We are hoping that the new bridge across the Mackinaw River on Towerline Road is open so we can use that route that we haven’t been able to use at all this year!

Tom D.

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New biking law is born from tragedy

SPRINGFIELD — State laws for Illinois drivers already say bicyclists have the same rights and duties as people in automobiles.

But a death and a tossed traffic ticket have led to further clarity that bikes and cars are treated as equals under the state’s rules of the road.

Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed House Bill 5912, which amends the Illinois Vehicle Code to state that every bicyclist on a highway is entitled to all of the rights, “including, but not limited to” the ones dealing with right of way.

Read the full article here.

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Fai Mok’s 8/27 Dunlap Level 2 ride is show and go

August 27th is the IVW’s No Baloney ride, and Fai will be working/riding that event.

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Decided to Ride Pictures


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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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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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