Contact Senator Kirk and Congressman LaHood’s offices to voice your support

An email from Jasmine Fuller to our club president:

Hi Fai!

I hope you had a great weekend and are staying warm today with all the snow! I apologize for the late notice, but I want to let you and Illinois Valley Wheelm’n know about a campaign action taking place this Wednesday, February 10:

This Wednesday, February 10, hundreds of folks across Illinois will be calling in to Senator Kirk and Congressman LaHood’s offices to voice their support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Antiquities Act. The Facebook event can be found here, and an infographic about how to make the call on Wednesday is attached to this email.

Just last week, Kirk voted in favor of the Antiquities Act, so we’re feeling optimistic that he’ll stand up for LWCF, too, with a reminder from constituents, so flooding his office with support for public parks and lands on Call In Day has the potential to make a huge difference. As per usual, the more the merrier!

Would Illinois Valley Wheelm’n be able to share info about this action with people via Facebook or email?

(Additionally, if folks are interested in helping out further with community outreach on February 10 itself, they should feel free to contact me!)

Please let me know if I can provide you with any additional information, and thanks for all of your support!

All my best,
Jasmine

P.S., I’m not certain if you’ve heard about this event yet, but I thought it might be of interest to you! https://www.facebook.com/events/1673155556300721/

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Going to the Vuelta a Espana?

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I am planning to ride/watch the last 11 days of the Vuelta a Espana this year. If anybody is interested in going along they can contact me. I can be reached by email or phone.

Jack Welch
jack_welch_34@comcast.net
309-387-6117

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watchLAB – Cyclists Needed for Paid Research Study! ($225)

We received this email:

Hello,

My name is Daphne, and I’m a project manager for watchLAB a market research company with offices in Chicago & San Francisco. We put together research studies for clients and find the right people for studies, and pay them for their feedback and opinions.

We are currently looking for interested individuals, ages 25-45, in the San Francisco & Chicago metro areas to participate in an online study, and we specifically need those that are avid mountain and/or road cyclists, to provide insights and opinions on bicycles and
accessories, as well as share your own experiences with cycling.

Please note that participation in these research studies is completely confidential and used only for research purposes. There are absolutely no sales involved.

Here are the details:
Dates: February 5-14
Length of time: ~2 hours
Location: Online
Incentive: $225 total

If interested, please call our office at 312-235-6179 and reference Project Cypress. A customer representative will ask you a series of pre-qualifying questions, and the call should take about 15 minutes.

Note that availability is limited, so please call as soon as possible to see if you qualify for the research! Referrals are welcome – feel free to also share this information with anyone you know who might be interested!

Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Daphne


Daphne Hussey | Project Manager
o. +1 312.235.6179
e. daphne.hussey@watchLAB.com
watchLAB
201 Post St, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

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2016 Lakes of Northern Italy Bike Tour

We received this email:

2016 our overall offering: http://www.gpsvarese.it/i_vacanze_bicicletta.asp

Lake Maggiore – Lake Como – Lake Varese – Lake Lugano – Madonna del Ghisallo

We have something for everyone, from the casual rider to the “well seasoned” rider, and for non-rider too.

For any information and reservation, please contact directly Eco Bike Hotel Ungheria at Varese, your cycling base in Italian Lake District:

Viale Borri 98 – 21100 Varese VA (Italy) – Phone +39 0332 264 325
bike@hotelhungheria.com
http://www.hotelungheria.it/en/bike-hotel-in-varese/
For cycling tips, please get in touch with GPSVarese: info@gpsvarese.it

No matter what your fitness level is, every day the ride can be designed to challenge you or alternately give you an easier day, if needed. All daily rides start from our Eco Bike Hotel Ungheria located in the town of Varese.

The hotel is family owned and operated for three generations. All the family works here. Eco Bike Hotel Ungheria and GPSVarese are composed by the same team that works together.

Shrine of Madonna del Ghisallo the Patroness of cyclists:
http://www.gpsvarese.it/i_news_dettaglio.asp?ID=106
The small Chapel is at Magreglio (CO) between the two branches of Lake Como. It is venerated by international cycling as patroness of cycling and the place has become the focus of many riders’ pilgrimages.

We look forward to having you on tour ! Best regards,
Stefano Argenti

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Fiji and Jasmine Pedal Around the World

Fiji and Jasmine

Bike Peoria Presents: Fiji and Jasmine Pedal the World!
Here is info for calendar/public service announcements for two events: one on 2/26 and one on 2/27

https://www.facebook.com/events/1673155556300721/

Date: 02/26/2016
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Ear in the Envelope, inc. 820 SW Adams Peoria, IL
Presented By: Bike Peoria (http://www.bikepeoria.org/)
For More Info Contact Tim Beeney at (309)323 1404
All ages welcome and admission is free. However, donations are welcome and encouraged. All donations go towards supporting Jasmine and Fiji’s journey.

On March 1, 2016 Jasmine Reese and her dog Fiji will embark on a ’round the world bicycle tour. Jasmine will be in Peoria to share stories of her previous cross country bicycle tour, tell about her upcoming adventure and also play some violin. Did I mention she is also a violinist? Part of her plan is to play with and learn from as many fellow musicians musicians as she can meet along the way. Please join us at Ear in the Envelope for this special evening and check here for other chances (soon to be confirmed) to meet Jasmine.
here are a couple of Jasmine’s links if you would like to follow her adventures: www.facebook.com/FiJaPAW.official and www.FiJaPAW.com/support-us
This event is free. However, donations are encouraged, greatly appreciated and will go completely towards helping Jasmine on her journey.

We are also hosting Jasmine earlier in the day at the NAACP building. Details are not yet final for that visit

https://www.facebook.com/events/1117113641632055/
Bike Peoria Lunch and Music Potluck for Jasmine Reese
NAACP PEORIA BRANCH
101 N MacArthur Hwy, Peoria, Illinois 61605
Bike Peoria will be holding a lunch and music potluck with soon to be world bicycle traveller, Jasmine Reese. “What does this mean?” you ask. Well, please bring lunch food to share- healthy and/or vegetarian encouraged, but not required. If you are a musician, please bring your instrument and jam with Jasmine! This will be “unplugged”- accoustics only, please. She plays violin, by the way. Plenty of bicycle parking! see you there!
10:30am- 2:30pm on Saturday February 27, 2016
call 509 323 1404 for more info

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LIB is now Ride Illinois

Ride Illinois Logo
October 19, 2015
New name, new logo, new website

Since 1992, the League of Illinois Bicyclists has been dedicated to one mission – to improve bicycling conditions around the state so that more people can safely and easily ride in Illinois. Over the years, we have evolved from a state chapter of the League of American Bicyclists to an independent organization with a strong advocacy voice in Springfield and municipalities all around the state. In that time, our membership has increased from a few hundred people to more than 2,200 Illinois residents thanks to your support!

Today, we are excited to introduce ourselves as Ride Illinois. It’s a name that reflects the growing popularity of bicycling statewide and aligns a broad range of people with our mission. It’s a name that clearly demonstrates what happens when our work succeeds and bicycling becomes safer and more accessible across the state. It’s an action-oriented name that embodies the goal of our organization and will inspire everyone who rides a bike to Ride Illinois.

We’re also excited to present our new logo and website. We’ve modernized our logo and put a bicycle front, center, and in motion against the distant background of one of our state’s most bike friendly cities. Our new website is technologically up to date and offers us abundant opportunity to visually showcase how people throughout our state Ride Illinois.

Our mission remains the same, and we will continue to work for more bike friendly roads and trails, more favorable policies and legislation, and more education on sharing our roads safely. Our new name will help position us for future growth and inspire stronger support from new partners – individuals, businesses, peer organizations, and communities across the state. We also hope that this exciting change strengthens your interest in our mission, and that we can count on your loyal support!

We will continue to work statewide for better bicycling, so you can get out there and Ride Illinois!

Special thanks go to Someoddpilot for working with us through the rebranding process and creating a modern and friendly website we hope you’ll enjoy visiting often. We were very lucky to work with a team who care about our mission and are as enthusiastic about riding as we are.

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Cycling Tuscany

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.

Many thanks and kind regards,
Derek and Luca

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2016 GITAP Details Are Available

Ride Illinois Logo

Check it out on their website.

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Bike Fridays for sale

Blue(1)and Green(1) Bike Fridays American made in Eugene, Oregon.  Purchased in 2003 for $862.30 each.  Bikes were used on about 5 airplane vacations.  Bikes were ridden about 30 to 40 days.  Sale includes all accessories which were all part of the original sales price:  1 air pump, 2 travel hard plastic cases, and 2 under seat accessory bags.  Asking price:  $550. Each.  One owner and well maintained.  Call Sandi or George Burrier, 309-266-5085
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