There will be no ride leader on June 29 and July 6. It will be a show and go if anyone wants to ride.
Starting tomorrow night, Thursday, June 23, 2016, the next three weeks will be Show & Go rides. Same time, same place, whoever shows up goes for a ride. Enjoy and we will see you on Thursday, July 14th.
Dirk & Michelle
I just updated the page on Club Information > Routes Book. I duplicated that page in this post to announce the IVW board decision to give away PDF’s of this book. I will leave this post up for a month, but the page mentioned above will continue. Enjoy.
In 2008, former IVW prez Kathy John organized a project to document favorite local riding routes of IVW members. The goal was to create a reference manual that could be used by locals and visitors to find safe and fun places to ride. Our project eventually evolved into a book of 50 local routes, and 50 recipes provided by those IVW members who did not know enough about local riding to provide a route. Routes provide information such as a safe starting location, items of interest along the way, an overall-view map, cue sheet, and notes section. As an added bonus, each book comes with a CD-Rom containing each route in PDF form, and a downloadable GARMIN route if you have the appropriate/compatable GPS unit.
The Routes and Recipes books were available in local bike shops for years, at a cost that varied with shop, generally 15-20 dollars. We also sold them directly to people that requested copies.
In 2016, with all known copies sold, the IVW board decided to allow downloading of the PDF to anyone that desired a copy. Use with care as advertisers, links, and routes will no doubt be impacted by time. Since we are giving away this PDF, we don’t plan another printing.
We hope you enjoy this book!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I have had more that one contact asking when this year’s ride will be held. See title. I have it on our club calendar as well — stay tuned for details.
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.