July 14 (Friday): Summertime in Tazewell County: Now that summer is in full swing, it is time to travel some Tazewell County trails and roads and enjoy some good Tazewell County food. We’ll begin our 35-mile journey at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Park in East Peoria (home of the Fon du Lac Park Administration Building, 201 Veterans Drive). We’ll proceed up the nearby Morton Trail through Morton and Deer Creek to enjoy brunch at the Busy Corner Restaurant in Goodfield. Please let Barb Drake (email@example.com) know if you can make it so she can advise the restaurant on how many to expect. Thanks to Larry Trollope for volunteering to lead this ride.
Dirk is unavailable. June 22, 29 Tandem Rides are Show & Go.
At the end of each year, IVW recognizes high mileage members. To make tracking easier, we pull the figures tracked by The National Bike Challenge. That service is free and allows automatic syncing with Strava and other methods. Here is a link that explains how to do it.
Incidentally, this is how we track and recognize mileage for our club’s end of the year recognition. Join and specify the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n as your club affiliation and you are automatically in the running for our recognition as well as that of the National Bike Challenge. If you configure it, this service can automatically connect to your Strava account as well.
The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists and encouraging countless new riders to use bicycle to improve their health, save money and help the environment. In its simplest form, it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, friends, family, coworkers and the greater community to ride more. It doesn’t matter if you’re riding hundreds of miles a week or just getting back in the saddle, everyone is welcome to join.
The National Bike Challenge aims to unite 75,000 riders to pedal 35 million miles from May 1, 2017 until September 30, 2017. It is also a fun way for participants to interact with other riders in the online community, track improvement on a local, state and national level and win prizes. Yes, NBC has monthly prize giveaways just for participating. All mileage counts towards getting you to qualify the next level of prizes regardless if you ride your bike for fitness, commuting or grocery shopping. Even if you don’t get selected for the monthly prize, every participant is a winner with improve health, saving money and helping the environment by reducing carbon footprint. The Challenge is a successful partnership between PeopleForBikes and Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Natural Brand. To join in the fun for this year’s event, go to www.nationalbikechallenge.org.
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.
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