New Sunday Club Ride

These details can also be found in our ride listings and on the calendar:

Leader(s): Randy Anderson
Location: Junction City Shopping Center (Bushwhacker)
Start Time: Late afternoon on Sundays. RSVP if interested to schedule a time.
Starting Date: 07/12/2015
End Date: 09/13/2015
Typical Distance: 10 miles along the Rock Island Greenway
Ride Level: Beginner/Family
Leader Phone: 309-264-3391
Leader E-Mail:
Ride Notes: This ride is focused on encouraging children to participate in cycling, becomes physically fit, and go further than they thought possible. It is assumed that each child can ride a bike for at least a couple of miles or will be on a tag-along with a parent. each child must have an accompanying adult who also participates in the ride (no dropping off). All riders must wear a properly fitting bicycle helmet.

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No Baloney Electronic Registration Is Open

Ready to register? Go directly to the electronic registration here.

Want to know more first? Read all the details on the No Baloney website here.

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Thursday Night Tandem Ride Location Change

Beginning June 4th, Dirk’s Thursday night tandem ride is moving to a new starting location. It was meeting from the Cross Point Church in East Peoria. Beginning June 4th, it will start from 2200 South Main Street in Morton. This is the strip mall that houses the Morton Cinema among other shops.

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Venus de Miles, Illinois’ only all-women’s road ride

Dear Cycling Friends:

Please join us on July 25th for the 4th annual Venus de Miles, Illinois’ only all-women’s bike ride in Lake Forest, IL.  Voted Best Cycling Event twice by Competitor Magazine, this non-competitive event now offers a 5k run in addition to the 25-mile and 62-mile ride courses.

From start to finish, participants are treated to healthy snacks, support from the Men-In-Drag crew, and endless entertainment.  The finish line festival features complimentary lunch, cocktails, spa services, a variety of vendors, and a lot of fun.

Venus de Miles fully benefits Greenhouse Scholars, an education organization that works with extraordinary college students from low-income communities and inspires, supports, and drives them to change the trajectory of their careers, their families, and their communities – forever.

Early bird pricing is available now through Memorial Day.  Registration is just $85 for the ride and $35 for the run but on May 26th prices will increase to $99 and $45 respectively so sign up now for the best savings!  Click HERE to register today.

We also encourage participants to organize teams and recruit their sisters, daughters, mothers, and all their friends to join in the festivities.  For the guys, we invite you to join us in one of our many volunteer roles, or for the manliest men to ride as part of our Men In Drag Support Crew.

For more information on the event or volunteer opportunities, please visit or contact me at 303-459-5467 /

Venus de Miles is an unforgettable celebration of sisterhood and community that leads to lifelong change for Illinois’ most promising and deserving college students.  We hope to see you there!

Warm regards,

Andrea Suponcic
Co-Director, Venus de Miles
Associate, Greenhouse Scholars

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Thinking of an Italian Tour?

Stefano Argenti sent me an e-mail advising that his organization has updated their 2015 bike tours in Northern Italy’s Lake District. Please take a look at their web site here.

They specialize in road cycling vacations in Northern Italy’s Lake District. They offer tours to suit cyclists of all abilities, from the casual cyclist to the serious amateur cyclist wanting to test themselves on challenging climbs. Their tours are guided tours by a local cycling guide who does the navigation so you can relax and enjoy the ride. There is a partnership between Eco Bike Hotel Ungheria located in Varese and GPSVarese.

All daily rides start from our Bike Hotel Ungheria (a 3 star hotel) located in the town of Varese, Italy. GPSVarese is in charge of the bike operations. They run tours at scheduled dates and tours that start weekly.

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