127th annual Peoria Santa Claus Parade

Santa Clause Parade

Friday, November 28 – 9:15am
Santa Claus Parade – For the 3rd year in a row, the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n and Bike Peoria will be teaming up as “Peoria Area Cyclists” to have our bicycle riding entry in the 127th annual Peoria Santa Claus Parade on Friday, November 28th . Our entry typically consists of members riding their various holiday-decorated bicycles, unicycles, tall bikes, etc…while wearing holiday hats, costumes, sweaters, etc.. We begin lining up at 9:15 AM near the Peoria Central Firehouse for the 10:15 AM parade kickoff, so please come prepared with warm clothing to wait outside for 1-1.5 hours before the parade starts. All participants are required to wear some form of holiday decoration/costume, and due to parade regulations NOBODY can dress up as the Jolly Old Elf (Santa)! After the parade, we typically meet back up to go to Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. for warm drinks! Please contact Mike Honnold at cannondale_25@juno.com if you are interested in participating.

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Long Range Transportation Plan


5:00PM TO 6:30PM

816 East Glen Avenue

Please come prepared to discuss the future of bicycle and pedestrian transportation in the tri-county region in the next 25 years.

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is required to develop a Long Range Transportation Plan for the region every 5 years, and the plan is to cover the next 25 years. The Long Range Transportation Plan covers highways, mass transit, bicycle/pedestrian, air, and river transportation. The plan is used by local, state and federal agencies to plan and fund projects in the region.

Please join us for a meeting dedicated to bicycle and pedestrian transportation. The meeting will consist of a SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Strengths), and time to discuss specific projects for the region.

To RSVP, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-powered-transportation-tickets-14070163237

If you can’t attend, but would like to provide comments, log onto our Long Range Transportation Plan website at www.envisionhoi.mindmixer.com and click on ‘Human Powered Transportation’ or look for the Bicycle icon.

For more information, contact David Smesrud of TCRPC at dsmesrud@tricountyrpc.org or 673-9330.

A flyer available is here: href=”http://ivwheelmn.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Open-House-flyer.pdf”

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Dear Friends of the Rock Island Trail

Posted from an e-mail…

Dear Friends of the Rock Island Trail:

November Meeting

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 5 at 7:00 P.M for the Friends of the Rock Island Trail monthly meeting at Med-Pro Advantage, LLC at 4920 N. Glen Park Place across the street from Soderstrom Dermatology Clinic

December Meeting & Celebration

On December 3 at 6:00 P.M. at Avanti’s Restaurant 8517 North Knoxville Avenue we will celebrate the completion of the Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway and beautiful recreational bridge over Knoxville! Several guests have been invited to the event and a speaker. Trail attendees will order off the menu. We need everyone to RSVP not later than November 29 to George Burrier at [gburrier@mtco.com} or Mike Rucker at {mikruc@aol.com}

George Burrier, President

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City Link is friendly to cyclists

City Link recently added a nice resource page to their website showing local residents how to maximize their travel potential by riding to/from the bus stop.


I have used this myself. The racks are easy to operate, and a great way to cover more distance on a bike ride.

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