6/30 Thursday Morning Ride Details

Ride Notification, June 30, 2016

WEATHER PERMITTING, there will be an IVW Thursday morning group ride on Thursday, June 30, 2016. NOTE THAT THE STARTING TIME HAS BEEN MOVED UP due to the forecast hot temperatures and potential higher humidity.

Here are the ride details:
Route Planner/Guide: Tom Dorigatti
Starting Location: Pekin VFW Corner of 14th street and VFW Road, Pekin, IL

NOTE: VFW Road is closed from the Wal-Mart side (Towerline Rd).
So, you can come South on 14th Street to VFW Road, and you will see the VFW parking lot on the SW corner of the new intersection.
–Coming Via Rte 29: Watch for the Detour sign. You can turn Left on Hanna Rd (just past the A&W), proceed down Hanna Road to 5th Street. Turn right on 5th Street, then take a left on VFW Road. That new section of VFW road is open.
If you miss the turn off of Hanna Rd and go straight, it will take you to 14th Street. Turn Right on 14th Street and go to VFW road and take a right, then a left into the VFW Parking Lot.

Start Time: 8:00 AM. Please be ready to ride at 8AM
Starting Date: June 30, 2016
Planned Distance: 30-40 miles depending upon temperature and humidity.
Ride Level: Level II. This is a no drop group ride. We will regroup frequently and nobody will be left behind. Average speed should be 12-14 mph, depending upon wind conditions.
Planner/Guide Phone: Home: (309)347-2844
Planner/Guide E-Mail: dorigat@comcast.net
Ride cancellation via: If the ride is cancelled, Tom Dorigatti will handle the cancellation. Notification will be via e-mail to those on the e-mail listing. There is no way to get cancellation notice onto the web-site fast enough. Tom will try to get ride cancellation out by 6:30AM on Thursday morning. If things are really not looking good, I’ll send a notice on Wednesday evening.
Ride Notes:
Route will depend upon wind direction. Plans are to have a Casey’s stop during the ride and lunch at Pfeiffer’s in S. Pekin near the end of the ride. Pfeiffer’s is about 4 miles from the end of the ride.

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Wednesday Night Dunlap Level 1

There will be no ride leader on June 29 and July 6. It will be a show and go if anyone wants to ride.

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Wednesday Night East Peoria, Thursday Night Tandem Rides

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

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Routes Book

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!


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A new source of ride listings…

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.

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Wanted to buy: good used hybrid

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.

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Ride Ataxia

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

Website: rideATAXIA.org/chicago

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.

Best Regards,

Emily Young

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National Bike Challenge


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.

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Cycle Classic Tours

We get mail. Here is an offer of commercial European tours.

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Save the Date: No Baloney, August 27th, 2016

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.

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