2pm Clinic Cancelled

Greetings everybody.  Due to the wet weather forecast for the remainder of the day, Bicycle Handling Development Series coordinator Sarah Gray informed me the 2pm clinic at ICC is canceled.  Due to prior agreement with ICC for the usage of their parking lot and filing of permit, this clinic won’t be made up.  Thank you for your understanding.

Kind Regards,
Fai Mok
Illinois Valley Wheelm’n Presdent

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Save the Date: Salvation Army “Bikes for Kids” event

Details are still being worked out, but please pencil in Saturday, June 21st, 2014 for the next Salvation Army “Bikes for Kids” event to be held at Junction City Shopping Center in Peoria. “Bikes for Kids” is the event held every two years, where you can donate your used mechanically-sound bikes to be fixed up by local mechanics, which are then donated to needy people in the community by the Salvation Army. For the past number of years, IVW has offered support to this event in the form of mechanics, promotion, and used bicycles from members! No specifics on time yet, but we are usually there from 8-9 AM to 2-3 PM.

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26th Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

June 14-21, 2014

A family-friendly bicycle camping tour.

Registration deadline: May 14, 2014

Discounted fees until: April 30, 2014

For more information:

see attached poster



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European Cycling Tours 2014

I can’t help myself — if you ask me to promote a tour, I will post it. This one looks interesting — while I have toured some of Europe and really enjoyed it, I haven’t cycled in Spain or France. The flyer for this organization is here.

Want more information? Check out their website at www.TCRides.com,  You can email Todd Ranney at info@TCRides.com or call him on 309-212-2562.

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Support League of American Bicyclists’ Advocacy Work

Use this link to send an email in support of cyclist’s rights. It only takes a few minutes.

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Mark your calendars – M&M Bike Ride

Not an IVW ride, but one close to us. The M&M Bike Ride will be Saturday, July 19th, 2014 Starting at 7am. It will be held at Mackinaw Valley Winery. To register, email Mikayla Eldridge at meldridge@metechrc.org

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League of Illinois Bicyclists’ Bike Safety Quiz


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Would you like to carpool to a cycling event?

Looking for a ride to a cycling event? Have room in your car and would you like company en route to an event? Advertise that desire on our website or on our Facebook page

To add a post to our website, please send the text you would like posted to Jim DeVore using our contact page here. Be sure to include a means for folks to contact you, such as an e-mail address of phone number.

If you have a Facebook account, you can post your request or offer directly on our page.

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Peoria Bicycle Club Development Series

Note: The clinic below is hosted by the Peoria Bike Club, with some financial support from the Illinois Valley Wheelm’n. Don’t be afraid of the race language — Sarah tells me this would be an excellent opportunity for some of us regular riders to work on their bike handling skills.
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Hello All,

As the weather is changing, most of us are getting itchy for getting out outside to ride. As you are planning your season, I am happy to announce that PBC is hosting, for the first time, a Racer Development Series, which kicks off at the A 2 parking lot at ICC on Sunday March 23rd, and will be held four consecutive Sunday afternoons (March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13) from 2-5 pm. The purpose of this clinic series is to help riders develop safety, racing, and group riding skills. I want to emphasize that this is not just a women’s clinic, it is open to Men (Cat 5 and new CAT 4s), Women CAT 4s, and Juniors, as well as those who have never raced and don’t even know what a CAT is:). We also plan to do a bike repair and maintenance demo, and a nutrition discussion. At the clinic, we will be dividing into groups based upon gender and ability, to try to make this work smoothly and have everyone get as much ou t of it as possible. I have already had several men and women excited about coming out to this clinic. Please feel free to spread the word outside our club as well.

The clinic flyer is attached. Looking forward to seeing many of you at the clinics!

Sarah Gray

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Mike Honnold’s Newsletter Archives Are Live

Now linked from Club Information > Newsletter Archives, or jump directly here:


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