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.

http://www.ridecitylink.org/ride-citylink/bikes-and-citylink

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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This weekend – traffic warning

This weekend in Peoria there is a big/huge country music festival at Ravina On the Lakes just off Charter Oak Road. They are expecting in upwards of 6,000 to 7,000 people to attend, so it would probably be in the best interest of local cyclists to avoid this area – that is – unless you are riding your bike to attend!

http://www.countrylifemusicfestival.com/

The roads to avoid would probably include Charter Oak, Koerner/Trigger, Route 8, Orange Prairie, Route 116, & Edwards/Kickapoo blacktop.

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M&M Ride Cancelled

Hello fellow members. I want to make a correction on the M&M Ride on Saturday July 19. This ride was canceled to due insufficient participation. I apologize for not getting this information before informing you all from an earlier email.

Kind Regards,

Fai Mok
Illinois Valley Wheelm’n President

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2014 Lemonade Raid

Not an IVW ride, but one in the area… click on the image below for the full flyer

7/16 Update #2: Two of the times on the flyer is not accurate. The ride time has been moved up to 9am. The shrimp and corn boil will be at 3:30pm instead of 3pm.

2014 Lemonade Raid Flyer

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Looking for a good used road bike

Bill Semmens is looking for a used road bike for his son-in-law. He wants something about 54 cm and nothing fancy. Just a good quality road bike about $300 or so. Contact him directly at M_B_Semmens@SBCglobal.net or at 309-693-9388.

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Ride of the Zombies

I am a mother trying to make a difference in the lives of children with behavioral disorders by way of a cycling fundraiser. I do not have a background in PR, marketing, event planning or fundraising. I just have a son whose future was saved by Lurie Children’s Hospital and I want to help save all the ‘Connor Deegan’s’ out there. This is our inaugural year and my reach to cyclists is mediocre. If there is any way you can help me spread the word about this event or have any suggestions I would be grateful!

www.rideofthezombies.com

Kindest Regards,
Valerie Deegan

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Special Olympics: Cycle for the Future September 20-21

Not an IVW ride… but within a day’s drive.

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Triangle of Opportunity Bike tour August 2

Not an IVW ride, but in the area…

Triangle of Opportunity Bike tour August 2

Mary E. Eschelbach

Mark your calendar for the August 2 Triangle of Opportunity Bike Tour (TOOC). This is the 19th Annual TOOC. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Triangle of Opportunity Scholarship Fund and the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois.

The 2014 TOOC will begin and end at Morton’s Idlewood Park, 450 E. Greenwood Street. This is a family friendly tour and not a race. Registration for the bike tour are available on line at www.triangleofopportunity.com. Completed forms are to be mailed to TOOC, P.O. Box 292, Deer Creek IL 61733.

Early registration fees are as follows: $20 for individual and $35 for a family. A late fee of $5 will be charged if registration is received after July 26, 2014. Registration fees will include a light breakfast, refreshments at rest stops along the route, and a lunch-style meal following the tour. Registration will begin on the day of the event at 7 a.m.

TOOC details: A map of the route will be provided to bicyclists. The lengths of the routs are approximately 50 and 33 miles. The routes will be marked with white arrows on roads. Rest stops Tremont, Hopedale, Minier, Mackinaw and Deer Creek. Support vehicles will travel the routes for participants needing assistance.

All entrants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Entrants under the age of 18 must have an entry form signed by a parent or guardian. Helmets are mandatory. This is a rain or shine event. All bicyclists are asked to observe Illinois traffic laws.

For further information, call 309-447-6433.

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George Burrier honored for his work on the Rock Island Trail

George Burrier honored for his work on the Rock Island Trail

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Illinois Valley Wheelm’n in the News

Nice picture, plug for the club, and some news about their tour in Holland. Read more here.

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