Apr 202018

Training rides start Tuesday, May 1st!  Whether you are new to cycling or want to experience the fun of biking on the open road, these free sessions will help you increase your skills and endurance and have fun at the same time.   The rides will be Sunday afternoon (1:30pm from Tipton Park), and Tuesday (5:45pm – Tipton Park) and Thursday (5:45pm – Rosa Parks Commons) evenings.  The first week, beginning May 1st, rides are 4-6 miles in length, and will gradually get longer, working up to 30 miles. You don’t need to be a club member to ride, but helmets are required.  Join us as we ride, help others get used to group rides, and emphasize safety.

Volunteers are still needed to lead and sweep these Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday rides.  To volunteer, simply contact Rick Boser by email (rick.boser@gmail.com0) to receive a link to SignUpGenius.  Many thanks!!!

P.S. – Late cancellations due to weather will be posted to the Wheelers Facebook page.

Here is the full training ride schedule: TrainingRideBrochure2018

Apr 162018

Saturday, April 21 is trail cleanup day.

Come help Ecology Action Center, fellow Wheelers, Bike BloNo, and Friends of the Constitution Trail Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until noon.  Our clean up area is the Constitution Trail and Sugar Creek from Tipton Park west to Audubon Gardens.  Sign up to receive full details on meeting locations and other instructions.  Children under 18 allowed to participate if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Signup information can be found here https://ecologyactioncenter.org/event/bn-spring-clean-up-week/

Apr 122018


The “official” riding season kicks off on Tuesday, May 1st, with the first Training Ride. Weekend rides begin the following weekend. Training Ride Leaders and Sweeps can volunteer on SignUpGenius (same as last year) and you may have already received an invitation to do so.

New this year, a second SignUpGenius will also be used to identify leaders and ride descriptions for our Weekend & weekday Mellow Rides (starting after the Metric). The purpose of the advanced sign-up is to increase bicycle ridership among members and attract non-members to our rides by providing a range of themed riding options. More details will be provided on SignUpGenius.

Please note that SignUpGenius will be used to facilitate ride leadership only. Rides will then be posted on the website and distributed by weekly emails.

If you are interested in leading any of our rides and are not yet receiving invitations to SignUpGenius, please contact Rick Boser (rick.boser@gmail.com) by email and you will be added to the list. Hope to see you on the bicycle soon!​

Jan 122018

Mark your calendars for June 16th for the 37th Annual Wheeler Metric! This is the Wheelers’ signature fundraising event for community bicycling-related programs.  Note that our Metric is being held on the 3rd Saturday of the month instead of the 2nd….

This year, proceeds from the Metric will benefit the newly formed Bike Co-op located in Bloomington [map it].  The Bike Co-op is one of the many programs offered by the West Bloomington Revitalization Project (WBRP).  This Pantagraph Article is a great primer on the Bike Co-op and its Earn a Bike Program.  To learn more about WBRP, visit the WBRP’s website!

To keep tabs on registration and other updates for the Metric, be sure to check back on the Spring Metric page.

See you there!