Aug 142017
 

“Summer Slow Ride” is Back!

Start: 5:30pmTuesday, Aug. 15, at Coleen Hoose parking lot (on Grandview Ave. by Trail) [map it]

Speed: expected 9-11 mph (but is a no-drop ride, so will adjust)

Gear required: street clothes and garage-sale bikes welcome! Riders must have their own helmets

Bring: spending money in case of treat stop

Ride led by Mike Doherty. 

Aug 092017
 
It’s time for our annual picnic/pot luck social!

 

Date: Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time: 5-7+pm
Where: One Normal Plaza, ONP shelter, Normal, access off Henry St or Lincoln St. by the Old Soldiers and Sailor home [map it]

Members: please bring yourselves, spouse, family members, or others and a favorite dish to pass

RSVP to: Penny@ penny.boser@gmail.com if you plan to attend and the number of people that are in your party no later than August 24

McLean County Wheelers will provide:  delicious fried chicken, water and/or pop, cups, paper plates, napkins, and silverware

We will be having a a swap table as well.

GOOD TIMES, GOOD FRIENDS, MAKE FRIENDS & GREAT FOOD – Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Picnic

Annual Wheeler Picnic

Aug 022017
 

Tuesday, August 8th * 5:30 pm

“Summer Slow & Social Ride” with Bike BloNo and Wheelers.

Start: 5:30p Tuesday Aug 8 at Coleen Hoose parking lot (on Grandview Ave. by Trail) [map it]

Longer-ride option: start at Tipton Park [map it] and meet up with the group at Coleen Hoose by 5:30pm

Ride length: 9 miles total (round trip) from Coleen Hoose, 14 miles from Tipton Trails.

Speed: expected 9-11 mph (but is a no-drop ride, so will adjust).

Gear required: street clothes and garage-sale bikes welcome! Riders must have their own helmets.

Social stop: at Carl’s Ice Cream on west College in Normal.

Ride leaders: Mike Doherty and others

Jul 242017
 

This annual event by the Hudson Baptist Church also features BBQ sandwiches, cake, pie, and drinks in addition to the homemade ice cream.  Meet fellow Wheelers at Rosa Parks Pavilion (Raab Rd. & Trail) [map it] at 5:30 pm for a group “no drop” ride to Hudson.

Jul 222017
 

Surprise!  This week the group will decide on the route and social stop destination!   Plan to meet at the Colene Hoose Elementary School parking lot at 5:30pm. [map it]  This is a mellow 10-12mph “no drop” ride for a distance of 12-15 miles with fun and socialization.  See you there!

Questions?  Contact Jane at jawurts10@gmail.com.

Jul 172017
 

Come join a great group of riders for summertime fun and socialization!  We will have a “no drop” ride at a mellow 8-10 mph pace for 12 to 15 miles.  We’ll begin at Colene Hoose Elementary School near Constitution Trail. [map it]

This week’s ride will feature an excursion to Wendy’s for a refreshing treat so plan on bringing some treat money!

Please send any questions or comments to Jane at jawurts10@gmail.com.

Jul 102017
 
We’d like to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on the club’s Ride Coordinator: Tom Lauritson

Tom Lauritson

What is your cycling philosophy? >> “If you don’t know where you’re riding to, you probably won’t get there.”

What do you like the most about cycling? >> “Riding with others.”

What is your favorite ride of the year? >> “The Spring Metric. I try to do it every year.”

What is your typical role or activity with the Wheelers? >> “I am this year’s Ride Coordinator. I schedule the weekend rides and publish ride invitations that other Wheelers send me.”

What is one of your best cycling accomplishment over the past years? >> “My two favorite accomplishments: Two years ago, I cycled 9420 miles in that year. That same year I participated in the Tri-Shark time trials at Evergreen Lake. I rode 20 kilometers at an average speed of 21.8 miles/hour.”

Jul 032017
 

Next SLOW SUMMER CRUISE – Tuesday, July 11th at 5:30 pm

Come join a great group of riders for summertime fun and socialization!  We will have a “no drop” ride at a mellow 8-10 mph for 12 to 15 miles.  We’ll begin at Colene Hoose Elementary School [map it] near Constitution Trail.
(http://www.constitutiontrail.org/Resources/Con_Trail_Map.pdf).

This week’s ride will feature an excursion to Joe’s Station House so plan on bringing some treat money!

Please send any questions or comments to Jane at jawurts10@gmail.com.

Special Saturday SLOW SUMMER CRUISE – Sat., July 15th at 9:00 am

Join this relaxing paced group for a ride down old Route 66 south of Bloomington to the end of the Trail, just past Shirley, IL.  This is a fun part of the Trail to ride and we’ll be back in time for lunch.

Plan to meet at the Trinity Lutheran School parking lot at 9:00 am.  [map it]

See YOU there!

Jul 032017
 

It’s time to report your year-to-date miles!  Please report your year-to-date Big Dog Miles as of June 30th to Sir Richard: Richard.Verdery@gmail.com

NOTE: Please include your name as some of you have email addresses where it’s not clear who it is.