Rides & Events


Upcoming Rides and Events in the Area


Saturday, April 7th – Brunch, Brews, and Bikes! Fundraiser Ride

Starting at Wilson’s Cycle, this ride benefits Mid Central Community Action/Neville House.  Join fellow cyclists of ALL levels (age 21+) at Wilson’s Cycle (424 N. Main St., Downtown Bloomington) [map it] for a ride to Ft. Jesse Cafe for brunch, followed by a slow roll to Destihl Brewery & White Oak Brewing.  This will be a 15-mile NO DROP ride.  Helmets are required and lights are suggested.  Watch the Wilson’s Cycle Facebook page for more details.

June 10-15: 16th Annual Grand Illinois Bike TourRide Illinois

The 2018 route will feature central Illinois with a special focus on Abraham Lincoln history. We’ll enjoy great bicycling on quiet country roads and visit charming towns and places from Lincoln’s life in Springfield, Decatur, New Salem, and his days as a lawyer on the 8th Judicial Circuit.  For more tour details and registration, visit Ride Illinois.

Saturday, June 16th – McLean County Wheelers 37th Annual Spring MetricSpring metric - wheelin'

This is the Wheelers’ signature fundraising event for community bicycling-related programs.  This year, proceeds from the Metric will benefit the newly formed Bike Co-op located in Bloomington.  For details, visit our Spring Metric page.

Saturday, July 21st – History of Bicycles ShowHistory of Bicycles

Enjoy the Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 by attending the History of Bicycles Show at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington [map it].  It’s a FREE event offering bike displays, trick riding demos, ‘slow races’, and a bike parade, all at the mansion just off of the Constitution Trail near downtown Bloomington.  More details can be found on Facebook.


Get your ride listed by emailing mcw.rides@gmail.com

 Looking for something a little farther out of the area?

Check out the MikeBentley website for Midwest Bicycle Rides.