Wheelers’ 37th Annual Spring Metric
Was held Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Wheelers’ 2018 Metric had nearly 200 participants!
Hot, humid weather didn’t deter nearly 200 riders from enjoying three scenic rides originating from Comlara Park this past Saturday. Thanks to all the riders for your support of the WBRP Bike Coop. And a special thanks to the many volunteers that made this event possible! Watch for information regarding the 2019 Metric and training rides early in the New Year.
Downloadable and GPS route maps are available below if you want to relive the experience!
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 [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!
The Wheelers’ Spring Metric offers three courses of about 20 miles each. Each one begins and ends at a well-stocked rest stop at McLean County Comlara Park, home of beautiful Evergreen Lake. Riders can decide whether to ride 20, 40, 60 miles, or the 6 mile Family Route. Roads are sometimes challenging in the lovely Mackinaw River Valley, but the views are worth every pedal stroke. There’s a fair change you’ll see white-tailed deer, red-tail hawks and other wildlife on your ride.
Want some help getting in shape for the metric? Join our Spring Training Rides beginning May 1st. Download the Training Ride Brochure 2018 for dates, times, locations, and planned distances.
Two Ways to Register:
Register online via Signmeup or Download and mail in the 2018 Wheelers Spring Metric Brochure
Ride Registration and Fees:
Family Route (2 adults and children): $30
All Riders under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Early registration (on or before May 31, 2018) is $25. Late registration (June 1, 2018 or later): $30.
Short Sleeve T-shirt orders (on or before May 31, 2018): $10 All T-shirts must be picked up on ride day.
All registrations include a delicious meal consisting of a grilled chicken breast, butterfly pork chop, or vegetarian entree. Family ride registration includes 2 meals. Additional meals may be purchased for $7.
Day of the Ride
Registration begins at 6:30 a.m.
All riders need to be on the road no later than 10:30 a.m.
Family Route begins at 10 AM. Lunch will be served from 10:30 am – 2 pm.
SAG ends at 2:00P. Emergency contact phone number on route maps.
Our 2018 Metric Ride Sponsors – THANK YOU!!