To do our part for the community to reduce the spread of CoVid-19, the Wheelers will not be sponsoring any group rides until we get the o.k. from the Governor. We are using a social media challenge approach for our Training Rides. See Challenge details HERE.
Because social seems to mean social media, we are using the free version of Strava to keep in touch with who is riding, cheer each other on, learn about routes, distances, road conditions, and track progress. Under Clubs, join the McLean County Wheelers.
Cycling Basics: League of American Bicyclists has a new five video series (all less than 1:30 minutes) to help you get started on the right pedal. Also new from Ride Illinois, see digital ad safety campaign – excellent visuals and explanations.
The Solo Spring Metric is Saturday, June 13, 2020. Sadly, this will not be the on-site celebration of cycling we have had in the past, but rather a culmination of our Spring Challenge training rides. More details soon.
Finally, while enjoying your solo rides, you might want to consider alternate routes to Constitution Trail between Emerson in Bloomington and Willow in Normal. In this very busy section it can be difficult to maintain the recommended social distances and avoid the hazard of distracted walkers. For going north, School street is lightly trafficked and includes bike lanes part of the way. From School Street, there is easy access to the CT at Shelbourne and the far north end by the theater has a new access ramp.
Stay safe, Rick (Last updated 5/17/20)
The McLean County Wheelers is a club of cycling enthusiasts in Central Illinois. Our members have many different skill levels and riding preferences. The focus of our rides is not racing or endurance, but rather to encourage and support safe cycling for recreation and fitness. The club is affiliated with local, state, and national bicycling advocacy groups. Learn more at Resources/Advocacy.
Rides & Calendar
Rides are posted in calendar or list format, both of which display well on mobiles so you never need to be without your ride planner! The calendar includes rides and events by other area organizations as well as Wheeler Show & Go rides each Saturday and Sunday morning during the season. Like us on Facebook for additional ride information. For cycling tips, safety, and Q&A on our rides, visit Tips and FAQ’s.
Click the membership tab to check out the benefits of being a Wheeler, membership options, and links to online and mail-in applications. Annual memberships are for the calendar year. Thanks for joining!
Buy, Sell, or Give Away…
If you need a new bike or just want to upgrade, save some money and see what steeds and accessories that our members are grudgingly willing to part with. Members can post ads free for up to six months. See listings and posting instructions in our classifieds section.