Updates

Click on photo for tips on winter cycling. Preparation and precautions cyclists should take riding during the winter

  • There will be a New Years day ride. See weekly emails for details.
  • Kellie Williams will take over as club President for 2021-22. Congrats Kellie and thanks for your energy and leadership!
  • Meet-Up Rides everyday at 11:00a from Underwood Park north. You choose your degree of weather tolerance! Like the Show & Go rides, this is a leaderless ride where participants decide destination and pace. Had some great rides over the Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Ride meet up location: Underwood Park Pavilion parking lot, 900 S Linden St, Normal, about 200 yards east on the trail from Connie Link. Avoids trail congestion and provides more space for social distancing.  <map>
  • Wheelers and bicycling in the newsSee Pantagraph article of 8/23/20.
  • We are still practicing safe cycling! See quick summary below adapted from Ride Illinois:

Happy holidays! Stay safe & warm… Rick (Last updated 12/01/2020)


Cycling in the time of COVID: A quick summary or practices adapted from Ride Illinois

Covid19 respiratory signature while riding

  • Individuals: (a) Bring a face covering and hand sanitizer on every ride. (b) Wear a face covering when it’s not possible to adhere to social distancing guidelines. (c) Be particularly mindful of social distancing when passing others and when being passed. (d) Every participant should bring necessary supplies, tools (tubes, CO2/bike pump, tire levers, etc), and food to support themselves.
  • Clubs; (a) Rides restricted to members only. If you are getting this email and are not a member, please consider joining the Wheelers.  (b) During Phases 3 and 4, rides will ONLY be announced in club member emails. Ride details will not be advertised on the website or as Facebook events.
  • The Ride: (a) Ride leader will record the names of participants in case contact tracing becomes necessary. (b) Even with 10 riders, we will split into smaller groups that stay apart for the duration of the ride, including rest stops. In sight, but separate! (c) Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the ride start time to facilitate introductions, ride overview, and grouping.

A bit more about us…

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

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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. 

Membership

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…

Bike for sale

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. 

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