As recommended by Ride Illinois, the Wheelers will not be sponsoring any group rides until we get the o.k. from
the Governor. We continue to plan for the Training Rides, scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 28, but actual starting date and format are TBD.
As you begin getting in shape for the riding season, consider using the free version of Strava and under Clubs, join the McLean County Wheelers. This way we can each see who all is riding and contribute to the club total miles. Sort of social… Start anytime, ride anywhere! Last year’s training ride schedule is linked here if you want to follow that model for weekly distances. Also, 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.
Our Spring Metric is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020. We are going ahead with basic planning. Paid registration will not begin until it is clear that the event can proceed safely. If it appears that we can’t ride and eat together by June 13, then there may be an alternative solo ride event. With all the uncertainty, all is still very TBD.
Finally, while enjoying your solo rides, you might want to consider an alternate route 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. Be safe, Rick
(Last updated 4/6/20) Read email from Ride Illinois…
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.