Apr 112019
 

Cycling at sunriseGood Morning Early Risers / Early Riders. Are you interested participating in mid-week rides? Rides will begin between 6:00 and 7:00A with a distance of 25 – 30 miles. Typical average speed of about 11 – 14. Ride timing should work for members who are still gainfully employed and might like to get in a ride prior to going to work as well as for those with a more leisurely schedule. Winds are calmer and temps are cooler in the earlier morning hours. If interested, please text Jim at 707-486-0290 in order to be added to his group text message, remember to include your name with your text to him. RB

Aug 232018
 

Bike Friendly Community Survey BannerThe Town of Normal recently submitted an application to be re-designated as a “Bike Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists.  The League requires the Town to solicit feedback from local bicycle enthusiasts and stakeholders. Please consider taking 10 minutes (yes, it is a little long, but worth it) to contribute your thoughts.

To understand the BFC requirements and benefits, it is helpful to review what the Normal is already doing as well as the BFC award criteria (some excellent ideas here!).

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/app_BFC_FA18

Deadline for submissions is Sept. 20, 2018.

If you have any questions about the BFC process, please contact Mercy Davison, Normal Town Planner, at mdavison@normal.org or (309) 454-9590. Thanks for your support of making bikeable Normal! RB

Jun 242018
 
Muppets riding bicycles

Mellow Riders

NEW – Mellow Ride Tuesdays – 5:45P from the Y

Beginning Tuesday, June 26, 2018 and continuing through the end of August, there will be a mellow ride departing from the Y (Connie LInk, Normal) at 5:45P.  Like the Show & Go, we can decide as a group on a destination and social ending for the ride AND what we would like to do the following week! Tuesday Mellow Rides will likely stay mostly in town as we meander the trails and bike lanes in search of ice cream, tacos, etc. Hope to see you on Tuesdays. RB
If anyone wants to lead/coordinate a mellow ride on other days, please email Richard Verdrey with the details at least a week in advance so that the ride can be added to the weekly events email.

NOTE: Looks like rain is likely this Tuesday evening, June 26. Rides will be cancelled in the event of rain or lightening.

Aug 242017
 
Light the Night

The fourth annual Light the Night event in Uptown Normal [map it] will be held on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 from 5pm-8pm and features safety-checks, giveaways, and free bike lights for everyone. Any bike without lights gets a free front and rear LED light. Connect-Transit will be on hand offering hands-on demonstrations of their front loading bike racks.

Light the Night is sponsored by the Town of NormalConnect TransitGood to GoBike BloNo and Uptown Partners.