Spring Metric


Wheelers’ 39th Annual Spring Metric

Date TBD for 2020

Wheeler Metric t-shirt design

Thanks to all who participated in our 2019 Spring Metric on June 15. The weather didn’t cooperate, just over an inch of rain on the day, but we still had close to 100 hearty souls cycling in the liquid sunshine and enjoying the food and fellowship. Bicycling is the best — rain or shine!

See you again in 2020. Details early in the new year!

2019 Details:

The Wheeler’s Spring Metric offers three routes of about 20 miles each. Each one begins and ends at a well-stocked rest/food stop at the Spruce shelter in McLean County’s Comlara Park, home of beautiful Evergreen Lake. Riders can choose to ride 20, 40, 60 miles (Metric Century) or the 6 mile Family Route. Event proceeds rain or shine!

Location: Comlara Park is located about eight miles north of Normal. Take Interstate 39 to exit 8 at Lake Bloomington Road. Travel west two miles to the park entrance.

Times: On-site 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 a.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. SAG support ends at 2:00 p.m.

WBRP+Bike+Coop 2Proceeds benefit not for profit organizations that promote safe cycling for transportation, health and fitness, and fun. In 2018, supporting donations were made to the WBRP Bike Co-op, Ride of Silence, Bike BloNo, and Ride Illinois. Remaining proceeds from the Metric partially support insurance for organized rides and communication expenses to publicize cycling-related activities.

Route Maps: A limited number of route maps will be available at check-in. Please print or download maps for the routes you plan to ride. All routes are well marked with white arrows.

Route Maps 1, 2, & 3 linked to Ride with GPS

Route 1 SW   |  Route 2 NW  |  Route 3 East

Family route linked to MapMyRide.

Family route 

Route Maps to Download and Print (pdf):


Our 2019 Metric Ride Sponsors – THANK YOU!!

Vitesse Cycle Shop    Often Running          Culligan

Pepsi    Bloomington Cycle and Fitness    SF Agent Axel Jimenez    The Pantagraph


Wilson's Cycle LogoMcLean County ParksCentral IL Radio Club

McLean County Comlara Park:

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