There are no scheduled Wheeler rides from November through March 2020. There may pop-up rides during this time when the weather is favorable — watch your email.
- HOWEVER — each Sunday in November the Hudson Fire Department hosts a pancake and sausage breakfast. The ride is weather dependent, but if not icy and wind isn’t howling to much out of the north, then there is usually a group that leaves from the Y on the trail at 9:45a and meets with riders at Rosa Parks at 10:00a. Looks like the weather for Nov. 3 will be o.k. About 16 miles roundtrip.
- AND on Saturday join the Wheeler Coffee Conference and be a part of history as the world’s problems get solved and epic riding adventures are recounted or planned!! Beginning Saturday, November 2 and going through the end of March. Join us at The Coffeehouse in Uptown Normal at 8:00 am.
Wheeler Beyond Normal Out of Town Rides (July & August)
NEW — See some new country on our out of town day trip rides. On the first ride in July 2019, we rode the River Trail of Illinois (aka Carl “Bud” Schmitt Trail) from Morton to Alta trailhead in Peoria. Future rides posted on website calendar and Facebook. Unless otherwise noted, rides will be on paved trails or paths suitable for road or hybrid bikes. Must have your own bike transport or arrange to share bike rack or van space. Meet up at the Connie Link Amphitheater parking lot. Note: Helmet required and lights are always a good idea!
Wheeler Show & Go Rides (April – October)
Show and Go rides are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Show & Go rides do not usually have a designated leader. Destinations and speeds for rides will be agreed upon at the start depending on the mix of riders and wind direction. Rides may break into smaller groups to accommodate various distance and speed interests.
Some Show & Go rides may have a culinary or other event destination. If this is the case, details will be posted on the website calendar and shared in weekly member emails. Please note that the focus of our Show & Go no drop rides is not racing or endurance, but rather to encourage and support safe, social cycling for recreation and fitness.
Riders typically meet at The “Y” on the Constitution Trail south of the Connie Link Amphitheater, Normal. Parking at 611 S Linden St, Normal, IL (see map below). Check the calendar page for updates as well as other rides scheduled throughout the week. Starting times vary by month. Learn more at Show & Go 2019.
No Show & Go Rides in November through March. During this time of often uncooperative weather, Information on any club rides will be distributed through member events emails or on Facebook.
Tuesday Ice Cream Rides (Mid-June through September)
Ice Cream Rides meet at the Y on the Constitution Trail south of the Connie Link Amphitheater in Normal at 5:40P and depart at 5:45P. Like the Show & Go, we can decide as a group the destination for the ride. The rides will mostly stay in or near BloNo as we meander the trails, neighborhoods, and bike lanes in search of ice cream and other interesting sites. Ride length of 10-12 miles or about an hour of ride time. See you on Tuesdays.
Ride the Century Train (April – June)
New – Catch the Century Train. Rides start at the Y on the Constitution Trail. Century Train rides are planned for each Saturday and Sunday throughout the season. All interested riders are advised to do at least one Saturday or Sunday ride each weekend to maintain their endurance. Learn more…
Several organizations are sponsoring Century rides in the Bloomington-Normal area this summer. Century Train is a nice opportunity to up your game! Century Train flyer to post. RB
Full Moon and Night Rides (April – October)
Full moon rides, or near full moon rides to accommodate the weather, are held throughout the cycling season. Dates, time, and location vary. Details are posted on the website ride calendar and also listed in the weekly email newsletter.
Night rides are announced in the weekly member emails.
Wheeler Spring Training Rides (May – Mid-June)
Training rides were held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoon from May to mid-June with the goal of getting new and returning riders conditioned for the Spring Metric. To get an idea of the program, please see the 2019 Training Ride Brochure for dates, details, and distances. 2020 info posted in early April.