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April, 2024

Friday
19
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Come Join us on the Lisle Early Bird. This is a no-drop ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave,(RT.53).It‘s a great 17 mile loop through Lisle and Naperville. Lots of nice climbs and downhills. We leave at 5:30 AM, so it is dark when we start. Lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there. Rain cancels the ride.
Friday
19
Lisle Police Dep. 5040 Lincoln Ave Lisle, IL
7:00 AM
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This is round #2 for the early bird. Come out after round #1. It will be light outside and not too early but still the awesome hills and turns of the Lisle Early Bird. bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745
Friday
19
Fireside Campground 33533 Jay Ln Lone Rock, Wisconsin 53556
8:00 AM
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Scenic loop in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin starting in Lone Rock through Richland Center, Rockbridge, Ithaca. Portions at the beginning and end on the Pine River Trail (non-paved for approximately 10 miles). Points of Interest include: Akey School Museum and Oakwood Fruit Farm, a great place to stop in the fall during apple picking season. Route is 113K (70 miles) with 3,405 feet of elevation gain (48 feet per mile of elevation gain). Please contact me if you are coming since this is a remote start so I can give you more details on the meet up location at Fireside Campground in Lone Rock, Wisconsin. This is a 2:47 minute drive from the western suburbs. Oakwood Fruit Farm: https://www.oakwoodfruitfarm.com
Friday
19
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MUST REGISTER Ride the road via Stage Coach Road (12-14mph)to Morris Bakery for short pastry break.Return via I& M Canal (8-12mph). OPTIONAL BBQ after @ my place that you Must Register for. I will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and fixins. Soda and water.Otherwise BYOB. MUST REGISTER THOUGH BEFORE 3:00 P.M. THURSDAY SO I HAVE ENOUGH GUEST PASSES FOR EACH VEHICLE. LIMIT 5 VEHICLES. OTHERWISE CAN‘T GET IN GATED COMMUNITY OR MUST PAY $8 PER VEHICLE.
Saturday
20
Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
6:00 AM
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Warm up on Washington, cruise up Villa,, Tonne, go to but not thru Busse Woods and return. One brief stop if needed. Lights are recommended. Rain cancels.
Saturday
20
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Come be a part of the 15th edition of Barry Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race. LIKE THE CLASSIC IT’S NAMED AFTER, BARRY-ROUBAIX WILL TEST RIDERS AGAINST (80%) ROLLING GRAVEL ROADS, PAVEMENT, ONE MILE OF ROUGH TWO TRACK, ROCKS, SAND, MUD, AND POSSIBLY SNOW AND ICE AS YOU TRAVERSE THE SCENIC ROADS OF BARRY COUNTY, MICHIGAN. We offer four race lengths to challenge riders of all abilities: The 18-mile Floyds of Leadville “Chiller” has approx. 1,200 feet of ascent. The 36-mile Security CU “Thriller” climbs approx. 2,200 feet of ascent. The 62-mile SRAM “Killer” climbs approx. 4,000 feet of ascent. The 100-mile Panaracer “Psycho Killer” has over 7,000 feet of ascent! *400 racer cap* We also have 45NRTH Fat Bike specific categories in the 18 & 36 mile races. All youth 18 and under register and race the 18-mile for FREE! ~ Sponsored by Security Credit Union We also offer a Youth Team Competition sponsored by Security Credit Union. CLICK HERE for more details. The Barry-Roubaix proudly participates in the Michigan Gravel Race Series. Capped at 4,550 slots total, 350 cap for 100 mile distance. Once filled, waitlist available. https://barry-roubaix.com
Saturday
20
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This is a staged route of up to 40 miles on the Oak Savannah Trail, a beautiful tree covered paved trail. At each town; Hobart, Portage to Prairie Duneland Trail head return point. Several stops for coffee and food from El Pueblo Mexican. Hammond is on CDT. For sure RSVP.
Saturday
20
Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
9:00 AM
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Jason is busy on Friday, so I have posted a blue skies ride for Saturday when he is free to join :). Faster riders are welcome to ride ahead. We will take turns pulling (only if you are comfortable, not required). This road ride will follow Isaac‘s classic Blue Skies route from Lombard to St. Charles (Panera), but not including the Reverse Munger Loop. We can split into an A and B (me) group if needed. Please don‘t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Note: Klein road is under construction so we will figure out a workaround as we go for that.
Saturday
20
Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
9:30 AM
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930am start. Join us for this great hills & rollers ride through Woodridge , frontage roads and 91st St returning by way of 59th St. (the usual route). The mid ride break will be at Kirsten‘s bakery in Burr Ridge.
Saturday
20
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Quick event to be converted to full event-stay tuned for a update shortly
Sunday
21
Fireside Campground 33533 Jay Ln Lone Rock, Wisconsin 53556
8:00 AM
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Scenic loop in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin starting in Lone Rock through Richland Center, Rockbridge, Ithaca. Portions at the beginning and end on the Pine River Trail (non-paved for approximately 10 miles). Points of Interest include: Akey School Museum and Oakwood Fruit Farm, a great place to stop in the fall during apple picking season. Route is 113K (70 miles) with 3,405 feet of elevation gain (48 feet per mile of elevation gain). Please contact me to let me know if you are coming since this is a remote start so I can give you more details on the meet up location at Fireside Campground in Lone Rock, Wisconsin. This is a 2:47 minute drive from the western suburbs. Oakwood Fruit Farm: https://www.oakwoodfruitfarm.com
Monday
22
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Come Join us on the Lisle Early Bird. This is a no-drop ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave,(RT.53).It‘s a great 17 mile loop through Lisle and Naperville. Lots of nice climbs and downhills. We leave at 5:30 AM, so it is dark when we start. Lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there. Rain cancels the ride.
Monday
22
Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
10:00 AM
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Please join me for an interesting bike ride to the western suburbs of Chicago. Road bike is recommended. Ride specifics will be posted a day or so before the event. Ride on; Jeff Wincentsen Start will be at: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave. 215 S. IL Rte 83 Elmhurst, IL 60126
Monday
22
Burlington Park, north of the tracks
10:30 AM
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Starting location is Burlington Park in downtown Hinsdale. We will ride at a casual to moderate pace to accommodate all riders. E-bikes and slower riders are encouraged to participate. Riding on streets for the entire ride, any bike should be suitable.
Tuesday
23
Lisle Police Station Front Parking Lot
5:30 AM
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Come join us for The Lisle Early Bird. This is a No Drop Ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave., (Rt 53). It is a fun 17 mile loop with some climbs and some downhills that winds through the streets of Lisle and Naperville. We leave at 5:30 AM. It is still dark when this ride starts so lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there!!!!
Tuesday
23
Rush Copley Medical Center 1300 Waterford Drive Aurora, IL
7:00 AM
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Enjoy a 126 mile route with 2,656 feet of elevation gain (21 feet per mile of climbing) on a 90% paved route which uses about 60% trails, including the Veterans, Centennial, CalSag, Tinley Creek, Old Plank, and I&M Canal trails. There is a portion of the ride on limestone gravel. Route stops at the following mileage and time at each: 43 miles: 10 minutes 90 miles: 15 minutes There could be another quick stop (if needed) on route. Please come prepared and bring 3 water bottles, food and snacks. I typically bring my own lunch on rides of this distance to eat on the ride or at a park. Please let me know if you are coming so we can coordinate meet up on the campus of Rush Copley Medical Center. Questions, contact me directly.
Tuesday
23
Chicago: Recreation Drive parking lot - Chicago lakefront bike path
1:00 PM
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Feel the need to visit the old neighborhood. Southbound from Recreation Drive , flyover, and try to make it to the Cultural Center but want to be back to cars by 3:00 to avoid any rush hour traffic. Please register. If no one registered may start earlier.
Tuesday
23
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Join us for a 25-30 mile Road Ride ride at 13-15+ MPH with a few sprints thrown in. The route will be announced on the list server the day before the ride. Return will be after dark - Bright Front & Rear lights are required! Bright clothing is recommended. Rain Will Cancel - Check the list server!
Wednesday
24
Lisle Police Dep. 5040 Lincoln Ave Lisle, IL
5:30 AM
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Come Join us on the Lisle Early Bird. This is a no-drop ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave,(RT.53).It‘s a great 17 mile loop through Lisle and Naperville. Lots of nice climbs and downhills. We leave at 5:30 AM, so it is dark when we start. Lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there. Rain cancels the ride. bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745
Wednesday
24
Sunset Pool Parking Lot in Glen Ellyn near east entrance
9:30 AM
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Route is one of several variations all headed west to open, long-stretch, low traffic runs. BRING REAL ID OR PASSPORT in case we do the Fermi flash. Mid ride sustenance/ social break. This is a moderate paceline ride running at 17mph (level/windless speed). If you have your reservations about pacelines, your welcome to ride off the front or back. NO DROP, NO worries. Let‘s roll!
Wednesday
24
Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
10:00 AM
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Please join me for an interesting bike ride to the western suburbs of Chicago. Road bike is recommended. Ride specifics will be posted a day or so before the event. Ride on; Jeff Wincentsen Start will be at: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave. 215 S. IL Rte 83 Elmhurst, IL 60126
Wednesday
24
Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
6:15 PM
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This is a highly social, evening ride that has been a Spring, Summer and Fall tradition since August, 2015. Always rolling at the speed-of-fun. :-) We ride as a team and enthusiastically encourage communication, conversation and laughter, as long as riders prescribe to safe practices such as: communicating about obstacles; and maintaining gaps that are appropriate for the speed, terrain and weather conditions. Your bike must have headlights and tail lights. Avoid using retina-burning, overly-bright and strobing lights since we ride trails as a tight pack and are usually separated from car and truck traffic. We try to curtiously douse headlights when passing pedestrians and fellow riders as we ride into growing darkness. This ride is often best suited for mountain or fat-tire bikes when riding our crushed limestone routes, but also, quite often the weather and trail conditions make this event viable for most any type of bike. No rider will ever be left behind. We have several bona fide EBC Ride Leaders attending this ride for extra safety. Having said that, please don‘t show up if your bike is not ready or you are not in athletic condition for this distance and pace. Note that 10-12 mph on a trail may take the same effort as 13-16 mph on a road; ...and riding a heavy, fat bike or mountain bike requires yet additional effort. Our routes typically vary from one week to the next. Look for route information on our e-mail list server each week before the ride. Let‘s rock!
Thursday
25
Lisle Police Station Front Parking Lot
5:30 AM
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Come join us for The Lisle Early Bird. This is a No Drop Ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave., (Rt 53). It is a fun 17 mile loop with some climbs and some downhills that winds through the streets of Lisle and Naperville. We leave at 5:30 AM. It is still dark when this ride starts so lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there!!!!
Friday
26
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Come Join us on the Lisle Early Bird. This is a no-drop ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave,(RT.53).It‘s a great 17 mile loop through Lisle and Naperville. Lots of nice climbs and downhills. We leave at 5:30 AM, so it is dark when we start. Lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there. Rain cancels the ride.
Saturday
27
Lombard: Lombard Commons Park in the parking lot off of Grace St
8:00 AM
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Celebrate Earth Day by joining us for the GWT Clean Up, a trail EBC frequently uses. This year our section is 1/2 mile long, between North West Road and Main St. Lombard With many volunteers, this portion of the trail will not take long. Bring your gardening gloves. Latex gloves and garbage bags will be supplied. Departure will be from Lombard Commons (bring a bike good for the trail). We will ride along the trail to our starting point, Main St. and split up to take a portion of the trail to clean. Plan on joining us for a break at Gnarly Knots for a pretzel and beverage break. Please RSVP so I know how many supplies to bring.
Saturday
27
601 S High St Elkader, IA 52043
8:00 AM
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The Driftless 100 is a hilly and challenging gravel race through Clayton County, Iowa that features beautiful landscape in one of Iowa‘s best kept secrets. Distance options include: 100, 60, 32, 30 miles and 8 miles with the following categories: single speed, fat bike and e-bike. ABOUT THE EVENT: The race is designed to showcase the Driftless region of the state and push even the most savvy gravel rider to their limit physically and mentally. Over 90% of the race is on limestone gravel with about 5% on pavement and 5% on level b/c roads. It is not designed to be a mud fest but this is Iowa in April so it could be sloppy. If you want a carrot, a Driftless branding Iron is awarded to any rider who finishes the 100 mile course in under 8 hours. If you finish in under 7 hours, you get to brand the wall of pain and receive the 7 hour brand. You do have to follow the official course and receive aid only at the aid stations to earn this award. Aid will be provided every 20-25 miles of the race. Navigation is required, there will only be signage for the family route. All profits of the race will go towards the local EMT units in Elkader, Volga and Garber. All proceeds go towards the improvement of equipment and supplies of local Emergency crews. This is a rain or shine event. If there is an imminent severe weather threat we will delay the start of the race for safety but otherwise we will race in the rain. Courses will be altered if there is moisture on course to avoid mud roads. Details + registration here: https://www.driftlessgravel.com Registration capped at 500, 100 limit for 100 mile category. Carpool and accommodation share options available, if interested. Please contact me to discuss.
Saturday
27
Scuppernong Hiking Trails (Kettle Moraine State Forest)Parking Lot. Parking Fee and Event Fee 35961
8:00 AM
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https://badgertrails.org/scuppernong-trail-hike-registration/ Three loops. Will hike all three loops. Please note about 2 hour drive to start location. need to register for event with Badger trails not with EBC and parking fee also.
Saturday
27
Newburg Fireman's Park 622 W Main St, West Bend, WI 53090
9:00 AM
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The Cheesehead Roubaix is coming back for its 13th year this April! Originally advertised to me as "One of the most miserable races" there is, the weather doesn‘t seem to disappoint on that promise. This is a 100km, or ~63 mile bike race, that has roughly 10 miles of chunky gravel throughout the route. While road and fat tire bikes can handle these roads, a gravel setup is optimal. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing, as poor weather (usually) does not cancel this race, and if it ends up anything like last year, you can expect to be pedaling through 40 degree sleet/rain. This race is free to enter, but they do take donations or merchandise purchases to help support the ride. There is one provided rest stop ~40 miles in, but the rest of the ride is self supported. I will be at the starting location about 30 minutes early to check in EBC members. Most riders, including myself, will be riding at a 15-16mph average, but last year there were riders averaging between 12-19mph average. While poor weather does not (usually) cancel this ride, if the travel conditions are poor enough, I will cancel this as an EBC event. The website is currently down, as it is being updated for the 2024 version, but once it is back up you can access the route and more details here: https://sites.google.com/site/cheeseheadroubaix/ While check in is not required, it would be great to know if you plan on making your way up. Please email me at ctmay@protonmail.com if you‘re interested! Details about this ride are subject to change as more information comes out in the following month.
Sunday
28
Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve (Northgate & Cass Main entrance). Meet at firepit near restrooms.
9:30 AM
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Open to all levels. Make your hike a little more challending. No experience necessary. I will instruct and lead. Combination of Hiking and Orienteering (working with a map and a compass to navigate to predetermined check points). I have several extra compasses for your use. We will meet in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. by the fire pit to get prepared. Bring water and a snack. No one will be left in the woods. Let me know if you are coming by e-mail: coachsosa@yahoo.com
Monday
29
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Come Join us on the Lisle Early Bird. This is a no-drop ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave,(RT.53).It‘s a great 17 mile loop through Lisle and Naperville. Lots of nice climbs and downhills. We leave at 5:30 AM, so it is dark when we start. Lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there. Rain cancels the ride.
Monday
29
Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
10:00 AM
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Please join me for an interesting bike ride to the western suburbs of Chicago. Road bike is recommended. Ride specifics will be posted a day or so before the event. Ride on; Jeff Wincentsen Start will be at: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave. 215 S. IL Rte 83 Elmhurst, IL 60126
Tuesday
30
Lisle Police Station Front Parking Lot
5:30 AM
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Come join us for The Lisle Early Bird. This is a No Drop Ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave., (Rt 53). It is a fun 17 mile loop with some climbs and some downhills that winds through the streets of Lisle and Naperville. We leave at 5:30 AM. It is still dark when this ride starts so lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there!!!!
Tuesday
30
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Join us for a 25-30 mile Road Ride ride at 13-15+ MPH with a few sprints thrown in. The route will be announced on the list server the day before the ride. Return will be after dark - Bright Front & Rear lights are required! Bright clothing is recommended. Rain Will Cancel - Check the list server!

May, 2024

Wednesday
1
Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
10:00 AM
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Please join me for an interesting bike ride to the western suburbs of Chicago. Road bike is recommended. Ride specifics will be posted a day or so before the event. Ride on; Jeff Wincentsen Start will be at: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave. 215 S. IL Rte 83 Elmhurst, IL 60126
Wednesday
1
Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
6:15 PM
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This is a highly social, evening ride that has been a Spring, Summer and Fall tradition since August, 2015. Always rolling at the speed-of-fun. :-) We ride as a team and enthusiastically encourage communication, conversation and laughter, as long as riders prescribe to safe practices such as: communicating about obstacles; and maintaining gaps that are appropriate for the speed, terrain and weather conditions. Your bike must have headlights and tail lights. Avoid using retina-burning, overly-bright and strobing lights since we ride trails as a tight pack and are usually separated from car and truck traffic. We try to curtiously douse headlights when passing pedestrians and fellow riders as we ride into growing darkness. This ride is often best suited for mountain or fat-tire bikes when riding our crushed limestone routes, but also, quite often the weather and trail conditions make this event viable for most any type of bike. No rider will ever be left behind. We have several bona fide EBC Ride Leaders attending this ride for extra safety. Having said that, please don‘t show up if your bike is not ready or you are not in athletic condition for this distance and pace. Note that 10-12 mph on a trail may take the same effort as 13-16 mph on a road; ...and riding a heavy, fat bike or mountain bike requires yet additional effort. Our routes typically vary from one week to the next. Look for route information on our e-mail list server each week before the ride. Let‘s rock!
Thursday
2
Lisle Police Station Front Parking Lot
5:30 AM
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Come join us for The Lisle Early Bird. This is a No Drop Ride that starts at the Lisle Police Station on Lincoln Ave., (Rt 53). It is a fun 17 mile loop with some climbs and some downhills that winds through the streets of Lisle and Naperville. We leave at 5:30 AM. It is still dark when this ride starts so lights and reflective clothing are mandatory. We hope to see you there!!!!
Thursday
2
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Trail ride on the I & M canal from Marseilles to Ottawa Main Street for the Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck. Cash not accepted cards only. No need to register. I‘m riding regardless.
Saturday
4
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Start at Illinois Canyon Parking Lot of Starve Rock and hike the River, Bluff and Illinois Canyon trails and side canyon trails. Please note hike starts at the east boundary of park not at the Lodge. Post lunch early dinner at the Cheese Factory in Ottawa.
Sunday
5
Pedal & Spoke Ltd. park in city lot NE corner Route 31 (Lincolnway) & Route 56 (State Street)
9:30 AM
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Routes will consist mainly of gravel and pavement roads, with some surprises thrown in. 32mm or larger tires are recommended. Pastry-Bike-Pastry is a self-supported ride, which means all you will find at checkpoints are donuts, water, and enthusiasm, the rest is up to you! (Those who select the 100 mile route ROLL OUT AT 8 AM, ALL OTHERS ROLL OUT AT 10 AM. I WILL BE THERE AT 9:30 TO RIDE 50 MILES.) Don‘t forget that they have Vegan/Gluten-Free Donuts as an option but you must select this add on at the time of registration! Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/pastry-bike-pastry-2024
Wednesday
8
Root River Inn & Suites
8:00 AM
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Deadline for grp rate 2/15 Spring Along the Root River Trail Tour The trip will take place from Wednesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10. Along with EBC members, members of the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club, (FVB&SC) and members of the Quad Cities Bike Club have been invited to join the trip. Also members of Michigan Recumbent Trikes have been invited to join the tour. Lodging will be available at the Root River Inn and Suites in Lanesboro, Minnesota, with a block of rooms set aside for group members. Those who register and indicate they plan to take the trip will receive an email from the hotel; final reservations can then be made. More information about the hotel is available at their website: rootriverinn.com. The Root River State Trail is a paved multiuse trail that was developed from an abandoned railroad line. The trail is 42 miles long and runs between the Minnesota towns of Fountain and Houston. A branch known as the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail links to the Root River trail, near its western terminus. To learn more, visit the trail website: Root River Trail. Riders who take the trip can follow four basic routes, ranging from 22 to 46 miles. Those who register will be sent information on restaurants and attractions in the area. May is an underappreciated month on the Root River Trail, but one we think has ideal temps, low bike traffic and beautiful signs of spring. Any member of the group can follow this link to choose a room from the block and reserve it with their own information. Cancellations with a full refund are available up until 2 weeks before the stay (4/24/2024). Between 2 weeks and 1 week, 1 night is charged. The last week before, the whole stay is nonrefundable. Depending on the size of your group, you may want to consider renting The Back Room @ Paddle On Coffee if you want to do an indoor group gathering. We also offer a Family Feud game experience if you want to have some fun together. Bicycling Events Created by: Petra Hofmann
Wednesday
8
Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
6:15 PM
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This is a highly social, evening ride that has been a Spring, Summer and Fall tradition since August, 2015. Always rolling at the speed-of-fun. :-) We ride as a team and enthusiastically encourage communication, conversation and laughter, as long as riders prescribe to safe practices such as: communicating about obstacles; and maintaining gaps that are appropriate for the speed, terrain and weather conditions. Your bike must have headlights and tail lights. Avoid using retina-burning, overly-bright and strobing lights since we ride trails as a tight pack and are usually separated from car and truck traffic. We try to curtiously douse headlights when passing pedestrians and fellow riders as we ride into growing darkness. This ride is often best suited for mountain or fat-tire bikes when riding our crushed limestone routes, but also, quite often the weather and trail conditions make this event viable for most any type of bike. No rider will ever be left behind. We have several bona fide EBC Ride Leaders attending this ride for extra safety. Having said that, please don‘t show up if your bike is not ready or you are not in athletic condition for this distance and pace. Note that 10-12 mph on a trail may take the same effort as 13-16 mph on a road; ...and riding a heavy, fat bike or mountain bike requires yet additional effort. Our routes typically vary from one week to the next. Look for route information on our e-mail list server each week before the ride. Let‘s rock!
Thursday
9
Root River Inn & Suites
8:00 AM
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Deadline for grp rate 2/15 Spring Along the Root River Trail Tour The trip will take place from Wednesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10. Along with EBC members, members of the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club, (FVB&SC) and members of the Quad Cities Bike Club have been invited to join the trip. Also members of Michigan Recumbent Trikes have been invited to join the tour. Lodging will be available at the Root River Inn and Suites in Lanesboro, Minnesota, with a block of rooms set aside for group members. Those who register and indicate they plan to take the trip will receive an email from the hotel; final reservations can then be made. More information about the hotel is available at their website: rootriverinn.com. The Root River State Trail is a paved multiuse trail that was developed from an abandoned railroad line. The trail is 42 miles long and runs between the Minnesota towns of Fountain and Houston. A branch known as the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail links to the Root River trail, near its western terminus. To learn more, visit the trail website: Root River Trail. Riders who take the trip can follow four basic routes, ranging from 22 to 46 miles. Those who register will be sent information on restaurants and attractions in the area. May is an underappreciated month on the Root River Trail, but one we think has ideal temps, low bike traffic and beautiful signs of spring. Any member of the group can follow this link to choose a room from the block and reserve it with their own information. Cancellations with a full refund are available up until 2 weeks before the stay (4/24/2024). Between 2 weeks and 1 week, 1 night is charged. The last week before, the whole stay is nonrefundable. Depending on the size of your group, you may want to consider renting The Back Room @ Paddle On Coffee if you want to do an indoor group gathering. We also offer a Family Feud game experience if you want to have some fun together. Bicycling Events Created by: Petra Hofmann
Friday
10
Root River Inn & Suites
8:00 AM
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Deadline for grp rate 2/15 Spring Along the Root River Trail Tour The trip will take place from Wednesday, May 8 to Saturday, May 10. Along with EBC members, members of the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club, (FVB&SC) and members of the Quad Cities Bike Club have been invited to join the trip. Also members of Michigan Recumbent Trikes have been invited to join the tour. Lodging will be available at the Root River Inn and Suites in Lanesboro, Minnesota, with a block of rooms set aside for group members. Those who register and indicate they plan to take the trip will receive an email from the hotel; final reservations can then be made. More information about the hotel is available at their website: rootriverinn.com. The Root River State Trail is a paved multiuse trail that was developed from an abandoned railroad line. The trail is 42 miles long and runs between the Minnesota towns of Fountain and Houston. A branch known as the Harmony-Preston Valley State Trail links to the Root River trail, near its western terminus. To learn more, visit the trail website: Root River Trail. Riders who take the trip can follow four basic routes, ranging from 22 to 46 miles. Those who register will be sent information on restaurants and attractions in the area. May is an underappreciated month on the Root River Trail, but one we think has ideal temps, low bike traffic and beautiful signs of spring. Any member of the group can follow this link to choose a room from the block and reserve it with their own information. Cancellations with a full refund are available up until 2 weeks before the stay (4/24/2024). Between 2 weeks and 1 week, 1 night is charged. The last week before, the whole stay is nonrefundable. Depending on the size of your group, you may want to consider renting The Back Room @ Paddle On Coffee if you want to do an indoor group gathering. We also offer a Family Feud game experience if you want to have some fun together. Bicycling Events Created by: Petra Hofmann
Saturday
11
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Ride a Randonneurs USA Audax Club Parisien (ACP) 200k or 300k brevet with the Driftless Randonneurs region in southwest Wisconsin. This is a Randonneurs USA event, you MUST be a member of Randonneurs USA to do this ride. Allow 2-3 days for a new membership to process if you join. Additionally, you must also register via Driftless Randonneurs and sign a waiver, sign up 2 days prior, registration closes on May 9th at 6:00 pm. Details here: https://driftlessrandos.org Details on 200K Brevet: 129 mile brevet with 6440 feet of elevation gain (49 feet per mile of climbing). Details on 300k Brevet: 191 mile event with 11,840 feet of elevation gain (61 feet per mile of climbing). Please be at the start 15 minutes prior to start time, ready to ride for announcements/detail of route/meeting the group. Carpool/housing options available, contact me privately to discuss and coordinate. Details on Randonneurs USA: https://rusa.org Please contact me if you are coming with remote start of these brevets.
Sunday
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Ride a Randonneurs USA Audax Club Parisien (ACP) 200k or 300k brevet with the Driftless Randonneurs region in southwest Wisconsin. This is a Randonneurs USA event, you MUST be a member of Randonneurs USA to do this ride. Allow 2-3 days for a new membership to process if you join. Additionally, you must also register via Driftless Randonneurs and sign a waiver, sign up 2 days prior, registration closes on May 9th at 6:00 pm. Details here: https://driftlessrandos.org Details on 200K Brevet: 129 mile brevet with 6440 feet of elevation gain (49 feet per mile of climbing). Details on 300k Brevet: 191 mile event with 11,840 feet of elevation gain (61 feet per mile of climbing). Please be at the start 15 minutes prior to start time, ready to ride for announcements/detail of route/meeting the group. Carpool/housing options available, contact me privately to discuss and coordinate. Details on Randonneurs USA: https://rusa.org Please contact me if you are coming with remote start of these brevets.
Wednesday
15
Villa Park: Villa Park Depot / Historical Society
6:15 PM
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This is a highly social, evening ride that has been a Spring, Summer and Fall tradition since August, 2015. Always rolling at the speed-of-fun. :-) We ride as a team and enthusiastically encourage communication, conversation and laughter, as long as riders prescribe to safe practices such as: communicating about obstacles; and maintaining gaps that are appropriate for the speed, terrain and weather conditions. Your bike must have headlights and tail lights. Avoid using retina-burning, overly-bright and strobing lights since we ride trails as a tight pack and are usually separated from car and truck traffic. We try to curtiously douse headlights when passing pedestrians and fellow riders as we ride into growing darkness. This ride is often best suited for mountain or fat-tire bikes when riding our crushed limestone routes, but also, quite often the weather and trail conditions make this event viable for most any type of bike. No rider will ever be left behind. We have several bona fide EBC Ride Leaders attending this ride for extra safety. Having said that, please don‘t show up if your bike is not ready or you are not in athletic condition for this distance and pace. Note that 10-12 mph on a trail may take the same effort as 13-16 mph on a road; ...and riding a heavy, fat bike or mountain bike requires yet additional effort. Our routes typically vary from one week to the next. Look for route information on our e-mail list server each week before the ride. Let‘s rock!
Wednesday
15
In front of Elmhurst Police Station -Community Area by parking
6:45 PM
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EBC will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways in a Silent Ride. http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ride_of_Silence 6:45 gather and picture. 7 pm Ride start in area on First Street in front of Elmhurst Police Station. We will be inviting local Elmhurst officials and the police/fire departments to join us. After the ride we will gather at a local establishment for refreshments. Reach out to me if any questions. Rain Date: Saturday, May 18 10 AM
Friday
17
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See list server email dated November 21, 2023 for detailed information including hotel options. [EBC:46341] 10th EBC Appalachian Trail VirginiaTriple Crown Area Hotel and Dates. Email me directly to be put on the private email list. Email me for additional information. Registration is not closed. We have enough people now to have two groups per hike.Two choices of hike same area each day. Alternate shorter less rugged version. But still the AT and not a beginner hike.