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April, 2024

Friday
12
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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
13
Lombard: Madison Meadows Park Madison St Entrance
6:00 AM
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Warm up on Wast, cruise up Villa, Tonne, go to but not thru Busse Woods and return. One brief stop if needed. Lights are recommended. Rain cancels.
Saturday
13
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Ride a Randonneurs USA Audax Club Parisien (ACP) 200k with the Chicago Randonneurs. This is the inaugural Chicago Randonneurs 200 km brevet. The route description: "leaves Monroe Harbor south along Wolf Lake and straddles the Illinois-Indiana border all the way to Momence, IL. Come see what all the hype is about Casey’s." 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 Chicago Randonneurs and sign a waiver, sign up 2 days prior, registration closes Friday at 3:00 pm. Details Chicago Randonneurs: https://www.chicagorando.org https://www.chicagorando.org/ride-registration/p/kankakee-river-run-200km-2024 Details Randonneurs USA: https://rusa.org Please be at the start 15 minutes prior to start time, ready to ride for announcements/detail of route/meeting the group. Please contact me if you are coming to meet at the start for photo and to sign the ride sheet.
Saturday
13
From the White Street parking lot. Or park on north side of restrooms. https://maps.app.goo.gl/xH4
9:30 AM
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From Frankfort eastbound to New Lenox and return. Lunch optional afterward. RSVP
Saturday
13
Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
10:00 AM
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Please join me for a gravel trail ride to West Chicago: out on the IPP, back on the Great Western trail. Mtn or gravel bike recommended (700x25 tires +). We will stop at: Parra‘s Bakery 572 Main St, West Chicago, IL 60185 Ride on; Jeff Wincentsen
Saturday
13
Woodridge: Starbucks in Seven Bridges Complex. Lot NE of Starbucks, which is NE of the IMAX theater.
10:00 AM
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Join us for this great hills and rollers ride through Woodridge and frontage roads to 91st St returning via 59th via 59th with a full break at Kirstens bakery.
Saturday
13
Elmhurst: Whole Foods in rear lot along West Ave.
1:00 PM
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Join me for a semi-fast ride in the warmest hours of a sunny Saturday. I‘ll lead a ride southwest, probably some frontage roads along I-55, maybe hills in Burr-Ridge. Check back Saturday morning for a more detailed description. Lots of sprint sections. One mid-rest break.
Saturday
13
Parking for South Broadway Park & Fox River Trail
1:00 PM
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Nice and easy trail ride to Blue Raptor Brewing in South Elgin. The predicted weather is for Sunny skies, with a high near 69 and a west wind 5 to 10 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph, so we will have cross winds both ways. There are several significant hills Slower riders and E-bikes are most welcome. Great River views along the Fox River on the way. Between Batavia and the North Aurora Dam, the Fox River Trail runs along both sides of the river, with the east bank section running through the very beautiful Red Oak and Glenwood Park Forest Preserves. Also in Aurora, the trail runs along both sides of the river for about a mile, between East Illinois Street and East New York Street. The South and North sections of the Fox River Trail are beautiful with lovely water views including tons of twists and turns and a good amount of birds singing. As always on these Bike and Brew rides, the first beer for riders is on Pussanee and me. Please register as it is a remote start. We will be back by 6pm or so, unless we are not. This is my route on Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46187662
Sunday
14
Elmhurst: Early Bird - 180 W. Park
6:00 AM
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Either one or two rounds of the infamous Elmhurst Early Bird in and around Elmhurst. Take in one or two laps. Should be in the 50‘s!! Lights mandatory-sunrise is at 6:15A. Rain cancels. bwetman@gmail.com 847-767-5745
Sunday
14
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
Sunday
14
Glen Ellyn: Glen Ellyn Library west Lot
12:00 PM
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Slower, shorter early season ride to Two Brothers for a late(r) lunch. RWGPS Link - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/46184194?privacy_code=nE9Qu5Y8YZeB28vEOCbi5tYZXXpZX4fJ
Monday
15
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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
15
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
16
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
16
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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
17
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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.
Wednesday
17
Sunset Pool parking lot in Glen Ellyn, 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
17
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
17
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
18
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
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.
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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Quick event to be converted to full event-stay tuned for a update shortly
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
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
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 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.
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!!!!
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
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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
12
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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.
Friday
17
Dragon Tooths Trailhead Parking 15 minute 11 mile drive from Hotels
8:00 AM
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Warm up hike for the weekend. Slow and steady. Dragons Tooth via the AT and return via the Boy Scout Trail. Rocky terrain and last mile to Dragons tooth technical, rocky and bouldering. Includes ladder, rebar and fun fun fun. No registration required for each individual hike but registration and reserve own hotel required for entire weekend.
Friday
17
Dragons Tooth Trailhead Parking 15 minute 11 mile drive form Hotels
8:05 AM
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Judy has offered to and will be exploring the same area and trail but shorter miles, less rugged terrain and slower pace. This hike will not include the last ascent/descent of .7 miles to Dragon Tooth but will include AT views and moderate elevation. Hike will include the AT and Boy Scout Loop and as you know Judy, a little exploring thrown in. Please note it is still by no means considered a beginner hike.
Saturday
18
VA311 Trailhead Parking Lot Mcafee Knob trailhead 10 minute 7 mile drive
7:00 AM
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NOTE: MUST PURCHASE SHUTTLE TRANSPORT IN ADVANCE FOR THIS HIKE. Contact me for shuttle informationo or see group email for link.Hike up on the AT to the most photographed area on the AT. Return by way of the fire road. Elevation for four miles 1400. Optional fire road ascent (*TBD) but you will miss the fun. Will include two shelter short breaks before major ascent of 900. We will have lunch at Mcafee Knob. No picnic tables but shaded areas.
Saturday
18
Via shuttle Please see email regarding must purchase shuttle to trailhead.
7:05 AM
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NOTE MUST PURCHASE SHUTTLE TRANSPORT IN ADVANCE FOR THIS HIKE. Contact me for link or see group email for link to purchase shuttle transport.Less Elevation than