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 A bike shop for everyone, especially you!

815.758.2403   |   534 E. Lincoln Highway   |   Dekalb, IL 60115

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Rides and Events

Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area.

Our goal in publicizing community rides/events and group rides is to foster these advantages of group riding as well as grow the cycling community. We want riders to meet each other and inspire each other to ride more, build a healthy lifestyle, and have fun doing it. If you have any ideas for other rides or days/times not currently showing rides, please let us know.

If you would like to have your event listed on our website, please email us at rideaway@northcentralcyclery.com. 

WEEKLY GROUP RIDES

Join us and other bike clubs on one of these fun rides. Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you.

Group rides help you excel as a rider in many ways. You become a better bike handler when riding with other people, it is a good way to meet other riders of similar riding skill and interest, and it is a great way to test and increase your fitness.

Group rides are meant to be fun, and a great way to enjoy a sport with people of similar interests, however, all of our group riders will be asked to follow group ride etiquette with safety of the group and individual being first and foremost.

Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too. We'll see you out there — and have fun!

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
TUESDAYS5:30 PMINTERMEDIATE RIDE: Meet at the NCC parking lot before 530. We will ride roughly 23 miles southwest of DeKalb at an average pace of 17mph. Please invite anyone that might be interested. Times may change once daylight hours change. Click this description for a link to the route.Our Store815.758.2403
WEDNESDAYS5:30 PMBEGINNER: Easy "No Drop" group for those wanting to get used to riding in a group. Meeting at NCC at 5:30 pm. NCC will hold "Safe group riding and proper etiquette" sessions for anyone interested in learning the "dos" and "don'ts" of riding in a group. Any level rider/pace welcome!
THURSDAYS5:30 PMADVANCED RIDE: Meet at the NCC parking lot before 530. We will ride roughly 35 miles southwest of DeKalb at an average pace of 20-25mph. Please invite anyone that might be interested. Times may change once daylight hours change. Click this description for a link to the route.
SATURDAYS7:00 AMVARIED DIFFICULTY ride: Meeting at NCC at 7am for a long ride. Distance and pace will depend on the group present and weather. Some group riders will be riding up to 60 miles. Some shorter distances or turn-arounds will happen as well for those unable to complete that distance or pace.

UPCOMING CYCLING EVENTS

These are events happening in the community. Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

IN-STORE CLINICS

North Central Cyclery is pleased to provide great hands-on programs for learning bicycle maintenance and repair. We've developed our class around a curriculum designed by the Park Tool Company, the world's largest bicycle-tool manufacturer. Classes will be monthly throughout the year. Classes that require pre registration, please sign up on our Facebook page, call or stop by the store to register.

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Sep 28, 2016FREE Basic & Intermediate Level Bike Mantenance ClinicNorth Central Cyclery 534 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb ILThis free workshop is broken up into two different groups, the Basic Maintenance and Repair group, and an Intermediate Level group. The Basic maintenance Clinic to include HANDS ON instruction on safety checking bike, tire and tube service, chains, wheel service. Intermediate Level Clinic is one part of a series of intermediate skills/repairs. This class is focused on REAR SPROCKETS, CRANKSETS, CHAINS..815-758-2403
 

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534 E. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL  60115
815-758-2403
rideaway@northcentralcyclery.com
Monday - Friday: 10-6
Saturday: 10-5
Sunday: 12-4
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