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North Central Cyclery | DeKalb, IL

 

 A bike shop for everyone, especially you!

815.758.2403   |   534 E. Lincoln Hwy   |   DeKalb, IL 60115

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Rides and Events

                              

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

Our goal in publicizing community rides and events 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 PMGROUP RIDE: Meet at the NCC parking lot before 530. We will ride roughly 23 miles southwest of DeKalb. Please invite anyone that might be interested. Times may change once daylight hours change.Our Store815.758.2403
THURSDAYS5:30 PMGROUP RIDE: Meet at the NCC parking lot before 530. We will ride roughly 35 miles southwest of DeKalb. Please invite anyone that might be interested. Times may change once daylight hours change.Our Store815.758.2403
SATURDAYS8:00 AMVARIED DIFFICULTY ride: Meeting at NCC typically @ 8am for a long ride. Distance and pace will depend on the group present and weather. Some group riders will be riding up to 50 miles. Some shorter distances or turn-arounds will happen as well for those unable to complete that distance or pace.Our Store815.758.2403

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Oct 25, 2017Sycamore Pumpkin FestivalSycamore, ILThe 56th Sycamore Pumpkin Festival - October 25th through October 29th. "What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, fireworks on Saturday night, and it concludes with 90 minute parade on Sunday." Click the link to the Visitor Information Page: http://www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com/visitor%20information.html
Oct 26, 2017Sycamore Pumpkin FestivalSycamore, ILThe 56th Sycamore Pumpkin Festival - October 25th through October 29th. "What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, fireworks on Saturday night, and it concludes with 90 minute parade on Sunday." Click the link to the Visitor Information Page: http://www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com/visitor%20information.html
Oct 27, 2017Sycamore Pumpkin FestivalSycamore, ILThe 56th Sycamore Pumpkin Festival - October 25th through October 29th. "What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, fireworks on Saturday night, and it concludes with 90 minute parade on Sunday." Click the link to the Visitor Information Page: http://www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com/visitor%20information.html
Oct 28, 2017Sycamore Pumpkin FestivalSycamore, ILThe 56th Sycamore Pumpkin Festival - October 25th through October 29th. "What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, fireworks on Saturday night, and it concludes with 90 minute parade on Sunday." Click the link to the Visitor Information Page: http://www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com/visitor%20information.html
Oct 29, 2017Sycamore Pumpkin FestivalSycamore, ILThe 56th Sycamore Pumpkin Festival - October 25th through October 29th. "What started out as an idea by Wally Thurow in 1956 to offer something creative for the students of Sycamore, has grown from a neighborhood display on his front yard into the towns biggest city wide event beginning on Wednesday with the Opening Ceremony and cake cutting. The festival has over 1000 entries in the Lions Decorated Pumpkin Display, 2 carnivals, 2 large indoor craft shows, many non-profit vendors, fireworks on Saturday night, and it concludes with 90 minute parade on Sunday." Click the link to the Visitor Information Page: http://www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com/visitor%20information.html

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
Oct 25, 2017Safety, Basic Maintenance & Flat Fix ClinicNorth Central CycleryJoin us at this FREE workshop for learning basic safety and "How to be Seen", basic maintenance, and a "Hands On" flat fix clinic. Make sure you have all the right information to keep you and your bike safe. This workshop will touch on the basics of how to always be seen on the road. It will also include general maintenance and a "hands on" flat fix demonstration. (wheels will be provided for practice) Please RSVP here on the FB event page or call the shop.815-758-2403
 

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534 E. Lincoln Hwy
DeKalb, IL  60115
815-758-2403
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