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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 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.

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Jun 10, 2017Bike MS Tour de FarmsStart/Finish Location: Northern Illinois University Convocation CenterRide Details Date(s): June 10 - 11, 2017 Fundraising Minimum: $300 Age Minimum: 12 Bike MS: Tour de Farms is a ride that will take you further than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? It gives you a chance to help thousands of people in Illinois living with MS, while enjoying the best bike event you’ve ever experienced. Escape the daily grind for a weekend of scenic roads with thousands of all ages and abilities. You choose how far you want to be challenged with multiple route options. Start and finish at Northern Illinois University. Along the way stop at a local farm rest stop to hang with the animals, enjoy a famous egg & hamburger sandwich for lunch and pedal over rolling hills through the Northern Illinois farmland. At Saturday’s post-ride festival, celebrate your accomplishments with a full meal, live music and a relaxing beer garden.
Jul 16, 2017Biking With BeanzieStart/Finish Locatio: DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115Biking with Beanzie (BwB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by KishHealth System part of Northwestern Medicine.  Profits from this ride go to support DeKalb County Bike Pathway Projects and other community service projects in DeKalb County and worldwide. *Long Distance Routes (25, 46, 64, 80, or 101 approximate miles) *Family/Community Routes (3, 5, 8 mile routes & can be repeated) All ride routes are provided with rest stops and water stops, regardless of the length of the route chosen. Bagels, fruit, beverages and a variety of other food options will be provided at rest stops. Our ride is easy to navigate with well-marked routes, route maps, and cue sheets. Friendly sag wagon drivers are knowledgeable about the route and bicycling.
Aug 26, 2017DeKalb Corn Classic - 10K/3K RaceHuntley Middle School, DeKalb, ILDeKalb's Annual 10k/3k Running Race starting and ending at Huntley Middle School in DeKalb. Information and Registration on the event Facebook Page. Search @DeKalbCornClassic

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
Apr 30, 2017"Bike To School" Safety ClassNorth Central CycleryThis class is to assist any/all youth participating in the "bike to school" days this year. The class will be tailored to the ages of the participants. It will include hands on instruction of: *How to check your bike before you ride *How to wear a helmet properly *Rules of the Road *How to safely carry your school bags/items *Choosing a safe route *How to keep your bike safe at school/locking up your bike Please RSVP on the Facebook Page event or call the store.815-758-2403
 

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