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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.

For nearly 30 years, Ride Illinois, a statewide nonprofit bike advocacy organization has focused time and effort on making Illinois better through biking. This includes Mike-friendly roads, more/improved trails, favorable legislation, and cyclist and motorist education.

Ride Illinois typically publishes an annual booklet of scheduled organized rides held by local bike club and organizations.  This year (2021) they have put together a Digital 2021 Ride Guide Click HERE for the link to the online guide.  To learn more about the Ride Illinois Community, visit www.rideillinois.org/rideil-community.

LOCAL GROUP RIDES

DeKalb Group -  Starts and ends typically in the parking lot behind the North Central Cyclery Shop.  Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. rides starting on May 5 …. 30 or so miles on a southwest loop…medium-advanced ride, non-drop but with a few sprints followed by regrouping. Climb DeKalb “hill” up Tower Road

Kish Bike and Rec Club -first ride of the year on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021 and will continue Sunday mornings. The group announced additional weekly rides (Saturday, Thursday morning) and other special events will beginas we further emerge from the pandemic. .  Check out their Facebook page  HERE for all ride announcements

@KishBikeandRecClub    

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

WEEKLY GROUP RIDES

**Group Rides for 2021 will be reviewed and developed starting in May**

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!

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

Wednesdays

5:30 PM Central

Group starts typically from parking lot behind NCC shop in Dekalb. Ride 30 or so miles on a southwest loop…medium-advanced ride, non-drop but with a few sprints followed by regrouping. We climb DeKalb “hill” up Tower Road

North Central Cyclery

Sundays

morning/typically 8:00am Central

KBRC Ride - options of a 25-30 mile no drop road route or any distance the group wants to ride on the trail. Meet at Sycamore Forest Preserve near the Great Western Trailhead Convenience stores/gas stations along the route used as rest stops, please bring a mask to wear when to enter one of these locations. KBRC asks riders to properly social distance at the start and end or on breaks or simply wear a mask to protect ourselves and others at those times. Check @KishBikeandRecClub Facebook page for updates and details.

Sycamore Forest Preserve

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

Date Event Name Location Description Phone

Jul 18, 2021

Biking with Beanzie-Kishwaukee Kiwanis

DeKalb High School/501 W. Dresser Road

Biking with Beanzie (BWB) is a recreational ride presented by Kishwaukee Kiwanis Club of DeKalb and sponsored by numerous donors. As a Beanzie rider, you will be investing in our community. BWB is a “family” event that promotes fitness and family fun. Profits from this ride go to support the Kishwaukee Bike Pathway projects and numerous charitable organizations in DeKalb County. BWB partners with the Live Healthy DeKalb County initiative to help promote a healthier lifestyle within DeKalb County. The ride route consists primarily of flat rural roads with some rolling terrain. Riders can choose from multiple route options enabling each rider to choose the route most appropriate for the rider. All roads are well-paved, lightly traveled and posted with signs containing ride information and bits of Beanzie humor. **Choose from three routes, approximately 20, 40, and 62 miles (a metric century).

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.