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Swedish Days Century Ride – Hampshire, IL – Review

29 June 2010

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Swedish Days Century Ride – Hampshire, IL – Review

Our group was small but mighty this year at the 41st Annual Swedish Days Ride organized by The Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club in Hampshire, IL near Burlington, IL. The weather report was questionable, but we decided to go give it a try. As it turns out we’d face a number of weather variables including driving rain, thunder & lightning, more rain, then high winds, and finally blazing sun as we ran the ride course.

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Kiss Leukemia & Lymphoma Goodbye Bike Ride – June 19, 2010 – Westchester, IL

16 June 2010

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Kiss Leukemia & Lymphoma Goodbye Bike Ride – June 19, 2010 – Westchester, IL

Just got an email on a Chicagoland ride this weekend in the near western burb of Westchester, IL. They offer a couple different ride lengths, 12, 25, and 50 miles. The 25 and half century goes around Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, which is beautiful. There are a number of well stocked rest stops on every length and Paul’s Pizza at the finish line. Any ride with pizza at the end is a good ride. Coffee and juice at the start, as well. Get out and Ride!!!

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Illinois Marathon – Champaign, IL – Review

8 June 2010

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Illinois Marathon – Champaign, IL – Review

For a newish event it is extremely well organized. Packet pickup is painless and well staffed. You also get to wander through the expansive University Of Illinois ARC which is the old IMPE which I ventured to many a time when I did my undergrad at the U of I. They offered a pasta party and the Expo is huge and well attended.

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Ride of Silence 2010

19 May 2010

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Ride of Silence 2010

Today, May 19th, 2010, is the Worldwide Ride of Silence. There are rides in all 50 states, over 300 registered rides worldwide. Riders participate in a silent procession in remembrance and to raise awareness of those killed and injured in Bicycling Accidents.

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Bike Month, May 2010

18 May 2010

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Bike Month, May 2010

American Cancer Society recommends 30mins of exercise 5 times a week to aid in Cancer Prevention. What better way to add that to your daily schedule than to get out and start biking. Bike month includes Bike-to-Work Week and Bike-to-Work Day.

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