The time change means the return of the Wild Trak Bikes Wednesday Night Road Ride. Beginning March 14, the ride will leave from the shop (1001 E. Broadway, Alton) in two groups: an early group at 5:30 and the later group at 6pm. This is a no-drop ride, so riders of all skill levels are welcome. Mileage is dependent on light and weather, but is generally between 15 and 35 miles on both city and country roads. Helmets are required. If you have any questions, please contact the shop at 618-462-2574.
Tom will have the shop open at 9:00 for pre-ride goodies and chit-chat. We will leave at 10:00 sharp and make our way from Broadway to the bike trail near the riverfront. As we leave Alton, you will have the choice of riding the bike trail or joining a paceline on the River Road. Like the Wednesday night ride, this is a training and social ride so we will be re-gathering at stopping points along the way.
There are several convenient turn-around spots for shorter rides: Clifton Terrace and back is 11 miles; Piasa Harbor and back is 15.5 miles; Elsah and back is 24.5 miles; and the ferry and back is about 40 miles.
The Calhoun extension is very scenic; it has some climbing but it is very moderate and the descent is way fun. We are trying to arrange a stop at the country store in Brussels for rest and water before we continue downhill to the ferry and home! Total miles will be around 60. (Unless you want to climb Springfield Hill or Belltrees.) Tom will have the shop open for refreshments and socializing again.
Something different this year! Should be fun.
Hey everyone since we are now moved into our new location at 1001 East Broadway, we are extending an offer for savings. All in stock 2011 bikes are on sale for 10% off list price. We have several road bikes in stock as well as Mountain Bikes, Comfort Bikes, and Kids Bikes. Look forward to seeing all our familiar friends faces as well as hopefully some new ones in the new location.