From April through September, our calendar is full of a variety of ride opportunities - although rides can be scheduled anytime weather permits, even in January! Below is a general description of some of the usual ride types. In addition, leaders will schedule morning and lunch rides during weekdays and on weekends. Anyone in the club can schedule to lead a ride at any pace, distance or location. See the Event Calendar for details on all of our scheduled rides.
Monday evening - trails and streets. No-drop. 10-15 miles, easy pace. Ride with a leader. Meets at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva.
Tuesday evening - trail and streets. No-drop. 12- 20 miles, easy to moderate pace. Ride with a leader. Meets at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva.
Wednesday evening - trails, streets and roads. No-drop. 15-25 miles, moderate pace. Ride with a leader. Start location determined by the ride leader.
Thursday evening - road ride, cue sheets provided. You can ride alone or with a group. 20-40 miles, moderately fast to fast pace. Meets at Old Kaneland Middle School on Meredith, just north of Keslinger.
What are the requirements for riders?
Riders must wear approved helmets. Personal radios and loudspeakers are not permitted.
What do the letters A-F mean for a ride pace?
These letters correspond to the average speed you can expect on the ride. Your rolling speed will be a little higher than the average speed because it takes into consideration the times you slow down to stop and gradually pick up your speed after stopping.
Paces = Average Speed
A: < 10 mph
B: 10-12 mph
C: 12-14 mph
D: 14-16 mph
E/F: 16-17+ mph
Where do your rides start?
Club members start their rides in a number of different places throughout the Fox Valley area and beyond. Each ride on the Event Calendar includes the start location name and address.The most common places are listed below.
Kane County Government Center (KCGC): Rt. 31 & 3rd Street in Geneva (south of the railroad tracks). Turn into the Government Center at the stop light and go towards the river & soccer fields to the back parking lot.
Leroy Oakes Forest Preserve: Dean St (north of Rt. 64 and west of Randall) at the Leroy Oaks/Great Western Trail, south side of street. St. Charles.
Headwaters Conservation Area: on Beith Road east of Anderson, north of Rt. 38, Campton Hills.
Wasco Elementary School: Enter off Old LaFox Rd just south of Rt 64.
Hanson Rd and Great Western Trail (GWT): Take Rt. 64 west of Wasco to Hanson Rd, turn right. Parking immediately on right, Lily Lake.
Kaneville Community Center: Harter Rd, just north of Main Street. Park behind the library and by the baseball fields. Kaneville.
Old Kaneville Middle School: Meredith Road between Rt. 38 and Keslinger Rd. Northern most parking lot off of Meredith.
Batavia River Walk: 100 North Island Ave, Batavia. Park by the Police Department building.
Poynor Park: 6N330 Swanberg Road, CamptonTownship. Between Empire and Silver Glen Rd. Parking in gravel areas.