Elmhurst Bicycle Club Offers Beginner Group Rides
Easy rides take the intimidation factor out of riding with a group.
Have you ever seen a group of people out biking and wondered if you could do that? Or, do you bike for exercise already but you’d rather do it with a group so you could learn new routes?
The social aspects of riding in a group does make the exercise more fun, and thanks to the Elmhurst Bicycle Club, it doesn't have to be intimidating.
The Elmhurst Bicycle Club offers rides at many different speeds and distances, and in July, the club is offering a few extra “beginner” rides to help introduce people to group bicycle riding.
Here are some examples of what is available:
|Date||Pace and Distance||Start Time||Start Location|
|Thursday Training Rides: July 19 & 26, and Aug. 2 and 9||
10-22+ mph, 10-20 miles
|6:30 p.m.||York Woods, Oak Brook|
|Easy Sunday Morning Ride: Sunday, July 22||10-12 mph, 20-25 miles||8 a.m.||Panera at York and North|
|Easy Family Style Ride: Sunday, July 22||11-13 mph, 10 miles||2 p.m.||120 E. Oak, Addison|
|Nice and Easy Wednesday Evening Ride: Wednesday, July 25||8-10 mph, 10 miles||6 p.m.||Villa Park Depot|
Phone numbers of ride leaders are listed on the schedule; feel free to call with questions, especially if the weather is questionable.
Here's a few things to keep in mind:
- You must wear a helmet on all EBC rides.
- You do not need to be an EBC member in order to go on a ride.
- Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult rider.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time so you are ready to ride on time.
What are you waiting for? Dust off your bike and give it a spin!