Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. 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!
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.
|Monday and Wednesday||6p.m.||18/22/25 mile ride loop options. Speed may vary depending on group that shows. We ride north of Sterling with rolling hills and always a slight wind to our backs.||Mead's Bike Shop Parking Lot||815-626-4601|
|Wednesday Night Time Trial||6p.m.||May-September. join us for our club time trial. Most improved gets the bragging rights for the week. We meet at the corner of Ridge rd and Riverdale rd in Rock Falls. It's a 10-mile TT with a turn around at 5miles out (turn around at why 172). First rider off at 6p.m. followed by the next in 30-second intervals. This is a great way to meet other riders of all abilities! We welcome anyone on a bicycle to join us!||Ridge Rd, Rock Falls.||815-626-4601|
|Saturday Morning Ride with Coffee||7:30am||Join us for a longer ride leaving from Mead's Bike Shop at 7:30am. This will normally be a 35-40 mile ride with a average speed of 18-20mph. This ride will finish back at Mead's Bike Shop, join us for coffee afterwards. This ride is from April-November||Mead's Bike Shop Rear Parking Lot||815-626-4601|
Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.
|Jul 1, 2017||Freedom Ride||Mead's Bike Shop Rear Parking Lot||Must be a Tempo Velo Cycling Club member. Get yourself and your bike decorated in red, white, and blue. We leave for a fun filled town ride around Sterling and Rock Falls leaving at 7p.m. There will one stops along the way for refreshments and snacks. For more information please call the store or join Tempo Velo and be apart of the cycling culture!||815-626-4601|
|Sep 10, 2017||Tempo Velo Farmondo||Woodlawn Arts Academy||The Tempo Velo Cycling Club presents the 5th annual Tempo Velo Farmondo. For those of you who rode this event last year, it was called the "Tempo Velo Gran Fondo", but because cyclist are a quirky and fun bunch we put a wrinkle in the naming of the event this year. Being that our ride was not a traditional fondo, and because it covers such a large expanse of farmland, we combined the two lines of thought and created "Farmondo". Until now, Farmondo was not really a word, but we felt that somehow it captured the spirit of our ride.|
|Nov 24, 2017||Opt Outside Ride||Upper Dam in Rock Falls||Opt outside for Black Friday! Don't be a crazy shopper, be a crazy cyclist and join us for an outside ride on the Canal. Ride leaves at noon from the Upper Dam in Rock Falls.||815-626-4601|
|Dec 16, 2017||Winter Solstice Ride||Mead's Bike Shop||Decorate yourself and your bike in Christmas attire. Join us for a fun filled ride around town. We have multiple stops for adult refreshments and to warm up. There is usually some Christmas caroling as well! Must be a Tempo Velo Club member.||815-626-4601|
|Jan 1, 2018||New Year's Day Ride||Upper Dam in Rock Falls||Meet at the Upper Dam in Rock Falls. This is any pace you want type of ride. Grab your fat bike or mountain bike and join us for the first ride of the year. Meet at noon at the Upper Dam for the 5th annual New Year's Day Ride!||815-626-4601|
Upcoming dates coming soon! Stay tuned!