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Rides and Events

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!

Our Weekly Group Rides

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.

DayStart TimeDescriptionLocationPhone
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 Lot815-626-4601
Wednesday Night Time Trial6p.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 Coffee7:30am 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-NovemberMead's Bike Shop Rear Parking Lot815-626-4601

Upcoming Cycling Events

Some of these events require fund-raising to benefit charitable organizations. Call for further information.

DateEvent NameLocationDescriptionPhone
Nov 24, 2017Opt Outside RideUpper 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, 2017Winter Solstice Ride Mead's Bike ShopDecorate 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, 2018New Year's Day RideUpper Dam in Rock FallsMeet 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

In-Store Clinics and Workshops

Upcoming dates coming soon!  Stay tuned! 

 
414 Locust St
Sterling, Illinois 61081

(815) 626-4601

Monday - Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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