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.

Day Start Time Description Location Phone

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

Upcoming Cycling Events

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

In-Store Clinics and Workshops

Upcoming dates coming soon!  Stay tuned!