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Safe, Secure and Social
Riding in a group provides a sense of security to cyclists with concerns about riding alone. This is particularly true of those who want to get into road riding. Personal safety and mechanical problems are the two main concerns not only of new and less experienced riders, but also of the more experienced. All of our rides have an experienced ride leader and our club has a policy of no drops. Group riding also is a great way to meet other cyclists, people with a common interest.
We start our rides from various locations in and around the metro area. Typical ride start locations may include Elkhorn/Waterloo, Dodge Park, Schramm State Park, Democracy Park (north end of the Keystone Trail) and Stinson Park at Aksarben Village.
In addition to its regular weekday and weekend rides, the club sponsors several members’ only special events throughout the year.
- Annual Picnic Ride on the Wabash Trace to Silver City with an option for roadies wishing to ride on paved highways.
- Overnight campout to the Little Sioux Boy Scout Camp in Iowa. Held during the Memorial Day weekend. We leave on Saturday morning, have lunch on the way, a steak dinner at the scout camp and breakfast the next morning and arrive back at our start point at Crescent, Iowa at about noon on Sunday. This leaves plenty of time to enjoy the remainder of the holiday weekend.
- The Fall Ride to Magnolia. Perhaps our most scenic ride, the route begins in Missouri Valley and meanders through the Missouri River flatlands and scenic Loess Hills to the Sawmill Hollow aronia berry farm near Magnolia where Vaughn and Cindy Pittz serve us a great country lunch. The ride includes options of 30, 50, 60 and 100 miles.
Quarterly Newsletter and Web Site
We publish an online members' only quarterly newsletter featuring upcoming club rides, club news and announcements on rides sponsored by non-profit groups and other bicycle clubs. Our web site, open to all, has our ride schedule as well as other useful and interesting information such as maps of popular local rides, a photo gallery of club activities and photos by members as well as links to cycling related web sites. We also have a Facebook page.