Area cycling enthusiasts will find plenty of miles to traverse in the Kane, Kendall and McHenry county areas. Looking for camaraderie? Joining a bicycling club can be an ideal way to meet and ride with others who share your enthusiasm. Check out the list below to find one near you.
The not-for-profit McHenry County Bicycle Club is focused on recreational bicycling and seasonal activities such as hiking, camping and snowshoeing. Established in 1981, the organization welcomes all riders, from beginners to experienced touring cyclists. During the riding season, road and trail rides are scheduled on weekends and/or weekday mornings and evenings. Before each event, notice is sent via the Club's email event line to all members. The McHenry County Bicycle Club also advocates bicycle safety, which includes always wearing a helmet, keeping your bicycle properly maintained, and obeying traffic laws.
2397 S. Randall Road, Algonquin
Weather permitting, Cycling Republic organizes two different group rides each week. For those of who prefer to knock out miles on the pavement, join the Fox Valley bike shop on a road ride. Those who prefer to stay off road can join Cycling Republic on a mountain bike ride. Group rides are for everyone at any skill level.
602 S. 1st St., St. Charles
Known as a premiere cycling shop and club in the Fox Valley, Sammy’s Bikes also offers weekly group rides on all the trails the area has to offer. Those who are up for an adventure are invited to join. Mountain bikes, cyclocross, and fat bikes are welcome.
The Bike Rack
2930 Campton Hills Road
(630) 584-6588 | thebikerack.com
The Bike Rack supports and participates in riding events and invites cycling enthusiasts to join them. The events include the Trek Factory Tour and Ride and Everybody Rides 2018. The Bike Rack also offers an indoor training center with class difficulty ranges from recreational to hardcore athlete.
Prairie Path Cycles
160 W. Wilson St., Batavia
Prairie Path Cycles hosts a variety of rides and racing events throughout the year.
The company also offers casual group rides for cyclists of all ages and skill levels, as well as intense training rides for the more experienced cyclists.
59 Main St., Oswego
(630) 551-2300 | oswegocyclery.com
A full-service bike shop, Oswego Cyclery also offers a variety of weekly group outings, including road rides to Plano and mountain bike rides on the Saw Wee Kee trail. The third week of every month Oswego Cyclery meets for Taco Tuesday, which includes riding bikes and eating tacos.
All skill levels are welcome for the outings. Of note: no helmet, no riding.