Wheeling Wheelmen
  • Welcome

    Welcome To the Wheeling Wheelmen.

    The Wheeling Wheelmen Bicycle Club founded by Phyllis Harmon, had its first meeting on April 26, 1970 with over 100 members in attendance. Since that time, the club has grown to almost 300 men and women serving the Northwest Chicagoland area with organized rides, social outings, informative meetings, bicycle advocacy, and a lot of friendship.

    Click here for additional information
    Click here for membership registration form

  • 2015 Wheeling Wheelmen Picnic

    Join us for the Annual Wheeling Wheelmen Picnic

    Note that the Picnic is for Members Only

    Sunday, July 12, 2015

    The ride will start at 9:00

    There are also hiking and biking trails available in the forest preserve.

    The club will supply food which will be served afterward about noon.

    Please bring your own beverage, and we will have a communal ice chest if you want to share your beverages.

    Heron Creek Forest Preserve Shelter B
    Located on the southwest corner of Route 22 and Old McHenry Road Click here for map and additional directions.


    Please RSVP to Al & Cindy Schneider at
    cindy109st@gmail.com
  • Compu-Trainer Classes

    Some of our club members have been participating in Compu-Trainer classes at Village Cycle Sports in Arlington Heights. These sessions are hosted by Tom Wilson on Wednesdays and Sundays at 11:15 am. It is a great way to keep in shape. The cost for Wheeling Wheelmen members is $15 which is a bargain

    Click here for more information

  • Bike Rodeo

    Help Needed for Bike Rodeo - Saturday May 9, 2015

    Every year the Wheeling Wheelmen help the Buffalo Grove Police Department with their Bike Rodeo. The event is geared towards teaching kids bike safety, as well as promoting cycling. Once the kids sign up at the registration desk, they come to our station where we make sure their helmets are fitted properly.

    Pam Kaloustian needs volunteers to help out with the Rodeo. She needs two shifts of two people each. First shift is from 11am to 1pm and second shift is from 1pm to 3pm. A pizza lunch is provided.

    Please contact Pam Kaloustian at 847-707-0203 to volunteer and to get more details

  • Marianne Kron

    Did you know that we have a celebrity amongst us. If not then check out the article about Marianne by clicking here.

  • Contact Us

    We can be contacted by email at:

    or by mail at:

    Wheeling Wheelmen Bicycle Club
    P.O. Box 7304
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089-7304

    or:

  • Start of Biking Season for the Wheeling Wheelmen

    We had a fantastic start to the season with great weather and participation - about 25 riders showed up!

    Click here for schedule

  • Ladies Night 2015

    Ladies Night - Wednesday May 20, 2015

    Wednesday May 20, 2015 at the Village Cyclesport Elk Grove Village location, 45 S. Arlington Heights Road, from 7-9:30pm.

    This year we will be focusing on Nutrition, Tire Changing and Basic Bicycle Maintenance, and New Vendor Products.

    The night will include Wine, Chocolates, Cheese and more! Raffle prizes, Goodie bags and LOTS of Great Information on the latest and greatest new cycling products!!!!

    Join the fun - Get Your Ride On. Click to register by May 13th to reserve your spot. This event will be capped at 100 ladies!!

    Village Cyclesport will be collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the local food pantry.

    Donations are optional but greatly appreciated.

  • Memorial Day Ride, Monday May 25

    Memorial Day Ride - Monday May 25, 2015

    It's become a tradition on Memorial Day to ride from a restaurant and then enjoy a post ride get together with food and a beer. We had such a great time last year we will be going back to Jerseys Pizza & Grill, they have a beautiful patio overlooking a pond and indoor sports bar.

    2360 Lakewood Blvd
    Hoffman Estates

    Click here for map

    Note that the club is NOT paying for food or drinks

  • What's New

    Welcome to the new and improved web site for the Wheeling Wheelmen.

    The new site has been updated to give you a better experience and we hope that you will enjoy it.

    One of the features allows you to select a Theme from the drop down menu. Each theme has a different color scheme used throughout the web site. Pick the one you like, and your browser will save the information in a cookie.

    Note: Your browser bookmarks might have to be changed !!

    Click here for information about the technology used for the web site.

  • St. Patrick's Day Ride

    The Wheeling Wheelmen's
    St. Patrick's Day Ride

    Sunday
    March 22th, 2015
    Wauconda High School
    Wauconda, IL 60084

    Click here for all details

    Countdown to Event

    The Wheeling Wheelmen would like to thank all 184 riders and numerous volunteers for a great St. Patrick's Day ride. Everybody had a great time despite the cold weather and the wind - however we beat the snow!

    We also had great entertainment both outside as well as inside.

    Click here for a slide show with a few pictures from the ride.

    Click here for all pictures for download.

    Click here for a note from the St. Pats Chairperson - Anna.

  • Hi Everyone,

    Thank you all for your wonderful support and contribution to a very successful ride last Sunday.

    The club has always enjoyed great fame for hosting an exceptional early season event and this year was no exception.

    52 volunteers conspired to make it another great ride!

    The feedback has been tremendous with complimentary comments about safety, cookies (thanks all you bakers), support, entertainment and much more.

    Here are some fascinating tidbits: Our first rider arrived at 6:50 am, anxious and ready to ride. We told him he had wait till the coffee finished brewing! Our youngest riders were @8 and 9 years old (I think) who came along with their mom, Mary. The girls bragged they could ride faster than Mom and I'm sure they will (in the future).

    I think this is the first year we had dancing in the cafeteria (with cleats) not only by our own members (to remain incognito unless you look at the photo album) but also by some regular riders who come out every year. There was a heated competition going on for a while. Dancing With the Stars- eat your heart out!

    A large group from Elmhurst Bike Club and other clubs came out to support us, some riding fat tire bikes-what fun. One member of the Fox River Valley Club rode to Wauconda from home and had to ride back after the temperature dropped significantly. Since it was not a very warm day to start, his return ride was coold-brrr...

    The most remarkable rider was a girl that is severely handicapped. She can hardly walk even with a cane, can hardly speak, but rides. She has a customized bike for her needs and rides alongside a couple of fellow riders who watch out for her. It took her 3.5 hours to ride the route and she was very happy with that.They lingered in the parking lot reminiscing about the day's experience. Can we count our blessings? Food for thought.

    ALL the cookies were eaten, no leftovers, thanks to our fabulous and famous baking girls. Sag support used their personal cars to keep all riders safe and without incident. The parking crew kept order in a filled parking lot. I think I saw them grooving to the outside music blasting from the Red Bull truck. Registration crews and kitchen crews operated like clockwork. Don't forget about how well the routes were marked by the crew the day before. You didn't even need a map or cue sheet to find your way, now that's talent.

    All in all, this club operates smoothly because you love the experience, the club and the adventure.

    My hat's off to you all! Please know that all the other bike clubs admire what you do.

    May the sun shine kindly upon you as we ride together for many seasons.

    Warm Regards,

    Anna & George & Dennis

  • Harmon Hundred

    The Wheeling Wheelmen's
    Harmon Hundred Ride

    Sunday
    September 13th, 2015
    Wilmot High School
    Wilmot, WI 53192

    Click here for all details

    Countdown to Event

  • Additional Bike Information

    Supporting information for the featured
    article in the July Newsletter

    Click here for additional information about Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Groningen. You will have access to web sites and videos that explain some of the bike ideas and innovations mentioned in the article.

  • Show-N-Go

    On November 1st the club Show-N-Go Ride schedule starts. While the club can only sponsor Bicycle club rides and other bike related activities, many club members stay active walking, skiing or doing trail rides in the winter months.

    Click here for more info


  • Wheeling Weather

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