On Saturday, May 3rd, Hy-Vee will host a Bike Safety Rodeo from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. This Bike Rodeo is a bicycle safety clinic featuring bike safety inspections (from 10-12), a safety lecture about the rules of the road (5-10 minutes.
League of American Bicyclists is once again declaring May to be National Bike Month. The league is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 12-16th and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 16th.
The City of Muscatine’s Mayor, Dick O’Brien has signed a proclamation declaring these dates as well.
With the prices of gasoline hovering around $3.50 per gallon, each and every one of us should ride our bikes to work more. Why don’t you consider posting some challenges and encouragement out to our Melon City biking community to ride to work as much as possible that week.
Thanksgiving Day Ride - Meet/n ride 9:00 a.m. at Pearl City Station on the Riverfront by the clock. Plan on a 1+ hour ride. Road bikes if roads are dry. Fat tire bikes otherwise. Ride is in the morning so as not to rush those planning on eating at noon. Come out and get the metabolism going in preparation for the food feast later that day!!
Tuesday Night Rides are now taking place at 6pm, leaving from Harper's Cycling. You will need weather appropriate clothing and front and rear lighting, as most of the rides are in the dark.
In the past the rides have traveled across many city streets and trails, and some residential backyards.
Considering it is a Tuesday Training Ride, the pace usually pics up at certain points, to get some interval and cardio work, however no one is ever dropped, as we aren't racing to any specific location, just out having fun, staying in shape.
Melon City Racing Team came in tenth out of 23 teams in this years Championships Team of the Year.
Bill Ford had two bronzes in the roller race state championship events (Cat 4 and Masters 40+).
Chad Bishop had one gold in the state time trial event and one bronze in the state cyclocross event. (Master 30+ and Cat 4).