FOCUS ON LANCE

One of the world’s most renowned sportsperson, Lance Armstrong is a professional road racing cyclist who has won the prestigious Tour De France a whopping 7 consecutive times.

It is a record setting achievement and hasn’t been touched by anyone so far. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, he had to undergo surgery and intense chemotherapy following which his coming back to cycling was doubtful.

Be Safe on your Bike

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.

May is National Bike Month

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.

Cycling over Thanksgiving

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

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.