Events, Clinics, Rides & Special Events
at Trek Bicycles of Highland Park
Basic CX Skills Clinic and Trail Ride - Women's Focused ~ Saturday, October 19th
Basic CX Skills Clinic and Trail Ride - Women's Focused
Spend the morning learning some of the basic cyclocross skills like bunny hopping, cowboy mount/dismount, cornering and bike handling. The clinic will last 1 hour and for those interested we’ll go on the Des Plaines River Trail north to Independence Grove. This is an out and back trail and will be approx. 21 miles round trip. If ladies want to go further or shorter, we can split into groups.
Time: Clinic starts promptly at 830am, trail ride at 930am
Where: Half Day Forest Preserve in Vernon Hills, 2nd main parking lot on the right (off Milwaukee Ave, just north of Rt 22)
Type of bike: Cyclocross, MTB or Fat Tire Bikes recommended. Clinic will be held on grass, trail ride is on crushed limestone and gravel.
Ladies Night Out - Bicycle Wheel Wreath ~ Friday, October 25th
Bicycle Wheel Wreath
It's time for a Ladies Night Out!!! Let's do some crafting and socializing while we enjoy libations and snacks. Ashton will demonstrate how to create your own customized bicycle wheel wreath. The only limitation is your imagination.
For a nominal fee of $15, Trek HP will provide a wheel, all decorating supplies, libations and snacks.
You just need to bring your imagination! We will have wire cutters, scissors, a glue gun, and paint to share, feel free to bring your own tools and any special decorations you want to use.
Space is limited so reserve your spot early
Trek Travel Night at TrekHP ~ Wednesday, November 6th
Trek Travel Night at TrekHP
A free evening of fun to dream about where your bike will take you next!
Join Trek Travel as we team up with Trek Bicycle Store of Highland Park on Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 PM for an evening dedicated to dreaming about where your bike will take you next!
Voted a 2018 World's Best Tour Operator by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and with 50+ destinations worldwide, there is a Trek Travel trip for every rider level out there, from experiencing the scenic wine country of France to multisport adventures in our beloved National Parks. Come to discover what makes Trek Travel special.
Randonneuring: How to Succeed in the "Big Tent" of Cycling ~ Thursday, November 21st
Randonneuring: How to Succeed in the "Big Tent" of Cycling
Come join us for an evening with Dawn Piech, an American Midwest female cyclist who specializes in ultra-cycling and randonneuring, as well as a recipient of the 2018 World Ultra Cycling Association McMillion Scholarship. In 2015, she completed Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) 1,200k in 88:46 hours and became an Ancienne in the “Great Book” in Paris, France. The 1200-kilometer Paris-Brest-Paris is a grueling test of human endurance and cycling ability. Organized every four years by the host Audax Club Parisien, it is the oldest bicycling event still run on a regular basis on the open road.
Dawn's presentation will cover the different types of randonneuring events, how to prepare to be successful, and proper nutrition to stay strong on these long, grueling rides. She will also debunk the 5 Myths about randonneuring.
Since you can’t participate in randonneuring without the right equipment. KC will discuss the features of both the Trek Checkpoint and several OPEN models that meet the demand of ultra cycling.