Local Events, Clinics & Rides
We offer a number of women's focused and co-ed events, clinics and rides. Below is a list of shop and local happenings. Sheri, our Trek Women's Advocate, will be at many of the events. It's all about fun, fitness, no drama, and enjoying everything about being on two wheels. Come and join the fun!
CANCELED - Every Monday until March 11th @ 6:15 - 7:15 PM
VQ women's indoor training
We had such a great time testing out the new software, why not keep it up and train through the cold months coming up together with some indoor training at VQ! Get ready to have some FUN! Don't worry if you've never been to an indoor ride at Vision Quest before, you'll get all the info you need before your ride & during class!
CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Every last Thursday of the month @ 6:00 - 7:00PM
Flat Repair Clinic
Every last Thursday of the month starting again in January!
We are here to help you change your bicycle flat with confidence.
Get hands on experience at changing a flat tire. Take your wheel off the bike, how to remove the tire and tube, how to check what caused the flat, how to use a C02 inflator and cartridge, how to reinstall your tube, tire and wheel.
>>> Bring your bike & flat repair kit (if you have one)
Space is limited. Please reserve your spot.
Saturday, May 2nd @ 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Ride the Ups and Downs
This bicycle ride is a one-day tour of beautiful Jo Daviess County, Illinois that features hilly terrain, spectacular ridge top panoramas and long valley views. Choose one of three clearly marked routes on rolling, low traffic, paved roads throughout our rural setting: 32, 52 or 63 miles
Sunday, May 10th @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mother's Day Ride - Pedals Not Petals
For Mother's Day you want pedals not petals. Right? Let's celebrate by doing a road ride in the morning so you can enjoy family in the afternoon. Butts in saddles ready to roll at 8:30am so come early to set up.
We will leave at 8:30am
Distance: approx 35 miles leaving from Willow Stream Park in Buffalo Grove
Speed: 15 mph avg pace
Bring a bike in good working condition, flat kit including tube, pump/CO2, hydration, snack
Space is limited to 20 riders.
Sunday, June 7th @ 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
AHBC Arlington 500
The Arlington 500 is a recreational bike ride on scenic roads in Lake County. You have the option of doing a 25, 42, 51 or 70 mile (500 furlongs) route.
Sunday, June 14th @ 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Bicycle Club of Lake County's annual Ramble Ride.
It's a Recreational Bicycle Ride; the RAMBLE begins at Wilmot Mountain Tubing Chalet in Wilmot, WI. The available route choices are 22, 30, 50, 70, 100 and 124 miles.
All routes have SAG support and our famous rest stops are included. The BCLC RAMBLE pedals its way over rural roads, which traverse the scenic lakes region of northeast Illinois & southeast Wisconsin. Riders of all capabilities are encouraged to participate and enjoy the scenery, good food, and camaraderie.
Sunday, June 28th @ 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Swedish Days Ride
The Fox Valley Bike & Ski Club’s premier recreational bike tour featuring quiet, scenic, paved roads through rural Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties.
25 · 50 · 62 · 100 · 124 mile routes
Featuring the DOUBLE metric century!!! (great training for Ironman'ers)
Saturday, July 4th @ 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, August 2nd @ 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Two Rivers Century
Join us on the ride, you’ll see not only the two rivers, but downtown Kankakee, Kankakee Community College, The Shapiro Clock Tower, barn quilts, two Frank Lloyd Wright homes, border town Momence and its “Island Park”, buffalo, one of the oldest and largest wood frame churches in Illinois, corn and beans, and more! Best of all, minimal traffic! Distances are: 22, 46, 62, 82, 102, or 127 miles, utilizing the "Loop System" of routing. It's also possible to "stitch together" a custom length by choosing loops on your own.
Sunday, August 30th @ 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
A non-competitive, scenic ride of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. Well marked and quiet country roads, cue sheets, SAG support, friendly volunteers and our well-stocked rest stops that receive RAVE reviews every year. Free showers will be available after the ride. BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL.
Sunday, September 13th @ 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
North Shore Century - Evanston Bicycle Club
Pick a distance of 25, 50, 62 or 100 mile to suit your abilities and goals for the day – whether that’s enjoying a leisurely ride with friends/family or challenging yourself for distance or pace.
All rides begin and end at Dawes Park in Evanston near the Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Church Street and Sheridan Road; open at 6am and close at 6pm.
Friday, September 18th @ 4:00 PM – Sunday, September 20th @ 2:00 PM
Women's Mountain Bike Camp
Join us for an awesome weekend of riding and mountain bike skills in Brown County State Park (Nashville, IN). You will be instructed by professional coaches and meet other amazing women to continue riding with.
Kate Nolan, Trek Women's Advocate and owner of DNK Presents, along with her team of certified instructors will be running this women's only MTB camp. ALL levels of riders are welcome and you will be placed in the appropriate group by skill level.
Trek HP's Women's Advocate Sheri Rosenbaum will be attending as a participant..not a coach and is looking for more women in the area to join the fun. Nashville IN is only a 4hr drive from Chicago to one of the best MTB trail network in the Midwest.