Events in italics will have more details forthcoming.
|Sun Dec 1
Holiday Dinner and General Membership Meeting||Please join us Sunday, December 1st at 6 PM at the “Great Impasta” Restaurant (located on the Vine St. side of Lincoln Square, north of Common Ground Co-Op) for the annual Prairie Cycle Club pre-holiday gathering and membership meeting (during which we elect/re-elect club officers and vote on any by-law changes).|
Socializing starts at 6. The membership meeting, important for the continuity of PCC and which will last 15-20 minutes, starts at 6:30. Dinner and continued socializing follows immediately afterwards!
The dinner, an Italian buffet with soft drinks (cash bar) costs $10 per person. (PCC will pick up the actual tab, including tax and tip.) So we can be sure to have enough food and drink, please RSVP to Sue Jones by November 28th at Siouxgeonz@gmail.com.
At the dinner, only cash and checks can be accepted for dinner and memberships. However, dinner and memberships can also be paid for, via credit card, via our online registration site.
|PCC sponsored weekly rides have ended for 2013. ||Participate in PCC email list to learn about ongoing and show-and-go rides from now through early April 2014.
PCC Happy Hour
|Place: Crane Alley, 115 W Main St, Urbana. Parking meters in Urbana are enforced only until 5 PM. All PCC members and future members invited.|
|Most 3rd Wednesdays
PCC Board meeting||at Atlanta Bread Company, 1905 S Neil St, Champaign, IL (west side of Neil, just south of St Mary's Rd). All PCC members invited. Check with PCC member or above in this table for updates.|
… at Jupiter’s at the Crossing (in Village Green shopping center, at the SW corner of Windsor and Duncan Champaign). Come to pay your 2013 dues. ($20 household; $15 individual; $10 students and any individual member of Wild Card Racing, The Bike Project, and CCB.) and/or then have some pizza and soft drinks (both supplied by PCC for 2013 new and returning members) and beer (available for purchase at Jupiter’s); and socialize with new and old club and board members. Get the latest on who’s riding when, with whom. (If membership fee a financial hardship, waiver available by request.)
Join your fellow cyclists for the monthly PCC Happy Hour Friday, Feb 15th, 5-7pm, at Radio Maria on Walnut in downtown Champaign to enjoy tapas and a wide variety of adult and adolescent beverages. Renew your membership, plan your ride season or cycling vacations, express your ideas to the board, and maintain friendships.
…. Trainer Session or short outdoor ride 1230pm / Potluck 2:00pm
Gran Fondo – a European tradition. An organized bicycle race/ride on a hilly course of 160-225 km for several thousand riders and racers, staffed by cheerful volunteers serving up sandwiches, fruit, and drinks at many intersections. (Read about this tradition at www.biciveneto.it/granfondo.html)
Realizing that a February afternoon in pancake-flat Central Illinois may be 20 degrees with a 25 mph wind, we can’t organize a Gran Fondo, but instead offer a Gran Fondu, PCC’s pre-season trainer session/potluck/ride, at Parasol Records, 303 W Griggs, Urbana (from Race and Main, north on Race and take first left onto Griggs).
Come at 1230pm for an indoor trainer session (bring your own trainer), or weather permitting, meet for a short outdoor ride. Or come for the 2:00pm potluck dinner.
(Note that Parasol Records has no kitchen facilities, but does have a bathroom, a music sound system, and a video projector.)
… was held on Sunday Dec 2, 5:00pm at the Great Impasta restaurant in Urbana.
Prior to a dinner of
House Salad Lasagna Marinara
Chicken Marsala Green Beans and Walnuts
we elected PCC’s 2013 board members
John Prince – President Charlie Smyth – Treasurer Frank Modica – Secretary
Sue Jones – Publicity Bob Morris – Activities Richard Brannon – Membership
Michael Fuerst – webmaster
For a longer list of rides through October, click here
Saturday October 13, 2012 Champaign IL Breast Cancer Awareness Ride, sponsored by Champaign Cycle. Distance options 10 and 25 miles with a post-ride celebration at Champaign Cycle. http://champaigncycle.com/
Sunday October 14, 2012 Champaign IL Cycling 4 Cancer Cures/Fritz Miericke Depot Ride to benefit the American Cancer Society. This tour of 35, 65, and 100 miles is produced by Champaign Cycle to honor our late co-worker Fritz Miericke, a great friend of local cycling. Fritz is remembered for the many cycling events he produced over the years. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs Cancer program. champaigncycle.com
How does a bike club show its gratitude for an incredible group of members?
With a ride and food, of course!
Join us on the PCC Member Appreciation group ride to Homer Lake on Sunday, Sep 23.
Leaving from Meadowbrook Park (the Windsor Rd. parking lot) at noon, the 30-mile round trip ride will stop at Homer Lake for a picnic lunch provided by the club.
To ensure there is a lunch awaits you, please RSVP to president!@!prairiecycleclub.org (remove the !’s) by noon on September 22, indicating any dietary restrictions.
If you’re a non-member who would like to be appreciated by joining for 2013, or if you’d like to renew your membership for 2013, click here
Hope to see you Sep 23rd at noon!
On Monday March 7th, 2011 Praire Cycle Club members Cindy and David Combs were struck by a motorist on their tandem bicycle west of Champaign. Cindy Combs was killed and her husband David was gravely injured. A recovering David on July 29th visited with the Tuesday Pedaling for Pleasure Ride
Prairie Cycle Club’s Annual Cycling Extravaganza, C-U ACROSS THE PRAIRIE RIDE, this year coincided with downtown Urbana’s annual Sweet Corn Festival. We had 77 pre-registrants and 125 total registrants in the three long ride options (29, 34 or 63 miles), the highest turnout we have had in several years!!
Thanks to our sponsors Subaru of Champaign County; three of our local bicycle shops–Champaign Cycle, Durst Bicycles, and Bikeworks; Einstein Bros. Bagels; Strawberry Fields, and Schnucks’ Markets
For details and description of this completed ride click here