Rides / Runs / Triathlons
Check this page often for updated listings of all types of cycling events in and around our area. Rides require, at minimum, an appropriate bike in good working order, water, and a helmet. We suggest a spare tube, energy food, maybe a little cash in case we stop, and your biggest smile! Many rides are held subject to weather. It's a good idea to confirm dates, time and any specific requirements, too.
A new local athletic endurance group has formed in our community call Rock River Multisport. They pair athletes together for training and racing opportunities to help athletes make and achieve their goals in many sports such as cycling, swimming, running, triathlon, endurance racing, inline skating,x-country skiing, ect. We at Shosies Cyclery are a proud supporter of this new organization.
Upcoming Cycling Events
Team Fur Bandit... A local cycling group that does a great deal to help those in need in the Rock River Valley through various cycling events during the year.
Rock River Multisport... A Club built of endurance focused athletes of all skill levels.
Blackhawk Bicycle & Ski Club... A local group who's mission is to promote and encourage safe bicycling and x-country sking variously for recreation, health and transportation. A very active club that schedules rides every day of the week during season.
Check out ANNIES LOCKER ! A great organization who's mission is inspiring people in our community to find the confidence to start or keep running.
Check out the ROCKFORD ROAD RUNNERS!! A group for Runners and Walkers of ALL Abilities. This group started in 1968. A Great Running Organization with many events to choose from. For complete information go to www.rockfordroadrunners.org.
For a Youth Running Group, visit the ROCKFORD WILDCATS. Their website is www.wildcats.rockriver.net
Youth Track and Field Group: Contact Coach DuWayne Jones with the ILLINOIS JETS YOUTH TRACK & FIELD program. 815-977-0172. illinoisjetstc.com email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly Group Rides
Whether you are new to cycling or an old pro, there is a ride that's right for you. Stop by our store for a brochure on all this seasons Rides. Free Rockford Metro Area maps as well as Recreational Path Maps are available. You can also pick up brochures for regional events at the shop.
If your looking for a local Bike and Ski Club, try the BLACKHAWK BICYCLE & SKI CLUB.
Stop at Shosies for their monthy newsletter with all up to date ride schedules