Rides

Starved Rock Cycling Association holds regular rides every week. From casual/leisure rides to “almost” competitive rides. They vary in distance, speed and locations. Below is the list of rides with categories to help you decide which ride you may want to participate in. You can always email us.

We ride, not because we have to but because of how it makes us feel. While riding, we find independence, forge life-long friendships, rise to meet challenges, and discover who we are and what we are capable of.

Categories:

A – Road Ride 17-20+ mph, distance varies from 30 – 75 miles.

B – Road Ride 14- 17 mph, distance varies from 30 – 75 miles.

C – Road Ride 12-14 mph, ~ 30 miles distance.

D – Trail Ride – 10 – 15 mph, distance varies based upon starting location.

E – Leisure Ride – easy pace, no drop, geared to new riders distance varies, starting location varies.

Ride Catagory Starting Location Start Day / Time Ride Lead Notes:
Monday Night Dinner Ride (MNDR) C, E Mondays 5:30 PM Don Dirks This is a fun, social, get acquainted with SRCA club. Ride To Utica, IL (Road Ride) Lights, helmet recommended. leaves at 5:30 pm (sharp) from Bethel Lutheran Church Parking Lot on 648 West Main Street in Ottawa. Please park next to Main street entrance. , NO DROP RIDE, No one left behind. May or may not stop in Utica, group decides.
Tuesday Dunkin Donut Ride (DDR) B/C Dunkin Donut (Ottawa) Tuesdays 9 AM Ed Kappelman Casual paced ride, Parking at the east end of the Kroger North lot, Ottawa, IL
Tuesday Evening Ride B / C Allen Park, Ottawa, IL, Parking west at bottom of the entrance hill. (location can change if Allen Park is flooded) Tuesday 5:30 PM
Thursday Evening Ride A Leave 5:30 pm from the Old Walmart in Ottawa, IL, south side of the parking lot, west of Thornton's and OSF URGO care west of Route 23 north. Thursdays 5:30 PM A ride This is fast and a drop ride.
Friday Dunkin Donut Ride (DDR) B/C Dunkin Donut (Ottawa) Fridays 9 AM Ed Kappelman Casual paced ride, Parking at the east end of the Kroger North lot by Route 23, Ottawa, IL
Saturday Morning Road Ride A / B/ C Allen Park (Ottawa) (location can change if Allen Park is flooded) Saturdays 8:30 AM

ALL rides are weather permitting. If you are a member of SRCA,  emails or texts may be sent with updates. (All Rides maybe subject to change) Become a member to get connected.  (ALL RIDES LEAVE AT SCHEDULED START TIME,  PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 5 MINUTES EARLY AND BE READY TO RIDE AT THE SCHEDULED TIME) or you may miss the ride. NOTE: Ride schedules change in the summer, fall and winter.  Club members schedule inter-club rides by email or text. 

Recommended helmets, and also lights for visibility.

Any questions can be directed to starvedrockcycling@yahoo.com