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General Updates


Click Here for updates specific to the Bicycle Illinois event.
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General Updates for the 2014 Season

5/16/14

  • 16g threaded and non-threaded CO2 cartridges and bungee cords (set of 2) have been added to the list of parts and accessories that we will regularly stock on the road. CO2 cartridges will cost $5.00 each and a set of bungee cord will cost $5.00 each.

4/16/14

  • The price of a XXL Extra Bicycle Illinois T-Shirt has increased by $1.00 to 16.99.

3/5/14

  • We strongly recommend relying on carrying a hand operated frame pump with you while riding to fix flat tires on the road rather than a CO2 quick tire inflator. Click Here for more information.

1/15/14

  • Administrative fee increased to $75.

12/10/13

  • Garmin eTrex Vista Cx added to the recommended GPS units to purchase. Click Here for more information.
  • A list of GPS units NOT to purchase has been added. Click Here for more information.

Major Previous General Updates

  • General volunteer opportunities and volunteer interest form posted.
  • Bicycles with three wheels (trikes) are not allowed on our events due to our inability to easily and quickly transport them.
  • Additional tubes have been added to the regular on road stock as follows
    • 24" Presta - $10.00 each
    • 24" Shraeder - $10.00 each
    • 26" Presta Long Stem - $10.00 each
    • 29" Presta Long Stem - $12.00 each
    • 650c Presta Long Stem - $10.00 each
  • Muffins added to Breakfast Item Selection
  • Our t-shirt design has changed! Click Here to see the new t-shirt design!
  • Based on participant feedback we will no longer offer the same box lunches we had previously offered for any of our events and currently will not serve any type of lunch on the road. We are working on finding a suitable alternative.
  • If you stay at a supported hotel, please leave your baggage on a rolling baggage cart if one is available and not just on the floor. This will greatly help our staff quickly load your bags onto our vehicles and help ensure that we deliver them to the next stopping town before you arrive as well as saving wear and tear on our staff.
  • Important event communiations information added regarding Receiving Pertinent Tour Information on the Road via Group Text Messages and our Daily Ride Information & Updates Line. Click Here for more information.
  • If you stay at a supported hotel, please leave your baggage on a rolling baggage cart if one is available and not just on the floor. This will greatly help our staff quickly load your bags onto our vehicles and help ensure that we deliver them to the next stopping town before you arrive as well as saving wear and tear on our staff.
  • When the route goes onto a bike path from the road, "BP" will be used as a designator on the ground marking to signify a "Bike Path".
  • Google custom web site search capability added.
  • If you purchase any Bicycle Illinois merchandise items after you initially register, you will be charged an additional shipping fee at the time of purchase. If you pick up your item directly during the event itself we will refund your shipping fees after the completion of the event.

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