Oak Park, Illinois
Membership in the Oak Park Cycle Club is easy. You'll enjoy a great bunch of people to ride with--we welcome all ages and all riding abilities--especially beginners and those getting back into cycling after a long absence. We have a long-standing tradition of niceness and we never leave riders behind for any reason. Our member are interested in casual riding, bicycle commuting, bike touring, bike mechanics, collecting, riding slow, riding fast, educating adults and children about bikes, and hanging out with like-minded people.
Some of us are strong advocates for sharing the roads between bicyclists, motorcyclists, cars and pedestrians. The roads belong to all of us and we believe we can share them safely and respectfully.
Spandex (actually it is usually Lycra) and other high-tech gear is fine on our rides, but certainly not required. You are just as likely to see our members wearing Dockers shorts and t-shirts as the latest from Pearl Izumi. People who scoff at that notion may feel free to scoff all they like. Different strokes...right?
Do consider buying a set of chamois or similar-lined undergarments or commuter riding shorts with soft liners in the "right places." They make these for both men and women.
We are serious about expanding our club and everyone is welcome to hang with us, even non-riders. We think of ourselves as a social club that revolves around cycling. We welcome riders of any level who enjoy the social aspects of cycling.
Come join us as we continue Oak Park's rich tradition of cycling and advocating for a better cycling environment!
Anyone who wants to send a check to the club for dues should feel free to do so, but we really prefer Active.com because we already get great support from them for our signature event, the Wright Ride, and have an established account with them that makes our banking much easier.
Individual Membership: $15
Family Membership (unlimited, honor system) $20
Send Checks, or money orders (no cash please) to:
OAK PARK CYCLE CLUB
PO BOX 1488
Oak Park IL 60304
Or come to one of our monthly membership meetings and sign up there.
Ongoing member discounts. Please present your membership card or member number:
Barnard's Schwinn will offer a 10% discount on all merchandise.
Bikefix will offer a 10% discount on all merchandise.
Dan's will offer a 10% discount on all merchandise, including bikes.
Body by G/Coaching by G will offer a package of three spin classes at her studio for $10.00 per session (after that $17.50 in advance or $25.00 at the door) OR a personal training session for 50% of the regular price ($40 cash due at time of visit - cancellation policy enforced).
Lickton's will offer a one-time $10 off with purchase of $30 or more.