22 May 2013|
Explore the great backroads around Iola and Scandinavia this summer with fellow bikers every Monday and Wednesday nights from May through August. The rides start at 6:00 p.m. sharp. The rides start at the carving of Vidar Of Iola on State Street. After the rides, some of the bikers are known to feast on gelato at The Millstone restaurant or ice cream at Shivers.
Ride lengths vary, but usually are from 15-25 miles, with the pace ranging from 14 to 20 mph. Distance and speed on any given ride night is dictated by the level of the bikers who show up, weather, and sunset time. The rides are not races. The group practices a “no drop” policy, so no riders will be left to ride alone. All riders must wear biking helmets.
The hilly terrain around Iola-Scandinavia means riders should be in good physical shape.
Occasional Saturday and Sunday rides in the area also take place as part of the Heartland Bike Club’s summer and fall schedule, which can be viewed at www.heartlandclub.org.