My husband and I have been riding together for years. We had come to a place where he often wants to ride faster and farther than I do and we were bored of going the same routes over and over. Joining a bike club was a perfect solution. I joined the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club (AHBC) to find new people to ride with and to find new places to ride. There are many benefits and some unexpected perks to AHBC membership.
AHBC provides several organized rides each week at different paces and distances. Rides are posted on line.
The club rides all year so there is no excuse for not getting out there.
The AHBC membership fee $15 gets you a discount at local bike shops. Mine paid for itself when I bought a new pair of bike shorts and a jacket at Village Cycle Sport.
AHBC members participate in regional bike events such as the Horsey Hundred in Kentucky, Apple Cider Century in Michigan and some national events as well.
The club has 2 big fund raisers each year; the Arlington 500 and the annual Bike Swap, the success of these events helps to fund other club activities like the annual awards banquet, club parties, the new improved club website (coming soon).
AHBC is a social club with several parties through out the year following rides. I am looking forward to the Club Picnic, Progressive Dinner and the Halloween Hullabaloo in the coming months.
I have discovered many new bike routes in the Northwest Suburbs since joining AHBC, the bike routes to Brookfield Zoo and St Mary’s on the Lake Seminary in Mundelein.
The unexpected extras of riding with AHBC are the new friends I’ve made, the joy of being in the Toys for Tots Ride, the fun we had in the Arlington Heights 4th of July parade and even some benefits to my Real Estate business.
Riding a bike through Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Buffalo Grove I learn the market in the territory where I sell homes. I go through new neighborhoods and discover new streets in the northwest suburbs. I have also had the opportunity to meet new fun people.
If you would like to learn more about AHBC please contact me. If you are thinking about moving to Arlington Heights or the surrounding area, please complete the contact information section of my website and I will contact you. If you know someone who has a home to sell, I also work with home sellers in the Northwest suburbs of Mount Prospect, Palatine, Buffalo Grove, Rolling Meadows as well as Arlington Heights. I can help you to make your next move, even if you don’t bike.