Registration is now open for the Arlington 500 hosted by the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club! This is a recreational ride on the scenic roads of Lake County, IL. Your registration fee includes cue sheet, map, road markings, rest stops with beverages and snacks, and roving support vehicles on the route. Free "Fun Meter" pins for all who pre-register!
Check out pics from 2012's ride here.
The route opens at 6:30 am - all 54 and 69 mile riders must be on the route by 9:00 am; all 28 and 42 mile riders by 10:00 am.
All pre-registration is via snail mail. Click here to access the printable ride brochure and entry form. Pre-registration cost is $10.00 and must be postmarked by May 13th; register at the ride for $15.00.
I will be driving a blue Honda Odyssey van and will attach a balloon to the antenna; I will also email my cell phone number to all riders who have RSVPed "Yes" by the night before the ride. Anyone who wants to hook-up pre-ride can look for the balloon or give me a buzz if you can't find us - I plan on hitting the route when it opens at 6:30 am.
Suggested Items to Bring
- Front and Back Lights
- Helmet ~ Mandatory for this ride ~
- Spare Inner Tube
- Portable Air Pump / CO2 Cartridges
- Tire Levers
- Photo ID
- Cash / Debit / Credit Card
- Two Water Bottles
- High Energy Snacks (PowerBars, Clif Bars, Trail Mix, etc)
- Cell Phone
- Sunscreen and Lip Balm
- Bike Lock
All cyclists bike at their own risk.