Monthly Meetings & Socials
Folks on Spokes club meetings will be held every month (except November & December) on the fourth Thursday at 7:30pm. The location is at Lifetime Fitness 16333 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60467. Click here for map.
Meetings are scheduled each month from January through October. At these meetings, programs are open to the public and may include slide show presentations of members trips in the US and overseas, as well as speakers on cycling advocacy and physical fitness. There is time for social interaction during the meeting and light refreshments are provided.
Social meetings are scheduled to build membership cohesion and allow members to mingle, socialize, and plan future rides and events. Currently planned are:
Feb 13 Valentine social
Mar 18 St. Pat's Parade
Apr 15 Pancake Breakfast
May 16 Ride of Silence
July 8 Blue Grass Festival and Ice Cream Social
Sep 16 Club Picnic
Oct 28 End of Season Bike/Hike Pot Luck
Nov 15 Pizza Party
Programs for the next club meeting are published in the Spokin' Word (our newsletter), sent out on our announcement list, and are posted on our club calendar and online a few weeks before the meeting.
Napoleon Dynamite was walking down the sidewalk one day when his friend, Pedro, rode up on an incredible shiny new bicycle.
Napoleon was stunned by his friend's sweet ride and asked, "WOW! Where did you get such a nice bike?"
Pedro replied, "Well, yesterday I was walking home, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up to me on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, 'Take what you want!'"
Napoleon nodded approvingly, "Good choice. The clothes probably wouldn't have fit."
Your a Cycling Addict If
You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?"
You empathize with the roadkill.
You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe.
You use wax on your chain, but not on your car.
Your bike has more miles on it then your car's odometer.
You have more bike jerseys than dress shirts.
You take your bike along when you shop for a car - just to make sure the bike will fit inside.
You buy a mini-van and immediately remove the rear seats to allow your bikes to fit.
A Power Bar starts tasting better than a Snickers.