The Illinois Valley Wheelman was formed in 1971 simply for the sheer enjoyment of cycling and the desire to share our good times with others, including you! The club's efforts focus on promoting, supporting, and encouraging cycling activities around the Peoria area. With a keen eye on safety and bicycle advocacy, the club presents the No Baloney Bicycle Ride each year. The profits generated from this ride help support our efforts.
In 2021, the club began partnering with AMBUCS as well as EP!C, supporting their missions to provide mobility and independence to community members with disabilities.
In prior years, a portion of the profits from the No Baloney Bicycle Ride have been donated to the Lincoln Library Summer Reading Program. In 2018, with the proceeds from the 2017 No Baloney Ride combined with the support of Bike Peoria, ADM, Afro American Fire Fighters of Peoria, and Officer Daniel and Tiffanie Duncan, the Lincoln Library was able to award 77 bicycles and helmets to these wonderful young readers. The smiles tell the story...
The 2022 No Baloney offers route distances of (approximately) 20, 45, 65, and 100 miles. All routes will be starting and ending at Kennel Lake in Morton, IL (22172 Kennel Lake Dr, Morton, IL 61550).
All riders must start between 6:30 am and 9:00 am.
Ride Start Times:
- 5:30 am - Pre-registered check in & day of registration opens
- 6:30 am - 100 mile route start
- 7:00 am - 65 mile route start
- 7:30 am - 45 mile route start
- 8:00 am - 20 mile route start
Helmets are required for ALL riders, no exceptions!
- Date: August 27, 2022
Distances: 20, 45, 65, 100 miles
City, State: Morton, Illinois
Start Location: Kennel Lake, 22172 Kennel Lake Dr.
Start Time: 6:30 am
Online Information: https://ivwnobaloney.com/