October 3 & 4th
6th Annual Big Ride
76 miles - 26 Participants
9am - Meet at Peel Wood Fire Pizza - GPS 921 South Arbor Edwardsville Il ( 50 minutes from St Charles) park in lot to far left - cars will be fine overnight here. Security will take your luggage and coolers to the hotel.
9:30am - Ride departs 25 miles on the paved Quercus Grove Trail. We will ride out 12 miles for a water break and then come back 12 miles go past Peel and arrive at park for a great bbq lunch.
12:30 - BBQ LUNCH at pavilion at Edwardsville Township Community Park - $5 per person for picnic lunch hosted by Rich and Vivian Grelle ( my awesome parents) Those only wanting to ride 14 miles can meet us at the park for lunch. You will leave your cars there overnight. I have permission from the park dept. They will lock the park at dusk. You will return there on Sunday and then drive 1 mile over to meet the rest of the group for our celebrity lunch at Peel Woodfire Pizza.
2pm - Ride 14 miles to Double Tree Hilton one break at 7 miles. Arrive at hotel by 4pm. Enjoy happy hour and relaxing time before dinner in the beautiful indoor pool. Pack a cooler. Security will get your luggage and coolers to hotel. No glass in pool area- can beer allowed. Plenty of time to unwind at pool and patio areas.
7pm - dinner next door at Zapatas Mexican restaurant on their outside patio reserved for our party. Let the Margarita's flow.
Breakfast Buffet included at Porter Steak House connected to the hotel.
8:45am - meet in lobby ready to ride an easy 15 miles back to the park for the short version riders and 16 back to our cars for the long riders.
9:15 - depart ride 7 miles to water break then the final 8 miles. Those taking the shorter ride option will go their cars at the Edwardsville Township Park and drive a mile to Peel Woodfire Pizza to meet the rest of us there for our celebration lunch on their patio. We have one more mile to ride to our cars
11am - Lunch at Peel Woodfire Pizza. You will be home close to 1pm on Sunday. Plenty of time to unwind before work on Monday.