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Joliet Bike Club Metric Century


Joliet Bike Club Metric Century

Time: July 4, 2010 from 7am to 3pm
Location: Plainfield South High School
Street: 7800 Caton Farm Rd,
City/Town: Plainfield, IL 60586
Website or Map: http://www.jolietbicycleclub.…
Event Type: bike, ride
Organized By: Joliet Bike Club
Latest Activity: Jun 22, 2011

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4th of July Metric Ride
Presented by the Joliet Bicycle Club, Inc.

* Children rates
* Great snacks and refreshments
* Scenic, low-traffic rural roads

What's Included:

* Marked Routes
* Map and cue sheets
* Emergency sag services
* Food and drink rest stops

Starting Location and Route:
Come and join us for a great ride through Kendall and Grundy Counties, southwest of Plainfield, IL. There are three rural routes to chose from, 30, 45 and 62 miles. Each will offer marked routes with low traffic and light hills though farm and rural settings. The three routes start and finish at Plainfield South High School (7800 Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield, IL 60586) located
on the southeast corner of Ridge Rd. and Caton Farm Rd. in Plainfield, IL.


Easiest: Take I-80 to Ridge Road (Exit No.122). Go north on Ridge Road 7 miles to Plainfield South High School,( l800 Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield, IL 60586) located at the southeast corner of Caton Farm Road and Ridge Road.

Alternative: Take I-55 to Route 126 exit, first exit after Weber Road. You will be heading west on Route 126, turn south (left) on to Route 59 (light at intersection), proceed south to Caton Farm Road. Turn west (right) on to Caton Farm Road (light at intersection), and go about 5 miles west. The high school will be on your left. Turn south (left) on Ridge Road (light at intersection) and then turn into high school.

Rest Stops:
There will be breaks (sag stops) along the way at our strategically placed rest stops (approximately every 15 miles) to refuel, refresh and chow down on bagels, sandwiches, fruit, cookies and energy drinks and more.

End of Ride food:

Hot dogs and watermelon will be provided at the end of the ride for the first 800 registrants.

Marked Routes, Cue Sheets & Sag Vehicles:
The routes will be clearly marked and each rider will receive a cue sheet at the registration table. Sag wagons will patrol the route until 4 PM to assist you if your bike should break down. While Sags will stop to help those in need, priority is given to those with justifiable emergencies -- riders with irreparable breakdowns, illness or injury. A flat tire is not considered an emergency. All riders should carry a spare tube, pump and water.

All riders must be off the road by 4:00 pm, so please don't take too many breaks.

Arrival Time:
In order for you to complete the ride while the rest stops are still open and the sag wagons are out, we suggest the following arrival times:

Route Arrival Time Sag Wagon
60 mi. 7-9:30AM 7-3 PM
30 & 45 mi. 7-10 AM 7-4 PM All riders off route by 4PM!

The Joliet Bike Club is concerned about cyclist safety. All bicyclists participating in the 4th of July Metric are expected to obey the Illinois rules of the road as they apply to bicyclists. The routes are on public roads and must be shared with motor vehicles. The Joliet Bicycle Club supports the efforts and actions of law enforcement agencies.

We recommend that you wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet. Please ride no more than two abreast.

We believe bicyclists deserve to share the road, showing courtesy to motorists and other riders.

All rides aged fifteen (15) and under must be accompanied and supervised by an adult throughout the ride.

Additional information may be obtained by sending a self-addressed envelope to JBC, 4th of July Metric, P.O. Box 2758, Joliet, Il. 60434 or email Diane at

Register on line at:

Internet registrants can secure a confirmation by going to:

Form takes a couple of minutes to download, be patient.

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Comment by gayle stephens on July 10, 2010 at 3:49pm
Hi Scott,
Thanks for shooting and posting the great ride pics! I hope you all are happy and well after a fabulous ride. on to the LATE ride tonight to see what that is all about...
see ya round,
Comment by Michael A on July 6, 2010 at 7:45pm
There was a tailwind? I did not get that memo
Comment by A.K.A Paul on July 6, 2010 at 7:41pm
I didnt get to take part in the tailwind on the way back. I snapped my seat post clamp bolt just as I was starting to enjoy the tailwind after the second rest stop. I had to take the sag wagon all the way in.
Comment by Scott Hawley on July 6, 2010 at 4:37pm
Yeah I guess that was when I blacked out from the sun.. hey here's some pics:
Comment by Tank-Ridin' Ryan on July 6, 2010 at 3:49pm
Scott, you must've missed the part of the route featuring the mountain descent.
Comment by Scott Hawley on July 6, 2010 at 1:26pm
Thanks Michael -top speed was 49.3 mph?? I take it that was the drive to Culvers lol? Great ride everyone, I'll be posting pics soon after a meeting then lunch..
Comment by yaj 7.4 on July 5, 2010 at 9:26am
Hey, thanks for the stats Michael. Great ride everyone and thanks to Julie for pulling us together.
Comment by Michael A on July 4, 2010 at 4:53pm
Great ride everyone, here is the garmin report for today

Ignore the last little bit, I forgot to turn off the unit when we drove for lunch in the car
Comment by Ed on July 4, 2010 at 4:51am
See you at Culvers if not during the ride.
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on July 3, 2010 at 11:16pm
Culvers it is!

Culver's of Joliet, IL

1500 Illinois Hwy. 59
Joliet, IL 60544

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