The Belleville Area Bicycling and Eating Society, more commonly known as the BABES, is a loosely organized bicycling group that conducts bicycle rides near Belleville, Ill. Most of our rides are on lightly traveled rural roads in St. Clair, Madison, Clinton and Monroe counties of Illinois.
We are affiliated with the St. Louis Cycling Club, the oldest continuous bicycle club in the United States. Most of our rides are considered training rides except for major fundraisers.
Our primary ride is the Wednesday Evening Ride, which we do weekly from April until mid-September. We usually have two or three routes ranging from 12-25 miles. After the ride, we go to a nearby restaurant for dinner. This is how we earned our name.
While our rides are open to members we currently welcome male and female cyclists of every skill level to give us a try, and we do our best to make sure no one is left behind.
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