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Belleville Area Bicycling and Eating Society

August Club News

First a big thanks to Ellen Dunham for leading July rides out of O’Fallon and to Glen Peterson for substituting on July 20!

Wednesday Evening Ride – August Wed Evening Rides – Millstadt August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

We’ll meet at the Village Park ball diamond parking lot at N Main Street in Millstadt, IL (the parking lot is located on N Main Street just north of Illinois 158. Turn north at the Subway and go 2 blocks). Meet at 6:00 pm/map review 6:10 pm/go at 6:15 pm. Request no early departures. Three routes from 12-24 miles. Eat after the ride. NOTE: Tis the Season for Oil and Chipping: While we do try to keep you off freshly oil and chipped roads, but please plan on having to ride in some gravel. NOTE: This is also the season for Extreme Heat Warnings, so always check your email to see if we decided to move the ride to the trails. Ride Leader: Bob Guenther at 618.277.8495 or

September Wednesday Evening Rides Sep 7 and 14 Ride Leader Needed

Weekend Club Rides To-Date:

Sunday, Oct 30 7 Gates of Hell Ride (Winery Ride), Maryville, IL more info to follow

Other Rides you will find B.A.B.E.S. members

B.A.B.E.S. ride the Maeystown “Oktoberfest Ride:

Sun Oct 9 – Maeystown “Oktoberfest” Ride – 50 miles

Meet at the Schnuck’s, 1000 Columbia Centre (Market Place) in Columbia, IL 62236 at 8:30, leave at 9 am. Return route (very flat) uses the Levee Rd. instead of the busy Bluff Rd. Exactly 50 miles round trip.

Become a member or renew your B.A.B.E.S. membership for 2016!

The website and the 2016 Membership Forms reflect the new lower membership dues.

We will have the new forms available at any of our Winter Meet ‘n’ Eats. The New Club dues are now $15 for a full adult membership (18 and over) and $20 for a full family membership.

Go to and click Join Us! …and follow the instructions.

B.A.B.E.S. membership year runs from January 1 to December 31.

NOTE: A parent or guardian must sign a waiver and release form for each child under 18 years of age.

 If you have questions or need assistance with your membership application please contact Arlene Willmann at 618.401.9513 or at

Info on this Email:

This email was submitted through the B.A.B.E.S. Gmail account on behalf of the 2015 ride leaders by B.A.B.E.S. ride leader: Arlene Willmann. Please contact at with any questions or comments. Please do not hit reply to respond to this email and respond by contacting

 Thank You!

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