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The Arlington Heights Bike Club has the rides you want - from leisurely to advanced paces, from trails to roads. Enjoy the companionship of a fun and inclusive
group during our rides, restaurant stops, and social events. Come ride with us.
1) On Saturday, July 4, our club joined the fun for the annual Arlington Heights Parade. This year we were much closer to the beginning of the parade than in the past. Our post position was 30A.
I want to thank Paula Matzek for getting the forms to the Arlington Heights parade commission and allowing us to be part of a tradition.
I would also like to thank Dorrie Merkel and Ron Schmalz for providing treats for all our parade participants.
We had 33 members join in on the fun. Some did a great job decorating their bikes while others did a great job entertaining the young viewers with their bubble pistols. Maybe next year we will have a bike decorating contest with the best bike getting a gift certificate.
2) On Sunday, July 19, we had our annual picnic and bike ride. The weather was beautiful, the food was excellent, and the members were very pleased.
I want to take the time to thank key members:
First and foremost, Karin and Jerry Hribar. Not only did they open their home but did an excellent job purchasing the great food we all consumed.
Our ride leaders, Christine Van Dornick for advanced, Mitch Polonsky for the intermediate, and Jim Shoemaker for the leisure. Everyone enjoyed the length and speed of their perspective rides.
A big thank you to our chef Tom Drabant. Tom slaved over the hot grill and made our burgers exactly how we like them.
Also, all our members for bringing in appetizers and desserts. Everything was abundant and tasty.
I would like to thank everyone who helped set up the canopy, tables and chairs, and then thank the people who dismantled everything. It shows how much our club can accomplish in very little time.
Lastly, I will thank the good Lord for providing a beautiful day. Karin, Jerry and I where concerned that it may have been washed out based on earlier weather predictions. I guess I’ll need to put a little extra on the collection plates next week.
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