Sat May 22 - Sun May 23 Crystal Lake, IL 60014 US

What is a Pedalpalooza?  Pedalpalooza is 3 awesome ideas in one brilliant bike event!  First, it highlights the incredible bike trails in our community and encourages folks to get out there and ride your bike!  Secondly, it supports our vibrant, local small businesses and drives participants in to patronize these locations that have been impacted by the pandemic.  Lastly, but most importantly, by raising funds for Family Health Partnership Clinic, it is providing health care to the uninsured men and women of McHenry County.   Participants receive a cool shirt, map of locations and a wristband that will provide for special offers, deals or raffles when you patronize the dozens of small businesses that have partnered with the clinic for the event.  

I haven’t been on a bike for years, and frankly the idea terrifies/exhausts me.  Must I be on a bike to participate?  Nope!  You can walk the trails, drive to the participating businesses, etc. As long as you register, you’ll support the clinic, and get the aforementioned cool t-shirt, map and wristband.  But, c’mon, what better time to shed a few pandemic pounds and rediscover the joys of biking?  You might want to unearth your bike soon to make sure the brakes work and to reacclimate your behind to a bike seat.  

I’m busy or going to be away that weekend.  Can I still support the cause?  You bet!  The website has a ‘donate’ button.  You might be surprised to learn that FHPC does not receive any government funds, relying instead on grants, foundations, donated goods and services, and contributions from people like you! 

When can I pick up my cool t-shirt, map and wristband?  Packet pick-up will be Friday, May 21, from 2-6 or Saturday, May 22, from 8-10 at the FHPC, 401 E. Congress Parkway, Crystal Lake, which is pretty awesome because you can see the Clinic and where you donations are going!

But where does Pedalpalooza start and finish and will I be timed?   This is an event like no other!  Start wherever, ride as long as you want, stop in as many locations as possible. Make a plan with friends on where you will start and end!  This is not a race!  Go at your own pace and meander about the county supporting as many establishments as you can!





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