Dec 5, 2008

On Tuesday November 18, 2008 a meeting was held at the Alberto's Cycles store in Highland Park, IL for cycling club leaders, bike shop owners, local officials and other interested parties. About 30 people were in attendance to hear a presentation by Active Transportation Director Randy Neufeld (right) and West Suburban Coordinator Pamela Brookstein (second from right). Here Rob Hugi (second from left) president of the cycling club Velo Club Roubaix, presents a gift from the club of $1000 to Active Trans. Also pictured (left) is Daryl Kunz past president of VCR and instrumental in getting this meeting held. (Photo coutesy of Elliot Rossen)

At this time a project was begun headed up by Stu Holz and Gary Zaid to collect all the routes commonly used for road cycling in our area. Stu and Gary were instrumental in developing and mapping the 40 VCR routes found on the VCR web site. These routes have also now become popular with other clubs and riders in the area. Stu and Gary are among the high-milleage riders in the area and like other such riders can identify just about every pothole on their routes. Stu estimates he has almost half a million lifetime cycling miles, most right on these very roads. (Yes that is enough to go to the moon and back!) The next meeting was set for January 13, 2009 and thereafter each second Tuesday at the beginning of the quarter as needed.