VQ Velocity Ride

Pedal to Empower

Pedal to Empower

June 5th Ride Details

Thank you for your support of this great cause! We are looking forward to riding with all of you on Sunday to celebrate World Bicycle Day.
Event Day Schedule
Here is a quick overview of the day:
  • 7:30am: Check-in starts
  • 7:50am: Safety brief
  • 8:00am: Ride start (waves will leave in 3 minute increments)
  • 10:30am: Post-ride celebration with snacks (taco truck!) and beverages
Parking
Vision Quest has a large free parking lot for you to park your car. The parking lot is located on the east side of the building and you can park in any available spot in the lot!
Ride Check-In
Upon arrival, please head to the VQ Velocity tent to check in. Check-in will include:
  • Select the route option you can complete in 2.5 hours
    • 35 miles
    • 24 miles (with a bail out option)
  • You will receive a Wave Number and a corresponding start time.
  • Receive your wristband so our SAG support team knows you are part of our ride. Please wear this on your left wrist.

Parking
Vision Quest has a large free parking lot for you to park your car. The parking lot is located on the east side of the building and you can park in any available spot in the lot!
Ride Check-In
Upon arrival, please head to the VQ Velocity tent to check in. Check-in will include:
  • Select the route option you can complete in 2.5 hours
    • 35 miles
    • 24 miles (with a bail out option)
  • You will receive a Wave Number and a corresponding start time.
  • Receive your wristband so our SAG support team knows you are part of our ride. Please wear this on your left wrist.
Pre-Ride
After check-in, we will have the following to help you get ride ready:
  • Bike racks will be available for you to use while you are getting ready.
  • We will have bike pumps for you to pump up your tires.
  • Our facility will be open for you to access our locker rooms with restrooms, cubbies and showers.
  • We will have a table set up with hydration and nutrition products to use during the ride.
The Ride & Route
We will be using a "ride duration" format for our ride. Everyone will have up to 2.5 hours to ride and we ask that everyone complete their ride within that timeframe and choose their route distance accordingly.

Our route options are:
  • Long option: 35 miles
  • Short option: 28 miles
Route navigation:
  • We have set up our routes using Ride with GPS. This will provide you with the option to download the route file and upload it to your bike computer or use the free RWGPS app and navigate the route on your phone.
  • If you need instructions to upload the route file onto your bike computer, click on the button below. 

Long route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39662000
Short route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39667630

How to upload a route: https://visionquestcoaching.com/how-to-upload-a-route

Ride Support
We will have VQ Ride Leaders, including VQ Owners Robbie Ventura and Dave Noda, in each of our group ride options to help guide you during the ride.

For any mechanicals you may have on the road, we are very excited to have the SRAM NRS Team in SRAM vehicles to help us out with SAG Support! 

To contact SAG Support, please use this phone number:
877.851.8787 ext 0 (we suggest putting this in your phone contacts)
Post-Ride
After the ride, we will have a post-ride celebration with:
  • Taco food truck with delicious eats
  • Beverages to quench your post-ride thirst
  • Socialize with your fellow riders
  • Learn more about our new virtual platform, VQ Velocity



2 Rides on 2 Wheels 2 Empower Women!

We have partnered with World Bicycle Relief to host 2 rides where we will Pedal to Empower women and girls to break down barriers with bikes.

Everyone is invited to join the movement and celebrate World Bicycle Day and the Power of Bicycles with us.


RIDE #1: Sunday, June 5th, 8:00am | Highland Park IL

Join VQ founder Robbie Ventura and Vision Quest as we will be hosting a ride leaving from Vision Quest Highland Park for a fully supported ride, complete with VQ ride leaders and SRAM SAG support. Expect the ride to last about 2.5 hours and we'll cap off the morning with a post-ride celebration including snacks and beverages!


RIDE #2: Saturday, June 11th, 8:00am | Madison WI

We will be hosting a ride on the Ironman Wisconsin bike course in Madison WI. Ride the Ironman Wisconsin bike course loop with full SAG support along with VQ Coaches and Ride Leaders to assist you along the way. This route offers incredible cycling terrain, just several hours from Chicago with 40 and 80 mile ride options.


PLUS, we’re offering 75 days of FREE Velocity training to all WBR supporters now through the June 5th. Sign up today and VQ will donate 5 dollars for everyone who lists WBR as a referral.


Team work makes the dream work, so join our team and help makes dreams come true for women and girls across the world with life-changing bicycles! If you want to support with a donation, you will be helping get more women and girls on bikes in countries around the world to achieve independence and thrive. Every donation makes a difference, and a contribution of $165 USD helps put a brand-new Buffalo Bicycle into the hands of a person in need!

World Bicycle Relief is a global nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals overcome the barrier of distance in developing communities around the world.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$2.02k

Gordon Chisholm

$515

Tom Klimmeck

$515

Richard Davis

Wish I could be there to ride but I appreciate the opportunity to donate to a great cause.

$515

Ed Clamage

$515

Jennifer Wyatt And Joe Weismantel

Thank you for contributing to this great initiative to empower people!

$315

Nick Hewitt

Great that VQ is supporting such a great cause and looking forward to the ride!

$265

Jim Vint

$265

Anonymous

$265

Carole & Ken Ortiz

$212

Peter Finocchiaro

$212

Kristy Obuchowski Wallen

Great cause!!

$212

Julie Hobert

Go Paula!

$212

Kim Lilly

$200

Deepak Udani

Great work.

$200

Susan Estes

$175

Brett Levitt

$175

Sports Medicine, Ltd.

$175

Brian Gilmartin

see you Sunday June 5th (I'll be the bike way in the back)

$175

Ken Lousberg

$175

Gil Bathgate

Great cause - so happy to support this effort !

$175

Sue Olsen Danker

$175

Paula Udani

$175

Scott Edward Walster

$175

Ankeet Udani

Wonderful cause!

$175

Mary O'broin

$175

Colin Donlan

$175

Margaret Burroughs

$175

Rory Welch

$175

Bryan Proctor

$159

Moreen Fried

Great cause...good luck in reaching your goal.

$106

Leo Tk

Good luck!

$106

Patricia Gill

$106

Mark Kleinle

$106

Michael Desautels

$106

Heidi Schindler

$100

John Wright

$100

Mark Landau

$53

Gravel Dude

$53

Lisa Lim

$53

Lindsay Pomeroy

$53

Norbert Pozen

$53

Mitur Sakoda Jr.

$53

Sheri Rosenbaum

$53

Nadia Big

$50

Scott Jacobs

$50

Engin Y Yilmaz

$40

Kathy Hofschield

$27

Chris Joyce

$27

Peter Nelson

$27

Dan Lucas

$27

Christopher Kolodziej

$25

Leslie Heller