Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dave Moore hosts bike ride in VT

Here are the Wheels with Dave at Moore's Inn in Saxton River, VT. We had a nice group ride before Roots on the River Festival in some really beautiful country.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 9th, cycling in Saxton River, VT

The cycling crew in Chicago last summer.  Come join us in Vermont June 9th.
This Saturday, June 9th, we'll be on a 26-mile ride with David Moore at Moore's Inn in Saxton River, VT before our performance at Roots on the River in Bellows Falls.  Come join us if you're feeling like a ride.  Meet up on Main Street in the village at 7:30AM.  Early, but we'll be off the bikes in time to hit the festival and enjoy it all together.  Check out the festival lineup at

See you there.

Bike Tour? It's All Around You

Upcoming Bike Events

May 19 - Norton, MA, Wheels Up for Corey benefit ride
June 9 - Saxton River, VT, Pre-Roots on the River Festival ride starting from Main Street in Saxton River and park in the middle of the Village 7:30 AM.
June 16, 17 - Green Bank, WV, Space Race Rumpus, lots of great rides both days
July 6 - Pilot Mountain, NC, Charity Ride For Kids
August 24 - Fayetteville, AR, Fayetteville Roots Festival, details coming soon
September 9 - Saluda, NC, Purple Onion Sunday Evening Music (POSEM) Series, Sunday Ride 
October 7 - Roseland, VA, Festy Experience, details coming soon
November 9th - Brooksville, FL, Riverhawk Festival, details soming soon

In 2011, we had our biggest cycling adventure to date with the full band on bicycles for 600 miles in 11 days across three states.  In 2012, we wanted to explore a little more in a different way.  We have scheduled 8 cycling events in different parts of the country and we'd love you to come along.  The rides are different in length and difficulty, but take a look and come along.  Some rides will raise money for a local charity.  Some will just be for fun.  As each ride gets closer, we'll update you with more details.  Feel free to contact us at with questions.

May 19th - Wheels Up For Corey

The Steel Wheels play a few songs to the crowd at their May cycling event in Mansfield, MA photo by Stephen Ide
In the first of several one-day cycling events throughout the spring and summer, The Wheels rode and played before their Mansfield, MA show at Rose Garden Coffeehouse.  The Children's Studio, a preschool in Norton, MA, played host to the cycling event for young and old on this gorgeous Saturday.

So, how did this happen?  This year we took a year off from the intensive bike tour we've done the last three years to schedule one-day biking events in a number of communities around the country.  If we can organize with a local charity and raise some money for a good cause, all the better.  If we just get out and ride with good people, that's good enough. 

In May, we partnered with Rose Garden Coffeehouse and The Studio Preschool in Norton,  Massachusetts.  They helped organize a 15 mile ride and children's cycling activities while raising money for a young family connected to the preschool who is dealing with a stage IV colon cancer diagnosis and overwhelming medical bills.

 See great article with video and photos by Stephen Ide/The Patriot Ledger

Cycling is just best when it's enjoyed by all ages.  Wheels Up for Corey had events for kids and adults. Photo by Stephen Ide

The Steel Wheels with Kevin McNatt and his Penny-Farthing bicycle. Photo by Stephen Ide

 Keep an eye out for other cycling events as the schedule becomes solidified!  Get on your bike and we'll see you soon.