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Special Events

April 1

Get Lucky Ride! Click here to get the clues and get going! Ride your bike to find the shamrocks hidden around Homewood, following the clues written out as contrived, forced-rhyme limericks to claim the pot of gold. Take a selfie with each shamrock as proof. Participants have until 4pm to find all the shamrocks and make it to the shop to claim their prize. Clues will be posted to social media and at at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 1.

April 15

Bikes and Books Scavenger Hunt! In the Ho-Flo's 18 Little Lending Libraries, you'll find wisdom, romance, mystery, adventure...and letters of the alphabet hidden inside a particular book at each location. Record all the letters to decipher the message and share it with us back at the bike shop to win a prize.
Library locations and book clues are RIGHT HERENeed a route map? RIGHT HERE. You can start from any location and the little library nearest you. Here's a tip: Bookies opens at NOON, so save that location for last. Participants have until 4pm to find all the clues and make it to the shop to claim the prize.

October 24

Haunted Ho-Flo Halloween Ride! Starts (6:30pm) and ends (8pm-ish) at GoodSpeed Cycles.  A party-pace tour of horror and high camp as we find all the best home and yard decorations in the Ho-Flo by bike. Post-ride relaxing at Lassen's next door. Cost: $3/person donation to benefit the Homewood Cancer Support Center; donate on-line or bring to the ride. Need a pre-fright? Watch this.

November 4

Cranksgiving! Cranksgiving is a food drive on two wheels—part bike ride, part scavenger hunt. The event is FREE, but you'll need a minimum $20 to purchase food. Starting at high noon at Cranksgiving HQ (Rabid Brewing in Homewood, Illinois), Crankies (you) will pick up a manifest listing area grocery stores and food items. Using any route, and in any order you'd like, go shopping by bike, buying at least one item from every grocery store on the list and bringing it all back to Rabid (take as many trips as you need to) by 4pm. Post-cranking (and probably during...also probably before), we'll celebrate your cleverness, your swiftness, your thoroughness, and your generosity, awarding copious prizes and partying with our friends at Rabid.

The enormous pile of food will be donated to the food bank at Restoration Ministries in Harvey, Illinois. Cranksgiving is a national event that occurs in over 100 cities in the US and Canada. Visit for more events. 

December 12

Holiday Lights Ride! A party-pace bicycle tour of the Ho-Flo's bestest, funnest and beautifulest holiday lights and decorations. Starts and ends at GoodSpeed Cycles, 6:30pm–8pm, covering 7-9 miles. $3/person minimum donation to benefit the partner abuse support work of Anew (formerly South Suburban Family Shelter). Donate on-line here.