Holy Spokes

Welcome to Holy Spokes

spokesWelcome!  We are a social group that meets on Saturday mornings during the "fair" seasons (typically May - October) to ride bikes for a couple of hours.  Although most members are from Trinity, anybody (and we do mean ANYBODY) is welcome to join us.  It is quite common to have friends and neighbors that are not Trinity members join us and show us different locations to ride.  We offer full and half rides.  Our rules:  Helmets required and nobody gets left behind.  We welcome riders of all abilities.  If you don't have a bike, email us and we will try to see if anybody has a bike they can loan, donate, or sell.  For more information, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  RIDE ON!

About Us

spokesThe Trinity Bike Club was started almost ten years ago when a former parishioner, Jodi Massie, suggested a group of friends from Trinity get together to ride bikes.  Soon others wanted to join the fun and a regular group of riders would meet each weekend.  Jodi would lead the pack.  Her husband, Gerald, would stay in back and make sure that nobody got lost!  One day while getting ready for the ride, the Rector - Linda Potter - walked by and suggested we call our group, the "Holy Spokes"!  And the name stuck like dirt to a greasy chain.  The 'Spokes have ridden all over the area and have also participated in charity rides together.   

Sadly, Gerald and Jodi moved away to Texas but promise to join us when they are in the area.  But the story of the Holy Spokes continues.  We will use this site to relive funny stories and we welcome new riders to help us write more!  (First names will only be used to protect the guilty!)

Now why does Holy Spokes get their own webpage?  Because the Trinity Web Administrator is one of them!

Holy Spokes Riding Experience

Several inquirers have requested a description of our typical ride.  Come along for the ride:

  • We typically choose flat (or no hills; low hills) rides
  • A leader or regular 'Spokes rider leads the pack.  A volunteer is requested to bring up the rear.  NOBODY gets left behind!
  • The typical full-ride is approximately 20 miles round trip and takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
  • The typical half-ride is approximately 10 miles and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
  • Speeds vary but the leader will keep the speeds for full-rides between 11 mph and 14 mph (Road cycles typically do twice that speed) and around 8 mph to 10 mph for the half-rides.
  • We typically follow gravel or blacktop paths and try to keep riding on streets to a minimum.  Family rides will be contained to parks where no riding in the street is required.
  • About half of the rides begin at the Trinity Parking lot while the other half start in various areas of the region.
  • Riders are expected to follow cycling etiquette (hand signals, announce when passing, etc.) and HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!
  • We stop for five minute breaks about every 30 minutes.  Please don't forget your water! 
  • Leaders carry cell phones and simple first aid kits.  We encourage riders to bring their own.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit this webpage.  RIDE ON!


Mary's Mortgage Ride

spokesmortgageThis ride is a nice straight ride that starts from the casino in Elgin and goes north to some convenience store next to the airport at Lake in the Hills.  Why did it earn it's name?  One of our riders, "Mary", got a flat tire half way through the ride.  How many riders did it take to help "Mary" change her tire?  If Father Kevin joined (and had his collection plate) and collected $1 from each helper, the mortgage would have been paid!  (Story slightly stretched but it caught your attention!)  And no, "Mary" was not left behind.  We got her safely back to her car after re-inflating her tire every two miles (that is not a hyperbole)!

Rob and Charles Take a Coffee Break Ride

spokescoffeeThis is a nice ride from the Church to Herrick Lake.  After the Lake, we continue to Danada Farms and continue to Butterfield Road before looping back.  The half ride begins at Herrick Lake.  How did it earn it's name?  Rob and Charles fell behind the pack while talking and riding along side each other.  We lost the group.  So, what did we do?  We headed back to church; grabbed some coffee; and sat on the back patio and laughed at mean weezil videos on YouTube.  As one can guess, our fearless leader was not too happy!