Wednesday, October 8, 2014

RIDE FOR RONALD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 FOREST CITY, IOWA 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

8 year old Hayden Reynolds, son of Missy and Tony Reynolds, has called a bike ride along Hynes Spur Trail in Pammel Park, Forest City.  Six years ago Hayden stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minnesota, while his brother, Holden, recovered from surgery.  Hayden has personally donated to the House since.  This year he invites you to donate as he incorporates his love of biking with his appreciation for the services provided by the House.  Ride as you like, play on the playground, enjoy some free snacks, and bring a donation as your entry fee.  You will find a list of things needed by the House on the "Forest City Cycling Club" Facebook page.  Missy participated in the Wisconsin Ironman last month and Tony has participated in several Bicycle Blues & Barbeque events.  For more information, contact:  Missy Reynolds @ 641-251-4754 or

If anyone wishes to donate but is unable to make the ride, I will be happy to come to Mason City Saturday morning to pick up any donated items.  Contact me: or 515-851-1039.

I cannot count the times I have sat in a NITC Board meeting when someone asks how can we involve younger people in the great sport of cycling.  Here is an excellent opportunity to encourage this special young man.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spook Run 5k in Charles City, Oct. 25th @ 9AM

Event: Spook Run 5K
Time: October 25,2014 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Charles City YMCA

Preregistration $25 by 10/12/14 (Includes Shirt)

$30 10/13/14 or after

Monday, September 22, 2014

The October/November 2014 NITC Newsletter is now online

Please click HERE or on the link above to view the latest club newsletter.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Lime Creek Nature Center’s Timber Trot - Saturday October 4th

The Lime Creek Nature Center’s Timber Trot will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 9 a.m. at the Lime Creek Conservation Area.  Don’t miss this great run on the beautiful trails of Lime Creek!

Registration information can be found here: Registration Flyer

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fox River 2014 Red Heel Run - Saturday October 4th

On Saturday, October 4th, participants will put on their FoxSox performance socks and run or walk 5K or 10K in the fourth annual Red Heel Run. Online registration for the 5k and 10K Red Heel Run is due October 3 at 3pm for runners to reserve their free Fox River performance socks and coupons for further discounts at the sale. Same-day sign-up will be accepted. Visit to learn more about the Red Heel Run. 

Registration for the Red Heel 5K Run is $20; for the 10K run, it’s $25. Students 18 and younger get a $5 discount. Prices increase $5 after 9/14/2014. Runners receive a free pair of FoxSox and a $5 discount on a purchase of $20 or more at the sock sale. You can register ONLINE here.

Also new this year: a portion of all registration fees will be donated to the Iowa Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

Red Heel Run on Facebook
Printable Registration Form

Friday, September 19, 2014

NITC Progressive Dinner - Sunday Sept 21st, 2:00PM

Please join us for our annual progressive dinner!

We will park our vehicles at Dave & Virginia Klein’s home at 16 Eastgate Crt.In Clear Lake.
From there we will immediately bike to Art and Nelda Tesar’s home at 40 Venetian Drive for appetizers. 

We will then bike a route and return to the Kleins’ for the traditional beef brisket entrĂ©e, followed by another 15 mile route, ending with Virginia’s famous pies.  

We are in for a special treat of the desserts, as Virginia will be assisted by another NITC chef, Mark Dix. The cost is $12.00.  Please RSVP to Phyllis Clark,

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Royal Wentworth Memorial 5k Run/Walk - Saturday Sept 6th 2014

Royal Wentworth was a life-long resident of Mason City, Iowa, and he taught and coached in Mason City schools for 31 years. On September 10, 2012, he died doing something he loved very much—running with his middle school cross country team.

The Royal Run honors Royal, and all proceeds go to the Royal Wentworth Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please come out with us in September 2014 to celebrate Royal’s life and the education and sporting communities in North Iowa.

The race/walk course begins and ends at John Adams Middle School in Mason City, where Royal taught for many years (see below). You can also view the Royal Run course on

For more information and to register, please click The Royal Run