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Feb. 20

Cyclocross races will be held at Twin City Wood Recycling, 1606 W. Oakland Ave., Bloomington. The course is 3 miles of hills, mud, trails and more. Cycle or run and carry your bike for one loop or two. Cost is a $5 donation. Contact:

Feb. 21

Livingston County Pheasants Forever will meet at the Saunemin Tap at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 27

The Mackinaw Canoe Club will hold its annual series of winter kayak instructions at Five Points Washington in Washington. The informal clinic is an opportunity for people of all abilities to develop their paddling skills in the controlled environment of a heated swimming pool. Canoe Club members teach basic paddling techniques and roll skills. Sessions are from 5 to 6:45 p.m. A $5 charge covers the cost of the pool rental. Children under 10 are free. The club provides a limited number of kayaks for those who do not have one. Kayaks and gear must be clean. Contact Roy Johnson at 309-347-7494 or

More Out And About

Sundays through February

Gold's Gym in Bloomington is hosting open hooping from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Sunday through February. Non-members can take part for $5 each session. Bring your own hoop, though some will be available to borrow. Day care is $3.

Every Tuesday

Indoor cycling is under way at Bloomington Cycle & Fitness every Tuesday night. Brought to you by the cycle shop and Tri-Sharks triathlon club, trainers are provided. Bring your bike, a towel to place under the bike and water bottles. First-come, first served to get a trainer. Arrive by 5:45 p.m. to get set up. Rides last 60 to 90 minutes. Volunteer ride leaders put you through your paces. Contact Sara at

Feb. 28

The Tri Pups program to introduce people to the sport of triathlon will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. at Normal West High School for those who signed up and those still interested in knowing more about the program. Cost of the Pups Program and Tri-Shark Classic Race on June 4 is $135. Pups program only is $75. Tentative start date is March 18. The group will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays for 12 weeks for discussion and educational sessions at Normal West High School. Cost includes a club membership, technical T-shirt, entry into the race, four- to six swim clinics, access to club workouts, open water swims, bike time trials, indoor trainer rides, experienced triathletes who act as mentors and the chance for additional group workouts and rides. Contact Rebecca Franks at rfranks9@hotmail. com or 309-287-0348.

March 4-6

Central Illinois Recreational Show will be at the Peoria Civic Center. The show includes travel trailers, motor homes, fifth wheels and tent campers. The show also will feature vans, golf carts, ATVs and more.

March 5

Register at now for the Miller Park Stampede, a 5K run and 3K walk at the park. Fee is $20 with a $2 discount for Lake Run Club and Miller Park Zoological Society members. A quarter-mile fun run for kids is $5. Check-in and same-day registration is from 8 to 9:15 a.m. race day at the Miller Park Pavilion. This is one of Miller Park Zoological Society's major fundraisers. For additional information, including registration, visit the website or call MPZS at (309) 434-2243.


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