Why Join ABD

Athletes By Design is dedicated to promoting the sport of cycling and helping riders of all ages and abilities to become better riders. ABD currently has over 100 members ranging from 6 to 80 years young and from cycling “newbies” to current and former Olympians as well as Professional Riders. We are pleased to help de-mystify the world of racing for newcomers. ABD members are located throughout the Midwest with the heart of the organization in Chicago’s Western Suburbs. ABD’s “home base” is at Prairie Path Cycles in Winfield, IL.

A great place to get started and meet a few of our members is on the regularly scheduled Monday Night Recovery Ride from April to September (weather permitting – please check out News and Twitter feed for updates. The ride is open to the public and averages 17mph and is a quick 90 minute ride through Winfield, West Chicago, and Wayne. With so many members, chances are you’ll see other ABD’ers on pretty much any regular weekly ride in the Western Suburbs!

Applying for membership in ABD is as easy as sending in the annual membership form (or better yet, dropping it off at Prairie Path Cycles in Winfield, IL) along with your membership fee. ABD has a general open-enrollment policy, with the main exception being Category 1/2 men. (1/2 riders, please submit a full resume to Mike Farrell). Beyond that, it’s up to you to take advantage of all the benefits ABD has to offer!

Individual Membership


  • Valid for the calendar year
  • Benefits:
    • Private email list for ride & race info, news & more
    • Discounts at Prairie Path Cycles
    • Special group pricing on custom apparel orders
    • "Early-season" deals on Trek bikes, Bontrager components & more!
    • Volunteering for ABD events earns greater discounts
    • Boot Camp discounts
    • Access to indoor winter training sessions
    • Seasonal group training rides
    • Coaching, clinics & seminars
    • Discounted monthly coaching prices
    • Best club parties on the planet!

Family Membership


  • Valid for the calendar year
  • Benefits:
    • Same as Individual Membership

Membership Form