I had a very receptive audience this morning at the Grand Illinois Trail and Parks ride. Today is a rest day in the midst of their week-long bicycle tour of northern Illinois. Although I had dreamed of selling more, I was happy to sign and sell 16 copies of Biking Illinois. Many riders took business cards, so I hope they will make a purchase later. A lot of them are from bike clubs, so maybe they will tell fellow members about my book, too. The legendary Mike Bentley of Mike's Mega Bicycle Links fame was there, so I got to thank him for the back cover blurb. I met many enthusiastic cyclists, plus I covered my expenses for the trip. That means the noon and evening signings will be all profit.
I have also scheduled two more signings in the Chicago area in August. The first will be Thursday, August 10 at the Borders in Orland Park. The second will be Wednesday, August 16 at the Borders in Lincoln Village, which is at the northern edge of Chicago. I won't be signing at any North Shore Borders this summer, so I hope to lure northern suburbanites to Lincoln Village (free parking!). Both signings are at 7:30 PM. These events are also listed on my Web site.