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January
 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
                 

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February
 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
  Illini Chill St. Joseph Il         admin@
stjoechamber.org

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March
 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
20 St. Patrick's Day Ride Wauconda Il 16/20/36 $10 Anna Swietczak   annaswiet@
yahoo.com

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April
 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
9

Beautiful Southern Ride

Carbondale Il 30/62/75 $15 by 3/25
$20 after
Dan Becque    
16 de Tour through Jefferson County Mt. Vernon Il 10 family
30/62
$10 family
$25
Jamie Pruitt 618-
242-5725
chambermarketing@
mvn.net
24

Folks on Spokes
Easter Ride

Park Forest Il 17/26/37/53/70 $20 by 4/10
$25 after
Al Sturges 708-481-3429 alsturges@
sbcglobal.net
24

Blue Ribbon Ride

Spring Grove Il 30-60 $35-$45
by 5/1
Lynette Garrett 815-
575-6374

cyclingforkids@
gmail.com

30 Tour de Tilden Tilden Il 10/20/40 $20     tourdetilden@
yahoo.com

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May


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
7 Ride the Ups and Downs Elizabeth Il 26/32/52/63 $20 early
$25 day of
    Contact
7 Spring Tailwind Century Moline Il 100+ $35      
7 Mission in Motion Dyer In/Il 25/40/62 $35 Bill Dean 219-
309-4196
bdean@yfcchicago.org
7 Tour de Stooges Lebanon Il 10-100 $25 early
$30 day of
George Fero 618-
537-8893
info@
gatewayeasttrails.org
14 Mission in Motion St. Charles In/Il 25/40/62 $35 Bill Dean 219-
309-4196
bdean@yfcchicago.org
18 Ride of Silence Many places
See website
Il          
21 Mission in Motion Bourbonnais In/Il 25/40/62 $35 Bill Dean 219-
309-4196
bdean@yfcchicago.org
21-22 Live Grit Getaway Weekend “The Champaign of Rides” Champaign Il 25-200 $99 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
22

Arlington 500

Barrington Il 28/42/54/69 $15 early
$20
    500@
cyclearlington.com
28-29 Blackhawk
Country Roads
Rockton Il 10/30/45/65 $18 by 4/15
$23 after
Rick Plantz
Dick Bowers
815-
988-6943
RPlantz@aol.com
DickandMelody@
aol.com
29 Bike the Drive Chicago Il          

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June


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
5 Tour de Corn Morris Il 28/40/62 $26 by 4/13
$30 after
Jim Bianchetta 815-
210-3662
jabianch@
sbcglobal.net
5 Udder Century Union Il/Wi 32/50/62
75/100
       
10-12 Fight for
AIR Ride
Crystal Lake Il 50 daily     312-
781-1100
 
10-17

Bike Week

Chicago Il       312-
427-3325
info@
activetrans.org
11

McLean County Wheelers Spring Metric

Bloomington-
Normal
Il 5/20/40/60 $20 by 5/28
$25 after
Sandy Roe 309-
454-7090

mcleancountywheelers@
gmail.com

11-12 RED JAC Elgin Il 70 $130 Eric Alvarez 940-
867-1610

support@
redjac.com

11-12

TOMRV

Bettendorf
Goose Lake
Ia/Il 69/100 Sat
46/90 Sun
$77 by 6/5
$90 after
     
12

Chicagoland
Tour de Cure

Aurora Il 10/20/40/
65/100
$30
plus $250 min
Ally O' Connor 312-
346-1805
chicagotour@
diabetes.org
12

BCLC Ramble

Wilmot Wi/Il 30/50/70/
100/124
$25 by 6/1
$30 after
Robin 847-
701-4411
Ramble@
bikeBCLC.com
12-17

GITAP

Coal City Il 43-80 daily $475    

gitap@
rideillinois.org

18

Ride Across Illinois Rail North

Moline to Chicago Il 175 $90 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
25 Tour for Cancer
Gran Fondo
Freeport Il 20/30/75/105   Dave Fonda 815-
990-9396
cycleupperleft.il@
gmail.com
25

Tour deWitt

Clinton Il 9/22/40/62 $25 Marian Brisard 217-
935-3364

chamber@
clintonilchamber.com

25 Ride Across Illinois Rail South St Louis to Vincennes Mo/Il 165 $85 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
25-30 Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows Mineral Point Wi/Il varies   Mary Derks 651-
335-6505
scscbiketour@
yahoo.com
26 Swedish Days Ride Burlington Il 27/45/62/80
100/124
$20 by 6/6
$28 after
Beth Greenlee   swedishdays@
fvbsc.org

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July


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
4 4th of July Ride Plainfield Il 30/45/62/100 $20 by 7/2
$25 after
Steve Mitoraj 630-
417-7962

jbc4thride@
jolietbicycleclub.com

9-10

Ride for AIDS Chicago

Evanston Il/Wi 100/200 $1000 fundraising Renee Halpin 773-
989-9400
rideforAIDSchicago@
tpan.com
9-16

Bicycle Illinois

Cairo to Chicago Il 85-100 $499 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
16

Tri-State Tour #1

Hammond In to Kenosha Wi In/Il/
Wi
85-100 $50 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
16 Z-Tour Bike Ride Princeton Il 10/30/50
62/100
  Brian Church 815-
878-5054
ztourinfo@
gmail.com
17

Biking with Beanzie

DeKalb Il 29/43/65/101 $27 by 6/24
$35 after
Jennie Cummings 331-
442-4166
BikingwithBeanzie@
yahoo.com
17

Cycle For Kids

Bloomington Il 30-60 TBD Lynette Garrett 815-
575-6374

cyclingforkids@
gmail.com

23 Transportation from Chicago to the Start of RAGBRAI Chicago Il/Ia   TBD Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
24

Ride Ataxia

Channahon Il 4/12/32/50 $25/45 by 6/24
$30/50 after
Jamie Young

484-
879-6160

jamie.young@
curefa.org

30 Transportation from the End of RAGBRAI to Chicago TBD to Chicago Ia/Il   TBD Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com

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August


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
6 Hop on for Hope LeRoy Il up to 50   Dick West 309-530-0218 dickw6858@aol.com
6-8

CowaLUNGa

Gurnee Il/Wi 18/65/13/190     312-
268-0212

info@lungchicago.org

7

Two Rivers Century

Kankakee Il 22/45/62/80
100/124
$30 by 6/1
$35 after
Mark Steffen 815-
922-9873
stefnlaw@
comcast.net
13

Crusin' the Cornfields

Sullivan Il 16/41 $25 by 7/29
$30 after
Jason Nichols 217-
254-4242
coolone22@
yahoo.com
13-14

LATE Ride

Chicago Il 25        
14

Barrington Honor Ride

Barrington Il 20/30/50 $75 by 8/13
$85 day of
Emily Granacher 609-
605-5912
emilyg@
ride2recovery.com
14 Rotary Ride Naperville Il 1.4 family
21/41/62
$15 family
$25 self
     
14

Tri-State Tour #2

Hammond In to Kenosha Wi In/Il/
Wi
85-100 $50 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
20 Ride like an Egyptian DeKalb Il 25/50/75/100 $25 by 8/5
$30 after
Alex Nerad 815-
758-1215
info@
egyptiantheatre.org
20

Bike Psychos
Century

Coal City Il 30/50/64
100/124
$25 by 8/11
$30 after
   

century@
bikepsychos.org

21 The Wright Ride Oak Park Il          
27

No Baloney

Morton Il 8/20/40
60/100
$25 by 7/31
$30 after
Morgan Grigsby 309-
363-3066
NoBaloneyBicycleRide@
gmail.com
27 C U Across the Prairie Urbana Il 10/30/60 $22 by 8/22
$27 after
Richard Brannon 217-
607-0327
ribabran@
aol.com

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September

 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
11 Sub-5 Ride for Parkinson's Hampshire Il 62/100 $95 by 6/30 Bruce Keller 847-910-5482
847-969-1696 x1011
bkeller@
classicalmarketing.com
11 Harmon Hundred Wilmot Wi/Il 25/50/75/100 $20 by 9/8
$25 after
Erich Massat 847-
420-5437
harmonhundred@
gmail.com
11 Capital City
Century
Springfield Il 10/25/40/62
100/125
$17+
Early discounts
Harv Koplo 217-
899-9175
events@
spfldcycling.org
16-18

Stop the Cycle of Abuse

Spring Grove Il 60 daily $45-$99 Lynette Garrett 815-
575-6374

cyclingforkids@
gmail.com

17 Mr. Davids Challenge Itasca Il 15.5 or 25k $30 by 7/20
$35 after
Samantha Louis 847-
250-4543
info@
mrdavidsfoundation.org
17 Amish Country Tour Arthur Il 20/42/62 $15 by 8/24
$20 after
     
18

North Shore Century

Evanston Il 25/50/62/100 $30 by 8/15
$50 day of
     
18

Tri Right 101 Ride

New Lenox Il 27/47/71/101 $40 by 8/26
$50 after
MJ Gasik 708-
466-2379
triright101@
trirightcoaching.com  
24

Tour de Coal

Benld Il          
24

TOSOC

Oregon Il 10/32/62 $24 by 9/1
$30 after
Sherri Egan 815-
732-2126
tosoc@
villageofprogress.org
24 River to Rail Ride Penfield Il 15/31/62 $35 Mary Ellen Wuellner 217-
586-3360

mwuellner@
ccfpd.org

25

Kickstand Classic

Bartlett Il 10/14.5/19     312-
427-3325
info@
activetrans.org
25

Prairie Pedal

Decatur Il 20/40/62 $25 by 9/8
$30 after
Katherine Unruh 217-
423-7708
kunruh@
maconcountyconservation.org

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October


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
1 Fall Tailwind Century Bettendorf Ia/Il   $35      
2 Pumpkin Pie Ride Ottawa Il 25/45/63/100 $23 by 9/15
$30 after
Under 12 $5
    starvedrockcycling@
yahoo.com
2 Pumpkin Pedal Sycamore Il 10/20/26 trail
40/62 road
$30 Amy Kaylor 630-
377-7250

akaylor@soill.org

8-9 Gity Up Palos Il   $85 Steve Buchtel    
8-14 Will to Ben Port Byron Il/Wi 300-450 $399 by 9/8
$474 after
  800-
354-2453
info@
bikesparta.com
15 Ride for Recreation Monticello Il 10/20/36/60   Doug Lily 217-
202-2014
 

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November
 
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