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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
21 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
22 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
18 Beautiful
Southern Ride
Carbondale Il 30/62/100 $15     beautifulsouthernride@
gmail.com
18 Ride for the River Plainfield Il 30 $20   815-
609-6139
info@
plainfieldriverfront.org
25 Furryville Bicycle Ride
for Charity
Rockford Il 20 $35 early
$40 day of
Dennis Wilson 815-
683-8321
teamfurbandit@
gmail.com
26 Blue Ribbon Ride
& Pankake Breakfast
Ingleside Il 10/25/50 $25/$45 Lynette Garrett 815-
575-6374
cyclingforkids@
gmail.com
26 Folks on Spokes
Easter Ride
Park Forest Il 17/26/37/53/70 $20 by 4/11
$25 after
Al Sturges 708-481-3429

alsturges@
sbcglobal.net

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May


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
2 Tour de Stooges Lebanon Il 10 to 67 $25 by 4/30
$30 day of
George Fero 618-
537-8873
info@
ridgeprairietrailhead.org
2 Ride the Ups and Downs Elizabeth Il 26/32/52/63 $20 early
$25 day of
     
9 Spring Ride Galesburg Il 50 $25     qscafe@
hotmail.com
16 Major Taylor Trail
Roll to the River
Chicago Il 15 to 40+        
17 Arlington 500 Barrington Il 26/46/55/67 $15 early
$20
    500@
cyclearlington.com
20 Ride of Silence Many Places Il          
23-24 Blackhawk
Country Roads
Rockton Il 10/30/45/65 $18 by 4/8
$20 by 5/9
$23 after
Rick Plantz
Dick Bowers
815-988-6943
815-222-8088
rplantz@aol.com 
dickandmelody@aol.com
31 Tour de Corn Morris Il 30/42/62 $23 by 5/10
$28 day of
Jim Bianchetta 815-
210-3662
jabianch@
sbcglobal.net

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June




 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
6 RedJac Palatine Il 70 $129 Eric   support@
redjac.com
7

Honor Ride Chicago

Chicago Il 18/36/60 $65 early
$75 day of
  818-888-7091
X106
honorrideinfo@
ride2recovery.com
12-14 Fight for Air Ride
ALA
Crystal Lake Il/Wi 100-150 $75 plus $600 min pledges Heidi Long 312-
445-2508
heidi.long@
lung.org
13 McLean County Wheelers Spring Metric Bloomington
Normal
Il 5/20/40/60 $20 by 5/29
$25 after
    mcleancountywheelers@
gmail.com
13 M & M Vineyard Tour Mackinaw Il 5/15/40/62 $40   309-676-3832 X301

lhumbles@
metechrc.org

13-14 TOMRV Bettendorf or
Goose Lake
Il/Ia Sat 69/106
Sun 46/90
$75 by 6/3
$85 after
     
14 Chicagoland
Tour de Cure
Aurora Il 10/20/40
65/100
    312-
346-1805
chicagotour@
diabetes.org
14 BCLC Ramble Wilmot Wi/Il 30/50/70
100/124
$25 by 6/1
$30 after
Luke Jian 847-665-9322 ramble@
bikebclc.com
14-19 Gitap Kewanee Il 300 to 500
with optional routes
$460 camping
Motel option available
Chuck Oestreich 309-788-1845 chuckace2@
gmail.com
20 Ride Across Illinois (RAIL) North Moline Il 175 $90 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
27 Ride Across Illinois (RAIL) South St. Louis Mo/Il 165 $85 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
27 Pedaling for Kicks Bloomington/
Normal
Il 25/37/44/63   Richard Verdery 800-
676-2353
rverdery@
ilfb.org
27 Tour for Cancer Gran Fondo Freeport Il 20/30/75/105   David Fonda    
27-28 Tour de Farms DeKalb Il       855-
372-1331
 
27-July 2 Swiss Cheese and Spotted Cows Mineral Point Wi 60-65 daily $795
Double occupancy
Mary Derks 651-
335-6505
scscbiketour@
yahoo.com
28 Swedish Days Ride Burlington Il 27/45/62/80
100/126
  Barb Schinderle   president@
fvbsc.org

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July


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
4 4th of July
Metric Century
Plainfield Il 30/45/62 $25 Steve Mitoraj 630-
417-7962
jbc4thride@
gmail.com
4-11 Bicycle Illinois Cairo Il 500-700 $699 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
11 Tri-State Tour #1 Hammond In/Il/Wi 85-100 $50 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
11-12 Ride for Aids Chicago Il 200      

rideforaidschicago@
gmail.com

12 Beanzie Ride DeKalb Il 3/5/8 path
20/40/60
80/101 road
$27 early
$35 late
    BikingwithBeanzie@
yahoo.com 
18 Transportation from Chicago to the Start of Ragbrai Chicago Il/Ia   TBD Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
18 Z-Tour Bike Ride Princeton Il 10/30/50
62/100
  Brian Church 815-
878-5054
ztourinfo@
gmail.com
18-25

RAGBRAI

Bettendorf Ia varies daily Options vary Dixon Novy 563-
221-
9093

dxnvy@
mchsi.com

19

Cycling for Kids

Bloomington Il 60 $50 John Smith III 309-
826-2463
healthsmith101@
gmail.com
19

Ride Ataxia

Channahon Il 4/12/32/52   Kyle Bryant 916-
203-3238
kyle@
rideataxia.org
25

Transportation from the End of RAGBRAI (location TBD) to Chicago

  Ia/Il     Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
25

Venus de Miles

Lake Forest Il 25/62 $85
$125
Andrea Suponcic 303-
459-5467
venus@
greenhousescholars.org
25

Olney MS Ride

Olney Il 12/25/45/100 $20/$30 Tony Adams 618-
392-7920

info@
olneyms.org

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August

 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
1 Hop on for Hope Leroy Il 10/25/35/50 $20 Richard West 309-
530-0218
dickw6858@
aol.com
1-3 CowaLUNGa Gurnee Il/Wi 18/65/130/190 Pledges Niki 312-
628-0212
niki@
lungchicago.org
2 Blood Sweat and Tears Charity Bike Ride Mundeline Il 5/35/65/100 $45 Erin Stevenson 312-
568-7730
erin.stevenson@
lls.org
2 Two Rivers Century Kankakee Il 22/45/62/80
100/124
$30 by 8/2
$35 after
Mark Steffen 815-
922-9873
stefnlaw@
comcast.net
8 Crusin the Cornfields Sullivan Il 16/41 $25 by 7/24
$30 after
Jason 217-
254-4242
coolone22@
yahoo.com
9 Tri-State Tour #2 Hammond In/Il/Wi 85-100 $50 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
16 Wright Ride Oak Park Il 10/30/50/68 $25 early
$35 day of
Tom McGee 630-
728-7090
opccwr@
yahoogroups.com
22 Ride like an Egyptian DeKalb Il 25/50/75/100 $25 by 8/5
$30 after
Alex Nerad 815-758-1215 info@
egyptiantheatre.org
22 No Baloney Ride Morton Il 8/20/40
62/100
$20 by 5/25
$25 by 8/16
Morgan Grigsby 309-
363-3066
NoBaloneyBicycleRide@
gmail.com
22 Cycle for Life Maple Park Il 30/65     312-
236-4491
 
29 Tour deWitt Clinton Il 9/20/40/62 $25 Marian Brisard 217-
935-3364
tourism@
clintonilchamber.com
30

Sub 5 Century

Hampshire Il 62/100 $95 by 7/31
$125 late
Bruce Keller   info@
sub5century.org

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September


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
4-7 Midwest
Tandem Rally
Rockford Il 35/50/65 $65 by 6/15
$75 after
Chicago Area
Tandem Society
  ChicagoTandems@
mchsi.com
11-13 Stop the Cycle
of Abuse
Spring Grove Il 3-60 $45-$99 Lynette Garrett 815-
575-6374
cyclingforkids@
gmail.com
12 DARE to Ride
to the Lake
Trenton Il 11/25/50
62/100
    618-
224-9226
 
12-13 Bike MS: Express Scripts Gateway Getaway Ride Godfrey Il 25/50/75/100 $35-$70
$250 min fundraising
Traci Black 314-
781-9020
traci.buss@
nmss.org
13

Harmon Hundred

Wilmot Wi/Il 25/50/62
75/100
$20 by 9/1
$25 after
Roland Cooper   harmonhundred@
gmail.com
13 Capital City
Century
Springfield Il 10/25/40/62
100/125
$17+ Harv Koplo 217-
899-9175
events@
spfldcycling.org
19 Amish Country
Bicycle Tour
Arthur Il 20/42/60        
19-20 The Ride to Conquer Cancer Chicago Il          
20 TriRight 101 New Lenox Il 38/61/77/101 $40 by 8/28
$50 after
MJ Gasik 224-
357-6278
info@
trirightcoaching.com
27 Prairie Pedal Decatur Il 20/40/62 $25 by 9/10
$30 after
Katherine Unruh 217-
423-7708

kunruh@
maconcountyconservation.org

27-30 Climate Ride Midwest Grand Rapids Mi/Il 50-75 daily $100 +
Fundraising
Andrew Valainis 406-
552-0708
info@
climateride.org
                 

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October


 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
3 Tour de Bluffs Prairie Du Rocher Il 12/25/42 $20 early
$25 day of
  618-
967-3197
pdrchamberofcommerce@
htc.net
3-9 Will to Ben Port Byron Il/Wi   $44 partial
$399 early
  855-
354-2453
info@
bikesparta.com
4 Pumpkin Pie Ride Ottawa Il 28/42/63/103
I & M Canal options
$23 by 9/16
$30 after
    starvedrockcycling@
aol.com
4

Pumpkin Pedal

St. Charles Il   $30 Amy Kaylor 630-
377-7250
akaylor@
soill.org
10-11 Gity Up! Tunnel Hill Il   $85 Steve Buchtel 708-
365-
9365
steve@
trailsforillinois.org
10 Ride for Recreation Monticello Il 10/20/36/60   Doug Lilly 217-
202-2014
 
12 Tunnel Hill State Trail Bike Ride Harrisburg Il 14/24 $25 Aaron Poole 618-
599-4386
raleighmasoniclodge128@
gmail.com
                 

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November
 
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