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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
22 Illini Chill St Joseph Il 20/40+ $20 by 2/3
$30 w/shirt
Todd Jacob 309-
824-8684

admin@
stjoechamber.org

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March
 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
16

St. Patrick's
Day Ride

Wauconda Il 16/20/36 $10
Under 12 free
Anna Swietczak 312-
969-1010
annaswiet@
yahoo.com

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April

 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
5 Beautiful Southern Ride Carbondale Il 30/62/100 $15 self
$40 group
Dan Becque 618-
529-3307
beautifulsouthernride@
gmail.com
26

Furryville Bicycle Ride
for Charity

Rockford Il 25 $35 early
$40 day of
  815-683-8321  
27 Folks on Spokes
 Easter Ride
Park Forest Il 18-65        

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May

 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
3

Tour de Exchange

Charleston Il 10/25 $20 by 4/18
$25 after
  217-
345-7041
 
3

Ride the Ups and Downs

Elizabeth Il 26/32/52/63 $20 early
$25 day of
     
10 Mission in Motion Bourbonnais Il 25/40/62 $35 Scott 815-
935-2020
info@
yfcchicago.org
10

Ride the Rock

Joliet Il 16     815-
727-8700
 
17 Mission in Motion St. Charles Il 25/40/62 $35 Scott 815-
935-2020
info@
yfcchicago.org
18

Arlington 500

Barrington Il 28/42/54/69 $15
$20 day of
   

arlington_500@
yahoo.com

21

Ride of Silence

Many towns Il          
24/25

Blackhawk
Country Roads

Rockton Il 10/30/45/65 $18 by 4/19
$20 by 5/10
$23 after
Lisa Day
Linda Tipton
Register on Active.com cannondale2002@jumo.com
faithnbs@aol.com
25 Bike the Drive Chicago Il          
25

Wauconda
Freedom Ride

Wauconda Il 5 family
15/40
    847-526-RIDE  
28-June 6

Tour de Fairness

Chicago Il/Ar 650 $1200 Cathy Junia 773-
213-4725
 
31 Mission in Motion Dyer Il 25/40/62 $35 Scott 815-
935-2020
info@
yfcchicago.org

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June

 
Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
1

Udder Century

Union Il 32/50/62
75/100
$24 by 5/23
$35 day of
Judy Matzen   udder@charter.net
7

Cycling for Safe Families

Union Il 16/32/48/62 $20 by 6/1
$30 day of
Robb Rennix 815-
978-8151
rrennix@lydiahome.org
7 Taste of Tunnel Hill
Trail Ride
Karnak-Vienna Il          
8

33rd Annual
BCLC Ramble

Wilmot Wi/Il 30/50/70
100/124
$25 by 6/1
$30 after
Luke Jian 847-665-9322

ramble@
bikeBCLC.com

8

Tour de Cure

Aurora Il 10/20/35
65/100
fundraiser      
13-15

Fight for Air Ride

Crystal Lake Il 50 daily Reg + funndraising Heidi Long 312-
445-
2508
Heidi.long@lung.org
13-20 Bike Commuter Challenge   Il     Active Transportation
 Alliance
312-427-3325 x251  
14

McLean County
Wheelers Metric Ride

Bloomington
-Normal
Il 10/20/40/60 $20 by 5/16 Raydean Davis 309-
287-8976
mcleancountywheelers@
gmail.com
14

Ogden Lions Club
Benefit Ride

Ogden Il 12/20/32/62 $20
kids $12
Bill Gillespie 217-
621-9943

LionE1Z3@aol.com

15-20

GITAP

Oregon Il 260-500 $440
$415 LIB members
Chuck Oestreich 309-
788-
1845
chuckace2@
gmail.com
15-20

Triri

Lincoln City In     Kathy Smith 812-
333-8176

triri@triri.org

21

Ride Across Illinois
RAIL North

Moline Il 175 $90 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
22 The LATE Ride Chicago Il 25        
21-26

Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows
Bicycle Tour

Mineral Point Wi/Il 60-65 daily   Mary Derks 651-
335-6505

scscbiketour@
yahoo.com

22

Swedish Days Ride

Burlington Il 27/45/62/80
100/124
$17 by 6/1
$25 after
David Struck  

swedishdays@
fvbsc.org

28

Pedaling for Kicks

Bloomington-
Normal
Il 10/20/25/
37/44/63
$15 by 6/6
$20 family
$20/$25 after
Richard Verdery 800-
676-2353

rverdery@ilfb.org

28 Tour for Cancer Northwest Illinois Freeport Il 20/35/75/105   David Fonda 815-
990-9396
cycleupperleft.il@
gmail.com
28 Ride Across Illinois
Rail South
St. Louis Mo/Il 165 $80 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
27-29

Prairie State
Tandem Rally

Rockford Il   free Susan Pribyl 847-
834-5414

susan.pribyl@
gmail.com

28-29

GITy Up

Rock Island Il 10/40 $85 Steve Buchtel 708-
365-
9365
steve@
trailsforillinois.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   Diane 815-
325-8053
jabianch@
sbcglobal.net
7-12 Rainstorm Southern In 600   Kathy Smith 812-
333-8176

triri@triri.org

5-12

Bicycle Illinois

Cairo Il 500-700 $699 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
12

Tri-State Tour #1

Hammond, In In/Il/Wi 85-100 $50 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
12

Tour de Donut

Staunton Il 34 $25      
13

Biking with Beanzie

DeKalb Il 3/5/8 Family
27.4/41.4/63
77.6/101
$27 by 7/7
$35 after
Jennie 331-
442-4166
BikingwithBeanzie@
yahoo.com  
19

Transportation from Chicago to the
start of Ragbrai

Chicago Il/Ia     Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
19

Z Tour
Bike Ride

Princeton Il 10/30/50
62/100
$25 by 6/19
$35 after
Brian Church 815-
878-5054

ztourinfo@
gmail.com

20

Ride Ataxia
Chicago

Channahon Il 4/12/32/52 $25/$45 by 6/20
+$5 After 6/20
+$10 Day of
Kyle Bryant 484-
879-6160
kyle@
rideataxia.org
26 Transportation from Ragbrai to Chicago   Ia/Il     Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
27

ACE Hardware Century

Matteson Il 12/25/50
75/100
based on mileage Kourtney King 630-
990-6913
kking@
acehardware.com
26 Bike to Brew Chicago Il 7-10       b2b14@
activetrans.org

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August

Date(s) Ride Name Start City State Mileage Cost Contact Phone Email
2-4 CowaLUNGa Gurnee Il/Wi   Discounted reg before 6/30
+ pledges
Niki B. 312-
628-
0212
nbartosiak@
lungchicago.org
3 Everybody Rides St. Charles Il 10 family
30/45/60
    630-
762-9807
 
3

Two Rivers Century

Kankakee Il 22/47/62
80/100/124
$30 Mark Steffen 815-
939-1311

stefnlaw@
comcast.net

9

Venus de Miles

Lake Forest Il 13/28/64 $99 by 8/1 Andrea 303-
459-5467
venus@
greenhousescholars.org
9 Crusin the Cornfields Sullivan Il 16/41 $25 by 7/25
$30 after
Jason 217-
254-4242
coolone22@
yahoo.com
10 Rotary Ride Naperville Il 1.4 family
21/41/62
       
10 Tri-State Tour #2 Hammond, In In/Il/Wi 85-100 $50 Rob Layton 877-
868-7455
bicycleillinois@
bicycleillinois.com
17 Bike Psychos
Century
Coal City Il 30/50/64
100/124
$25 by 8/11
$30 after
    century@
bikepsychos.org
17 Wright Ride Oak Park Il 12/25/50/62        
23 C-U Across
the Prairie
Urbana Il 10/29/34/63 $15 early
$20 day of
Bob Morris    
23 No Baloney Ride Peoria Il 8/25/50
62//100
$20 by 7/31
$25 day of
Morgan Grigsby 309-
363-3066

NoBaloneyBicycleRide@
gmail.com

31 Tour of Hog Heaven Kewanee Il 5.75 Family
12/28/53/64
$23 by 8/15
$28 after
  309-
853-4431
ymca.tumble@
kewanee.com

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