Illinois/Midwest Rides

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Central Illinois Cycling Calendar  Your guide to cycling events throughout the region. This guide is brought to you through a cooperative effort of bike clubs and bike shops throughout Central Illinois.

Illinois Cycle & Fitness, 9016 North Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61615, offers a ride out of their shop. It leaves at 8:00 every Saturday until Sept 1st. Dist. 20-30 miles speed depends on the group that attends. No Drop ride. http://www.illinois-cycle.com

The Annual Z Tour Bike Ride is a charity road ride that provides you with a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that north central Illinois has to offer. The five routes we feature incorporate hills, rolling terrain, and beautiful views of Bureau Creek and the Hennepin Canal all with minimal traffic. All routes begin and end at Princeton’s beautiful Zearing Park. See www.z-tour.org for more information.

The best on-line source for other midwest rides is provided by Mr. Mike Bentley.  If a ride is not listed on Mike’s website, well – it’s probably not worth attending!  🙂  See link below -> http://www.mikebentley.com/bike/ilrides.htm