Rides & Events

Upcoming Rides and Events in the Area


 Saturday, June 24th – Tour deWittTour deWitt 2017

Partnering with the Clinton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau to give beginner and expert riders the opportunity to choose from 4 bike routes.  Two shorter roundtrip loops of approximately 9 & 22 miles and two longer loops 40 & 62 miles.  Each loop will begin & end at the Clinton United Methodist Church, 308 E. Main St., Clinton, IL [map it].  For more info and to register, see http://tourdewitt.weebly.com/.

Saturday, June 24th – Food Bank Flyer

Join Team 224 in the first ever Food Bank Flyer.  Starting at the Midwest Food Bank in Normal, IL the Food Bank Flyer offers several walk/run and cycling distances for the entire family.  Proceeds go to support our local Midwest Food Bank On-site registration open from 7am-10am.  Lunch provided.  Download the flier for more info:  FBF Flier or visit The Food Bank Flyer site.

Saturday, July 15th – David Davis Mansion Bike ShowHistory of Bikes Show

Come to the bike show at Bloomington’s very own David Davis Mansion [map it] as part of the Lincoln on Route 66 Festival on July 15th. The event is from 10-4 and will feature some great antique bikes, some new bikes and hopefully all of your bikes!  Ice cream social and concert by the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band from 5-7pm, too!

Sunday, July 23rd – rideATAXIArideATAXIA

Annual ride to raise funds for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA),  a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to cure Friedreich’s Ataxia, a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuromuscular disorder with no treatment or cure.  4, 12, 27, and 50 mile route options. Fully stocked rest stops, strong SAG support, and delicious post ride food prepared by Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Bonefish Grill. Fundraising benefits the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). Fundraising is not required but strongly encouraged. For details including route maps and registration visit:  rideATAXIA.org/Chicago

Saturday, August 5th – Hop on for HopeHop on for Hope

This beautiful and scenic ride in rural LeRoy is a fundraiser for Village of Hope Orphanage in Guatemala.  Pre-register or register between 6-8 a.m day of ride.  Start at First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Chestnut St., LeRoy, IL. [map it] See flyer for more info:  Hop on for Hope flier info-2017

Saturday, September 16th – Tour de TacoTour de Taco

Tour de Taco is a social bicycling event that involves groups of cyclists riding to Bloomington / Normal locally owned restaurants to eat tacos! The goals of the event are to build the confidence of cyclists riding around town, promote safe and responsible riding, increase the visibility of cyclists following the rules of the road, and support local businesses.

Proceeds from the event will go towards Bike BloNo’s advocacy efforts, which are focused on safety and expansion of on-street bike routes in the community.  For more information and to sign up, visit the Tour de Taco website.

Get your ride listed by emailing mcw.rides@gmail.com

 Looking for something a little farther out of the area?

Check out the MikeBentley website for Midwest Bicycle Rides.