Local & Regional Rides

Grand Illinois Bike Tour - Ride IllinoisJune 9 – 14, 2019

17th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour! Our 2019 loop will tour through beautiful Amish country and east central Illinois.  The ride starts and ends in Tuscola, with overnights in Mattoon (one night), Effingham and Charleston (two nights each). Join us and invite your cycling friends (non-riding volunteers needed too).  Early bird registration opens November 1. <Details and registration links>

Choose among our daily mileage options for a total ranging from 200 to 395 miles. Pick between our camping and motel options, and enjoy evenings filled with good food and fellowship with riders hailing from around the country. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois and support our mission to make Illinois a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to ride.

Midwest Food BankSaturday, June 8, 2019

Annual charity cycling event to benefit the Midwest Food Bank. Winding through the beautiful central Illinois countryside you can choose from 20, 40 or 60 mile routes or mix and match to do 80 or even 100. There are well supplied rest stops with SAG support if needed. You can start your ride anytime between 6:30 am and 10am but be sure to plan on finishing in time to join us for lunch provided by the Midwest Food Bank. Lunch will be served from 11am – 1pm. Registration is open!

Wheeler Metric t-shirt designWheelers’ 38th Annual Spring Metric

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Online Registration Now Open!


Saturday, June 29, 2019

20, 50, or 100 mile rides through the Mackinaw River watershed that incorporate some of Lincoln’s travels through the 8th circuit on this year’s route.

Registration is open early registrants will get a ride t-shirt. More info posted as it becomes available.

Discount for ParkLands Foundation members:

  • Promo code: MEMBER
  • Promo code: STUDENT (with valid .edu address)

Tourdewitt2019Saturday, June 29, 2019

Back for the fifth year – welcoming riders of all levels. Four routes are available: 9, 22, 40, and 62 miles.  Proceeds from rider registrations will help fund the McLean County Child Protection Network support for the DeWitt County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Each route begins and ends at the Clinton United Methodist Church. 308 East Main Street, Clinton, IL. Expect well stocked rest stops and SAG support until 1:00 p.m. Learn more…

rideATAXIA_LogoSunday, July 21, 2019

Location: Channahon Central Park, Channahon, IL

Discount: Receive 10% off registration by using code: chicagoclub19 at checkout.  Discount will not be available for same day registration. Registration will close on Thursday, July 18th at noon.

For:  Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA). A 501(c)(3),  non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to cure Friedreich’s Ataxia, a debilitating, life-shortening, a degenerative neuromuscular disorder with no treatment or cure.

Brief Description: 1, 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:  Ride ATAXIA Chicago

Registration Fee: $45 Regular Priced Cyclist (No Fundraising Minimum) or $25 Reduced Price Cyclist (With $200 Fundraising Minimum); increases by $5 after 6/21/2019 and $10 for same day registration. Registration fee includes ride, lunch, and event t-shirt.

Hop on for Hope LogoSaturday, August 3, 2019

8th Annual Charity Ride – 100% of donations go to support Village of Hope in Guatemala.  Pre-register or register between 6-9 a.m day of ride:  $20 for adults, $5 for children 12-under.

The 10, 25, 35 & NEW! 50 mile rides are near beautiful Moraine View State Park & 2 or 4 mile walk/ride for families. Starting Location: First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Chestnut Street,  LeRoy, IL 61752. Entry forms on facebook.com/hoponforhope or e-mail Dickw6858@aol.com. Maps available upon request and on date of ride.  Ride flyer…

No Baloney Ride

Saturday, August 24, 2019

46th annual ride begins at Morton’s Kennel Lake Sportsmen’s Club.  Situated just outside of Morton, this location offers great access to country roads while remaining close to I-74 and Highway 155 for those traveling to join us. Similar to previous years, the event will include route distances of approximately 20, 45, 62, and 100 miles.  Registration link..

apple+cider+century+logoApple Cider Century — September 29, 2019

Great ride in Michigan for $50! The Apple Cider Century in Three Oaks, Michigan is a recreational and social bicycle tour of the countryside and towns of Southwest Michigan. It is neither a race or a test of stamina! Riders enjoy the food, sights and sounds and camaraderie of fall cycling. More details and registration here…

Looking for more riding adventures in 2019?  As winter wanes and rides start popping up, check out Mike Bentley’s Midwest Bicycle Rides

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

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