Local & Regional Rides

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Covered bridge at Lake of the Woods, IL.Prairie Cycle Club’s (Champaign-Urbana) Annual Bike Ride from Lake of the Woods near Mahomet, IL.  Marked routes, maps, rest stops, and sag support (until 4:00 pm) are provided. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kickapoo Rail Trail.  All info and registration.  NO EXTRA CHARGES for online registration. Ride choices: 28, 50, 52, 76 and 100 miles, over flat to gently rolling terrain. Routes pass through Allerton Park (26 miles), White Heath (28 miles) , Gibson City (50 miles). Longer routes of 54, 76, and 104 miles include two or more of these locations.

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..

Saturday, August 31, 2019 —  Labor Day Weekend

Toluca, IL Jumbo moundAnnual Lehr Hemenway Memorial Bike Ride —Pedaling for Pasta event. Toluca is well known for the Bernardi Restaurants and pasta production facility. Celebrate great Pasta by pedaling in the event in scenic routes with both short and longer distances.

Event will start and end at the site of the Toluca Coal Mine Jumbo in Toluca, IL. Sign up the day of event is or online link below. Ride Starting Time 8:30am. Entry Fee $ 20 per adult and $ 10 per child. All riders are requested to wear helmets. Learn more at Toluca Coal Mine Association Facebook Page. On Line registration at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094CADAD2EA0F94-pedaling

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 — 6th Annual River to Rail Ride

The ride will begin and end at the Vermilion County Kennekuk County Park, the Hideaway Shelter, just northwest of Danville, IL .There will be a 62 mile (metric century),  50 mile (half century) and a 32 mile route. Details and registration link on Facebook

Registration will begin at 7:00 AM. Riders may start at 7:30 AM. Those who wish to ride the 62 mile and 50 mile routes need to begin no later than 8:30 AM. All riders must start by 10:00 AM. A “real food” will be provided starting at 11:00 AM, along with homemade desserts and/or Custard Cup frozen custard.

Meet in the Middle Banner

Map location of Mackinaw, IL

8th Annual MITM Ride  Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019

Wheelers ride from BloNo to new pavilion in Mackinaw and the Peoria bike clubs ride out from Peoria so that we can “meet in the middle.” Snacks and socializing in Mackinaw with event sponsors Craig Freind, Mackinaw Village President, and State Representative Keith Sommers.  Rain date is the following Saturday.

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Easter Seals 100 — Saturday, Sept. 28

Easterseals 100 is a bike ride supporting Easterseals Central Illinois and our 100th Anniversary. Join us at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center and bike the perfect route for you – whether it be shorter and family friendly, or a ride of 10, 30, 60, or 100 miles! Celebrate at the finish line (Timber Pointe) with refreshments, snacks, and family-friendly entertainment! All ages and abilities are encouraged to participate. <Add to Calendar>   Registration: esci.link/bike100 
Timber Pointe Outdoor Center,  20 Timber Pointe Ln., Hudson, IL 61748


Apple 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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