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Organized Rides

Throughout the warm months, bicycle clubs, charities, and organizations conduct a large number of organized bike rides throughout the state. These rides are open to the public for a registration fee and/or pledges from others.

Many of the rides are single-day, on a weekend, on relatively quiet rural roads, with a variety of mileage options. Some rides attract dozens, many others bring in hundreds, and a few range from 1,000 to 20,000 riders! For cyclists ready to try more road riding, consider participating in one of these rides – the “safety in numbers” can give you experience to increase your confidence. Organized rides are also a great way to explore and experience riding in a different part of the state!

ridemailingRide Illinois helps to promote the organized rides of our affiliated bike clubs and supporting organizations through our annual bike ride mailing. Every March, Ride Illinois members and thousands of affiliated bike club members receive a package of approximately 25 invitational ride brochures in the mail. Interested in receiving the mailing? Become a member of Ride Illinois.

Are you a coordinator of an organized bike ride and want to be included in our annual mailing or ride calendar below? Learn more about becoming an affiliated bike club or contact us at info@rideillinois.org.

The following listing details rides hosted by Ride Illinois-affiliated bike clubs and organizations.

March 2017

St. Patricks Day Ride
Wheeling Wheelmen
Sunday, March 19

April 2017

deTour through Jefferson County
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, April 29
Mount Vernon

Folks on Spokes Easter Ride
Folks on Spokes
Sunday, April 30
Park Forest

May 2017

Tailwind Century
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Saturday, May 6
Moline, IL

Mission In Motion
Ride For Kids
Saturday, May 6
Barrington, IL

Mission In Motion
Ride For Kids
Saturday, May 13
Dyer, IN

Ride Of Silence
Wednesday, May 17
Various Locations

Mission In Motion
Ride For Kids
Saturday, May 20
Bourbonnais, IL

Arlington 500
Arlington Heights Bike Club
Sunday, May 21

Blackhawk Country Roads
Blackhawk Bicycle & Ski Club
Saturday, May 27 and Sunday May 28

MB Bike the Drive
Active Transportation Alliance
Sunday, May 28

June 2017

Udder Century
McHenry County Bicycle Club
Sunday, June 4
Crystal Lake, IL

Spring Metric
McLean County Wheelers
Saturday, June 10
Comlara Park

Tour Of the Mississippi River Valley
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Saturday, June 10 — Sunday, June 11
Bettendorf, IA

BCLC Ramble
Bicycle Club of Lake County
Sunday, June 11
Trevor, WI

Grand Illinois Bike Bike Tour
Ride Illinois
Sunday, June 11 — Friday, June 16

Chicago Bike Week/Bike Commuter Challenge
Active Transportation Alliance
Friday, June 16 — Friday, June 30

3rd Annual Kickapoo Rail Trail Duathon
Saturday, June 17
Kickapoo State Park

Swiss Cheese & Spotted Cows
Derks Cycle Tours
Saturday, June 24 — Thursday, June 29
Mineral Point, WI

Swedish Days Ride
Fox Valley Bicycle & Ski Club
Sunday, June 25
Burlington, IL

July 2017

4th of July Metric Century Plus
Joliet Bicycle Club
Tuesday, July 4

Biking with Beanzie
Kishwaukee Kiwanis of DeKalb/Kish Bike and Rec Club
Sunday, July 16

Venus de Miles
Greenhouse Scholars
Saturday, July 22
Lake Forest

Higher Gear Gran Fondo Hundo
World Bicycle Relief
Sunday, July 23

August 2017

Two Rivers Century
Kankakee River Bike Club
Sunday, August 6

Ride Like an Egyptian
Egyptian Theatre and Kish Bike & Rec Club
Saturday, Aug. 19

Bike Psychos Century
Bike Psychos
Sunday, August 20
Coal City

Wright Ride
Oak Park Cycle Club
Sunday, Aug. 20
Oak Park

Cycle Fest – Tour Of Palatine
Bike Palatine
Saturday, Aug. 26

September 2017

Busse Woods Night Ride 2017
Friends Of The Forest Preserves
Saturday, Sept. 9th
Elk Grove

Capital City Century
Springfield Bicycle Club
Sunday, Sept. 10

Harmon 100
Wheeling Wheelmen
Sunday, Sept. 10
Wilmot, WI

33rd Amish Country Tour
Decatur Bicycle Club
Saturday, Sept. 16
Arthur, IL

Heartland Century
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Saturday, Sept. 16th

Octoberfest Casual Ride
Bike Palatine
Saturday, Sep. 16

North Shore Century
Evanston Bicycle Club
Sunday, Sept. 17

Bike For The Kids
Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley
Sunday, Sept. 17

Everybody Rides
Project Mobility
Sunday, Sept 24
St. Charles

4th Annual River To Rail Ride
Saturday, Sept 30
Homer Lake Forest Preserve

October 2017

Kickstand Classic
Active Transportation Alliance
Sunday, Oct. 1
Bartlett, IL

Pumpkin Pie Ride
Starved Rock Cycling Association
Sunday, Oct. 1
Ottawa, IL

Full Moon Ride
Bike Palatine
Friday, Oct. 6

Tailwind Century
Quad Cities Bicycle Club
Saturday, Oct. 7
Moline, IL