Our next Grand Illinois Bike Tour will be from Sunday, June 7, 2020 through Friday, June 12, 2020 in Metro East, Illinois side of the St. Louis area. Our theme will be Trails of Madison County, with more than half of the miles on paved trails. Early bird registration opened November 1.
Join us June 9, 2019 through June 14, 2019 for our 17th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour! Our 2019 loop will tour through beautiful Amish country and east central Illinois. We will start and stop 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).
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.
Our fully supported tour basics:
The ride is limited to 240 riders. (We are now full and only accepting people on a wait list.)
Why should you ride GIBT? We will let some of the riders in this year’s GIBT answer that with their favorite parts of the ride:
• Seeing old friends and spending a week with like-minded people.
• Loved the small group size
• Velosophie, meeting new people, visiting the local sites, and challenging myself and succeeding.
• Enjoying the daily luxury of just having to ride, the old eat, ride, sleep and nothing else.
Want more details and more reasons why you should join us? Check out our video:
Planning for the 2020 Grand Illinois Bike Tour is already underway! To be added to our 2020 GIBT email list, email Gina Kenny.