NOTE: Ride Illinois is looking forward to a fun and memorable Grand Illinois Bike Tour (GIBT) from June 7th to 12th. At this time, we have not altered the schedule of events, nor have we decided to cancel GIBT. The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, so we will be following recommendations set by the Centers of Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health when making any future decisions about GIBT. We’re hopeful that this unprecedented public health emergency is just a bad memory by June. Please contact us at email@example.com or (630) 216-9282 with any other questions pertaining to GIBT.
Join us June 7, 2020 through June 12, 2020 for our 18th annual Grand Illinois Bike Tour! Our 2020 loop will tour the Trails of Madison County, on the Illinois side of the St. Louis area. We will start and stop in Litchfield, with overnights in Lebanon (one night), Edwardsville and Godfrey/Alton (two nights each). Join us and invite your cycling friends (non-riding volunteers needed too). Registration is now open.
Choose among our daily mileage options for a total ranging from 200 to 375 miles, consisting of quiet rural roads and 140+ miles on trails (almost all asphalt-surfaced) on old railroad corridors. Pick between our camping and hotel options, and enjoy evenings filled with good food and fellowship with riders hailing from around the country. Proceeds benefit Ride Illinois, a nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, 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 250 riders. Registration is now open.
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:
Want more details and more reasons why you should join us? Check out our 2019 Grand Illinois Bike Tour video: